A drawer lock joint is suitable for most common furniture and kitchen drawers. And MLCS offers the perfect tools to create this production-style joint:
- Drawer Lock Router Bits (#5552, #7851, #7852),
- Drawer Lock Shaper Cutter (#1082), and
- Katana® Drawer Lock Router Bit (#18850).
Notably, accurate alignment and setup of the router is important for a solid, tight-fitted joint. Therefore, such bits should be used in a router table with a straight, squared fence.
Drawer Lock Joint Walk-Through
*Tip: For Drawer Lock Router Bits #5552, #7852, and the Katana® Drawer Lock Router Bit #18850, the end notch on the side is roughly 3/16”.
*Tip: Frequently, a featherboard (like this one from our own stock, Item “E”) helps give a clean smooth feed.
*Tip: Before cutting, match the sides with the front. In fact, make a sample cut first!
*Tip: All in all, wood thickness and variations can create a need for slight adjustments. So always use test pieces to determine your final settings.