The Whiteside inlay kit makes perfect inlay easy, with a simple set up that cuts both the inlay and recess without the need for multiple templates. The guide ring and spacer provide the exact offset for perfectly fit decorative or repair inlay.
To use the inlay kit first cut a pattern in 1/4" thick material. Next - install the template guide ring using the centering pin to ensure the spindle is aligned, before installing the router bit. Remove the round brass spacer from the guide ring (if it isn't already) and using the template, trace out your inlay. Replace the spacer on the guide ring (it has an o-ring inside to keep it snug) and trace the negative recess for the inlay.
Kit includes a 1/8” solid carbide spiral router bit (part# RD1600) template guide ring and spacer, a centering pin to insure exact alignment with the spindle, and instructions.
Fits router base plates and adapters with a standard 1 3/16" diameter recessed hole for template guides.
For over 30 years Whiteside Machine Company has manufactured best quality router-bits and we are proud to offer an exceptionally wide selection of their catalog. Combine them with your Festool router, or router table and you have a professional quality solution not only for shaping, but for joinery, grooving, copying templates, and even making the kid a custom set of wooden train tracks.
Flag waving aside, the real reason to purchase a Whiteside router-bit is because the hands down top quality of their product. Their router bits feature innovations such as concave ground cutting edges, who's sole purpose is to improve product quality, not simplify a production process, or shave a few cents per bit in manufacturing cost. Whiteside is a company who would rather build their own proprietary machinery, than settle for what's available, and with over 200 years of collective experience in their grinding room alone, they have the chops to pull it off. What that means for your woodworking is not having to worry about endlessly sanding out machine marks. It means not having to worry that a pre-maturely dull bit will tear out the grain. It means you can push your bit through the wood with the confidence of knowing that the folks who made your router bit cared as much about their product, as you care about yours.
Whiteside Machine is a family owned and operated business based in Claremont, North Carolina.
Fine Wood Working had this to say about Whiteside in their May June 2007 Router-bit review: "At the end of the day, the Whiteside and the Eagle bits had risen to the top of the mix, tying for the highest score. Lee Valley had the second-highest score, followed by Southeast and Woodtek in a tie for third. By the way, Whiteside also had the best bit when we reviewed straight bits in our August 1999 issue (FWW #137). We named the Eagle and Whiteside bits best overall. And, since the Whiteside had one of the lowest prices of the top bits, we also named it best value."