Router Bit for Hot Rod Truss Rods

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Specially sized for Hot Rod® channels, 0.225" cutter bit routs a 7/16"-deep truss rod channel in multiple passes.

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Router Bit for Hot Rod Truss Rods

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Specially sized for Hot Rod® channels, 0.225" cutter bit routs a 7/16"-deep truss rod channel in multiple passes.

This custom-ground 0.225" cutter bit routs a 7/16"-deep truss rod channel in multiple passes. Bit has a 2" overall length; 1/2" depth of cut; 1/4" shank. Carbide-tipped flutes outlast ordinary steel cutters. Specially designed for Hot Rod Truss Rods.

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Router Bit for Hot Rod Truss Rods

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Actually worth the extra

By Julius Jahn from Musquodoboit Harbour, NS  CAN
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, December 02, 2014

I was using a 1/4" single flute bit before, but this is necessary if you make more than 2 guitars. Cuts very nice and clean, and no need to silicone the excess and all that mess. First use was on solid indian rosewood and it cut like butta'!

Great router bit

By Garon from Los Angeles
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 06, 2014

I purchased the Hot Rod router bit in conjunction with a Hot Rod for my first full build. It couldn't have been any easier to route the truss rod slot. The rod fits perfectly without any rattle or unnecessary play. Measure multiple times and cut in multiple passes and you'll be doing this in your sleep.

Exact cut

By RamiusEng from Clinton, MS
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, August 11, 2013

This bit cuts to the exact width needed to fit a Stew-Mac Hot Rod into a guitar neck. I was able to use this bit on my router table. Set up and execution was easy as pie. Make sure your fence set up is right and do the cut in multiple passes.


By David Vicars from Texas
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Hot rod truss rods fit perfect when using this bit. Thanks Stewmac.

Worked good, use correctly.

By Andrew H. from South Carolina, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, June 14, 2013

This blade worked fine and cut my solid rosewood neck great... except that I tried to run it through the router table the wrong way. I had a fake maple skunk stripe on the back, and to keep consistent with which edge was against the fence, I ran it backwards. Don't recommend that. Otherwise, great.

Flawless router bit for the job!

By Callan Carnahan from Pittsburgh, PA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, March 11, 2013

Perfect bit for the job. Two passes and I had my channel cut perfectly for the Hot Rod, and it sits extremely well in it. Like everyone has said, this bit is INCREDIBLY sharp. Be careful when removing the plastic over the tip of it. Looking forward to using this on future projects!

HIgh Quality

By DAB Custom Guitars from Pa
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, March 11, 2013

There are really only two kinds of tools, quality ones and cheapo ones. These are quality and last as long as any long lasting bits I've used. No bits last forever. If I had to guess, I'd guess you could use this 50 times before you really had to get another...

Perfect for the job

By Jeff Wolters from Exeter, NH
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, February 10, 2013

Cuts a clean slot. Cutting a truss rod slot is not "rocket science", but with this bit there are no worries about fit with the Hot Rod Truss Rods.

Good Quality

By Adams Guitars from Wisconsin
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, January 03, 2013

I use this for routing the truss rod slot and for cutting the edges of my bridge to the correct thickness.

Great bit

By Gil Solomon from Israel
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, September 15, 2012

Sharp as hell. Does the job.

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