Binding Router Bearings

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These custom bearings work with our Binding Router Bit for precise control of the depth of cut.

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Binding Router Bearings Flush-cut bearing

Flush-cut bearing

Item # 1298-000
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$5.97

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Binding Router Bearings Bearing for .040" (1.02mm) binding

Bearing for .040" (1.02mm) binding

Item # 1298-040
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$5.97

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Binding Router Bearings Bearing for .050" (1.27mm) binding

Bearing for .050" (1.27mm) binding

Item # 1298-050
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$5.97

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Binding Router Bearings Bearing for .060" (1.52mm) binding

Bearing for .060" (1.52mm) binding

Item # 1298-060
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$5.97

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Binding Router Bearings Bearing for .070" (1.78mm) binding

Bearing for .070" (1.78mm) binding

Item # 1298-070
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$5.97

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Binding Router Bearings Bearing for .080" (2.03mm) binding

Bearing for .080" (2.03mm) binding

Item # 1298-080
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$5.97

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Binding Router Bearings Bearing for .090" (2.29mm) binding

Bearing for .090" (2.29mm) binding

Item # 1298-090
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$5.97

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Binding Router Bearings Bearing for .100" (2.54mm) binding

Bearing for .100" (2.54mm) binding

Item # 1298-100
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$5.97

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Binding Router Bearings Bearing for .110" (2.79mm) binding

Bearing for .110" (2.79mm) binding

Item # 1298-110
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$5.97

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Binding Router Bearings Bearing for .120" (3.05mm) binding

Bearing for .120" (3.05mm) binding

Item # 1298-120
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$5.97

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Binding Router Bearings Bearing for .130" (3.30mm) binding

Bearing for .130" (3.30mm) binding

Item # 1298-130
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$5.97

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Binding Router Bearings Bearing for .140" (3.56mm) binding

Bearing for .140" (3.56mm) binding

Item # 1298-140
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$5.97

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Binding Router Bearings Bearing for .150" (3.81mm) binding

Bearing for .150" (3.81mm) binding

Item # 1298-150
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$5.97

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Binding Router Bearings Bearing for .160" (4.06mm) binding

Bearing for .160" (4.06mm) binding

Item # 1298-160
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$5.97

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Binding Router Bearings Bearing for .170" (4.32mm) binding

Bearing for .170" (4.32mm) binding

Item # 1298-170
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$5.97

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Binding Router Bearings Bearing for .180" (4.57mm) binding

Bearing for .180" (4.57mm) binding

Item # 1298-180
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$5.97

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Binding Router Bearings Bearing for .190" (4.83mm) binding

Bearing for .190" (4.83mm) binding

Item # 1298-190
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$5.97

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Binding Router Bearings Bearing for .200" (5.08mm) binding

Bearing for .200" (5.08mm) binding

Item # 1298-200
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$5.97

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Binding Router Bearings Bearing for .210" (5.33mm) binding

Bearing for .210" (5.33mm) binding

Item # 1298-210
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$5.97

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Details

These custom bearings work with our Binding Router Bit for precise control of the depth of cut.

They're available in 19 different sizes (.010"/.25mm increments), so you'll be able to rout precise ledges for practically any binding combinations.

#1298-000 Flush bearing is for trimming glued bindings, and newly assembled guitar tops and backs.

Choose the bearings you need for specific jobs, or see our money-saving Binding Router Bit Set.

Tip: All our bearings are now sized for exact cutting depth. Remember to allow for swelling of wood fibers from gluing, as well as for the thickness of the glue itself. Glued plastic binding will swell considerably as it absorbs the glue solvents. Wood bindings glued with wood glues that contain water will swell also. To minimize final scraping and sanding, we recommend installing a short length of binding on routed scrap wood first, to test the fit.


Find the right size bearing for your binding:
Measure the bearing diameter with a dial caliper and use
this chart to find the size ledge your bearing will cut.

Bearing diameter    Size of ledge cut   
.925" (23.50mm) Flush
.840" (21.34mm) .040" (1.02mm)
.820" (20.83mm) .050" (1.27mm)
.800" (20.32mm) .060" (1.52mm)
.780" (19.81mm) .070" (1.78mm)
.760" (19.30mm) .080" (2.03mm)
.740" (18.80mm) .090" (2.29mm)
.720" (18.29mm) .100" (2.54mm)
.700" (17.78mm) .110" (2.79mm)
.680" (17.27mm) .120" (3.05mm)
.660" (16.76mm) .130" (3.30mm)
.640" (16.26mm) .140" (3.56mm)
.620" (15.75mm) .150" (3.81mm)
.600" (15.24mm) .160" (4.06mm)
.580" (14.73mm) .170" (4.32mm)
.560" (14.22mm) .180" (4.57mm)
.540" (13.72mm) .190" (4.83mm)
.520" (13.21mm) .200" (5.08mm)
.500" (12.70mm) .210" (5.33mm)


Product Instructions

Using the Binding Router Bit and Bearings

Tips for routing binding ledges using the Binding Router Bit and Bearings, including how to choose the correct bearing, hand routing and using router tables.

Ratings & Reviews

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Binding Router Bearings

By Spot's Dad from Kentucky
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, July 17, 2013


An absolute must have in order to achieve professional looking results on a binding project. The difference in size of each one in the set is marginal, to the naked eye, so you'll want to keep them clearly marked. The quality is excellent and they make an easy task of routing a guitar body for binding. I highly recommend Stew Mac router bearings!

Very good

By AlessandroT from Verona
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, June 10, 2013


Excellent product by an excellent seller

This is a must...

By Lupinus from Montr+¬al, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, January 25, 2013


What can I say, they are a necessity. Good product - then again it's just a bearing, what can go wrong with it.

Sizes

By Steve Hinde from New Hartford, IA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Covers most of the sizes I need. But there is a gap in the bearing sizes to route the purfling for a herringbone or similar top edge detail. There needs to be a couple more to allow 090 binding with herringbone or binding beside the herringbone or widths to use other styles of purfling. The smallest one is ok for 060 with herringbone bold. The next available is the tiny bearing for electric cavity routing. I need something in between.

Great and easy to work with.

By Nick Gedra from Stillwater, OK
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 27, 2012


I am a beginner luthier working on my first guitar. with these tools from stewmac, routing binding channels has become one of the easiest things I've done. thought it would have been more difficult. Thanks SM

Definitely on a roll

By Little Crow from Atlanta, GA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, June 18, 2012


These bearings do the job nicely. Precise cut and smooth action.

Great fit

By Adams Guitars from Wisconsin
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 31, 2012


Using these and the binding in the catalog are a perfect match.

Binding Router Bearings

By Martin from Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 01, 2012


worked just fine for me! very good bearings

Binding Router Bearings

By New River Guitars from Todd, NC
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, December 02, 2011


The bearings performed as expected. No rubbing or marring the guitar surface. Stu-Mac tools set a high standard.

Binding Router Bearings

By Josephus from ID
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, October 06, 2011


Great product. Setup with binding bit was simple, and made perfect cut. Using with the binding bit I easily cut a channel that fit the binding exactly.

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