Help with selecting router bit for end of Carsiding

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Forum topic by cvalley posted 07-18-2013 12:32 PM 3261 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-18-2013 12:32 PM

I’ve already got the router bit set for the Tongue and Groove V groove for car siding. But i’ve seen some places that router an edge on the ends of the boards for long horizontal runs. what would be a good bit for this practice? It almost looks like the same bits are used for the ends. Maybe using the Groove bit for all the right ends and the tongue bit for all the left ends. Does that sound reasonable or does somebody know of a dedicated bit set for the ends?
A good example of what I’m referring to is on YouTube. “Knotty Pine Tongue and Groove Car Siding for Log Homes and Log Cabins “

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#1 posted 07-18-2013 01:25 PM

Its called end matching you can search the internet for more info.

its not always necessary- I have seen butted up joints, 45 degree bevels, or the t&g bits like your talking about. Its up to you. I don’t see why your plan wouldn’t work.

Good Luck!

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#2 posted 07-18-2013 01:45 PM

Ya I’ve seen it but searching out end matching router bits comes up empty. Too much end matching stuff obscures the item I want. lots out there about end matching machines but nothing for bits from anybody. Amana, Freud, Eagle.

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#3 posted 07-18-2013 04:29 PM

You may want to look at a Finger Joint bit.

...just a thought.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#4 posted 01-15-2015 01:22 PM

You can find some useful car part for your car siding at Although they aren’t new, they still are functional and some of them are in a really good condition. Check the company’s offer and decide either or not you need some car parts for your project.

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#5 posted 01-28-2015 04:27 AM

Thanks for the advice spambot!

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