I need to cut a groove into the ends of a small section of in place Hardwood
flooring to accept the tongue of a perpendicular board. My mind is on
strike and rather than look at pictures of router bits for a couple of hours
I thought I would ask you guys for the name.
That will work, but this may be easier if I'm reading this right
If you got a bunch to do, get the router bit as planned (I assume you
already have a basic router table). If it is just one or two boards, just
clamp it in a vice and use a hand saw to cut the slot freehand. We're
talking about a slot only 2"-3" long right?
That's likely to be a problem. What you really need is a slotting or T&G
bit...problem is, many of them have a bottom bearing held on with a nut and
you wouldn't be able to cut a slot where you need it without taking up the
boards. You can get T&G bits without bearings but then would have to rig a
way to guide same along the edges at the proper distance from the edge.
I think Edwin's link with the top mounted bearing is the winner but Thanks
I an picturing framing an old floor furnace opening that will be used as a
return air grill for a new HVAC system. Someone botched the job years ago
and I have lived, actually my tenants have, with an unsightly section of 2"
scraps for the last 25 years or so.
I prefer to leave the tongue on to insure a tighter fit and to minimize
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