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Forum topic by Jim K posted 1315 days ago 534 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim K

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1315 days ago

Morning Everyone

I have an incra LS17 fence incra mag-lock plate and a Ridgid router. I’m trying to make a rabbit using a 3/8 rabbit bit with a guide bearing. Should the best thing to do is make a fence out of scrape wood to attach to the incra fence? The gap in the incra fence is to small for the bit i’m using.

Which way do i feed my work peace right to left?

Jim K.


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PurpLev

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#1 posted 1315 days ago

if the bit has a bearing – wouldn’t you want to use that bearing? in which case, you don’t need to use the fence. just use a starting pin, OR place the fence close enough to act as a starting pin, and once you ride on the bearing, you can move your workpiece away from the fence and only ride the bearing. you always feed your workpiece against the rotation of the bit. if you are facing the bit, and the workpiece is between you and the bit – you feed it right to left. if you are facing the bit and your workpiece is behind the bit (inside of a frame for example) you’d feed it left to right.

All that said assuming you are making a rabbet that is as wide as your bit/bearing allows, if you need to make a shallower rabbet, then you’d need to use a larger guide bearing, or the fence – in which case – you can make an aux fence out of scrap wood as you suggested.

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