Ball Bearing Router Bits - Set of 2

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Ball Bearing Router Bits - Set of 2

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Ball Bearing Router Bits - Set of 2

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."


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Product Instructions

Using Ball-bearing Cutter Bits for Guitar Routing

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

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These bits along with the Stew Mac templates I now have much cleaner cavity and pickup routing.

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It's my fourth set in the last 10 years and it always gives an excellent result.

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I'm an amateur in the Luthier community, but this item was just what I needed. Very accurate routing was produced as far as I could notice. It's a must have, if you want to do the job right. A+++

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I purchased the set of 2 router bits with ball bearings for routing solid body guitar cavities. I used the +" bit for pickup cavities on a couple of alder bodies with my self-made polycarbonate plastic templates.

I was quite delighted with the results. The long shank allowed deep routing and the cut was accurate, clean and smooth.

The only drawback was the shank being 1/4" (6.35mm) thick and the collets of my routers being metric, allowing a 6.00 mm router bit shank. After I sanded the shanks carefully to the right measure the router bits worked with my tools perfectly.

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