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levik

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04-15-2014 04:26 PM

Topic tags/keywords: exterior door router bits style and rail

Hi all!
Just ordered my lumber for a set of carriage doors to replace the ones that have been on the garage since 1938..
Now it’s time to order a set of bits for my router.
I’ve been looking at Freud and Amana brand product and can’t quite make up my mind.
1. Amana requires each side to be profiled separately. It seems to me that it’ll go much easier on my slightly underpowered router 1-3/4 hp. Costs less. Will allow you to cut extended tenons

2. Freud will do both sides at once at nearly twice the price and higher hp requirements.

3. MLCS, Infinity ?

Please share feedback and suggestions if you have any. I’m a voice and feel like I’m getting way in over my head.

Best regards,
Lev.


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NiteWalker

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#1 posted 04-15-2014 05:21 PM

Infinity, Freud and Amana are all good bits, but my favorites are Whitesides. CMT bits are good too (the orange, made in Italy bits). MLCS bits are ok for limited use. They don’t hold up over time.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#2 posted 04-15-2014 05:31 PM

Rail and stile bits should be used in a rougher table, not in a hand held router. The bits are too large to control safely and you’re meant to use the fence on the table. Also, 1-3/4 HP is IMO under powered even in a table for that size bit. Think safety and get or build a table before attempting rails and stiles with any of those bits.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#3 posted 04-15-2014 05:57 PM

I am using a table mounted router.

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#4 posted 04-15-2014 06:07 PM

Nite Walker – just checked with whiteside tools and,alas, no entry door sets.

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#5 posted 04-15-2014 06:11 PM

Which bits are you referring to specifically?

What depth of tenon are you going to get?

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#6 posted 04-15-2014 06:38 PM

Amana 47511 and 54131
Freud 99-269
Looking for 2-3/4 to 3 inch tenons in 5-1/2” styles.

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#7 posted 04-15-2014 07:15 PM

I have freud bits used in my table mounted router. I can’t remember how much I paid for them, but they are about 6 years old and have less than 200 linear feet through them. They worked and still do work great.

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#8 posted 04-15-2014 07:22 PM

You can hog of the waste in a variety of ways and router
power is not much an issue.

Anyway you do it, if you want extended tenons (I recommend
them in this application) you’re going to have to work
one side at a time.

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#9 posted 04-15-2014 09:44 PM

What’s the deal with CMT? I see their product at various online retailers but the company’s website seems to be dead. Are they still in business?

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