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Rout strong, precise corner joints for drawer boxes with just one bit!

Rockler Drawer Lock Router Bit - 1" Dia x 1/2" H x 1/2" Shank

Item #
22637
Rating:
82% of 100
Our Drawer Lock Bit routs a joint similar to a locking rabbet, but the rabbet is wedge-shaped so the parts fit tighter when clamped. A single bit routs both parts of the joint, and is capable of routing joints for drawers with applied drawer fronts, and for drawer boxes where the finished front is integrated. You can also create joints where the finished front overlaps the side, in order to hide metal drawer sides.

  • K10 and K20 grade carbide for clean cutting action.
  • Final sharpening with 600 - 800 grit diamond wheels.
  • Precision balanced for smooth operation.
  • Baked-on anti-stick coating to reduce pitch and resin buildup.
  • If you are not 100% satisfied with these bits, send them back for a refund.
    (1) Rockler Drawer Lock Router Bit
    More Information
    Brand Rockler
    Weight 0.1500
    Technical Documents Rockler Drawer Lock Router Bit Instructions
    Bit Type Drawer Lock
    Diameter 1"
    Cutter Height 1/2"
    Shank Size 1/2"
    Flutes 2
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    Easy and quick
    Works well regardless of the material. Hardwood to plywood it makes easy work.
    July 7, 2019
    Purchased
    2 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Advanced
    Works great, easy set up
    June 30, 2019
    Purchased
    2 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    Excellent choice
    This is a great way to build a drawer. Not too difficult to get into correct position. After setting up it makes quick work of plywood or hardwood.
    June 16, 2019
    Woodworking Experience:
    Advanced
    Drawer lock bit
    Works great. Took a few attempts to set up, but once you learn how, it's easy to get set correctly.

