How to Make Finger Joints: Finger Joint Router Bits!

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Finger joint bits are used extensively commercially in CNC machines and commercial shapers, but very seldom in smaller woodworking shops so setting these up is not well documented. This video shows one easy method of setting up and using the router table with the Freud 99-037 Finger Joint Bit in a router table.

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Noob Woodworker says:

My father in law works at a saw mill that makes lengths of board with massive versions of these. Those joints are very strong and can actually make very strong long boards.

Tom Bricker says:

I was wondering after watching this video after you do the finger joints that you did can you do the same thing side to side. Might be a fun video to find out if you can. I have a project comming up that if possible would solve some problems for me thanks for any imput you might have. AND LIVE THE Channel keep it up Thanks Tom

jaymathew says:

I actually just repaired a futon that that had the long members spliced with this joint. Except it was about 1 in wide interlocked. I'd say its reasonably strong but the wood did separate on the joint exactly. So my initial impression is that it is not as strong as an actual unified piece of wood. As I think about it, it does seem like its essentially endgrain to endgrain since you cut both sides at an angle. Whereas a straight finger joint has smooth sides for a solid gluing surface.

J. H. says:

I like it I like it,, learning more every day,,,,,

Ranjit bau says:

Thanks for information how to make finger joints

Islam N says:

Thanks brother,many times I thought peoples how make this joint?


A router lift table would make this simple. Looks like 1/8 off set to me.

N Ver says:

I have seen this finger-joint system used to connect and glue beams together. I have them supporting my roof of my house in germany. The carpenter told me that they used to cut this by hand. And is strong as the beam itself

Zyx says:

It would be really good if it rounded the tips or made the tips and hollows pointy and that they would go all the way instead of leaving a half round half square gap..

s m soratur says:

Nice.Thank you so much

Kurt Muehlbauer says:

People are asking how strong.. I have a 96x30x1.75 butcher block slab that I am using for a desk made out of maple. Looks fantastic and is very strong, about to make some shelves that will be over 2ft with this bit.

Reflex Photography NZ says:

I used to work with my old man at a timber laminating plant, we used a finger jointer to create the required lengths for the beam work. The joint router was a big old machine with 3 cutting heads on it, 2 of them faced the end of the boards to square it up, then the finger cutter would pass over one board end, scooch over to the other board (there was a board end in either side of the machine) and cut that, the clamps would open, you'd fire the board through and repeat the process. It'd then be passed over to the rammer machine, where the ends are filled with melamine based glue, pressed together (with pneumatic rams, not hydraulic) to the required lengths, cut, then left to cure until the following day, when they get their first dressing through the 4 sider.

Khaldoon Maliki says:

This joint is already being used in IKEA wooden cutting boards.

DiBoguy says:

cut deeper in to the wood and you'll get a tighter fit.

lacossa nostra says:

the carbid is there to make sure the fingers are not too deep it shaves the end of the material away when going to deep

kasabian1987 says:

If you mark T for top on one piece and B for bottom on the other. You can tell what way it needs adjusting after you've made the cut. If T is higher then the cutter needs to go up code versa for bottom.

toine0265 says:

hello from France, Switzerland border. In French this is what we call " fer à entures". Check those words on YouTube and you will find some videos, in French for sure but you will understand drawings. That is what we use for example to link several boards to get long boards, before to glue laminate them. We build glue laminated structure up to 25 meters long in my workshop.we won the universal building exhibition in Milano in italy last year, for the French building. This kind of joint add a huge resistance at the end of each boards increasing the surface for glue.

gregg stephens says:

will these finger joints be strong enough for making drawers?

Julien L. Beaudoin says:

I wonder how it would work with a 45 degree joint. I imagine it would be stronger than dowels.

MAGA MAN says:

You didn't need to use the plastic, just set the blade to the correct height and flip one of the boards over.

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