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Hi I am looking for a stile and rail router bit to buy for my routing table to put together raised panel kitchen cabinet doors.
Here's the profile I am looking for, I attached the picture of a edge bit profile, but I need it in stile and rail router bit, 1/2 inch shank.

This profile is often called:
straight cove or
cove with fillet or
double fillet cove or
classical cove

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Here's one that's close.
Freud 99-761 Matched Rail/Stile Router Bit Set 13/64" Radius w/ 1/2" Shank

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Hi Joe and welcome. I can't remember seeing that profile in rail and stile sets. Generally the choices are beveled, ogee, and cove (without the fillets). You might be able to find the roundover bit that is an identical match to that and by putting a smaller bearing on it get it to cut the mate. You would have to run that piece upside down.
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Do check out the Sommerfeld matched sets. Sommerfeldtools.com. Matched sets make setup much easier. Also check out the Easyset, a star shaped set of jigs for setting up your bits. With matched sets, once you set the first bit, the rest are automatically correct. Check out Marc Sommerfeld videos on YouTube for help and a really great method for making rails and stiles. He sells tools (mostly router related) but he was a cabinet maker before. You pay a little premium for matched sets, but they make life much easier.

The Easyset is also available for Freud bits. Very nice gadget. The matched sets work in part because you drop a half inch grommet into the collet, so you don't have to adjust for each new bit in the set. There are lots of brands out there that produce such bits, but I find it worthwhile to pop for the Sommerfeld sets. It is pretty much a lifetime investment.
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