Binding Router Bit

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

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Binding Router Bit

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Product Details

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.

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Good deal, good bit

By Ayers Guitar Co. from Phoenix, AZ
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, February 24, 2012


This bit and the various bearings are of good quality and are pretty long lasting with a good clean cut.

Easy binding ledges

By Josred from VA USA
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, January 21, 2012


Great tool! Once you have developed the feel to run it around the edge of the guitar, it is a breeze. I like the accuracy and consistency of the cut. Make sure you use a strong enough router.

Binding router bit

By New River Guitars from Todd, NC
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, December 06, 2011


The router bit is an excellent partner with the Bosch Colt router. It is expensive, but cutting into an assembled top, back and sides with much time and money invested is no time to work with a cheap cutter. Some fuzz will be left on spruce tops. I ignore and sand off when sanding/scraping the purfling flush.

Binding Router Bit

By Pat Green from UK
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, October 04, 2011


Works really well and cuts a neat channel.

Binding Router Bit

By Josephus from ID
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, September 26, 2011


Great bit. Setup with bearing was simple, and made perfect cut.

Nice Job

By Bill from Puyallup from Puyallup WA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, August 04, 2011


I recently purchased your binding bit and was very pleased at the quality of channel it cut. The channel was square and crisp with no need to clean up or tweak. Just two passes and zip zam bam you're done. Highly recommended.

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By nilsericksonguitars from framingham
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, May 23, 2011


I love the oversized bearings-less chatter marks along the sides due to the inevitable slight wobble in my various routers, as I route for the bindings. I find that the .05 bearing works better for the .04 cream binding, especially around the neck heel on the back since I don't use any sort of compensation for the bow of the back. I believe the .04 binding is slightly thicker and I find it easier to sand down the mahogany sides a fraction than it is to sand down the plastic bindings.

Binding Bit

By J.P. Johnson from Sanford, NC
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, April 06, 2011


I had forgotten just how great this bit performs when new. My first one is now three years old and I just ordered and received the second one. From now on I'll just make it a point buy a new one every year. What a difference! Effortless, clean sharp cutting performance.

Binding Router Bit

By B Jofus from Seattle
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 25, 2011


Nice bit. It works well for recessing control cavity covers as well.

Best product I have bought from Stew mac!

By Colt W. Knight from South Charleston, WV 25309
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, August 29, 2010


Wow, what can I say. I can route accurate clean binding channels with this bit in a matter of minutes! Trying to install binding on a flat guitar with anything else is insane. Great product. Stew mac has done the math for you with the bearings, and the blades are slightly angled to prevent tearout.

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