These specialty slot cutters are designed for use with a hand router on installed flooring to cut a groove for another piece of flooring or a spline joint. WL-003 also features a nail relief groove. Carbide tipped.
FLOORING & PANELING GROOVE CUTTER ROUTER BITS
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Looking for ship lap router bit
EVERYONE seems to be watching HGTV and has been bitten by the ship lap craze. A basic ship lap joint is just two opposing rabbets that overlap as tight or loose as you wish depending on how rustic you want it to look. You can use a tongue and groove for this, but since it is usually thin material fastened to a wall as opposed to thick flooring that would stand up to wear and tear, usually a rabbet joint is quickest and easiest. Our most versatile rabbeting bit would be:
https://www.woodline.com/collections/rabbeting/products/rabbeting-bits?variant=16865253703. The multiple bearings allow for various depths of cuts.
Material thickness will dictate whether you want to use a tongue and groove cut. Some have "V" profiles for added detail, but that is not traditional ship lap, but is often used as wainscoting. They can be found at https://www.woodline.com/collections/tongue-groove-1/products/tongue-groove-router-bits?variant=15147553607.
If you are unsure of which will work, give us a call with your material dimensions and we can discuss the pros and cons of each.