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I need to make a few kitchen cabinet doors. A lot of articles that I have read indicate that a stacked rail and stile bit is the way to go from a cost standpoint if the bit won't get a lot of use.
MLCS has stacked rail and stile bits but I haven't seen any reviews or comments.
Anybody have any experience with this product or other manufacture's stacked bit that you would recommend?

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Jim,

I'll weigh in here. I've looked at the MLCS bits, especially the Katina set. I was about to order when I came across a Freud 96-100 set for 75.00..Not stacked nor the raised panel bit has no back cutter..The freud set requires more set up tyme. (make some set up blocks)..If the need arises I will leap on the Katina set for sure...The Katina bits I have are great for sure..

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Hi Jim

Just my 2 cents
You want to back away from the stacked type you want to buy the matched set, below you will see why
http://www.sommerfeldtools.com/somme...log/page03.pdf

The MLCS sets are fine, I will also say you don't need the setup block with most matched sets... I will also suggest you get the video below b/4 you start the project Marc will show you all the tricks, it's only 10.oo bucks and worth every Penney.

Cabinetmaking Made Easy-Sommerfeld's Tools For Wood

if you can swing it get the rest of his videos as well..

Just a note ++++ I'm real big fan of the
Junior Raised Panel Set, it can be use on the big cabinet doors and the small cabinet doors plus it can be used to make boxes as well one bit set for many jobs , it's true you will not make many cabinet doors but I'm sure you will want to many boxes,clocks,banks,kids toys,etc. with the Junior set. one set for all the router jobs..get the most for your buck...

http://www.sommerfeldtools.com/3pc-C...fo/800.522.11/
http://www.sommerfeldtools.com/3pc-C...fo/800.517.11/

http://www.sommerfeldtools.com/Clearance/products/538/

"Regulae Stultis Sunt" (in English "Rules are for Fools") is a gross simplification of my views, and on a literal level it is a bit too black and white for me

One more note JIM
You don't need to drop a ton of money for bits the lower price of bit sets will do the job just fine.. see link below ▼
http://www.routerforums.com/table-mo...-4-router.html
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I need to make a few kitchen cabinet doors. A lot of articles that I have read indicate that a stacked rail and stile bit is the way to go from a cost standpoint if the bit won't get a lot of use.
MLCS has stacked rail and stile bits but I haven't seen any reviews or comments.
Anybody have any experience with this product or other manufacture's stacked bit that you would recommend?

Thank You



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Jim,

I'll weigh in here. I've looked at the MLCS bits, especially the Katina set. I was about to order when I came across a Freud 96-100 set for 75.00..Not stacked nor the raised panel bit has no back cutter..The freud set requires more set up tyme. (make some set up blocks)..If the need arises I will leap on the Katina set for sure...The Katina bits I have are great for sure..

Best of luck.
"G"
Jim, I'm dyslexic and old...my set is a Freud 99-260 with the 99-515..Again I will still stick with the the raised panel bit with the back cutter..save additional steps..

Hang in there..
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