Straight Router Bits

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Cutter bits for inlay routing, widening fret slots or bridge slotting. 3/32"-diameter shank. For Dremel and Foredom rotary tools. Sold in sets.

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Straight Router Bits 0.055" dia, pkg of 6

0.055" dia, pkg of 6

Item # 1188
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Straight Router Bits 1/32" dia, pkg of 6

1/32" dia, pkg of 6

Item # 1187
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Straight Router Bits 5/64" dia, pkg of 5

5/64" dia, pkg of 5

Item # 1190
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Cutter bits for inlay routing, widening fret slots or bridge slotting. 3/32"-diameter shank. For Dremel and Foredom rotary tools. Sold in sets.

These bits require a 3/32" Collet for Dremel, which is not supplied with Dremel tools.

1188 Made of high-speed steel for inlay routing. 3/32" diameter shank, width of cut .055". Package of 6.
1187 Made of high-speed steel for inlay routing, or for widening fret slots. 3/32"-diameter shank; width of cut 1/32". Package of 6.
1190 Solid carbide, for bridge saddle slots. 3/32" diameter shank; width of cut 0.078"; cutting height 1/4". Package of 5.

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Straight Router Bits

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By Vytautas from Lithuania
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, April 13, 2013

Nice and precision tool.

Sharp and well Made

By Adrian Stuckey from Gold Coast Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, January 27, 2013

Very Sharp and Quality

Don't waste your money

By ClarksGuitars from West Lorne, ON
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, December 20, 2012

Anyone serious about inlay work will NOT buy these. Opt for the carbide down-cut bits instead. They're more money for obvious reasons - my first one lasted three years, and cut inlay on 30+ guitars. These cheap things lasted about 10 seconds before breaking. I bought the six pack and I've got one left, and that's only after cutting a single inlay route.

Better than expected

By GER from NJ
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, July 24, 2012

After reading the reviews I was a little worried these might be too delicate to do inlay work, I was pleasantly wrong. I used the 0.055" and 1/32" bits and they worked great. I did two passes, increasing the depth after the first pass and just let the bit do the work. These bits just walked through the wood and I had no issues with burning or breaking.

Ok for the outline

By Tallen2303 from Nashville, TN
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, March 15, 2012

These were ok for tracing the outline for my inlays. They get hot fast and then break. When the wood starts smoking change the bit!

As good as your good eyes and steady hands

By Ed G from Tempe, AZ, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, December 14, 2011

These pretty much operate as advertised. The price is good for what they are. I used them on hard maple, which is not really a picnic, but it was my very first time. If you're a first timer, consider getting the magnifying eyewear w/ lights: then you will be sure to do it right and not mess up. Also, if you have tight corners, like the tips of the abalone stars StewMac sells, get the finest / skinniest sized bit!

I botched the job my first time (on a strat headstock shown in photo), but fixed it after the fact by routing a more precise channel around the star inlays (w/ skinnier bit), then supergluing in glitter from my daughters art kit, then sanding! I know -- kind of a Bootsy meets glam rock final product. Anyway, the bits did fine in maple.

Straight Router Bits

By Paul Howarth from England
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Despite the low cost and other reviews stating these bits are fragile , I have had absolutely no problems routing out inlay channels other than the feathering on spruce which I expected as these bits aren't spiral downcut, but careful marking out with a sharp craft knife prior to routing quickly overcame this problem and lets you know when you are up to the line as the feathers fly off, all together great value for money and cheaper than buying equivalent bits here in England.

Excellent bits

By David Newton from Beaumont, Tx
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, February 11, 2011

I saw the price was less than the carbide down cut bits I usually buy, thought I'd give them a try. The smallest one, for fine inlay cutting, worked well, didn't last as long as a carbide, but a good tool.

Useful but get plenty of them

By JGS Guitars from South Africa
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, January 31, 2011

These are great for the detailed inlay work that is part and parcel of high-end guitar making. But expect to spend a good deal of time replacing bits, as these are by no means the most durable option on the market. And buy a few more than you think you need for the same reason. Low cost is good; short lifespan can be frustrating.

useful for inlays

By DavidP from Matthews, NC
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, November 13, 2010

Good small size makes them very useful for inlays, but unlike the other reviewer I'm glad they come in a 6 pack, as they tend to break on me quite often.

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