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Forum topic by grub32 posted 09-17-2012 01:24 AM 1023 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-17-2012 01:24 AM

Topic tags/keywords: doors freud router bit

I am going to start building doors for the interior rooms of my house. I was looking at the adjustable Freud door bit set for this build. My question: has anyone used this setand your impressions?

If you are using something different and love it, what do you recommend? I am using a 2 1/4 hp porter cable router at the moment. I am not against buying the 3 hp PC router in the future. I am not interested in a shaper at this time. I don’t have the extra money to buy a good shaper to do just this.

I would be building about 6 doors with hinges and 5 closet door sets that will be on tracks.

Thanks for any and all comments,

Grub

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#1 posted 09-19-2012 08:52 AM

Anybody?

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#2 posted 09-19-2012 11:11 AM

I got a set and they do work pretty darn good and the video and instructions in the kit are very usefull as well. I made some pocket doors out of Santos Mahogany and they were heavy. you get what you pay for on these….. Money well spent.

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#3 posted 09-19-2012 11:45 AM

grub32;

I don’t have the router bits you asked about, but I’ve made 5 doors for my home. I used traditional joinery methods, mortise and tenon. Have you considered doing it the old fashioned way?

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#4 posted 09-19-2012 11:46 AM

I’ve got a Freud door making set that worked beautifully. Very easy and fairly intuitive, but there was also a DVD tutorial that came with it….might even be online. I believe Infinity also has a door making set…I’d be surprised if it wasn’t also excellent. The bits are fairly large and pose a hefty load…I’m sure the 2hp router will spin them if you take your time, but a 15 amp (3hp) router will have an easier time….PC makes some nice routers, but there are other very good 15 amp routers for less….Milwaukee and Hitachi come to mind.

Here’s my closet door made from butternut and red oak.

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#5 posted 09-21-2012 12:19 AM

I appreciate the info. I am looking to match the rest of the cabinet doors that I have been making for the house so these bits fit the bill.

I am going to save up for the bigger router. I have all pc routers and I am very happy with them.

I will also check into the infinity bits. I am eager to get this project up and running.

Thanks,

Grub

-- Science Teacher by Day, Wood Butcher by Night!!

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