The cabinet I'm working on calls for a 1/4" slot in the stiles & rails
for the panels. I'm planning to cut them using my router with either a
slotting bit freehand or using a straight bit and the fence on my router
I'm leaning in favor of using the table, but was curious whether there
are pros/cons either way that I'd only figure out by screwing up the
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use the slot bit on the table with a fence (if your fence can not take it,
just clamp a 2*4 on the table after a pass on the planner and after you make
a hole big enough to fit the bit shank and bearing.
You might want to reconsider and use the table saw instead. I cut those
slots many years ago and graduated to using the TS. Much faster, quieter,
easier to make exactly the width you need and easy to hit dead center if you
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