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  • Matched Rail and Stile Router Bit Sets

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See our new Double Round Set!

Voted "Best Cut" in issue #107 of Fine Woodworking! These carbide tipped cutters come as a matched 2 bit set so that the rail and stile match precisely. Cuts a 1/4" thick x 3/8" deep tongue on 3/4" stock. Mission Style Set #8846 cuts a 5.2mm high by 3/8" deep slot for plywood panels. Regular Price $84.95. Raised Panel Door Instructional Video.

Matched Rail & Stile Instructions (PDF)

Matched Rail and Stile Router Bits
Item # Profile Large
Diam.
Stock
Thickness
Shank
Size
   
#6547 Ogee 1-5/8" 3/4" 1/4" $69.95
#8846 Mission 1-5/8" 3/4" 1/2" $69.95
#8847 Ogee 1-5/8" 3/4" 1/2" $69.95
#8843 Round
Over
1-5/8" 3/4" 1/2" $69.95
#8844 Beading 1-5/8" 3/4" 1/2" $69.95
#8836 Traditional 1-5/8" 3/4" 1/2" $69.95
#8837 Shaker 1-5/8" 3/4" 1/2" $69.95
#8842 Double
Round
1-5/8" 3/4" 1/2" $69.95
#296 - 2 Piece 5.2mm Plywood Panel Conversion Kit
With slot cutter for European plywood $39.95
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Matched Rail & Stile Set-Up Blocks

Save time, effort and wood. The pre-cut profiles allow quick, proper height adjustments with accurate setup everytime. Made of 2-3/4" L x 1-7/8" W ultra high molecular weight polymer and will not distort or swell. For 3/4" stock only. Instructions included.

Set-Up Blocks for Rail & Stile Instructions (PDF)

Set-Up Blocks for Matched Rail & Stile Bits
Item # Profile Use for
Bits
   
#9741 Ogee #6547, #8847 $10.95
#9743 Traditional #8836 $10.95
#9745 Round
Over
#8843 $10.95
#9746 Beading #8844 $10.95
#9748 Shaker #6537, #8837 $10.95
#9749 Double
Round
#8842 $10.95
 MLCS Matched Rail and Stile Router Bits

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Great Idea - (5/5), Aug 3, 2009

By Walt Jones (West Chester Pa )

I have owned a stacked rail & Stile stacked bit for about a year, but only used it recently. After a few test pices I saved the perfect pices for setups.

I have now used the bit w/a router lift to mill maple, cherry and beach - what a pleasure. No bit changing - quick set up clean profiles. I built shop made sled that accmodates a backup to avoid tearout. As long as you mill your stock properly your doors will be perfect.


Satisfied Customer (5/5), Dec 16, 2010

By Anthony Boedeker (Independence Ke US)

I have been a customer of MLCS since the early 80's and I am still using some of the bits I bought back then. I have 3 different sets of the rail and stile bits and they have never let me down. I have recommended MLCS to all of my woodworking friends and will continue to use them. They are the best bit for the cost.


Good Product (5/5), Jun 4, 2014

By Bruce Patrick (Wetumpka AL US)

I have been making cabinets for over 25 years and have been using MLCS bits for most of that time. I fins that the bits are always good quality and their prices will beat anyone else. I highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for good bits at a great price.


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CLICK to see MLCS Raised Panel Project Calculator
MLCS Raised Panel Project Calculator New and Improved! Also works with metric.
Replaces our popular "Woodshop Calculator CD". Quickly and easily produce more precise detailed cut lists, without costly math errors. Create doors (with up to four panels) or wainscoting panels. Get dimensions for a single door/wall or every door/wall on your project. First enter stile and rail widths, opening size and door overhang, then the program quickly provides a fractional (inch) or decimal (mm) based cut list for your rails, stiles and panels. Program also includes a handy board foot calculator. Available as a download from our website or on CD (for Windows 98/ME/XP/NT/2000/VISTA/7). Not currently compatible with Mac OS.
Raised Panel Calculator CD
with FREE "Making Raised Panels" DVD

