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    iBox jig users

    What is the perfect Freud blade that goes with this thing? I think it is Freud.
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    This is what I use. It does a good job of making flat bottom cuts. I've had some issue with tear out using it on 1/2" baltic birch, but I could probably take care of that with an appropriate backer.

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    http://www.amazon.com/Freud-SBOX8-Cu.../dp/B000ASGV1E

    (That may not be the cheapest place to get it, but it was the first to come up)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    This is what I use. It does a good job of making flat bottom cuts....
    http://www.amazon.com/Freud-SBOX8-Cu.../dp/B000ASGV1E
    That's the one I use, too.

    Brent's tear out problem can be solved by using a new backer board. I made up a batch (a dozen or so) out of tempered hardboard. The Ibox instruction booklet has the dimensions for the - or you can use an old one as a template.
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    Just as a matter of interest and concern why must it be box cutters. Whats wrong with dado blades?
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    A good quality dado works fine for me. I made 20 backers before I ever used the jig. The lack of a sacrificial "shelf" is a disappointment and can still give a bit of fuzz even with a backer but, overall a good backer will cure your ills.
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    That's the one I bought with the jig. Haven't even opened the package yet though
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    A dado would work fine Rob.

    Some dado blades don't make a perfectly flat cut, and may have slight little 'points' ground on the outside edges of the outside blades. Not really a big deal though.

    These box cutter blades though also make it very easy to dial in the 2 widths without having to adjust with shims. Put them together one way and you get 3/8", the other way, 1/4".
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