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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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$13.25

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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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$13.25

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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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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.

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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3.0

Ok for the outline

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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!

5.0

As good as your good eyes and steady hands

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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.

5.0

Straight Router Bits

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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.

5.0

Excellent bits

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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.

3.0

Useful but get plenty of them

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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.

4.0

useful for inlays

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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.

5.0

Perfect for inlay and 5-way slot making

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These are extremely hard to break, stay sharp for a long period of time, and get the job done right. The 1/32" diameter made it really easy to rout a slot for a 5-way switch.

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