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Hi there. I'm new to this forum and new to routing but I have a question. Can a rabbeting router bit also be used for grooving and/or smoothing the bottom of chiselled or dadoed channels or is another bit type better suited? Thanks.
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I just realized this is an introduction thread and I should have been asking this question in another category. Dumb,dumb. Sorry everyone. Maybe the moderator will be kind enough to move it for me, I'm not sure if I could. I'm pretty new to all this forum stuff.
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Hi Stephen

A rabbeting bit is not the right tool for the job,the rabbet bit has a real down fall,it wants to rip stock out,it has no backup for the stock it pulling out of the way, they make a bit just for that type of job..

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Thank you so much, Bob. Very helpful.
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Hi Stephan and welcome! Since it's your first post it's fine in the intro section. Questions are welcome anywhere you post them, we'll move them if necessary. Glad to have you join us.

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Hi Stephan, If you are making grooves, dadoes etc. why bother with a saw or chisel? With a straight bit and the proper jig you can cut the dado in one step and not have to bother about clean up later. Check out the Nov 2008 issue of Popular Woodworking for some great ideas for router jigs. Good luck and work safe.
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