Freud® 99-036 Adjustable Tongue & Groove Router Bit Set - 1/2" Shank
Produce perfectly fitted tongue and groove joints for projects such as Shaker style cabinet doors, raised panel doors, frame and panel end panels, wainscoting and edge joints. The exclusive Freud design features a tongue cutter with opposing shear angles to ensure a flawless finish. Each bit is coated in Silver I.C.E. - a revolutionary coating that minimizes heat and pitch build-up. Features TiCo™ Hi-Density carbide for a longer bit life and flawless finish.
- Adjustable at .002 inch increments for stock thickness of 1/2" to 1-1/4" and groove widths of 7/32" to 3/8"
- Cuts all composition materials, plywoods, hardwoods, and softwoods
- Use on table-mounted portable routers
(1) 1/2" Shank Groove Cutter
|Manufacturer Part Number||99-036|
|Bit Type||Tongue & Groove|
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The reason I ask, is because the image of the router bits show the "tongue and groove" centered in the stock and I'm wondering if the cutters are big enough to cut the rail tenons in one pass if it's not centered. Hope that makes sense - Anyone know?
Both bits contain a stack of shims that can be swapped in as needed. Take the nut & washer off, look up the required shims on the chart provided with the instructions and move them into the correct position relative to the bearing and cutters. The extra shims go back on the arbor and don't impact the desired cut. I've used my set with great success making panels for bookcases and radiator covers. I would highly recommend this T&G bit set.
I use the porter cable model 8931 router which I believe is a 3 horse power and has a variable speed adjustment. The higher the horse power the more ability the router has to keep up its rpms when using these bits but its not just hsp that you need the spped control also helps you dial in the router for good clean cuts. I have two of these routers and they work great with this style bit. Hope this helps
Most often than not you can use woodworking tools on composite decking. That being said the material tends to dull blades and drill bits fairly quickly. I would check with the deck manufacturer on there specifics but I would guess that it would dull your router bits quite fast especially if you were doing a whole deck (long lengths) Most of the composites are quite dense. If you are planning a small project with this material it would probably work out ok. Hope this helps you.