This custom-packaged, American-made
Whiteside set includes all of the matching bits for the metric
HingeCrafter. Straight bits: 10mm, 12mm, 16mm, & 19mm. Full-radius bullnose bits: 3/16", 1/4", 5/16", &
3/8". This set is ONLY compatible
with the metric HingeCrafter and metric INCRA router fence systems. Made in U.S.A.
bits for imperial INCRA systems here.
The quality of the router bits you use will be a big factor in the results you'll get, and American-made Whiteside bits are as good as you'll find, earning #1 ratings in both of the past two Fine Woodworking Magazine router bit comparison tests (May/June 2007, August 1999).All bits are two-flute, carbide tipped models with 1/2" shank size.
Each wooden hinge requires a full-radius bullnose bit to shape the hinge barrel and a similarly-sized straight bit to cut the mating halves of the hinge. This set contains all of the bits necessary to produce wooden hinges with 3/8" (9.52mm), 1/2" (12.70mm), 5/8" (15.88mm), and 3/4" (19.05mm) barrel diameters using the metric HingeCrafter and a metric Incra router fence system.
Please note that this set is NOT compatible with 1/32"-based INCRA systems or the standard imperial HingeCrafter. The bullnose bit sizes are shared with the imperial HingeCrafter, but the straight bits are metric in order to accommodate the spacing on metric-based INCRA fence positioners. This complete set includes: