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Hi All, I am new to the forum and only a little experience of routing. I have an oval shaped piece of teak, 500mm by 200mm by 6mm thick. I want to rebate the edge 5mm wide by 3mm deep. Is there a special bit for the job and can it be done free hand.
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Paul,
try using a rabbet bit. They are a straight bit with a bearing at the end of the arbour. The difference in size between the bearing and the bit is the depth of the rebate. Have a look at this website for ideas, and then see what you can find locally.

http://www.carbatec.com.au/835-rabbeting-bits_c17590

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Welcome to the forum Paul. It's a simple job that can be done in minutes with the bit Darryl suggested and it can be used handheld or on a router table.

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can also use a edge guide clamped on with c clamps a simple
piecee of wood will work I use 1/2 "aluminum angle
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can also use a edge guide clamped on with c clamps a simple
piecee of wood will work I use 1/2 "aluminum angle
Cptjack, if I understand what you are saying, that would work well for straight timber, but Paul has an oval shaped piece.

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I see you're in the UK Paul. Bearing-guided bits for such small rebate sizes aren't too common. Especially to metric dimensions, even though we supposedly went metric in the 1960s.

I think Wealden Tool is your best bet. This looks like what you need:
Wealden Tool Company Limited Small Series
Personally I'd go for the T1705 down-shear version for the best surface finish. According to the list, that cutter with bearing TB450 will give you a 5mm rebate.
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Hi Paul - a bearing-guided rebate bit will do the trick as a number of posters have stated. You will battle to find a bearing/bit combination that will give a 5mm rebate. You will probably have to settle for a 1/4" rebate.

A note on terminology. Your original post used the term free-hand routing. You should have said hand-held routing (as opposed to table routing). Free-hand routing is hand-held routing where the user's eye/hand coordination determines the result. There is no other guidance mechanism. A rebate bit is bearing-guided.

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This is a set that I have.
Buy WoodRiver Rabbet Router Bit Set 1/2" SH at Woodcraft.com

Changing bearings changes the cutters width. You raise or lower the router to adjust the depth.

Maybe you can find something like this in metric.

As you can see I used mine in a router mounted under a table.

Hope this helps.
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