$109.99 Set
Oversold Until 09/26/2019
A distinctive chamfered edge makes this rail and stile set an excellent candidate for Shaker-style doors and drawers.

Rockler 2-Pc. Rail/Stile Shaker Cutter Router Bit Set - 1/2" Shank

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These bits cut tight-fitting cope and stick joints for Shaker style door frames. Bearing-guided to prevent dips and ensure a perfect fit. Sturdy 1/2" shanks and precision balancing ensure stability while routing, while the high-grade carbide provides a long cutting life.

(1) 2-Piece Rockler Rail/Stile Shaker Cutter Bit Set
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Brand Rockler
Weight 0.7000
Bit Type Stile & Rail
Diameter 1-5/8"
Shank Size 1/2"
Flutes 2
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2 piece router set
Combined with the set-up piece makes it is to use and does a great job!
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Added Sep 17, 2019
September 17, 2019
3 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Rail and style bits
Sharp and accurate. Also recommend the plastic set up piece to speed up alignment.
Cherry cabinets with shaker doors, cut using rail and stile bits.
Cherry cabinets with shaker doors, cut using rail and stile bits.
August 30, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Perfect gift
Was a gift for my son, he loved them. Started to make his kitchen cabinets.
August 22, 2019
1 month ago
quality product , precise outcome .
August 22, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Easy to use
Worked great. Simple instructions on the video made it easy.
Bar hutch
May 31, 2019
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Cuts a perfect joint.
May 16, 2019
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Reasonably priced, works great!
The Shaker rail and stile bit set performed exactly as expected. Great choice!
May 5, 2019
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Kitchen cabinet make over
These bits work great! I only wish I had 2 routers and 2 tables. But I made a jig for each bit and it makes setting up a breeze! I have 29 kitchen cabinet doors to make and the first 6 came out great!
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Added May 3, 2019
May 3, 2019
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
great set
This is a great set for shaker cabinets
April 27, 2019
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Matched an existing cabinet door. Well made and worth the $$.
April 23, 2019
5 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
This is the going things now so many wanted this
Patricia C on Sep 10, 2019
to make shaker cabinet doors
DANNY S on Aug 4, 2019
This is the going things now so many wanted this
Patricia C on Sep 10, 2019
To make shaker style flat panel doors
Rory M on Aug 9, 2019
to make shaker cabinet doors
DANNY S on Aug 4, 2019
Birthday gift for my son, he is making kitchen cabinets.
Barbara K on Aug 1, 2019
Great quality products.
Raymond C on Jul 28, 2019
perfect for making shaker cabinet doors
Terry T on Jul 17, 2019
Just getting into cabinets so really excited about this set.
Karen K on Jun 19, 2019
like the looks of a shaker panel. the price for these bits is very good.
MICHAEL C on May 16, 2019
making cabinets
Doug H on May 15, 2019
All the reviews pointed to Rockler as the best for your money.
ROSANNA P on Apr 28, 2019
Making cabinet
DANE I on Apr 22, 2019
Kevin U on Apr 19, 2019
Alan S on Apr 19, 2019
Cabinet doors
Rick R on Apr 15, 2019
Building new kitchen cabinets. This style matches what we have now.
ROBERT O on Apr 15, 2019
I have heard good things about Rockler bits and also liked the look from the video.
Kenneth P on Apr 13, 2019
New cabinet doors!
Tom on Apr 13, 2019
Great reviews.
JOE W on Apr 10, 2019
Make a different style of doors
Scott W on Apr 10, 2019
good previous experiences - special offer price - easy ordering - great quality - free shipping
Joe B on Apr 10, 2019
Economical shaker style bit set. Have some sets of cabinets to build and this should fit the bill for the clean simple style the customer is looking for.
MATTHEW A on Mar 31, 2019
Build cabinet doors.
Louis K on Mar 31, 2019
New kitchen cabinet doors
John M on Mar 29, 2019
Making cabinet doors
James J on Mar 28, 2019
They look perfect for a beginner cabinet maker
Randy V on Mar 2, 2019
Making custom cabinets for my home office
Kevin L on Mar 1, 2019
Exactly the streamlined shape and product to do repetitive work for a lot of doors.
John S on Feb 22, 2019
Working on new shop project.
Autumn S on Jan 30, 2019
Makes it easier for set up
Jill M on Jan 30, 2019
Good reviews.
Joe S on Jan 29, 2019
I need to make a few cabinet doors and drawer fronts in the Shaker style.
Terry G on Jan 28, 2019
making kitchen cabinets
Beck on Jan 27, 2019
Building shaker cabinets
Thomas E on Jan 16, 2019
Good reviews and I need them for my cabinet project.
Jeff L on Jan 14, 2019
I need to make some cabinet doors and the better half likes the Shaker style.
Dick V on Jan 10, 2019
Working on kitchen cabinets
James M on Jan 9, 2019
I am a beginning woodworker and have an upcoming cabinet project. I saw the video put out by Rockler using these router bits and loved them.
Lori L on Jan 9, 2019
I am building Shaker style cabinets
Alan on Jan 8, 2019
JERRY S on Jan 6, 2019
Time to add to the style library and this is a great price for a Shaker set! Rockler router bits are very good quality and an always happy with the fit and finish of the bits.
eric h on Jan 6, 2019
Great deal on these router bits. Will be using them on an upcoming front door project.
Action J on Jan 6, 2019
Want to start working on cabinet building ideas.
Michael R on Jan 2, 2019
replace a mirror frame
Henry B on Dec 26, 2018
To build cabinet doors.
Eric R on Dec 9, 2018
Christmas gift
michael b on Nov 28, 2018
Bill C on Nov 26, 2018
Getting into making doors
Jerry C on Nov 25, 2018
I needed this profile to match other pieces I had made
James C on Nov 23, 2018
Planning to build kitchen cabinets for my house
James R on Nov 21, 2018
Building new kitchen cabinets for my wife.
KAREN C on Nov 10, 2018
To make shaker style flat panel doors
Rory M on Aug 9, 2019
Birthday gift for my son, he is making kitchen cabinets.
Barbara K on Aug 1, 2019
If using 2 1/4 material how do you figure out the rail length when using this bit? Rail length = 2 1/4 - 2 1/4 -bit ?
Michael D on Feb 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Let's say you are making a door frame and you want the outside dimension of your door to be 10" from stile to stile. Your material is 2 1/4 wide...2 (stiles) x 2 1/4 = 4 1/2. 10"-4 1/2 = 5 1/2" for the rail. Now add an extra 3/4" when the rail joins with the stile (3/8" extra for both sides), so your rail needs to be cut 6 1/4" before routing each end. Hope I made sense.
Is this a matched set?
Tracy F on Nov 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it is. I know some may disagree with me but I ended up preferring the Rockler brand to the Freud brand. I find them to be just as sharp and in most cases outlasting the Freud bits. I build custom cabinets and furniture for a living and use these bits regularly.
Are these bits made in USA or are they made in China (or elsewhere)?
S W on Jun 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: These are made in Taiwan.
I'm looking for the set up jig for these bits. Can anyone help determine which part number is the correct set up jig for these? Thanks,
A shopper on Aug 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: There isn't one made specifically for this set; but you can use any set up jig made for a rail/stile combo and just adjust it to the cutter/gap for the panel.

