Wainscot Router Bit Setup

I'm using the Amana bead wainscott panel router bit set which includes bits no. 49640, 49642 and 54266. What thickness stock should I be using with the bits? I think 3/4 is too thick, what is recommended 1/2 inch? Also any tips on setting the router bit height?


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Amana has three router bit sets, the bead, bevel and ogee, for constructing traditional paneled wainscot, each of which are designed to add beautiful architectural details to a room. Like traditional paneling, the sets are designed for 3/4" thick stock to provide the necessary visual effect as well as to provide the space needed for a chair rail

To set the router bit depth, begin by setting up the sticking, or bead bit, to a height that provides a sufficient fillet, or flat area, above the bead. Then set the matching cope bit to correspond.


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