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Binding Router Guide

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Binding Router Guide

About This Item

Great for archtop instruments! Works where a standard router base can't. Fits Dremel and Black & Decker rotary tools. Router bit sold separately.

This versatile attachment was designed by our own Don MacRostie, it screws onto the Dremel tool, and its thumbscrew-adjustable edge guide lets you cut an accurate ledge for any binding thickness up to .220".

Made of precision-machined aluminum and brass, it's great for routing the edges of archtop instruments, where a standard router base won't work. It installs easily on Dremel MultiPro™ or Professional rotary tools (and Black & Decker Wizard™/RTX™ tools), replacing the threaded plastic collar on the tool housing (fits 12 threads per inch).

Designed to be used with 5/16" diameter carbide-tipped Binding Router Bit.


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3.0

Almost ...

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This would be a far better tool if the edge guide were twice as long. Then it would be much more stable and easier to control. How about it, StewMac? Can we get a longer screw + bushing as an upgrade? (Hopefully free.)

5.0

Binding router guide.

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This guide does an excellent job in cutting rabbits for bindings.

4.0

Great tool, but . . .

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Works well with some practise. Two problems: Guide bearing not nearly long enough as noted by other reviewers. A better cutter is the Dremel #115 which is not sold by Stewmac. Also, this needs at least 30,000 and considerable power to use effectively. I used with a Dremel 4000.

I will use this more on future rebuilds.

5.0

Nice attachment.  Good value.

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This works quite well, and seems easier to control than the other stewmac router attachment. There still is a little difficulty getting a perfect rout when the curve, say on concavity of a mandolin point keeps the bit from going deep enough. Handwork may be necessary. It might have been better to have a couple of vertical roller bearing stops instead of the flat fence part of the attachment, and in two different screw-in lengths for normal and tight quarters. But that would have substantially increased the expense. And because of the design, there is a limit to how wide you can make your purfle. I'd think for the majority of users, this limit would be OK.

5.0

More than product

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Great tool. However, what is more important is the service, and the people behind the tool. The online tutorials for how to use this, and other tools are fantastic.
StewMac is everything I have heard it was. Some folks say they are pricey... maybe. Others say they are worth it. Well, amen to that. Word to the wise; get in the StewMac club. The free shipping savings is huge, and trust me, you will be back for more stuff.

5.0

Great tool

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I purchased this router tool years ago, it took a bit to understand the correct handling, the first impression wasn't enthusiastic and it rested in its box for a long time. BUT, as I re-picked it up for a recent project, set it correctly and fit the right bit I found myself able to make really very, very nice and clean cuts. My two cents: buy best quality bits, take a little time to practice and this will soon became one of your favorite tools ;-)

4.0

Modification

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I needed a jig for very occasional binding routing. I believe with a good deal of practice, I might have been able to use the guide as is, but it would be very easy to lose concentration for a moment and have "an issue". I looked at just extending the side guide roller, but it seemed too flimsy. So I built a frame to brace the extended guide roller, and to have something more substantial to hold the jig in place against the side of the guitar. The main control over the set up becomes the hand holding the roller brace, and not the hand holding the Dremel, as was the case before. The aluminum channel is available from hardware stores. The angle of the guide roller can be adjusted a little by slackening the two long screws. I had a gretsch guitar uke with a twisted neck to experiment on. The photos show my first try at binding routing ever. I'll practice some more before I use it on a good guitar, but I was quite pleased with the results.

4.0

Works for me

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Worked good when used on the sides instead of the face as instructed.
I set my bit height to the thickness of the trim, then use the thumb screw to lower to the correct depth. Just held the guitar between my legs and started carving. Way easier to do it this way then running the guide on the top. Also easier to get in the horns on this Strat I'm working on.
They should probably modify this design so it'll rout from the sides instead of the face or back

4.0

Works well if used carefully.

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I purchased this guide to cut the binding channels on my f5 mandolin.
Having read all the previous reviews on the use of this guide and all the negative things that may go wrong I was more than a liitle nervous I can tell you after all my work so far.
However I found that as long as constant pressure is kept on the guide roller and you work slowly taking several cuts to obtain the deired dept then no problems arise.
The other thing that is critical is that the guide is kept rotated at 90 degrees to the work or the cut will not be full depth.
The one thing that gave me a bit of a scare was the black mark that appeared around my sound board from the aluminium guide. This did sand off quite easily though but a warning on the instructions would have been nice.

5.0

Worked just as advertised

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Worked very well when adding some real bindings to an old Harmony Archtone that was rescued from the firewood pile. Two passes to get to the proper depth worked more accurately with much less teareout. Would not hesitate to use it again. A good tip is to practice on some scrap lumber to get the technique and keep the Dremel speed between 2 and 3.

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