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Hi, I'm new to this forum, and I've used routers before in making edge profiles and dados, but I'd like to learn more about tenoning, grooving etc...
Today I set up a slot cutter and made a nice 1/4 " groove on a board edge (3/4" pine), but for some reason the bit seems to be leaving a tiny "ledge" on one side of the groove. So I adjusted everything for a depth of 3/8"-but one side of the groove is maybe a 64th deeper. What am I doing wrong? This is a Craftsman router mounted in a table, everything is solid and working well, but the groove is off.
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Hi, I'm new to this forum, and I've used routers before in making edge profiles and dados, but I'd like to learn more about tenoning, grooving etc...
Today I set up a slot cutter and made a nice 1/4 " groove on a board edge (3/4" pine), but for some reason the bit seems to be leaving a tiny "ledge" on one side of the groove. So I adjusted everything for a depth of 3/8"-but one side of the groove is maybe a 64th deeper. What am I doing wrong? This is a Craftsman router mounted in a table, everything is solid and working well, but the groove is off.
Bonnie there has been quite a bit about teoning with a router, a very easy method you will find in my dowloads page five and thereabouts. As for your slot cutting, is your setting moving whilst actually doing the groove cutting, to avoid this you must apply the plunge lock. Good luck.



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Buy a new slot cutter router bit, they are not all made the same..the lower price ones will do that..

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Today I set up a slot cutter and made a nice 1/4 " groove on a board edge (3/4" pine), but for some reason the bit seems to be leaving a tiny "ledge" on one side of the groove. So I adjusted everything for a depth of 3/8"-but one side of the groove is maybe a 64th deeper. What am I doing wrong? This is a Craftsman router mounted in a table, everything is solid and working well, but the groove is off.



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Thanks for the info. The bit I'm using, is very loud and obnoxious on the router table. I still tend to think it's something in the set up that I'm doing, maybe the bottom of the groove is ledged because the table is unlevel? At this point, I'm grasping at straws. I tried to make the cut with the grooving part of a cope and stick bit, but the same thing happened. For now it's back to the table saw. Thanks again!
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