Router bearing for MLCS 8377 rabbet bit?

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Forum topic by ADHDan posted 10-26-2012 01:16 PM 1345 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-26-2012 01:16 PM

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I need to put a 1/8” rabbet on the inside edge of some picture frames I’m making. The frames are already assembled, so I need to use a rabbet bit with bearing. I have a rabbet bit from the MLCS 8377 bit set ( With the included bearing, I think this bit cuts a 3/8” rabbet – which is way too deep and likely will nick my pocket screws.

Will either of these bearing sets work with my MLCS rabbet bit, and give me a 1/8” rabbet profile?

Or would anyone recommend a different bearing set?


-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.

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#1 posted 10-26-2012 01:32 PM

Can’t you cut the 1/8” rabbet on the table saw?
Usually the blade is that thickness. Maybe make an auxiliary
fence for safety.

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#2 posted 10-26-2012 01:35 PM

The frames are already assembled :-(. The frames aren’t just single-picture rectangular frames. They are multi-picture, so I figured it would be easier to assemble all the interior dividers and then route the rabbet along all the interior edges. On one frame, I tried cutting the rabbets in the exterior rectangle first but then realized after glue-up that this meant I needed to accound for that rabbet when fitting the interior dividers.

-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.

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