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How to Cut Rabbets

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A rabbet consists of an L-shaped groove in the edge or end of a piece of stock. There are two general types of rabbets--edge and end.

Rabbets are generally used as a recess in which other pieces of material will fit. Perhaps the classic example would be picture or mirror frames. These have a rabbet all around in the back and the glass is recessed into this rabbet.

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