    June 11, 2019
    Purchased
    3 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Advanced
    Great bit!
    This bit is easy to set up and gives great results. Makes quick work of drawers. Also used it to join 2 pieces of 3/4 ply at right angles to make legs for a shop stand. NICE!
    May 28, 2019
    Purchased
    3 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    Can't use my box joint jig anymore because of arthritis in my hands. This bit is easy to set up & use, creating a good gluing surface. A must for anyone who makes drawers.
    May 5, 2019
    Purchased
    6 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Advanced
    Great value for making drawers
    Very simple bit to setup and use and the quality is better than average.
    April 14, 2019
    Purchased
    5 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Advanced
    easy drawer build
    Definitely not the easiest router bit to set up, but once you get it dialed in you can zip through a set of cabinet drawers in just a few minutes, with a flawless fit and finish.
    March 5, 2019
    Purchased
    6 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Beginner
    Excellent tool easy to set nice tight joints
    January 20, 2019
    Purchased
    7 months ago
    Quality product. Does what it claims.
    January 6, 2019
    Purchased
    8 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Beginner
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    Why did you choose this?
    Rockler Store
    Quick way to put together sturdy and square drawers
    Barry C on Aug 19, 2019
    It’s rockler
    Pat C on Mar 29, 2019
    Quick way to put together sturdy and square drawers
    Barry C on Aug 19, 2019
    I wanted to try a different drawer construction method
    Scot F on Jul 6, 2019
    It’s rockler
    Pat C on Mar 29, 2019
    Hope to make better drawers in less time
    William H on Mar 15, 2019
    use to build the tool chest featured in current email.
    Walter V on Mar 3, 2019
    Make drawers fast and easier
    Jason P on Feb 19, 2019
    Watched demonstration video, appears to make quick and strong drawer corners.
    Bruce H on Feb 8, 2019
    Quality of the product that I read on the internet, and the bit I bought is exactly what I needed for my woogworking project.
    Julius W on Feb 2, 2019
    TO MAKE FURNITURE DRAWERS
    Preston on Feb 2, 2019
    new work
    DAVID M on Feb 1, 2019
    I seem to be making a lot of storage drawers lately. This looks like a good addition.
    coachraoul on Jan 29, 2019
    Next project has many drawers to build
    Gerald S on Jan 27, 2019
    I also wanted the white plastic item that lets me set up the bit. Thanks
    Jack B on Jan 19, 2019
    Lots of drawers to build in the next little while.
    Gerald H on Dec 29, 2018
    Making custom drawers in shop
    James S on Dec 27, 2018
    plan to make drawers as shown by downtoearthwoodworks.
    Mary S on Dec 26, 2018
    Christmas present for my husband.
    Robert F on Dec 11, 2018
    exactly what I need for the drawers/vanity I'm building
    Margaret T on Nov 22, 2018
    Planning to build drawers on future projects.
    Guest on Nov 14, 2018
    Making drawers for closet shelves
    Todd Dietrich D on Sep 12, 2018
    Looks like a strong joint.
    Ron F on Sep 7, 2018
    wanted to try this out instead of dovetails
    George B on Aug 5, 2018
    Recommend by friend
    Jerry S on Jul 4, 2018
    building draws
    dale t on Jun 17, 2018
    Just love the Idea.I normally use screws to hold my boxes together.
    Joseph H on Jun 12, 2018
    making a lot of drawers
    Charles K on Apr 20, 2018
    To make drawers
    Ronald K on Mar 23, 2018
    Making drawers for the first time and wanted to try this bit.
    Michael G on Mar 18, 2018
    To make drawers
    Bruce W on Mar 17, 2018
    Have seen a drawer lock bit advertised in the past and thought I would try this one. Good price.
    Anthony D on Mar 13, 2018
    I have several drawers to make.
    Wayne M on Mar 5, 2018
    Making drawers.
    Mark on Feb 23, 2018
    Boxes
    Robert R on Feb 19, 2018
    To make drawers for a dresser.
    Tommy on Feb 9, 2018
    have a lot of drawers to build
    Jeffry B on Jan 29, 2018
    to make drawers in jewelry box faster than cutting dovetails
    C H on Jan 4, 2018
    Make better drawers
    Bill C on Jan 1, 2018
    I've used Rockler router bits for years and they are extremely durable.
    Barry S on Jan 1, 2018
    Will be a very good to build interlocking drawers.
    Greg N on Dec 30, 2017
    Could not afford dovetail jig and needed to be more accurate and efficient with creating box joints. This is a stronger joint than 45 miter but less cost than a dovetail.
    Patrick W on Dec 18, 2017
    Like the locking design for boxes and drawers.
    Robert M on Nov 20, 2017
    Because the ¾" lock bit is too hard to set up!
    Ronnie B on Oct 14, 2017
    base cabinet drawers
    Ronald T on Oct 1, 2017
    I'm building 3 or 4 projects that will be using drawer's, and this could really decrease the time it takes, while increasing the quality of the end product.
    Gary M on Sep 30, 2017
    I use dovetail at present, trying something new
    Steve W on Sep 15, 2017
    to use on the back of drawers
    Tom M on Sep 3, 2017
    Will be repairing some antique furniture draws so the bit will be of a great help.
    T C on Aug 30, 2017
    i saw this bit on woodsmith television show
    Danny C on Aug 25, 2017
    to make drawers, obviously
    Victor B on Aug 22, 2017
    to make a stronger draws
    Kevin B on Aug 10, 2017
    I wanted to try a different drawer construction method
    Scot F on Jul 6, 2019
    Hope to make better drawers in less time
    William H on Mar 15, 2019
    the 22637 bit is great for 3/4" material however, I believe there is a smaller bit, with a 1/4" shank that better accommodates 1/2" material? Advise please.
    dennis w on May 20, 2016
    Does this bit work with 1/2" sides and front?
    jasper on Aug 4, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: Yes. I may not be using it exactly as the instructions say but if your stock is 1/2" thick you can set the bit with the following on a router table: Table to top of bit:3/8" Fence to the edge of bit (depth of cut): 5/16" If you run the face horizontally and the sides vertically you should be all set.

