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    Posted: April 16 2011 at 1:09am
I'm building my canopy for my 125g but have gotten to a sticking point.  I have 4 openings I need to 'rabbet' out for the panels that go in them.  I borrowed a router from a friend, but it only has the collet for the 1/2 shank bit... and heaven help me, no one locally carries a 1/2" shank rabbetting bit, they are all 1/4".  He doesn't have the collet nor a rabbeting bit.

I would like to buy my own router and bit, but budget won't allow it currently, so my ask is either:
1- does anyone have a 1/2" shank rabbetting bit I could borrow for literally 30 minutes
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2- would anyone be willing to rabbet out these panels for me real quick?
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Woodcraft in SL probably has the right bit.

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Another good source is M&M Tools on about 3300 South and Main in Salt Lake.  Here is their web page: http://www.toolsandmachinery.com/.
 
If you are just doing a straight cut at the end of the board (what I consider a typical rabbit) you can usualy to a fine job on a table saw, if you have one.  A good dado blade helps with that.


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What brand of router is it?
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Tyler, its a borrowed porter cable.  I may check out the SLC stores, but didn't want to go that far.. I'll go try harbor freight, any excuse is good to get out there :).  If not, I found it online for $25. One more thing to learn patience with :S
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Are you just trying to router out for inserts? (like you would for glass?)
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I have a Porter Cable as well. I have both 1/4 and 1/2 collets if you want to borrow one you can
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Dion, yes inside edges to insert panel like you would a piece of glass.

Tyler, thanks! I'll let you know if I need to.
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Just wanted to thank you all for the input, I figured out a solution.  I picked up an adjustable slot cutting bit with multiple blades.  Stacked a couple to give me the proper depth I needed, the bit I picked up allowed the complete customization of where to place the cutting discs, washers and bearing!  Kinda a fun to do, but now that the rabbetting is over... seemed kinda like a 'duh' moment.
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