Cutters in a presentation box
For the box making enthusiast that wants it all, consider the boxed presentation set with cutters.
The cutters and accessories:
- a full set of Gifkins template cutters: Dovetail: H10, A10, B10, and Finger joint: F5 and F15
- the Gifkins Master cutter kit, which contains ten  box making cutters and a big bearing
- a Gifkins-designed reducing collet
- all required hex keys, and
- hand knobs for the Gifkins router table.
The collection sits in a purpose-built presentation box made by box maker, Col Hosie.
The presentation box
A presentation box for Gifkins jig cutters, box making cutters and accessories. It includes a platform insert made from compact laminate [refer to the image in the gallery].
The box can also be adapted for other purposes. For example, at a small cost, the platform insert can be replaced with a timber tray.
Presentation box approximate size: 300L x 200W x 125H. Timber thickness of the carcass 12mm
This beautiful box is often made with a Silky Oak or Cedar body, and interesting contrasting timbers in the lid.
We are happy to help you choose timbers for your box. This may affect the final price. After a consultation, your box is made for you from quality Australian timbers. We also occasionally use sustainably sourced non-Australian timbers.
Please note: postage will be added to purchases when we process your order.
All Gifkins Dovetail cutters are designed for use in a table mounted router. Do not use in a hand-held router. The cutters are not guaranteed against breaking. The spiral cutter, in particular, has a fine tip. Always use it with a fence in the table—allowing the cutter to do the work.
When using the rebate cutter, take care to note the feed direction. With all cutting operations, the feed direction is opposite to the direction of motion of the cutting tips (i.e. opposite the direction of the tips as they enter the work piece).
Prolong the life of your equipment and save money by following these simple steps.
Before every box making session:
 Bearings: Place a drop of light oil in the bearing to keep it moist [do not use a drying agent, like CRC]. The bearing is not sealed, so sawdust and grime build up over time. If left uncleaned, eventually the bearing will seize and explode—damaging the cutter and your template.
 Cutters: Scrub the cutter blades and the outside surface of the bearing, with a toothbrush, to remove resin and dirt build-up.
 Collet: Clean the router collet in the same way, then insert a small drop of oil inside the collet to dissolve resins.
 Grub screw: Prolong the life your cutter, bearing and template by regularly checking that the grub screw [in the side of the cutter] has not vibrated loose. Alternatively, we recommend that you use a product like ‘Loctite’ to fix the grub screw in place.
Hint: to glue in a grub screw, place a light-coloured cloth on your work surface so the grub screw doesn’t bounce. Take out the grub screw. Position the screw hole over the flat edge on the black cutter sleeve. Place a small drop of ‘Loctite’ in the hole. Screw in the grub screw and tighten.