REBATE CUTTER TGRC B 1/2
Rebate cutter, TGRC B 1/2. Cut the trench for the base and the lid of a box. Cuts a rebate 4mm wide and 5mm deep [or 1.6mm deep with a big bearing]. [G]
*The price is for the rebate cutter only. The 19mm big bearing is available for sale separately [$9.00]. See item 06-06 in this category.
The rebate cutter and big bearing are also part of our box making cutter kits.
Please note: postage will be added to purchases when we process your order.
Box making tip:
The 19mm big bearing assists the box maker to cut the trenchs for the floor and the lid of a box.
First use the big bearing on the Rebate cutter [TGRC B 1/2] to cut a shallow trench to 1.6mm. Then replace the small bearing on the top of the cutter to finish the trench to 5mm deep.
If you occasionally use soft and fibrous timbers, the shallow cut will help to make a clean, sharp edge without damaging the timber. Some timbers contain silica—two passes to make the trench will prolong the life of your cutter.
Remember to go slowly—let the cutter and router do the work for you.
All these cutters are designed for use in a table mounted router, and should not be used in a hand held router. The cutters are not guaranteed against breaking. The spiral cutter in particular, has a fine tip and should always be used in the table with a fence.
Take extra care to note the feed direction of the rebate cutter. With all cutting operations, the feed direction is opposite to the direction of motion of the cutting tips (i.e. opposite the direction of the tips as they enter the work piece).
Prolong the life of your cutter and save money.
 Before every box making session, place a drop of sewing machine oil in the bearing. The bearing is not sealed, so dirt and grime build up over time. If you do not keep the bearing clean, it will seize, causing damage to the cutter and your template.
 Regularly check that the grub screw in the side of the cutter has not vibrated loose. Alternatively, use a product like ‘Loctite’ to fix the grub screw in place. Hint: to glue in a grub screw, first place a light coloured cloth on the kitchen table [I guarantee you will lose the grub screw if you do this in the workshop]. Position the screw hole over the flat edge on the cutter housing. Place a small drop of ‘Loctite’ in the hole and screw in the grub screw.