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Binding Router Bit

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Binding Router Bit

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Binding Router Bit

About This Item

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)


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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5.0

Excellent router bit

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No binding and no chipping. This blade helped me get smooth results when flush cutting and routing for binding.

5.0

a perfect fit and function

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I bought the binding router bit and the .09 offset bearing to fit the .09 plastic binding. I am delighted, it was a perfect fit and left a small amount exposed that I easily took off with the scraper once the glue dried. I had telephoned and spoken with someone who couldn't answer the questions I had about bearing size match to the binding so to be on the safe side I also ordered a .08 bearing offset which wasn't needed. The bearing was easy to change on the bit, everything worked like a dream and I am a happy camper

2.0

Works for a limited time

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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.

5.0

Router bits & bearings work great!

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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....!

5.0

Used it for the first time.

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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!

5.0

Makes a tough job much easier...

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This bit & bearing make an extremely daunting task much easier to accomplish. Cuts a really clean channel that the binding can snuggle into..

5.0

Binding Router Bit

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I thought this bit was a above my budget, until I tried it out! Practice on scrap wood first! Then when working on the guitar, make several Shallow cuts instead of one deep one. I had never used a router before, but with a Laminate Trim Router and this bit and bearing, I had a Perfect binding channel in under 5 minutes! I had purchased several inexpensive Tele bodies on e-Bay just to practice on, as I ruined one while using a Dremel tool to route a channel. The Dremel cannot navigate the sharp turns at the upper bout of a Telecaster. As you can see in the photo, no burn marks, no bearing marks. Take your time and still be done in 5 min. Ready to sand and finish. After buying this bit, NO Telecaster will be "plain" in my shop again! I can see some great part-time money coming in, thanks to Stew Mac and this bit! Great Quality Stew Mac! Super Fast Shipping Too !

5.0

Awesome

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Fast shipping (5 days to Italy with DHL Express) and excellent products.

5.0

Perfection.

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I used the bit with bearing guide on my router table and was able to route both sides of my Tele body for a binding in less than ten minutes. Clean, precise and super-easy. Take you time setting and testing the height and the rest is easy.

4.0

Binding Router Bit

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You need one of these. In a proper router set up, they are great. The bits can be cleaned in acetone to remove wood resins and cleaned after each routing job

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