With our focus on one of woodworkers’ favorite tools, we are rah-rah for routers — and their accessories. For instance, if your project du jour (or, more likely, the month) is making new doors for your kitchen cabinets (or even a new screen door), Freud’s new Premium Rail and Stile Bit Set is available to work with a roundover profile, an ogee, a roundover bead or a bevel. It will accept material thicknesses from 5/8" to 1-1⁄4", through use of an adjustable groove. Adjustable shims also allow the bits to fit correctly on panels whether they’re thin or thick, while a unique cutter geometry eliminates tear-out.
Woodworkers can also choose whether to use long tenons or standard stub tenons in their joints — removing the top portion of the cutter (including bearing and spindle) is what produces the front of the long tenon profile. The Premium Rail and Stile Bit Set costs $99.99 in 2009; optional cutters for double-sided and glass doors are also available.