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Adjustable Slot Rail and Stile Set Westborough MA

The set works for undersized 1/4-in. and 1/2-in. plywood in rail and stile material from 3/4 in. to 1-1/4 in. thick. Each two-piece matched set works like a stackable dado.

Village Lumber&true Value Hdw.
(508) 366-8222
1 Phillips St
Westborough, MA
 
Lowe's
(508) 282-4016
40 Fortune Boulevard
Milford, MA
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

Monnick Supply
(508) 624-7070
222a East Main Street
Marlborough, MA
 
Grafton Square True Value Hdwe
(508) 754-0044
113 Hamilton St
Worcester, MA
 
Lowe's
(508) 595-1450
533 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

Lowe's
(508) 614-1152
260-266 Turnpike Road
Westborough, MA
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

Marlborough - A
(508) 357-6200
521 Lynch Blvd
Marlborough, MA
Store Hours
Sears Stores
Store Type
Sears Stores
Hours
Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:8-21
Sun:10-18.5
Store Features
Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:8-21
Sun:10-18.5

Rays True Value Hardware
(508) 865-9037
22 Howe Ave
Millbury, MA
 
Holliston True Value
(508) 429-4404
58 Central St
Holliston, MA
 
Lowe's
(978) 568-3300
6 Highland Common East
Hudson, MA
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

Adjustable Slot Rail and Stile Set

Adjustable Slot Rail and Stile Set

 

Have you ever slid a piece of 1/4-in. plywood into a 1/4-in. groove? It ain't pretty. It's a fact of life that plywood is undersized in thickness and this results in ugly gaps in doors with plywood panels. So here's the skinny—skinny bit, that is. With Amana Tools' new In-Stile and Rail System router bit set for $155, you can match the size of the groove to the exact size of the plywood. This allows easily custom fitting the groove to the panel. The set works for undersized 1/4-in. and 1/2-in. plywood in rail and stile material from 3/4 in. to 1-1/4 in. thick.
Each two-piece matched set works like a stackable dado.
It comes with a variety of shims, spacers and cutters that allow making grooves (and the matching tongues) in two size ranges: from 0.197 in. to 0.272 in. (approximately 3/16 in. to 9/32 in.) and 0.433 in. to 0.523 in. (approximately 7/16 in. to 17/32 in.). It takes test cuts and trial and error to get the bit set up right, depending on your panel material's thickness, but instructions from Amana simplify the process. When you've found the perfect setup, using the bits is no different from using any other matched bit set. Sets are available in three profiles: ogee, bead and concave (pictured). All have 1/2-in. shanks and produce a 3/8-in.-long tongue. The price of each set is slightly higher than prices for matched sets that don't allow customizing the groove size.

Source
Amana Tools, (800) 445-0077, www.amanatool.com, In-Stile and Rail System: ogee, #55436; bead, #55437; or concave, #55433; $155.

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