Binding Router Bit

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Binding Router Bit

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Binding Router Bit

For cutting precise binding ledges with our Binding Router Bearings. Carbide-tipped for long-life sharpness.

Our binding router bit has a 1/4" arbor to fit your shop router. 6-degree cutting edge downshear prevents grabbing on climb cuts, for cleaner results. The bit has an Allen screw with wrench for installing our Binding Router Bearings—choose from a wide selection of depth-of-cut sizes for practically any binding job. A special extension bushing is also supplied for routing "stairstepped" multiple binding ledges.

This bit is included with a selection of depth-of-cut bearings in our money-saving Binding Router Bit Set.

Router bit dimensions
Cutter diameter.925" (23.50mm)
Cutting height without bearing.375" (9.52mm)
Arbor shank diameter.25" (6.35mm)

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.

Customer Reviews

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Works for a limited time

(Customer's Reviews)

This bit worked well until about the 8th instrument. On my last instrument, about the 11th, using this bit, I had some serious issues with tear out unlike anything I've had, and I always route my channels incrementally, so I don't take all the material off in one pass. Upon inspection of the bit, I noticed that it was completely dulled, with chunks missing from the blades, and now I'm having to replace it. seems a bit expensive for something you have to replace regularly.


Router bits & bearings work great!

(Customer's Reviews)

Everything works as advertised, bits are sharp and neatly cut the work, even with someone who's new to using a hand held router (Bosch Colt). Bearing diameters are precise. After flush cutting, make sure to do your climb cuts first! Build on....!


Used it for the first time.

(Customer's Reviews)

I built my own binding machine using an old drill press stand for the column. It ain't pretty but thanks to the Stewmac Binding Router Bit and bearing, it worked great!

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