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Routing a RabbetRabbets can be cut a variety of ways. Old-school woodworkers used chisels and rabbeting planes, whereas modern woodworkers prefer stacked dado blades or routers with a rabbeting bit equipped with a guide bearing.

When you need to cut a rabbet in an assembly (depending on the assembly), none of these options may be a suitable option. Learn another way of cutting a rabbet by checking out the tip included in these Modular Coffee Table plans. It may be a more appropriate option when you need to rabbet an assembly.

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