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Ideal for forming a strong joint between the sides and front of a drawer.

Freud® 99-240 Drawer Lock Router Bit - 2" Dia x 33/64" H x 1/2" Shank

Item #
31202
Rating:
82% of 100
Drawer fronts are formed horizontally, flat on the table surface. Drawer sides are formed vertically against the fence of the table. Cuts all composition materials, plywoods, hardwoods, and softwoods. Use on table-mounted portable routers.
(1) Freud® Drawer Lock Bit
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Brand Freud
Manufacturer Part Number 99-240
Weight 0.4700
4.1 / 5.0
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Takes some set up time but once it’s dialed in it does a great job and produces a strong drawer, I glue and clamp the sides and front / back together then put 2 #6 x 1.5” screws thru each joint, the drawer front covers the screws.
October 20, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
This bit will cut production time, make a cleaner, stronger joint
August 2, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great after some adjustment
Takes some time to set up precisely so have some scraps around. After it's dialed in it creates a very clean and strong joint. Very happy.
January 25, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
drawer locking bit works well ....
While the bit works just great as far as cutting goes, the learning curve is a bit steep. Spent over an hour and a dozen test cuts before getting it set close enough to work and make a set of set up blocks for next time. A fence with the router profile is pretty much required to eliminate tear out on 1/2 plywood drawer stock.
Nice fitting joint ... however patience (or a great deal of luck) required for initial set up.
Nice fitting joint ... however patience (or a great deal of luck) required for initial set up.
December 1, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Freud 99-240 Drawer Lock Router Bit
I have had this bit only for a couple of weeks and I have already finished 32 drawers with it. It works perfectly in your router table and makes a strong and good looking corner.
August 23, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Ok
I use it.........
January 22, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
clean cut and tight joint
I’m very happy with this bit. It runs very smoothly in my table ( solid, cast-iron top and good fence ). I’d recommend the woodsmith review article (and a youtube video that turned me onto the bit), because the bit doesn’t come with good instructions. For example, the bit height graphic gave the wrong height dimension ( I think). set up took only a few tries for heigand for the fence settings. Save some scrap pieces for setup Glue-up went well - I was working with a maple plywood, and made sure to spread glue evenly over each side. Little squeeze-out and clean, strong joint as a result. Very little wear on the bit, should last a long time.
December 8, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Drawer Lock router bit
After setup the bit cut and made a very clean and tight joint. I was very pleased with the finished product. The setup though can be tricky, especially for first time users in both height and depth and required multiple test runs. After achieving the proper height I made a hardwood template for future setup to run the drawer sides and leave a 1/4" thick lap over on the front and back drawer pieces as in the picture of the joint.
April 1, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Not worth the setup time
Vibrates quite a bit. Time consuming setup. Tearout on plywood is excessive. I think the Rockler bit would have been a better choice due to the smaller diameter cutting head
July 14, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Really poor directions...
I don't have a whole lot of experience as a woodworker. Having said that, it's a small miracle that I managed to get this bit set up at all, strictly blind luck. The directions that come with it are pitifully inadequate at best. May, or may not make decent drawers. By the time I finally lucked into the proper setup I was too frustrated to make a drawer.
January 30, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Just want a different option when making drawers.
Joseph M on Jul 11, 2019
Making kitchen cabinets
Donald M on Feb 16, 2019
Just want a different option when making drawers.
Joseph M on Jul 11, 2019
Contemplating renewing and making new draws.
Preston on Mar 6, 2019
Making kitchen cabinets
Donald M on Feb 16, 2019
No longer dovetailing all my drawers
Norman S on Jul 27, 2018
it looks like a good solution for corner joinery on some plant stands I would like to make from recovered cabinet plywood
Scott R on Jul 4, 2018
Need to make several drawers. Chose this over the Rockler for the 2" diameter.
Larry T on Nov 13, 2017
Saw a video using a drawer lock bit. Always looking at a smart way to join corners and ensure stability.
Rick L on Oct 17, 2017
Hoping to make strong drawers.
Don B on Sep 2, 2017
Building up my shop.
Dennis F on Jan 6, 2017
Gift for my brother. I use this bit all the time to make drawers out of baltic birch and it works great!
BRIAN B on Dec 3, 2016
drawer construction - but difficult to use due to<br />fine adjustment required
Mike G on May 19, 2016
needed to make make sure that drawers stay together in storage bed
Harry C on Mar 5, 2016
making lots of drawers
Ed on Feb 20, 2016
Saw it described in a recent woodworking magazine. One criticism, it would be very useful to include some description of the use of this router bit -- even a very brief one would be useful for first time users of this type of router bit.
James H on Jan 29, 2016
starting bedroom furniture project
Gregory B on Dec 27, 2015
Making some drawers and decided to try this
BILL J on Oct 23, 2015
Project necessity and availability.
Robert H on Sep 26, 2015
learning to do drawers better
john n on Jul 6, 2015
The quality of Freud products, the price, and availability
JACKIE S on Apr 28, 2015
good price & had 20% off
Lawrence S on Apr 16, 2015
Contemplating renewing and making new draws.
Preston on Mar 6, 2019
No longer dovetailing all my drawers
Norman S on Jul 27, 2018
Will this work on all 1/2 inch stock? Sides and front/back?
Vincent on Jan 26, 2016
I have one and built about 40 drawers and slide outs made of 1/2
Inch ply
It has already worn down.
How long should it last?
It did a great job.
Dean on Mar 5, 2016
Can you use this cutter on 7/16" wood?
Steve B on Feb 13, 2016
is there a setup block for this bit ?
Veed C on Jul 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have the Rockler bit and they sell a setup bit foe it. It worked well with just a few minor adjustments needed to get a good cut and match.
I too would like some basic set-up help. My sides are 1/2 plywood and is undersized as we all know. If I get the fence distance correct the height of the bit is not. The package indicates 33/64" . I am thinking that when cutting the sides, the work piece should be between the bit and the fence.
Will H on Feb 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Never run a work piece between the bit and the fence! You run one piece vertically and the other lying down.
Can I use with Pine?
Brian W on Apr 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, but you may have to adjust your router speed and/or make more than one pass
I want to use this bit for 1/2" cabinet grade plywood drawers. I do not plan on using it to attach the drawer front. Will it work for this application?
Edward G on Oct 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: i found this bit quite easy to use and you should have no trouble. The drawer that I built had a false Front so I did not use the bit to attach the front either .
does draw lock bit come in 1/4"?
JAMES B on Feb 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I do not believe it does and mine did not come with set up blocks