Leigh Box Joint & Beehive Jig
A simple jig that makes great fitting box joints
The B975 is a multipurpose box joint jig. It's a simple, easy-to-use tool for making 1/2" and 3/4" box joints on boards up to 13/16" thick, and from 1-7/16" to 17-13/16" wide. It’s also well suited for making beehive supers. See below.


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Rout Classic Box Joints on the B975

You can rout 1/2" and 3/4" box joints with the B975. Make boxes, drawers, benches and even beehive supers for beehives. For larger projects, rout boards up to 17-13/16" in width, in the bench mode.

1/2" BOX JOINTS
  • symmetrical or asymmetrical joint layout
FIREWOOD BOX
  • great for heavy duty storage boxes
3/4" BOX JOINTS
  • symmetrical or asymmetrical joint layout
DRAWERS WITH 1/2" JOINTS
  • great for all cabinetry and storage units
BOX JOINTS ON WIDER BOARDS
  • symmetrical layout only
  • good for small furniture pieces
DRAWERS WITH 3/4" JOINTS
  • great for all cabinetry and storage units
Rout Box Joints for Beehive Supers

Based on numerous requests from beekeepers, the B975 has also been designed to make several sizes of beehive supers using 1/2" and 3/4" joints.


Simple jig operation
The Leigh B975 Box Joint & Beehive Jig is easy to use.
Simply guide your router around the 1/2"comb or the 3/4" comb of the template to rout accurate box joints.

Easy step-by-step instructions

The B975 Box Joint & Beehive Jig is designed for use by woodworkers of all levels. All jig functions are detailed in the fully illustrated user guide and detailed instructional DVD.


Router Requirements

What Router Should I Use?

Leigh recommends a midsize router, from 1-1/2 to 2-1/4 HP (9-13 amps) with a 1/2" collet. This size provides great power to weight ratio. Fixed base routers are ideal because they have a lower center of gravity with handles mounted to the router base rather than the motor, as with plunge routers. However, if you are proficient with the use of a plunge router, it works just as well. A plunge router is recommended for Isoloc Templates and is required for the M2 Attachment. When buying a router, also consider ergonomics, switch location, a good plunge mechanism and easy, accurate adjustment of bit height.
 

Guide Bushing Adaptors for your Router

All Leigh Dovetail & Box Joint Jigs need a router fitted with a Leigh guide bushing. Because the router industry isn't standardized, you may need an adaptor to fit the guide bushing to your router. Learn more >

Router Table Operation
Router tables can be found in most shops.
The B975 is well suited to router table use, providing fast and accurate routing of box joints.

IMPORTANT Router Table Requirements

Router tables are typically used with a bearing or fence, however, the Leigh B975 is guided around a guide bushing mounted in the router table. Leigh eBushes (guide bushings) are designed around the Porter Cable/Black & Decker industry standard. Therefore, you will need an insert ring to fit the eBush to your router table or router plate. See specifications below.

Leigh eBush and Nut

To fit the eBush to your router table insert plate, you need a 1-3/8" diameter counter bore insert ring. Check with your router table or router plate (router lift) manufacturer, as to what adaptation, if any, is required.


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