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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just right!

By mike ryman from erwin tn
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, August 17, 2012

I bought this bit to help ensure a good install in my first guitar build. I was terrified of something going wrong, however this bit made it a flawless install. Thank you stewmac!

Couldn't live without it.

By Chris Thomas from Elizabeth, PA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The right tool for stewMac's T rods. I wouldn't want to use anything else. A perfect fit every time!

Made a Clean Slot

By Matt Travers from MA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, June 07, 2012

I purchased this for my first guitar build (still in progress). I originally contemplated just using a basic 1/4" bit or using two passes of a smaller bit. Then I thought I might as well do it the proper way to reduce risk for error. This bit made an extremely clean slot in my maple neck blank and it fits my Hot Rod perfectly, no rattle. The gap between the cutter blades also helped me line it up along the center line. I'm hoping I get to use this on many more guitar necks, and maybe some other projects as well.

Easy cut

By Mdr from Pa
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, May 19, 2012

Bit was just the thing for the hot rod. Made a good groove that the truss rod fit well into.

Sharp is an understatement.....

By Dingobass from Perth, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Glad I read the reviews on this one.... So many stories of cut fingers. When mine arrived I took care when taking the protective coat off. Glad I did, 'cause man, this puppy is razor sharp! Made the most beautiful rout out I have ever seen and the Hot Rod sits in so snug! Don't muck about with saws just buy this and save your self a lot of work.

Great Router Bit

By ControlFreak from Bellmore, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, June 26, 2011

Cut a snug channel in 3 passes .. couldn't ask for more

good bit

By Rob Alley from Ft. Lauderdale, FL
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, May 07, 2011

nice and sharp, cut my finger when removing the sleeve

Great, sharp, fast.

By Jerhico Guitars from Altona, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The title says it all. Thanks again Stewmac!

This is a nice router bit for hot rod style truss rods

By Marty from NY state
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I had to purchase a second bit as my first first one was locked in the collet of my router and I chipped it trying to get it out. The bit worked nicely over the years but the collet didn't. The Stew Mac bit is very nice and I'd recommend it to anybody using hot rod truss rods as it fits them nicely.

Does its job

By Rico from Carmel, IN
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, October 31, 2010

This bit cuts a perfect channel for hot r truss rods to fit in. Probably because that is what it is made to do. Either way the bit is very sharp and cuts through mahogany with ease.

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