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10-04-2018 07:30 PM
Stick486 pick your poison...
Freud Tools - Search Results for table edge router bit
10-04-2018 05:21 PM
Michaelgordon1959 My t molding uses 1/16” slot cutting router bit. Purchased at Rockler and they have t molding too.
10-04-2018 05:18 PM
Michaelgordon1959 Rockler has the bit in different thicknesses and they also sell the t molding.
06-14-2007 02:47 PM
bobj3 Hi Clem

and your'er welcome glad to see you got it done
The heat gun works great on the corners or a hair dryer also but it can't get to warm.

It's fun stuff to install and sure makes it a nice clean job over the plywood..(dress up the edge(s) ) plus it will stay in place unlike the edging that you use a hot iron on.

How about a picture or two, that would be nice


06-14-2007 02:09 PM
Clem Wixted
Originally Posted by bobj3
Hi Clem
I think you are talking about this type of plastic T-edging molding, the norm is a 1/16 slot (5/64") see link below.
Use one of the SMALL battery saws with a 1/16" saw BLADE set to 1/4" to 5/16" deep.


I used my small battery saw with a thin finish blade (1/16") and made the cuts freehand. I clamped a 2X4 to the edge of the table on the long sides and lined up the blade with the middle ply of the 3/4 plywood. This worked good for the length because the ply was grain long so it was soft and easy to cut. The short length was cross grain and it was slightly harder but because the cut was so shallow it went very well. I also freehanded the rounded corners and was a little shakey in some of the grooves but the straight sides were good so the edging stayed in the rounded corners very well. I had to tap the edging into the groove all around the edge.

Thanks for your help.


P.S. This has been an interesting thread, thanks for all of the input and the welcome.
06-14-2007 01:55 PM
Clem Wixted Thanks, Dave.

Originally Posted by Dr.Zook
Welcome to the Router Forums Clem and a belated Happy Birthday to you.
06-12-2007 09:07 PM
bobj3 Corey

2 x 2" x 4" = ? right,,,,,,, now see if you had a planer you could make some in a heart beat LOL


By the way that's some 1" x 4" scrap pine in the snapshots for the fence just glued and screwed to make a quick fence ..


06-12-2007 09:01 PM
challagan Nice.... need to get a couple new 2 X

06-12-2007 03:34 PM
bobj3 Hi Corey

Here's a snapshot or two of the fence I now use on the Colt router table to remove tops from boxes or to put in slots... the one in the picture(s) below is a 1/8" slot cut..
cutting into some MDF stock, The Bosch Colt has all the power you need at the low speed, it's a GREAT router

Thanks again for the heads up on this little 1HP router


06-12-2007 12:12 AM
challagan BJ I like the idea of using the saw blade for making thin splines in boxes that can be filled with veneer etc. I like the looks of the tiny splines. I will just have to get a slot cutter set and give them a try.

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