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Ball Bearing Router Bits

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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.

Item # 0693
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$30.04

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

Extra bearing for 3/8" bit

Item # 1288
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$5.90

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Ball Bearing Router Bits Extra bearing 1/2" bit

Extra bearing 1/2" bit

Item # 1289
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$5.60

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Ball Bearing Router Bits, Set of 2

Set of 2

Item # 0565
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List Price $56.99
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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

Great bits, easy to use

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For my first rout these were great. I didn't have any issues at all and would buy them again if I need too.

3.0

Bits good, bearings...not so much

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The bits are fine quality, but the bearing leaves a bit to be desired, longevity-wise.

2.0

Old days were better.

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I¦ve been buying these router bits for 5 years now, and there is a considerable variation in bearing/cutter sizes. The first ones used to be dead accurate, but the newer ones sometimes cut a little more than the bearing. Each surface the bearing rides is going to be cutted in a different way, and that can compromise the creating and use of templates. I suggest Stewmac goes more seriously on quality control, no matter where they come from.

4.0

Worth The Price

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these bits were very sharp and worked very well. The directions were easy to follow and understasnd.

2.0

Give me a stop collar

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Would be a 5 but no stop collar...the sleeve is a poor design.

5.0

Set of both router bits

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Perfect size for small cavities. Sharp and precise. Worth the money. This bits only need a top collar to be perfect.

3.0

Rust?

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I have several brands of high quality routing bits and none of them rust. These one does they rust on the edges and I don't know why? I think that the ball bearing is too thin. Otherwise, it does the job.

5.0

good quality

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they cut through wood just like butter

5.0

Cuts Great!

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I bought the set of two and have used them to hog out a ton of maple in my guitar and they have worked amazingly well! I would recommend getting an extra bearing for the 1/2 diameter because I was forced to buy an entire new bit from woodcraft because my bearing broke. But as always they replaced it free of charge!

5.0

the best for clean routs

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they're great by using them with the templates. very useful!

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