#9112........................................$24.95
Raised Panel Calculator CD Download
***PLEASE READ THIS Before Ordering Download***
#9101........................................$19.95

  • Stacked Rail and Stile Router Bits

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Voted "Best Cut" Fine Woodworking 107! 2 flute, carbide tipped with totally enclosed ball bearing guide. The easy way to make perfect rails and stiles with only one router bit. Cut rails and stiles without having to reverse, switch or reassemble cutters, or without having to remove the bit from your router. All that is required is to simply lower or raise the bit. For best results use only with your router mounted in a table. Plywood Panel Conversion 5.2 mm slot cutter kit for European Plywood available here. For FREE instructions, click link below.
Stacked Rail & Stile Instructions (PDF)
Stacked Rail and Stile Router Bits
Item # Profile Shank
Size
Regular
Price
 
#8871 Ogee 1/2" $69.95 $49.95
#8872 Classical 1/2" $69.95 $49.95
#8873 Traditional 1/2" $69.95 $49.95
#8874 Beveled 1/2" $69.95 $49.95
#8875 Round Over 1/2" $69.95 $49.95
#8876 Shaker 1/2" $69.95 $49.95
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Set-Up Blocks for Stacked Rail & Stile Bits
Item # Profile Use for
Bits
   
#9741 Ogee #8871 $10.95
#9742 Classical #8872 $10.95
#9743 Traditional #8873 $10.95
#9744 Beveled #8874 $10.95
#9745 Round Over #8875 $10.95
#9748 Shaker #8876 $10.95
 MLCS Stacked Rail and Stile Router Bits

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Great Product (5/5), Jun 4, 2014

By Bruce Patrick (Wetumpka AL US)

I have been using MLCS router bits for many years and recently purchased my first stacked bit for making raised panel doors. This is a great idea and I wish that they had all their profiles in this product. I love them, no stopping to restack the bit or change the bit. Just change the height and continue cutting. A great time saver.


Stacked Rail & Stile Router Bits (3/5), Dec 14, 2011

By Bill Holstein (Newport WA US)

In spite of what is shown in the video, when you make the first cut with the top part of the bit, the lower cutter is high enough to cut into the base of the sled. This removes the edge that rides against the fence and next time you go to cut another end cut, the edge of the sled is cut away and the sled rocks against the fence. Basically it ruined the sled. to overcome this I cut a piece of 1/4" masonite to fit on top of the sled base and put a slot to match the one in the base that the handle slides in to thighten the block against the stock. Since the sled edge was already cut away, this scarificial piece has the edge cut away by the lower cutter of the bit and I can throw it away when I am done making the end cuts. You still have to make sure the sled does not rock as you slide it along the fence because the edge is still being cut away by the lower cutter.


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  • Reversible Combination Rail and Stile Router Bits

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Save $20 on all Reversible Combination bits!

2 flute, Carbide Tipped with totally enclosed ball bearing guide. For making matching rails and stiles in raised panel doors, etc. works with stock from 11/16" to 7/8" thick. For stock over 7/8" thick, simply rabbet out the bottom of the rail end. Cuts a 1/4" slot for the door panel. If you need a Rail & Stile/Raised Panel bit set, check out our Mix & Match Raised Panel Sets HERE, for savings up to $35! Additional "Traditional" profile cutter.

Reversible Combination Instructions (PDF)

Reversible Combination Router Bits
Item # Description Slot
Size
Shank
Size
 
#6551 Ogee 1/4° 1/4" $39.95
#8851 Ogee 1/4" 1/2" $39.95
#8852 Classical 1/4" 1/2" $39.95
#8853 Traditional 1/4" 1/2" $39.95
#8854 Beveled 1/4" 1/2" $39.95
Replacement 4 Piece Copper Spacer Set
#285........................ $4.00
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Reversible Combination Set-Up Blocks

Save time, effort and wood. The pre-cut profiles allow quick, proper height adjustments with accurate setup everytime. Made of 2-3/4" L x 1-7/8" W ultra high molecular weight polymer and will not distort or swell. For 3/4" stock only. Instructions included.

