Carbide Downcut Inlay Router Bits

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The best for inlay work and saddle slotting! Solid carbide lasts far longer than steel, and reverse spiral flutes cut downward for cleaner, "no fuzz" edges in routed cavities.

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Carbide Downcut Inlay Router Bits 1/8" dia.

1/8" dia.

Item # 5154
In stock, ready to ship!

$18.55

3 or more $17.07
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Carbide Downcut Inlay Router Bits 3/32" dia.

3/32" dia.

Item # 5153
In stock, ready to ship!

$18.55

3 or more $17.07
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Carbide Downcut Inlay Router Bits 1/16" dia.

1/16" dia.

Item # 5152
In stock, ready to ship!

$18.55

3 or more $17.07
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Carbide Downcut Inlay Router Bits 3/64" dia.

3/64" dia.

Item # 5151
In stock, ready to ship!

$18.55

3 or more $17.07
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Carbide Downcut Inlay Router Bits 1/32" dia.

1/32" dia.

Item # 5150
In stock, ready to ship!

$18.55

3 or more $17.07
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Carbide Downcut Inlay Router Bits, Set of all 5 sizes

Carbide Downcut Inlay Router Bits, Set of all 5 sizes

Item # 5155
In stock, ready to ship!

$92.75 $82.55

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Details

The best for inlay work and saddle slotting! Solid carbide lasts far longer than steel, and reverse spiral flutes cut downward for cleaner, "no fuzz" edges in routed cavities.

To use our 1/8"-shank bits in your laminate trimmer's 1/4" collet, see our #5246 Adapter Collet.

Length 1-1/2" (38.10mm)
Shank diameter 1/8" (3.18mm)

Use the larger bits for removing wood in the middle of your inlay work, and save the fine bits for the fine details. The fine detail bits are fragile, for routing intricate details only.

Item Primary use Width of cut Depth of cut
5154 For inlay routing and bridge saddle slots 1/8" (0.1250", 3.18mm) 1/2" (0.375", 9.53mm)
5153 For inlay routing and bridge saddle slots 3/32" (0.0938", 2.38mm) 1/4" (0.250", 6.35mm)
5152 For fine detail inlay routing 1/16" (0.0625", 1.59mm) 3/16" (0.188", 4.78mm)
5151 For fine detail inlay routing 3/64" (0.0469", 1.19mm) 1/8" (0.125", 3.18mm)
5150 For fine detail inlay routing 1/32" (0.0313", 0.79mm) 1/8" (0.125", 3.18mm)


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Carbide Downcut Inlay Router Bits

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Downcut Bits

By fullwedge from Cornwall on Hudson, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, March 25, 2013


Fabulous product for fine detail work, saddle slotting and inlay. Super sharp and as advertised, no fuzzy edges.

Great Bits

By Maurice Howlett from Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, March 05, 2013


Have used various other bits for inlaying but none compare with these downcut inlay bits

Fine inlay bit

By smilingdog1 from st. louis MO.
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, January 26, 2013


Smooth and steady, cuts a fine line.

Can't beat 'em

By preetcher from Beaufort, NC
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, December 13, 2012


These are really fast and clean cutting. I just love how you can really make some nice precision cuts. Great product.

Love these bits

By Sean Breen - Breen Guitars from Kirby, VT
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, December 12, 2012


These bits changed how I make inlays. Absolutely awesome. They're also great for mini pilot holes for truss rod cover screws.

Excellent cutters

By Rob Hodgson, Wallash guitars from Derbyshire, England
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, October 08, 2012


I have a few of these cutters in various sizes and would not be without them, great for those important little jobs. Get a couple though because if it breaks, as they do from time to time, nothing will do the job quite like it!

ok

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


chegou ... obrigado..estava precisando...

ok

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


ok...obrigado... chegou.,

Expensive, but worth it!

By Greg Robinson - Guitar & Amplifier from Melbourne, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, September 18, 2012


The sticker shock of these bits might frighten people off, but they are the highest quality bits I have yet found. Used carefully, they will easily last longer than anything else I've tried, and stay sharp seemingly forever, leaving no fuzzy edges, ever.

Excellent bits

By Ake Wallin from Sweden
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, September 14, 2012


Wonderful for stringing and other inlay.

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