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I've never used a biscuit cutter router bit before. I'm going to purchase the Rockler Biscuit Cutter Set for my router. Since this set is 1/4" I plan on using my rotozip tool to cut the slots. I have access to a 1/2 router/table but I'll have to buy an adapter for the larger router.

Is is possible to cut the slots using a hand held router or is it better to go with the router table?
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Note the bit size (5/32" or 1/8") the norm.
Biscuit kits and Glue Spreader

You can use your hand router or the router table, but you need to made a quick jig for your hand router.,it's just a 1/2 round cir.that you screw to the base of the router plate.

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I've never used a biscuit cutter router bit before. I'm going to purchase the Rockler Biscuit Cutter Set for my router. Since this set is 1/4" I plan on using my rotozip tool to cut the slots. I have access to a 1/2 router/table but I'll have to buy an adapter for the larger router.

Is is possible to cut the slots using a hand held router or is it better to go with the router table?



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With a router set-up, it is difficult to position the groove away from the edge of the board, eg, sides of shelves. You have to use a 4mm or whatever your biscuit sized bit in the router as normal with a guide strip/clamp. Go with a biscuit jointer.
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I've never used a biscuit cutter router bit before. I'm going to purchase the Rockler Biscuit Cutter Set for my router. Since this set is 1/4" I plan on using my rotozip tool to cut the slots. I have access to a 1/2 router/table but I'll have to buy an adapter for the larger router.

Is is possible to cut the slots using a hand held router or is it better to go with the router table?
Bear in mind that there is no substitute for a dedicated biscuit jointer and for hobby use one of the many cheap ones will last for years. This demo. shows how easy it is.
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Hi Harry

Why buy a dedicated biscuit jointer for 80.oo dollars plus ,when the router table will do the job just fine, 5.oo dollar slot cutter router bit and some scrap lumber for a slide in jig.

But you know me I'm cheap so I use the biscuit jointer blades in my router table they are just a buck ($1.oo) each..

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=47401

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http://www.grizzly.com/products/Slit...aw-Arbor/G1438

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Another and even simpler way to biscuit a miter joint without having to make any adjustments to your biscuit jointer's fence is to butt and clamp the two pieces to be joined together and then use the surface of one miter cut to rest your jointer on while you cut the slots on the opposing mitered surface. The first method is fine, but all biscuit joint's fence settings tend to be a little off, especially the cheaper ones. I prefer leaving the fence in the "0" position whenever the cut allows.
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Another and even simpler way to biscuit a miter joint without having to make any adjustments to your biscuit jointer's fence is to butt and clamp the two pieces to be joined together and then use the surface of one miter cut to rest your jointer on while you cut the slots on the opposing mitered surface. The first method is fine, but all biscuit joint's fence settings tend to be a little off, especially the cheaper ones. I prefer leaving the fence in the "0" position whenever the cut allows.



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Hi Bob, Take the two mitered ends and clamp them together with their inside faces together (long sharp ends on the outside). Then use the surface of the one mitered edge to support your biscuit jointer just like making a cut on a bench top with the fence at 90 degrees to the blade. Sorry, I meant 90 degrees not "0" degrees as in my previous post.
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