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Binding Router Bearings Flush-cut bearing

Flush-cut bearing

Item # 1298-000
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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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Binding Router Bearings Bearing for .050" (1.27mm) binding

Bearing for .050" (1.27mm) binding

Item # 1298-050
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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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Binding Router Bearings Bearing for .070" (1.78mm) binding

Bearing for .070" (1.78mm) binding

Item # 1298-070
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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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Binding Router Bearings Bearing for .090" (2.29mm) binding

Bearing for .090" (2.29mm) binding

Item # 1298-090
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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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Binding Router Bearings Bearing for .110" (2.79mm) binding

Bearing for .110" (2.79mm) binding

Item # 1298-110
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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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Binding Router Bearings Bearing for .130" (3.30mm) binding

Bearing for .130" (3.30mm) binding

Item # 1298-130
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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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Binding Router Bearings Bearing for .150" (3.81mm) binding

Bearing for .150" (3.81mm) binding

Item # 1298-150
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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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Binding Router Bearings Bearing for .170" (4.32mm) binding

Bearing for .170" (4.32mm) binding

Item # 1298-170
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$6.27

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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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$6.27

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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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$6.27

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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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$6.27

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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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Binding Router Bearings

About This Item

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)


Instructions

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.

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Excellent product by an excellent seller

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This is a must...

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

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Sizes

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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.

5.0

Great and easy to work with.

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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

5.0

Definitely on a roll

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

5.0

Great fit

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

4.0

Binding Router Bearings

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worked just fine for me! very good bearings

5.0

Binding Router Bearings

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

5.0

Binding Router Bearings

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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.

5.0

Great Quality

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These are fantastic bearings. Great quality, they don't mar the edge of the guitar, and they are a perfect fit for stew macs bindings.

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 35 See Binding Router Bearings
on page 35 of our StewMac Digital Catalog