Set-Up Blocks for Rail & Stile Instructions (PDF)

Set-Up Blocks for Reversible Combination Bits
Item # Profile Use for
Bits
   
#9741 Ogee #6551, #8871 $10.95
#9742 Classical #8852 $10.95
#9743 Traditional #8853 $10.95
#9744 Beveled #8854 $10.95
 MLCS Reversible Combination Rail and Stile Bits

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Jeff (5/5), Dec 5, 2010

By Jeff V. (crown point in US)

The perfect rail and style bits when used with MLCS' setup blocks.

I made 22 kitchen cabinet doors with these bit and used a flat plywood oak laminate for the center panel. I never made doors before but found these bits make everything so much easier. I would use no other bits but stacked bits again.
They are worth every penny. Truly a great product. Don't hesitate to buy you will enjoy them.


Hobby Woodworker (4/5), Feb 9, 2009

By Bill Fields (Utica NY US)

I've owned the 6545x series for a number of years and have had excellent results. Speed is a must watch with this series with the 1/4 inch shaft which could lead to disaster and possibly severe bodily injury.

I highly recommend going to the 1/2 inch series for the above reason but if care is taken, the 1/4's will serve you well.


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CLICK to see MLCS Raised Panel Project Calculator
MLCS Raised Panel Project Calculator New and Improved! Also works with metric.
Replaces our popular "Woodshop Calculator CD". Quickly and easily produce more precise detailed cut lists, without costly math errors. Create doors (with up to four panels) or wainscoting panels. Get dimensions for a single door/wall or every door/wall on your project. First enter stile and rail widths, opening size and door overhang, then the program quickly provides a fractional (inch) or decimal (mm) based cut list for your rails, stiles and panels. Program also includes a handy board foot calculator. Available as a download from our website or on CD (for Windows 98/ME/XP/NT/2000/VISTA/7). Not currently compatible with Mac OS.
Raised Panel Calculator CD
with FREE "Making Raised Panels" DVD

#9112........................................$24.95
Raised Panel Calculator CD Download
***PLEASE READ THIS Before Ordering Download***
#9101........................................$19.95

  • Additional Profile Cutter

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Additional Profile Cutter on Sale! This traditional profile cutter allows you to make a traditional inside edge detail.
Additional Profile Cutter
Item # Description Bore
Size
 
#291 Traditional 5/16" $19.95

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 MLCS Traditional Rail and Stile Profile Cutter

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  • Plywood Panel Conversion Slot Cutter

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Replaces existing slot cutter. On Sale! By popular demand! The special slot cutter replaces the existing slot cutter in any MLCS Reversible Rail and Stile bits or MLCS Stacked Rail and Stile bits and creates a 5.2 mm wide panel groove that accommodates the commonly available European Plywood. Shims and washers are included.
Plywood Panel Conversion Instructions (PDF)
SALE! Plywood Panel Conversion Cutter
#289...........................$19.95
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 MLCS Plywood Panel Conversion Slot Cutter

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5.2mm Plywood Panel Conversion Kit (5/5), Mar 26, 2012

By Kim Morgenthaler (Saratoga CA US)

I ordered this along with the stacked Shaker Rail and Stile Bit. I wondered, with this thinner slot cutter, if the rail "tongue" would then be too wide to fit into the slot. These clever engineers recessed the mating surfaces of the slot cutter to accept the bearing and lower cutter. Using the amply supplied shims, I achieved a fantastic joint. The 5mm panels (more and more common) fit the 5.2mm groove perfectly! I couldn't be more thrilled with this product and highly recommend it!


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