what is the difference between 10 and 14 degree dovetails (appart from the
angle), why choose one rather than the other?
I am asking because I just discovered that my dovetail bit (Woodcraft $5 on
sale bits) is 10 degree but that the only butterfly/spine bit (freud) is 14
do you know of any 10 degree butterfly/spine bit?
The harder timbers have shallower pitches softer timbers have deeper
If your using a hardwood that is quite soft (many deciduous timbers are
softer than coniferous timbers its better to use a deeper pitch )
If you're using a dovetail jig, be aware that the depth of cut is usually
different for each angle ... this can be very important when cutting
10 degree bit: usually has a depth of cut of 7/16"
14 degree bit: depth of cut of is usually 5/8"
... be sure you consider this with regard to your stock thickness if you're
cutting half-blind dovetails.
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