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Router Bit for Hot Rod Truss Rods

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Router Bit for Hot Rod Truss Rods

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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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3.0

Still too wide

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I use a lot of Hot Rod truss rods (Viacali Guitars), and believe that it's important for the truss rod to fit SNUGLY in the slot in order to minimize any possibility of rattles. I have always used a 3/16" router bit, and taken multiple passes, to accomplish this.

After seeing all of these 5 star reviews, I tried this router bit. The slot it cuts is still too loose, IMO. The router bit is 0.225", exactly as described. The problem is that the brass blocks at the ends of the truss rod are 0.217", and the outer diameter of the red bars are 0.212".

I will keep on using my 0.188" router bit, even though it takes twice as many passes as this one.

5.0

Great!

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If used properly, it works really good.

5.0

Should be in your shop.

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I have installed a number of Hot Rod truss rods using a 1/4 inch router bit. It will work but this bit is high quality and the truss rod fits much, much, better.

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