Dereko, thank you for the in put. Actually, i thought about Dremel, and the rotozip too, but i thought those were for cutting stuff. So they use saw not rabbets am i right? If so, how can i use them? Or the saw it self does the job? If so, i wanna try it, give me the name and model of the one that you think works the best for these type of work.
I would love to use just small one like those if i can get the job done. All I want is something that will do the rabbet for me, thats my whole use for now.
Let me know, and thanks for your help.
Hi kidd - Welcome to the forum
I'm not real sure what you are up to but Sears has some routers a fairly reasonable price. They aren't really small but not huge either.
A decent rabbetting bit will have a bearing on the end. The bearing is what will guide the router for you.
For wood, I would recommend you get a piece somewhat longer than what you need. For instance for a 4"x6" frame, you will need at least a 20" board. Don't forget that where the picture goes will be smaller than the frame. A frame for a 4x6 inch picture take nearly a 2 -1/2 foot long board.
Clamp the wood to a bench or table such that nothing will interfere with the travel of the router or bit. Remember that when doing this, only half the router will be supported on the workpiece so you will need to figure some type of support for the other side of the router.
Once you are ready to go, install the bit in the router and adjust the bit height. YOU HAVE NOT PLUGGED THE ROUTER IN YET!!
Once the bit height is set, make a couple of practice passes with the router unplugged to make sure everything works smoothly. Nothing bumps you, the router or the bit other than the workpiece. Now, plug the router in, turn it on and make the cut moving from your left to your right. Just move easily and constantly along the cut. Let the router do the work, don't force it but don't let it stop moving.
This whole process is, in my opinion, easier and safer to accomplish on a router table. For that matter, a rabbet can be done on a table saw using featherboards and push sticks for pieces that size.
OK, turn the router off and cut up your frame
Hope this helps and hasn't been to confusing.