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Project by joebazooka posted 10-07-2010 06:28 PM 2059 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Okay here are more pics to show where I need help. It seems like the two router bits do not quite fit together right. The grove for the rail seems a tiny bit wider than the stile will allow. The stock is 3/4 pine width is 2 1/2 inches. I have a Milwaukee router that is not (unfortunately) a variable speed but a fixed speed.an I have as you can see a homemade router table ( but I have a dust hole in the center not shown here). any help is appreciated.
JoeBazooka

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GaryL

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#1 posted 10-07-2010 06:42 PM

Are there washers/shims between the cutters on your bits. You can add/remove these from the bit to get the groove for your panel the size you need. Then adjust the coping (end of rail) bit to get the size “tenon” you need to get a snug fit into the stile. If the bits are solid machined bits there is not much that I know of that can be done besides maybe doing an additional setup to enlarge to groove to get the tenon to fit. This is assumiing the “groove” that you are referring to on the rail is actually the “tenon” that fits into the same groove as the panel.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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lanwater

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#2 posted 10-07-2010 07:00 PM

I agree with shopguryl.

I do not see any cope cut (cut at the end of the rail). Unless the stick cutter you have is somehow reconfigurable to be a cope cutter as well, then you are also missing a cutter.

My set has 3 cutters to achieve cope and stick.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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JoshJock

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#3 posted 10-07-2010 07:05 PM

This is what i use to contrl my router speed and it works like a charm!! http://www.harborfreight.com/router-speed-control-43060.html I don’t have any afiliations with HFT I have a complaint on most of their tools but this particular speed control is awesome.

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#4 posted 10-07-2010 07:32 PM

It looks like the cope cutter is missing. The flash wiped out the print of the cutter box, but the text for the cope cutter is somewhat visible.

-- Chris K

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GaryL

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#5 posted 10-07-2010 08:14 PM

I had assumed that the cope cutter is the one mounted in the router table. Hard to tell with the angle of the pic.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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degoose

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#6 posted 10-07-2010 09:07 PM

These cutters are usually preset and matched in the factory but that said you should be able to shim the individual parts of each router bit to adjust for fit…

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lanwater

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#7 posted 10-07-2010 10:14 PM

I think a picture of the a rail and style side by side might yield some better suggestion

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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