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Router Stacked Rail/Stile Bit Question

by jay443
posted 07-31-2016 12:12 AM

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#1 posted 07-31-2016 12:41 AM

Step #1: remove all shims

Step #2: invest in a dial indicator or DHG:

Step #3: make sure all your stock is dead-on 0.750”, any error in this measurement is doubled in the joint.

Step #4: use feed hold downs to make sure there is no ‘bouncing’

To align you have to remember the cuts are inverse with the stiles being fed face down & rails face up. So the piece of cutter that was 1/8” (.125”) from the bottom cutting stiles will be 5/8” (.625”) from the bottom cutting rails, assuming dead on 3/4” (.750”) stock.

Mind your reference edges and the setup is a lot easier.


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#2 posted 07-31-2016 02:33 PM

Jay, Mark has the way to get there, I think I got the same set, I think from MLCS… Old age… It was my first shot at using a R&S set and I killed beaucoup stock working to set it up and was PISSED with myself, but after careful adjustment I got it sweet. I took some of the stock that finally was correctly milled and saved a 3” piece of each bit set up and now use them when I do doors.

Sometimes patience is the difference between furniture and firewood LOL

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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#3 posted 07-31-2016 02:50 PM

Mark, thank you so much for the tips. I will work on your suggestions and hopefully can get to making some nice-fitting joints.

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#4 posted 07-31-2016 03:45 PM

I went thru the frustration phase trying to follow the manufacturers instructions to the letter and never getting a correct fit. Once I figured it out, it was obvious! LOL


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