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Rockler Beaded Base Molding Router Bit - 1-5/8" Dia x 2" H x 1/2" Shank

Create your own door casings, trim and baseboards with an attractive architectural appearance.
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Use this bit to cut neatly tapered case moldings and baseboard moldings. When set with the guide bearing running against the material, the bit routs a small bead at the bottom of the molding—a subtle detail that looks great with or without a separate shoe molding.

(1) Rockler Beaded Base Molding Bit
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Brand Rockler
Weight 0.5000
Bit Type Molding
Diameter 1-5/8"
Cutter Height 2"
Shank Size 1/2"
Flutes 2
3.0 / 5.0
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2" beaded bit
I'm a huge fan of Rockler products and am always pleased with the orders I place and the products I receive. However...I'm quite frustrated with the lack of direction provided on how to use this HUGE router bit so I can build custom baseboards in my new home. I'm a novice when it comes to trim and moulding but know how to use router bits in my fixed base router, plunge style and by using my table. With that said, I just could it figure out how to use this bit to create the beautiful profile I so dearly wanted. I'll give the product 5 stars, but lack of directions or video 0 stars. I expected more and I've always been pleased with the product and instructions that come along with them.
August 17, 2014
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What size raw lumber works best with this bit?
Charles H on Oct 13, 2015
I always find it easiest to run my moulding blank to the actual height you want to finish at. Less material to mill means a better product. I usually put something like this on a sled to run my bearing against. Glue or screw it to the sled and additionally it gives you extra weight which is always better when pushing through a big cutter.
Don't be afraid to cut the blank at an angle that further reduces the work the cutter has to.
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