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Forum topic by TTJJ posted 07-25-2015 08:31 PM 1068 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TTJJ

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07-25-2015 08:31 PM

I need to tongue and groove the edge of a chest top to attach a breadboard edge. The chest top is 4-feet long; way too long for my router table. Router table is about 15 inches wide. I could never hold this big board steady to get a clean cut.

So how can I cut a tongue on both edges of this chest top? Also, my table saw is a contractor’s on-site saw. Way too small to cut a tongue.

TTJJ


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#1 posted 07-25-2015 08:32 PM

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#2 posted 07-25-2015 08:56 PM

You may want to check out this set of matched bits. I have this set, and it works great.

I have cut a number of feet of board with this set handheld. The bearings make it pretty simple; just set your depth, and let ‘er rip.

Here’s the URL http://www.precisionbits.com/tongue-and-groove-router-bit-set-matched-2-bit-yonico-15221.html

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#3 posted 07-25-2015 09:24 PM


Not really a tongue and grove, maybe you can use this:

- waho6o9

Do you think these are photos of actual cutters ? It looks like the bearing guides would not be on the edge of the wood, unlike the ones in bob’s post.

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#4 posted 07-25-2015 09:39 PM


Do you think these are photos of actual cutters ? It looks like the bearing guides would not be on the edge of the wood, unlike the ones in bob s post.

- Yonak

Maybe the ones waho6o9 is showing need to be used with a guide, although that really doesn’t make much sense. I don’t know.

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#5 posted 07-25-2015 10:02 PM

I would assume that the groove is in the breadboard end so that should not be a problem. You can make the tongue with a simple straight bit in your router with a guide strip clamped to the chest top. One pass on each side.

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#6 posted 07-25-2015 10:09 PM

The reply from Kazooman sounds like the best option. TTJJ

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#7 posted 07-25-2015 11:47 PM

I usually make these on the table saw, but you say your saw is not big enough. You are left with using a hand held router or hand tools.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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