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Author Topic: What kind of router and slotting cutter for t molding  (Read 1485 times)

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What kind of router and slotting cutter for t molding
« on: January 23, 2018, 08:39:05 pm »
Where are you guys finding router bits to cut your t molding slots?  I bought a small router at home Depot and they didn't have a 1/16th slot cutter so I bought one online.  When it showed up a week later it didn't have an arbor or anything for me to actually put it in the router.  I went back to home Depot to see if they had any and they looked at me like I was crazy and said they had never seen a router bit like that before and didn't understand how it would even work.  I showed the guy a video of someone cutting a t molding slot on YouTube and again the guy said he didn't understand how it would work.  Now I have a 4 winged slot cutting bit with no way to put it into my router (1/4 inch Chuck) and no way of cutting my slots.  I kind of feel like I'm going crazy.  Can anyone help a wood working noob?

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Re: What kind of router and slotting cutter for t molding
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2018, 11:06:12 am »
Most of the places that sell T-molding also sell the router arbors and blades that you can use for their T-molding specs - ie.

https://www.t-molding.com/installation-tools.html

Carries a few different size 3-wing cutters and also the 1/4" shank arbor that they fit on ( https://www.t-molding.com/whiteside-arbor-a200b.html )

Also Home Depot carries them if you have a 1/2" shank router for store pick up - Link for the Arbor - https://www.homedepot.com/p/Diablo-1-2-in-Slotting-Cutter-Arbors-DR60100/204073458?MERCH=REC-_-SearchPLPHorizontal1_rr-_-NA-_-204073458-_-N

And for the 1/16" tri wing - https://www.homedepot.com/p/Diablo-1-16-in-Slotting-Cutter-DR56100/204073546?MERCH=REC-_-PIPHorizontal1_rr-_-204073458-_-204073546-_-N
« Last Edit: January 24, 2018, 11:12:48 am by JDFan »

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Re: What kind of router and slotting cutter for t molding
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2018, 08:28:46 pm »
I bought mine from here:
https://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/smarthtml/pages/bt_slot.html?zoom_highlight=slot

Think you'll need  the "Set #318 for 1/4" shank"

Used a friends 1/4" Rigid router.
« Last Edit: January 24, 2018, 08:30:29 pm by UEDan »

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Re: What kind of router and slotting cutter for t molding
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2018, 10:21:14 pm »
Great, thank you guys.  When I was at home depot I literally showed the guy a video of someone putting in t molding and asked him what I need to buy for my router.  I showed him the bit I had and he said "That will never work.  I don't even understand how that would cut something".  He said all this AFTER I showed him the video of someone doing it.   Hopefully with the links you guys provided I will be able to make some progress :D

  
 

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