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Mill cope and stick doors with a single cutter—just shift the profile cutter between the top and bottom of the stack.

Rockler Classical Reversible Rail & Stile Router Bit - 1-5/8" Dia x 15/16" H x 1/2" Shank

Item #
27602
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For those who make cabinet doors only occasionally, this cutter provides an affordable, space-saving solution to routing cope and stick joints. One bit cuts both rail and stile profiles; just remove the cutters and rearrange them to go from coping rail ends to routing grooves in the stiles. Because the bit is bearing-guided, you can also rout arched rails without a template or fence. Available in Chamfer, Ogee and Classical styles (27190, 23422 and 27602, respectively). 1-5/8" diameter x 15/16" cutter height x 1/2" shank. 5/8" bearing. Groove is 3/8"D x 1/4"H.

Instructions for Routing:

  • To cut the groove and profile on the insides of the rails and stiles, run stock face down on table. Stack the bit (starting from the shank end) as follows: profile cutter, straight cutter, then bearing.
  • To cope the ends of the rails, run stock face up on table. Stack the bit (starting from the shank end) as follows: straight cutter, bearing, then profile cutter.
  • IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE: Do not invert any of the cutters! Be sure the carbide is facing the right direction for the rotation of the router.
(1) Rockler Classical Reversible Rail and Stile Bit
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 0.3500
Technical Documents Reversible Rail and Stile Router Bit Instructions
Bit Type Stile & Rail
Diameter 1-5/8"
Cutter Height 15/16"
Shank Size 1/2"
Flutes 2
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Incredibly smooth and sharp
Very impressed with this bit.....cuts even soft pine and doug fir with no tear out and leaves sharp and precise edges.
March 29, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
I wanted to make a linen...
I wanted to make a linen closet in my bathroom that was a smaller scale but consistent with the detail of my interior doors. Not being sure how many other project I would use it for, I chose to go with the reversible Ogee bit because it was economically priced (as are most Rockler products). The quality and precision was perfect. I made a couple of test cuts and moved right into making the parts for the doors. They came out terrific and am very pleased with the bit. It was easy to use and look forward to the next project that I can include its classical detail.
February 16, 2010
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Looking to match the profile of some interior doors in my home. Hoping to make this bit work for full sized doors
steve R on Mar 7, 2019
I dont make to many and thought this would be a good choice to make some small cabnet doors.
Sarah O on Dec 31, 2018
Looking to match the profile of some interior doors in my home. Hoping to make this bit work for full sized doors
steve R on Mar 7, 2019
Need to make closet doors and looking for an inexpensive way to achieve this
Michael S on Feb 18, 2019
I dont make to many and thought this would be a good choice to make some small cabnet doors.
Sarah O on Dec 31, 2018
Economical Rail/Stile that can be used for light work.
andre f on Feb 11, 2017
Matches existing door pattern
Al M on Mar 11, 2016
It is what I needed ...
ROBERT B on Aug 31, 2015
needed it for a job
Jack M on May 20, 2015
Need to make closet doors and looking for an inexpensive way to achieve this
Michael S on Feb 18, 2019
Economical Rail/Stile that can be used for light work.
andre f on Feb 11, 2017
is it possible to use this for thicker stock (1 1/2") to make interior doors?
steve R on Mar 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I don't know the answer to that question I bought this bit for a different purpose I made doors with this bit so I could put glass in the door I'm sure that you could put Ace in panel and possibly it might work for your purpose as well
what is the depth of cut?
Chuck M on Sep 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Chuck,

The depth of cut is 3/8".

Keep on Woodworking,

Dennis S
How thick of material do you need to use this bit?
A shopper on Aug 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I bought this bit to making cabinet doors, but dropped the project for now. I was going to use 3/4" actual thickness, but after I measured the bit, I believe you could go up to 1". I think you could even use somewhat thicker material with the extra thickness on the back and trim the excess on the rail ends with a straight bit. I urge you to carefully review the instructions, and make a sketch to verify what I am suggesting for the larger thickness.
I don't see how you can get the full profile and cut the groove in 3/4" stock since the bit is 15/16" tall?
Richard B on Dec 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: that isn't the bit that i bought
looking to match a older profile, what are the dimensions of the stepped portion only of the bit? "b" shows the overall height with the slot cutter
jeremy c on Sep 5, 2017
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