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I have bought a multi rabbeting kit. I need to cur 5/8 x 5/8" rabbets to the inside of a frame similar to a picture frame. The bit is about 11/16 high and 1 3/8" diameter. Can I use this free hand, bearing against the wood, or must it be used in a router table?

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It depends on a few things. How wide is the wood your cutting? Will you lay the wood flat or is it on an odd angle? Can you hog out most of it on the table saw? I would take at least 3 passes to get to the final cut.

For me without more info or a picture, I would make the cut on the router table.

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As Al suggested, it depends on if the frame is wide enough so that the router does not tip.

Other that that, I would say yes..

Does you bit have multiple bearings to set the width of cut?

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Multiple bearings, yes. Multiple passes probably safest.
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Multiple bearings, yes. Multiple passes probably safest.
My understanding is the pieces are joined in a box? This can be done by hand but if at all posible do it on a table. The tip factor can be a project wrecker. If the surface the router rides on is wide you will be fine.

Posting pictures for these types of questions can really help.

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I always prefer the table for such cuts. Very hard to keep the hand held router steady enough not to gouge here and there...at least it is for me.
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