Can you create tongue and groove with a router?

Can you create tongue and groove with a router?

You can do it all at the router table easily with three different cutter approaches. Here’s how. Step 1: Generally speaking, it’s easier to cut the groove of a T&G joint first, then mill the tongue to fit the groove. Install the straight bit in your router table, and raise it about 1/4-in.

How deep should tongue and groove be?

The groove should ALWAYS be slightly deeper than the tongue is long, by as much as 1/16″ for 3-inch wide boards. The reason for this is two-fold.

Should tongue and groove be glued?

The recommended glue for floating installation is Tongue and Groove engineered flooring glue. Glue placement is very important. The glue must be placed along the topside of the groove the full length of the grooved side and end.

Can you use a tongue and groove router bit?

If you are trying to make tongue and groove joints then you can use a straight and rabbeting bit. But if you are trying to use tongue and groove bit then this work become more accurate and fine. Every bit has its specific purpose and use. One router bit can do multiple functionalities.

How do you set up tongue and groove?

Note: A common method for setting up tongue and groove bits is to set the grooving bit close to center and then make two cuts, flipping the board over between them to actually center the groove. Setting the fence flush with the bearings insures correct dimension of the tongue and groove.

Where to place the bit on a tongue and groove board?

Set up your V-bit so the pointed tip of the bit is positioned just inside of the fence facings on your router table fence. Raise or lower the bit as needed to cut the amount of chamfer you like but set the bit slightly lower than the tongue height.

How are the Infinity tongue and groove bits set up?

Both of the Infinity bits feature depth-limiting bearings, installed at the factory. Using a straight edge, set the face of the fence flush with the bearing on both bits. This automatically controls the depth of the groove and the corresponding length of the tongue so they fit properly when assembled.