Has anyone else tried using dovetail router bits in their Shapeoko and found that the cutters did not seem to match their claimed dovetail angles? I’m not sure if I’m missing something about how to measure the angle on a dovetail or if the cutters are just junk.
I’ve got three (admittedly cheap from Amazon) dovetail cutters here, none of which match their spec when measured, I’m a little surprised as the other Yonico cutters I’ve purchased have been pretty good, it seems the only dimensions that match on the dovetail cutters are shank and the tip diameter, angle seems to be something they make up at the factory on that day.
First is the Yonico 14816 3/8" 7 degree;
Next up the Yonico 14111 1/2" 10 degree (hah hah hah);
I’ve measured the slots this cuts and they match up with my measurements of the cutter, which gives a pretty clean fit on this test piece when I tell Fusion the real 6.2 degree angle;
And finally the Triton 1/4" Dovetail Bit x 1/2" 14°, Silver, 957717, that’s only 0.8 degrees off…