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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

Great bit...

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Not that I really do much binding compared to the amount of guitars I build without binding, but its no different than the other bits, well made and stay sharp for a pretty long time. No better or worse than any other quality router bit. They all get dull eventually and then you have to get another one...

5.0

Watch those fingers!

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This router bit is one of the nicest you can buy anywhere. It is extremely sharp and well made (be careful removing the covering from it!). It cuts a very clean channel and does so in one pass when paired with a good router and steady hand.

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Great tool!

4.0

Good deal, good bit

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

5.0

Easy binding ledges

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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.

4.0

Binding router bit

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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.

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Binding Router Bit

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Works really well and cuts a neat channel.

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Binding Router Bit

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

4.0

Nice Job

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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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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.

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