Finger/Box Joints, Router or TS?
I enjoy building boxes to display pistols, jewelry, etc. To this point, the only joints I commonly use are rabbit, miter, dovetail, spline and drawer box. I read numerous post on TS vs router for cutting the joints. Looks like a tossup on the preferred equipment.
My daughter is buying a Woodsmith Box Joint Jig for my Christmas present. http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=10222
She also considered buying a Freud Box Joint Cutter Set or Spiral Mortising Router Bits to go with the jig.
Do members have an opinion on which type of cutter, the 1 piece dado blade or spiral up-cut bits, would maintain a flat bottom and proper width the longest? I want to go with the most cost effective cutter.
I have a 3HP cabinet TS and 3HP shaper so I could use either setup.