Binding Router Bit Set

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Rout clean, precise ledges for practically any binding combinations.

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Binding Router Bit Set Standard set

Standard set

Item # 1298
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$95.99

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Binding Router Bit Set Complete set

Complete set

Item # 1297
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$146.50

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Rout clean, precise ledges for practically any binding combinations.

Our clean-cutting carbide-tipped cutter has a 1/4" shank to fit your router, an Allen screw with wrench for installing a depth-of-cut bearing, and a special extension bushing for "stairstep" ledges.

Money-saving sets add depth-of-cut bearings sized specifically for binding routing jobs, and for flush-trimming guitar tops and backs. Instructions included. Router bit and bearings are also available separately.

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.


#1298 Standard Binding Router Bit Set
Bearings in the Standard set are for common binding thicknesses (listed below), and match our bindings, including Herringbone purfling. Flush bearing is for trimming glued bindings, and newly assembled guitar tops and backs.

Includes:
9 bearing sizes
Router bit
Allen wrench
Extension bushing
Instructions
Bearing diameter    Size of ledge cut   
.925" (23.50mm) Flush
.840" (21.34mm) .040" (1.02mm)
.800" (20.32mm) .060" (1.52mm)
.780" (19.81mm) .070" (1.78mm)
.740" (18.80mm) .090" (2.29mm)
.720" (18.29mm) .100" (2.54mm)
.680" (17.27mm) .120" (3.05mm)
.620" (15.75mm) .150" (3.81mm)
.520" (13.21mm) .200" (5.08mm)



#1297 Complete Binding Router Bit Set
This is the most affordable binding router set offered to luthiers. You'll save money AND be ready for practically any binding job.

Includes:
19 bearing sizes
Router bit
Allen wrench
Extension bushing
Instructions
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)


Router bit dimensions
6-degree cutting edge downshear prevents grabbing on climb cuts, for cleaner results.
Cutter diameter.925" (23.50mm)
Cutting height without bearing.375" (9.52mm)
Arbor shank diameter.25" (6.35mm)


Router bit and bearings are also available separately.


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Erick Coleman answers a frequent question from customers: Which tools to use for routing channels for instrument bindings?

Product Instructions

How to Install Bindings

Overview of binding, purfling, and other instrument trim, including binding recommendations and installation techniques.

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 selection

By GavinB from Perth, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, October 07, 2012


Bought the complete set. Seems to be enough bearings to rout just about any combination of bindings!

ok

By OTANIEL from CASCAVEL, PR, BRASIL
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, October 04, 2012


chegou ..estava precisando ... obrigado stewmac

ok

By OTANIEL from CASCAVEL, PR, BRASIL
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, September 28, 2012


ok..chegou ...obrigado.

Great tool.

By Scott Stadler from Concord, Ca, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Like everything else in life, having the right tool for the right job makes all the difference. This set made binding a pleasure rather than a chore. I can't wait to use it on my next instrument.

Just buy this set!

By Leo Crossfield from UK
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, July 04, 2012


This set of bearings is just plain brilliant. So many fine variations on the depth of cut. Made my last binding rebate just perfect. I could not be without it now - it is like finding gold in your basement.

Bearings and bit

By Nutfiler from Dieppe, NB Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, June 02, 2012


Good quality as usual but expensive.

time saver

By banjerinepickinjerry from Mtn View, Ar
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 08, 2012


This set takes the calculations out of trying to set the depth of cut for binding slots. Measure thickness of binding, then select the correct bearing. It's that simple.

Top Quality

By Lou G from Bloomfield, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, March 01, 2012


This cutting bit with bearings really simplified cutting the binding channels on my guitar project. The cuts were very clean and accurate with no tearout. Follow the included instructions and this set will give awesome results!

Binding bearing and bit set

By Bill Duncan from Lenoir, NC 28645
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, January 23, 2012


Good quality, plus all the right bearings are there without searching.

Great tool

By Chester V from Pointe Claire,  Quebec, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, August 18, 2011


Works as advertised but expensive

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