What kind of slot cutter

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I am making small pencil boxes for Christmas. I am not terribly skilled at woodworking. I am opting for a dovetail jig to make the corners on my pencil boxes. I need to make grooves to put the bottom of the boxes in. I have seen how to use a slot cutter router bit in a router table to do this. My question is what kind of router bit should I buy to make a suitable groove. My wood is one-half inch thick and I was thinking of a 1/4 inch groove to put the bottom in. Any help would be gtreatly appreciated.

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#1 posted 1050 days ago

A 1/4” straight bit or a 1/4” down spiral bit (my choice).
Oh ya, hopefully your chuck is 1/2”. More stable with a 1/2” shank bit.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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