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Binding Router Guide

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Binding Router Guide

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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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.

4.0

For the price, 4 stars

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This tool is exactly as advertised. I'm sure the designer can make flawless cuts, but the novice (me) will have problems. I bought several bits with the tool, and wore one out practicing on scrap wood. I am glad I spent a lot of practice time, because until you get a feel for it, this tool is very tricky. I have not experienced any problems with failing parts, but I only have a few hours of use on it. Overall I think it seems well-built.

Run out was still a problem even after I thought I had it figured out. The best advice I have read in these reviews is to go SLOW.

Bottom line is this tool will do the job, with patience. I plan to build more than one instrument, so I am going to go ahead and drop the cash for a pricier router set-up. I am chalking this one up to the learning curve, but I don't want to give the tool a negative review since it really is as-advertised. If you are on a tight budget, and you're handy with tools, and you have lots of patience and are willing to spend some time getting a feel for how this thing works, you will probably be OK.

5.0

Superb routing tool. Thanks, works very well. I now want to purchase the perfling router tool.

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I love this device. Works very well. Terry Ferster
Red Deer, Alberta
Canada

5.0

extra

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Top quality

4.0

Works as Described but Fragile

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The guide works exactly as described but the body is made out of Aluminum, which does not hold threads very well. The depth roller support screw will wallow out in a few months. If it were made from steel, it would be a far better device.

5.0

Great

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I was very satisfied.

5.0

Great tool

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Very good tool, allows for different settings in all directions. Couldn't figure working without it

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