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Ball Bearing Router Bits Router bit, 3/8" dia.

Router bit, 3/8" dia.

Item # 0583
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$26.95

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Ball Bearing Router Bits Router bit,1/2" dia.

Router bit,1/2" dia.

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Ball Bearing Router Bits Extra bearing for 3/8" bit

Extra bearing for 3/8" bit

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Ball Bearing Router Bits Extra bearing 1/2" bit

Extra bearing 1/2" bit

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Ball Bearing Router Bits, Set of 2

Set of 2

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Ball Bearing Router Bits

About This Item

Special bits for templates! Extra-long carbide-tipped router bits produce clean, precise body cavities when used with our templates.

The ball-bearing guide matches the cutting diameter, and the long shank allows multiple-pass routing for deep cavities.

The 1/2" diameter bit is recommended for most of your routing chores, and comes with 1 bearing. Use the 3/8" cutter only for routing corners that need the tighter radius, it comes with 2 bearings.

Sold individually or SAVE when you buy the set of both router bits.

Shank diameter: 1/4" (6.35mm)
Cutting height: 1/2" (12.7mm)

A heat-resistant sleeve (not shown) holds the bearing in position. We recommend stacking an extra bearing on the shank for deep cavities, and use the 3/8" bit only for routing corners.

Tip: We recommend that you change the position of stacked bearings on the router bit's shank every time your re-chuck in the bit into your router. This will greatly extend the life of the bearings and reduces the risk of a bearing "blow-out."


Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

How (and why) to use templates to rout control cavities

If you sometimes think of making a custom electric guitar, Erick Coleman has tips to make one part of the process a lot easier. Here's how to rout the neck pocket and control cavities so they look as good as a factory build.

Instructions

Product Instructions

Using Ball-bearing Cutter Bits for Guitar Routing

Instructions for using Ball-bearing Cutter Bits for guitar routing.

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5.0

excelente

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otima fresa para tupia... adorei,.

4.0

almost perfect

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they work great! but for some places I had to route, a 3/8" deep would've been better!

4.0

Router 3/8  bit with bearing

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The story is that I add purchase a tTlTcaster Ash body and the neck pocket was to shallow by 1/16 to fit a standard neck. So I purchace the 3/8 bit to match the radius of the pocket corners. Did a test run on a scrap piece of wood, , then use a neck templare to do the routing,. This bit is of best quality and the finish was perfect, in fitted the neck in the pocket and all was level. Thanks to SM for there good tools and tips.

3.0

Ok but wear out quick

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this bit are ok for if you dont have alot of carving to do. They work great at first but become dull quickly. Especially in hardwood

4.0

VERY sharp

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Good bits and bearings, cut precisely and quickly.

4.0

Great bits

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These are the best routing bits I have in my shop. They slice out pickup cavaties with maximum precision. I just wish the shanks were longer for cutting body shapes along a template.

5.0

Ball Bearing Router Bits

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Ces la premiFre fois que je les utilisent et ta ses trFs bien passer, je n'ai pas ruiner mon gabarit et la coupe est trFs net et 1/2 pouce de long ces super car je ne suis pas obliger de mFtre un shime super Tpais ce que j'aurais TtT obliger de faire avec un couteau de 1 pouce d'une autre compagnie. Avec ces couteau je suis plus prFs de la surface a travailler a cause de ta logueur et avec trois bearings je suis svre d'avoir un bon contact avec mon gabarit. Super. Daniel G Luthier

4.0

Good bits

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If you are using the Stew Mac templates
these are the only bits available that can be used. Off the shelf bits are too long and make too deep a cut. They are on the expensive side though.

5.0

Very good

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No complaints here. I didn't fancy the plastic tube method of fixing the bearing ring, so I bought an extra ring which works fine

4.0

Ball Bearing Router Bits

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Generally cut well but I wasn't too happy with the plastic sleeve idea. I then purchased enough bearings to completely cover the shank on both the 1/2" and 3/8" bits. I think this is the only way to use them when using a template. For adjusting the bearing position I found the easiest way was to remove the static bearing from an alternative make of bit that holds the bearing in place using an allen screw in an undersized bearing and sharing it between all my 1/4" shaft bits. In the UK I haven't found a 1/2" deep cutter, they are all around 25 mm so too deep for some of the routing required.So the SM bit is the right size but maybe could do with a 'keeper' bearing not a plastic tube?

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