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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

Item #
40431
Rating:
88% of 100
Rockler 2-Pc. Rail/Stile Shaker Cutter Router Bit Set - 1/2" Shank Rockler 2-Pc. Rail/Stile Shaker Cutter Router Bit Set - 1/2" Shank Rockler 2-Pc. Rail/Stile Shaker Cutter Router Bit Set - 1/2" Shank How to Make Cabinet Doors with Rail and Stile Router Bits | Skill Builder
Rockler 2-Pc. Rail/Stile Shaker Cutter Router Bit Set - 1/2" Shank

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
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 0.7000
Bit Type Stile & Rail
Diameter 1-5/8"
Shank Size 1/2"
Flutes 2
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so far looks good
only tried the Bits on a sample door but so far looks great
December 18, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Great set!
Took a bit to dial them in but once they were set they made perfect rails amd stiles.
They are sharp and worked fantastic!
Love them!
Doors made with these bits. The cabinet is still a work in progress. It was needed for immediate use
Doors made with these bits. The cabinet is still a work in progress. It was needed for immediate use
December 2, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great bits, left a great finish
October 29, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Did exactly that which I wanted.
January 2, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
rail?style bit set
work as advertised. cut about 26 lineal feet with no noticeable slowdown in cutting rate, no burning at all. great set.
December 25, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
easy set up
August 30, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Very high quality
The router set I ordered from Rockler certainly delivers - high quality materials and sharp edges. The Rail/Stile Shaker Cutter Router Bit Set I purchased has exceeded my expectations.
January 24, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Works well but had to make my own jig for it. Would recommend to others
September 18, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Worked great
But set was easy to set up and use. Made very clean cuts. Great product thank you.
September 2, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Nice set, nice price
Nice set. Set-up takes a while...I made setup blocks to speed things up. Very sharp, very heavy bits. No vibration.
August 24, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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They look perfect for a beginner cabinet maker
Randy V on Mar 2, 2019
Exactly the streamlined shape and product to do repetitive work for a lot of doors.
John S on Feb 22, 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 S on Jan 8, 2019
Project
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
style
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
Doing a job and customer requested it.
Ronald D on Jul 20, 2018
Need to build shaker doors
Steve H on Jul 4, 2018
Style of cabinet I'm building
Wayne C on Jun 13, 2018
Looking for this bit, yours had a nice profile, customers rated it good, price was good.
Frank D on Apr 30, 2018
To make door insert panels.
David R on Apr 26, 2018
I'm building kitchen cabinets for my home.
Doug O on Apr 15, 2018
I plan to make a few shaker drawers.
Mike T on Jan 24, 2018
Shaker- sharp angled corners - for a true shaker look on door (cabinet) edges. Clean and sharp.
Clifford W on Jan 22, 2018
I've used Rockler router bits for years and they are extremely durable.
Barry S on Jan 1, 2018
This is a gift for our son. He is planning on redoing his kitchen next summer and this will help him in that project.
Dave S on Dec 24, 2017
I am making shaker style cabinets for a customer... Needed a good set of router bits.
Stephen G on Dec 15, 2017
Christmas gift
Linda S on Dec 12, 2017
To make Shaker doors
william h on Dec 9, 2017
liked the style and reviews from "reversible" bits were not encouraging
Valued C on Dec 3, 2017
This is just what I need to make cabinet doors.
Jeannine C on Nov 23, 2017
Making a small cabinet door. This style bit set is just what I'm looking for.
Tom R on Oct 22, 2017
Good reviews
Robert T on Jul 15, 2017
less steps to get the look
Val C on Feb 3, 2017
wanted to give them a try awesome price
DANIEL W on Jan 30, 2017
fits my needs
John B on Jan 28, 2017
Going to make new cabinets for my house during current remodel.
Kyle J. L on Jan 11, 2017
Building a vanity for our bathroom and this set was moderately priced yet great quality.
Bob on Jan 8, 2017
Building a vanity for a master bathroom and looked at various brands - most favorable comments were on Rockler brand.
Leslie B on Jan 3, 2017
to build kitchen cabinet doors and drawer fronts
David Y on Jan 2, 2017
Making custom cabinets for my home office
Kevin L on Mar 1, 2019
Working on new shop project.
Autumn S on Jan 30, 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.
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.
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
HOW THICK A BOARD WILL THESE BITS WORK ON?
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