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Turn defects into details

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Curl coming off of router bit
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The bit's bearing rides on the
cabinet side as the cutter slices
the face frame flush and adds
the V-groove.

Not every face frame and cabinet case go together like a match made in heaven. The frame may slightly overlap the case sides, or hairline gaps may emerge after the glue-up. That's when you need the perfect solution for an imperfect world: a flush-trim V-groove router bit.

These bits look and work much like straight flush-trim bits with one exception: A V-shape groove-cutter extends about 1/16" past the bottom-mounted pilot bearing and cutters, as shown below. This V forms a groove on the joint line between the face frame and the case; the rest of the bit trims the frame edge flush, as shown right.

Continued on page 2:  Grooves hid cracks


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