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Old 09-29-2011, 10:58 AM   #1
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I want to buy router bits to make my own tongue & groove joints in wood flooring.

In doing a google search, I see lots of different sets, varying in price:
http://www.google.com/search?q=tongu...w=1251&bih=486

Is any one much better than the other?

I am hoping to find one that would be compatible with existing flooring to use when cutting out & replacing existing boards...is the size of the tongue and groove pretty standard?

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Here this should help---Cutter Profiles for Tongue-and-Groove Flooring

Regular T&G bits won't work well for flooring--there is a slight setback on the bottom cutter to allow a tight joint at the top edge even if the floor is not perfectly flat-

Also the tongue is shallower than the groove to allow for a bulged tongue from having a nail driven into it---

You will benefit fro having two router tables set up for the flooring operation so you don't have to waste time on set ups or the risk of goofing up a set up---

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This bit is actually for a friend who installs flooring.,..he wouldn't use this too much, really just on repair jobs (he would never on a whole floor). So time wasted isn't really a concern.

Do they make T&G router bits that are made for flooring?
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Yes--did you look at the article on routing the tongue and groove? That's the kind is set needed---

I don't know who stocks them---I've never made flooring---some one here will know----Mike---
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