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I'm trying to locate a particular configuration of a 1/4" rabbeting router bit. I've got a similar one to what I want but it does a 7mm rabbet and that's just unacceptably too deep.
My dream bit:
1/2" shank
1/2" bearing
1" cutting diameter
Simple, or so I thought until I started looking. (looking for router bits on the internet is awful!).

I've got other bits that can be made to do the 1/4" rabbet but the cutters are much larger than I want.
I even looked at Freud's router bit offering but quit searching when it became obvious that their build quality was limited to speeds under 20K. I don't have routers that run that slowly.

I did find a Whiteside 1885 and may have to settle for that despite the dinky 3/8" guide bearing.

Any suggestions?



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There are cutters that can be used with different sized bearings to make 1/4" rabbets.....


This is one example....
 

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Thanks for responding. Actually I've got a set of that size, but like the one linked, the cutter is a 2" diameter so its a non-starter. I'm looking for a cutter 1" in diameter.
closest is
Arden Rebate Bit with Bearing 25.4mm Diameter, 1/4" Shank
Product Code: ARD-307141

But only available with 1/4" shank

BrandArden
Bearing Diameter1/2" (12.7mm)
Bearing ID3/16" (4.76mm)
Bit Cut Depth12.7mm (1/2")
Bit Cut Diameter25.4mm (1")
Bit Shank Size1/4"
 

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Wow. That's it. The 1/4" shank I could live with. From my perspective, its such a simple and useful design for rabbeting for a back when the panels are unassembled. It would fit in the 1-3/8" hole in my router base without my having to change to a specially bored out base.
I'm envious of your resources on the other side of the world from me.
Thanks for the quick response.
 

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Wow. That's it. The 1/4" shank I could live with. From my perspective, its such a simple and useful design for rabbeting for a back when the panels are unassembled. It would fit in the 1-3/8" hole in my router base without my having to change to a specially bored out base.
I'm envious of your resources on the other side of the world from me.
Thanks for the quick response.
If you can afford -
MADE IN AUSTRALIA
Carbitools (carbitools.com.au) has one with 1/2 inch shank

Model: T 1708 B 1/2
2 Flute - Rebating Bit with Pilot with Ball Bearing Guide
- Carbide Tipped

1/2" shank
1/2" bearing
1" cutting diameter
2 1/2" Total length
1/2" flute length
 

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That is precisely what I was looking for. Many thanks for looking that up for me. You're right, at $53.00, it is a little expensive.
With the bewildering array of brands and styles of router bits we have available in the USA, I thought this bit configuration would have been a standard with several makers. When I needed it, I went to my router bit drawers and found nothing suitable.

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That is precisely what I was looking for. Many thanks for looking that up for me. You're right, at $53.00, it is a little expensive.
With the bewildering array of brands and styles of router bits we have available in the USA, I thought this bit configuration would have been a standard with several makers. When I needed it, I went to my router bit drawers and found nothing suitable.

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Price is AUD$53. = about USD36 (but need to add postage)
 

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Thanks for the responses. I got the Whiteside for $27.00. I'll have shop for some extra guide bearings. I can't imagine that little 3/8" diameter guide bearing (R2 size) is going to last. At least if I want a 1/8" rabbet, all I have to do is put on an RA2 size.

For what its worth, here's the size and nomenclature of commonly used router bit guide bearings. The ZZ suffix means shields. Those with an X in the key column are available with shields (best for dusty environments) but the buyer must specify seals rather than shields if that's what you want.


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