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12-09-2015 02:28 PM

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I was able to get a great deal on a one piece rail and stile router bit recently. The only problem I am having now is figuring out the best way to put it to work. I don’t find instructions anywhere on the intarwebz, and I’d rather not do something dumb. So, who has used one of these beasties? Tips and tricks please. My understanding is that I will raise and lower the bit to create the desired profile (cope vs. stick). Do you create profile spacers to make that setup easier? Thanks for any tips you may have. Picture of bit for clarification:

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.


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#1 posted 12-09-2015 02:39 PM

I guess you just turn the rails or stiles, but not both upside down. I would use a piece of scrap wood to adjust the bit height.

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#2 posted 12-09-2015 02:50 PM

Here’s a pic of the set-up for both operations, hope it helps:

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#3 posted 12-09-2015 03:20 PM

Have you tried contacting Freud (e.g., call or e-mail from website at http://www.freudtools.com/ )?

Looks like a 99-290, and should have come with at least some instructions.

-- Jim Maher, Illinois

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#4 posted 12-09-2015 03:56 PM

Yeah, one piece or the other will need to be run face up. Thanks for that picture, Ken. That is how I imagined this working. I will shoot Freud an e-mail and see if they have instructions available.

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.

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#5 posted 12-09-2015 04:20 PM

Looking at the description of the bit on the Freud site, it claims both pieces are routed face down. Once I hear back from them regarding instructions, I will just have to give it a go on some scrap and see what happens.

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.

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#6 posted 12-09-2015 04:48 PM

If you had to run them face up I would rethink this bit. The aesthetic surfaces should always be routed or shaped face down.

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#7 posted 12-09-2015 04:52 PM

I recently saw this YouTube video which, to me, discusses exactly what you are looking at doing. It might provide some insights.
Good luck.

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#8 posted 12-09-2015 05:13 PM



I recently saw this YouTube video which, to me, discusses exactly what you are looking at doing. It might provide some insights.
Good luck.

- isotope


That helps some, it confirms my notion of how the bit should work. But, he ended up using a two bit set, lol.

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.

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#9 posted 12-09-2015 05:34 PM

The image on this page shows how you set the height for these bits. http://www.routerbitworld.com/Freud-99-291-7-32-Radius-X-1-9-32-Height-Ogee-O-p/freud%2099-291.htm

It’s not full instructions but hopefully it’s a good hint.

Hope this helps,

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#10 posted 12-09-2015 05:37 PM



The image on this page shows how you set the bit for these bits. http://www.routerbitworld.com/Freud-99-291-7-32-Radius-X-1-9-32-Height-Ogee-O-p/freud%2099-291.htm

It s not full instructions but hopefully it s a good hint.

Hope this helps,

- Richard H


Bingo! That is what I was looking for. Thanks, Richard.

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.

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#11 posted 12-09-2015 05:51 PM

Here is the magic image in case somebody else has this question in the future.

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.

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