This just my 2 cents
That way will work fine but you may just want to use a rabbit bit, it's quicker than the planner not to talk about the ware and tare on the planner blades, they are not cheap and easy to switch out like a router bit.
Vert. bit speed 12,000 rpm. make 2 or 3 passes, the last one would only be 1/32" cut or less.
S & R bit set. 12,000 rpm's also,,,but it can be done well in one pass.
But use a full size feather board for the R & S bits, that's to say a 2 x 4 stock clamped at each end of the router table fence, that you ran in the planner/jointer to get it true and squar and flat... this will keep your fingers out of the way of the bits plus hold the stock down to the top..
Here's one more small tip, use wide stock then rip it to size ( 2 7/16" the norm) after you have both ends/sides done..
They make and sell a back cutter bit just for the vert bits but the rabbit will work fine ..
#8679 $18.00,,,NOTE they cut 5/8" deep..unlike the normal rabbit bit,unless you have one of the high end rabbit bit sets that you can switch the bearing on...to get the 5/8" deep cut... http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shops...ter_bits2.html
Originally Posted by rprice54
So I'm about to try out my newest set of bits. I bought a rail/style bit set and a vertical panel bit from Rockler. I only have a 1 3/4HP Porter Cable router and didn't think it could handle a horizontal bit.
I know a lot of the horizontal bits have a back-cutter. I figure I can use a rabbeting bit for the same effect on the back of the panel to keep it flush with the front of the door frame, but what if I just plane the panels down an extra 1/8" (or whatever the depth is needed to keep them flush). I figure I can control the width of the edge of the panel by how many passes I make with the vertical bit. I will plane them first to be sure they don't tip over in the planer.
Any experience with this method? I just thought it would be quicker to run each panel through the planer a couple of extra times instead of rabbeting all 4 sides of each panel.
EDIT: while we're at it, what speed should I run the bit at? It's still pretty big. http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?O...Select=Details
Door Set: http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?O...Select=Details