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I have a Bosch RA 1181 router table and a Bosch router, with 1/2 in Collet.
My problem is setting up for my rail and stile bits. I see that Rockler sells set up jigs, but how do I know which one to buy. My bits are Roman Ogee, a 2 piece set.
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Welcome to the forum David. I'm sorry I can't help you but are others that will chime in soon

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I have a Bosch RA 1181 router table and a Bosch router, with 1/2 in Collet.
My problem is setting up for my rail and stile bits. I see that Rockler sells set up jigs, but how do I know which one to buy. My bits are Roman Ogee, a 2 piece set.
what exactly are your problems and whose bit (brand) are you using???
can you link us to the jigs???

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My rail and stile bits are made in China and sold under the name of CAL-Hawk. I found the set up jigs on the Rockler site. But they only list one jig and don't say whether it is a Roman Ogee or what. I brought a piece of wood that I routed into the computer and tried to match it up with their jig, but it is not the same.
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I cut a stile and then tried to match the ends of my rails with it. I used a scrap piece and kept making adjustments until I got the depth of the cut right, then when I attempted to adjust the up and down cut, it threw my depth off. I had a lot of trouble trying to hold the piece for the end cut. I made a sled and used a backer board, but by the time I whittled through a 3 foot stick of wood, I decide to come see if anyone had an answer.
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My rail and stile bits are made in China and sold under the name of CAL-Hawk. I found the set up jigs on the Rockler site. But they only list one jig and don't say whether it is a Roman Ogee or what. I brought a piece of wood that I routed into the computer and tried to match it up with their jig, but it is not the same.
I need to get my mind's eye focused...

are you routering vertically or horizontally???
what material thickness are you routering???

pick a bit/set from this link that is similar to yours....
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these are very good bits and come with videos....
who knows.. one of them just may be the answers you are looking for...
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are you having depth of cut issues???
are you having component (rail/stile) alignment issues???

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Welcome to the forum David. If you go to CMT's online catalog there is a description in it about how to set up the R & S bits along with a few other hard to adjust bits like the miter lock. I don't know if Rockler's jigs will work for your bits. It might only work for their own bits. You definitely need a sled or a good sized square push block for guiding the rails past the bit.

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I cut a stile and then tried to match the ends of my rails with it. I used a scrap piece and kept making adjustments until I got the depth of the cut right, then when I attempted to adjust the up and down cut, it threw my depth off. I had a lot of trouble trying to hold the piece for the end cut. I made a sled and used a backer board, but by the time I whittled through a 3 foot stick of wood, I decide to come see if anyone had an answer.
sled.. very good move...
a miter w/ a hold down is a good move too...
cut your end grains 1st and then the edge grain... less wasteful..
you seem to be on your way...
when you get there make a set of set jigs and save them...

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I have a Bosch RA 1181 router table and a Bosch router, with 1/2 in Collet.
My problem is setting up for my rail and stile bits. I see that Rockler sells set up jigs, but how do I know which one to buy. My bits are Roman Ogee, a 2 piece set.
i have a set and no problum with mine, i did a google search and go here and read you will get the answare you are looking for https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q...and+style+bits

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