    Hope that helps.
    CAN I USE ON 3/8 THICKNESS BOX WORK
    dewhit77 on Mar 7, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: I don't think so. Instructions say 3/4" front and 1/2" sides.
    Can I use this with 5/8" stock?
    Tom Zarnoth on Oct 26, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: Sure, just don't go below the depth of the cutter on 1 pass.
    Does 22637 come in a 1/4 inch shank?
    glinda c on Oct 9, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: I believe it only comes in 1\2 inch shank. It works really well in a router table and cuts in one pass. I believe the 1/2 inch shank provides the best format for this bit.
    Do the bits come with a setup guage? Or are they purchased separately?
    Julius W on Feb 3, 2019
    BEST ANSWER: No setup guage. You’ll have to use trial and error. Also lacking instructions on how to cut sides vs front & back. I wish it had some.
    Can this router bit be used on 1/2 in stock ?
    Charles M on Nov 2, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: That is what it is specifically designed for.
    Do you supply a set up block?
    John C on Oct 17, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: A set up block is available as a separate purchase of $7.99
    Is there a set up block for this bit?
    David L on Jun 16, 2019
    BEST ANSWER: As I recall, there is a small nylon block piece that I use to gauge the depth. It is sold as an accessory. The whole thing works really well!
    How do you stop the tear out on the vertical side pieces?
    David R on Jul 12, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: thanks. My problem was bit speed. I had the speed on my router turned to the lowest setting. I increased it to med-high and the tear out is gone.
    I am using 3/4 inch fronts/backs and 1/2 inch sides--How do I set the bit? I do have your guage
    Gerald C on Oct 9, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Yes we do have a set up block for this. Item #53810
    And here is a link to the instructions that we have online.
    http://go.rockler.com/tech/Rockler-Drawer-Lock-Router-Bit-Instructions.pdf
    Can this be used with ¾" sides?
    Patrick T on Oct 18, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: yes and they also sell a great set up block for 3/4 also
    I'm using 3/4" stock and haven't been able to dial in the perfect setting. The instruction sheet I downloaded from Rockler described the setup for 3/4" fronts and 1/2" sides. All of my material is 3/4". I purchased the jig that goes with it and am using it for test cuts but none of them are perfect either. The joint is just too loose. How do I tighten the joint?
    kim m on Apr 14, 2019
    BEST ANSWER: Try using a rabbit bit (or a dado blade). Easier to "dial" in the accuracy you want.
    can this bit be used when the drawer front/back are 3/4" and the sides are 1/2" ?
    Frederick Y on Feb 8, 2019
    BEST ANSWER: This is a lock miter bit. It is mostly used when creating drawers, but it can also be used for other joinery. I use it when I want a strong corner on a box, or small drawer. Lots of glue surface and keeps things lines up 90 degrees.
    Can you join 3/4” sides and backs and fronts with the bit or do they have to be 1/2” sides?
    Justin B on Nov 23, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: You can join 3/4 sides. This doesnt come with directions and set up is tricky. YouTube has some good set up options
    How can this be s strong joint? It is over 90% end joint!
    Dale H on Oct 7, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I have used this bit to make some small trays for a person to drop their wallet and keys into it when coming home. I have tried the true 45 degree miter joints, but they always do not come out accurately. However with this locking miter bit, the corners are all accurate and clean. Sanding them down to a fine smooth feel adds to the appeal. It is a strong connection and lots of glue surface to keep things together, and no more miters that wobble while assembling.
    How large of an overlap can you put on the drawer front?
    Dennis S on Sep 3, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I have only used this bit for the rear of the drawer.
    Will this produce strong enough drawers for a chest of drawers?
    db123 on Sep 10, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: It works very well and is easy to set up and operate, I would recommend this bit to anyone making drawers for a project.
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