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Rockler 14° Dovetail Pattern Router Bit - 1/2" Dia x 1/2" H x 1/4" Shank

A dovetail bit with an integral guide bearing for extra-smooth cutting when used with dovetail jigs.
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This Dovetail Pattern Bit includes a guide bearing that offers silky smooth operation when used with templates and dovetail jigs. All of our dovetail bits are specially designed with high radial and axial relief angles to give you extra clean, sharp edges. Perfect for drawers and jewelry boxes, sliding dovetail joints for table and leg extensions, or sliding drawer and shelf runners and dividers.
Rockler 14° Dovetail Pattern Bit, 1/4" Shank
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Brand Rockler
Weight 0.0700
Bit Type Dovetail
Diameter 1/2"
Cutter Height 1/2"
Shank Size 1/4"
Flutes 2
3.9 / 5.0
11 Reviews
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It worked just like it supposed to
June 18, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Clean cut dovetails
Worked much better then the bit that came with the dovetail jig I used. Nice clean cuts in aspen.
April 14, 2020
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Xcellent quality dovetail bit.
This bit works great, and did not get too hot when routing very hard wood, so stayed sharp. I would though like to see it with a 7/16 OD guide bearing for use with my current dovetail jig.
April 22, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
I've been looking all over for...
I've been looking all over for a bearing-ed dovetail bit, so I have less worry while using a dovetail jig. This one fills the bill for me.
September 25, 2008
The bit was exactly what I...
The bit was exactly what I needed to complete my project. I also appreciated the fast delivery.
March 28, 2008
Great Product, The bit worked wonderful...
Great Product, The bit worked wonderful with my dovetail jig and helped creat my drawer boxes with great ease and accuracy.
December 1, 2007
Measure twice
It was just exactly what I ordered. Make sure that it’s the same size as your jig. It didn’t fit the 60 year old Sears jig I bought at a yard sale.
July 21, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
dovetail router bit
I have not used it yet. It should be fine. I had one years ago and had no problem with it.
July 7, 2017
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Failed to meet my expectations
The dovetail bit is great, but the bearing failed after 15 minutes of use. Same thing happened with another brand. Should ship each bit with at least 10 bearings so the project can be completed
January 26, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Too large for 1/2 inch drawer stock
This bit may work with 3/4 or larger stock, but it is too long for standard 1/2 in drawer stock. Even with a 1/8 inch filler beneath the jig tines, the depth of cut when the bearing was engaging the guide times was way too deep. At the right depth, the bearing misses the guide. This needs to be mentioned in the description. Would be great to have a smaller bit with the same bearing arrangement.
February 17, 2016
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has bearing on it. will work with my jig
William H on Jun 29, 2020
Hoping to get into creating dovetail joints.
Robert S on Mar 25, 2020
has bearing on it. will work with my jig
William H on Jun 29, 2020
I'm making drawers and want to try out this bit.
Paul W on Apr 23, 2020
Hoping to get into creating dovetail joints.
Robert S on Mar 25, 2020
Product reviews and Rockler’s reputation.
C C on Jul 24, 2019
Exactly what I needed for a great price
Jason D on Jun 23, 2019
I bought a Sears jig at a yard sale and don't want to use additional bearing guides to use the jig....details to follow
Bryan W on Jun 22, 2019
To add to my collection.
Lewis M on Feb 5, 2019
Bit has pilot bearing
David C on Jan 2, 2019
needed a reliable bit
sid j on Apr 17, 2018
Needed a bit that would guide close to the jig and hopefully this will work.
justin a p on Mar 25, 2018
Making draws
John D on Mar 5, 2018
The 1/4 inch shaft. My router will not use bits that are 1/2 inch in diameter.
Clyde L C on Feb 23, 2018
Wide selection of router bits.
Charles D on Aug 12, 2017
Making drawers
Delane T on Jun 16, 2017
They had what I needed
Kenneth J on Dec 11, 2016
B/C I just bought some Micro clamps that require this bit
Joe M on Nov 28, 2016
didn't have the one I needed in my set
Paul H on Nov 3, 2016
I have a Dewalt compact router DWP611 PK that I cannot use bushing guides with, to work my dovetail jig. Hopefully this bit will take the place of the bushing guide. <br /><br />With this router, I have learned that I must take the motor out of the housing to change bits. This prevents me from installing a dovetail bit and using a bushing guide.
John W on Aug 25, 2016
thought I would try powered router dovetails. It works very good, but I like doing hand made dovetails better. Just personal preference. If you have a lot of work to do, this will save you time, a lot of time.
Gary D on Aug 2, 2016
Building dovetail drawers,
Bradley H on Jun 5, 2016
Need for project
Jan O on Apr 24, 2016
I enjoy making furniture, and drawers is a major part of a lot of furniture. This will help a lot in making and piecing together the backs of drawers.
Charles J on Mar 5, 2016
Replace my current bit
Kevin K on Jan 9, 2016
Size addition to my current router bit set
Gary R on Dec 31, 2015
Needed one.
Dennis M on Sep 27, 2015
MATTHEW B on Jul 22, 2015
I've been doing woodworking for quite sometime and I know that this is a quality tool.
Steve on Apr 14, 2015
I'm making drawers and want to try out this bit.
Paul W on Apr 23, 2020
Product reviews and Rockler’s reputation.
C C on Jul 24, 2019
Does the bearing on the bit shank take the place of the 7/16" collar that is customarily installed in the router bottom plate to follow the combs on the jig?
Imjman on Apr 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: NO, IT DOES NOT HAVE A 7/16" GUIDE BEARING! After reading the answers that it does I purchased it and found a 1/2" bearing!
Working with 3/4" wood. What bit should I use with a dovetail jig?
Bad chad on Mar 31, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This depends on the jig you have. follow the recommendations in the included instructions.
Are replacement bearings available?
Byron D on Aug 27, 2017
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