Or, you can do as I did: make your own. Use one of the bits to cut one side of a sample board. Then, try the other bit on another sample piece of wood and adjust until you get a good fit. Finally, cut the other side of that original sample.
What is the exact width of the groove for the panel? Will it fit modern1/4" plywood(which I'm sure is less than 1/4") without slop. also how quickly will it ship?
Lon c on Aug 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It works great. It is a 1/4" groove and The ply is usually 3/16. The 1/16" difference does not allow a lot of slop. I have been very satisfied with it. If you're worried about the extra space, you may be able to find actual 1/4" ply but it will be US made and not thru your local box store.
What thickness panel fits in panel slot?
Stephan on Apr 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: 1/4” panel fits perfectly. Anything slightly under would have to be shined or caulked
How powerful of a router do these bits require? Rpm?
scott s on Feb 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: well I use a delta table top wood shaper, with a router collet, it works fine, but I would think a11/2horse power as the minimum would be fine, variable speed of course.
Why is the groove bit angled out for the face of the cabinet? That doesn't look like classic shaker. Am I missing something?
Ryan R on Apr 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I think it's a more modern take on the Shaker design that many cabinet makers are using these days. A straight joint could be done on the table saw without needing a router bit set like this, but for a prefect fit in the corners you can't beat this. All a preference for what style suits you. I used to do these all on the table saw but went with this for kitchen cabinets.
Are these cutters adjustable like the Freud version for different types of stock?
Robert R on Apr 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Negative. These are fixed cutters without adjustment that you can found on some of Freud's bit.
Hello, What width of wood do I start with if I want to end up with 2 1/2 inch stiles?
Lynn V on Aug 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 2 1/2" the cutter only groves it
Robert M on Feb 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 7/8 is about as thick as you can go with this bit
Do you have a set block for the shake stile and rail set?
Ralph B on Dec 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I've made my own from scrap oak.
what speed do you run the router at with these?
John W on Jun 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I ran my router at full speed, and had good results.
what is the depth of the groove/length of the tongue? I'm trying to figure out what number to use for the Rockler Woodshop Calculator. Thanks!
longhorn14 on Nov 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It's 1 1/2 in. That is 1/4 in for the panel and 1/4 in for space balls.
I have a white side conversion kit that I use on my rockler classic bit set. Would this work on the shaker set for the 5.5mm size panels?
C A on Sep 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You should be fine with 5.5 mm panels.
can these bits be sharpened?
Mike G on Aug 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They're carbide, but can still be sharpened or honed with a diamond tool.
What size is this. The picture shows a 40431 (1) @5/8” and a 40431(2) @7/8”, but when I add it to the cart it comes up as 40431 no (1) or (2)?
Mike K on Jan 9, 2019