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    How would you cut this?

    I need to cut two dead-on parallel through slots in a piece of plywood.

    I've tried a couple of approaches with the router, but can't seem to clamp them sturdy enough to stay put while the router hogs out the slots.

    I've got a drill press, router, table saw, and a mortiser. The slots are about six inches long and I have to do several, so I hope to avoid the mortiser.

    Thanks in advance.

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    The router with one of them spiral up cut bits, would be the best bet.........?

    Perfect job for the Festool saw and rail (sorry)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    The router with one of them spiral up cut bits, would be the best bet.........?

    Perfect job for the Festool saw and rail (sorry)
    Interesting, never though of the festool. Guess I could clean up the ends with a coping saw....

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    router-n-guide would be my choice too....although i`d have to hillbilly up a guide .....tod
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    I agree with Tod. Build a fixture with a slot and then use a guided bit.
    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Cloud View Post
    Interesting, never though of the festool. Guess I could clean up the ends with a coping saw....
    Or, drill two holes, one to start and one to stop the cut, and use the Festool saw to cut between them?

    A router and jig would be faster.

    Cheers!

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    Router table. Adjust fence to desired depth.
    Mark a start/stop point on your fence.
    Start by plunging the material down onto the table.

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    [QUOTE=Stuart Ablett;2383]The router with one of them spiral up cut bits, would be the best bet.........?
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    Depending on what you're looking to do, may be better off with a spiral downcut if plunging from the top. It'll keep the topside edges cleaner.
    Brian

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