Straight bits are some of the most common router bits sold. The biggest reason for the popularity is their versatility. Dados, box joints, or rabbets, just to name a few of the many applications of the straight bit. Using straight bits to edge joint boards is becoming more and more common. Lap and cross-lap, or biscuit joining two boards together make excellent use of the straight bits. Whether used by hobbyists or industrial scale production, the Whiteside Straight Bits rank #1 with all of their users.
Whiteside Router Bits are one of the few brands still made in the U.S.A. Their attention to quality of materials and expert brazing and grinding technologies has made them a furniture industry favorite since the early 70's.