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Binding Router Guide

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Great for archtop instruments! Works where a standard router base can't. Fits Dremel and Black & Decker rotary tools. Router bit sold separately.

This versatile attachment was designed by our own Don MacRostie, it screws onto the Dremel tool, and its thumbscrew-adjustable edge guide lets you cut an accurate ledge for any binding thickness up to .220".

Made of precision-machined aluminum and brass, it's great for routing the edges of archtop instruments, where a standard router base won't work. It installs easily on Dremel MultiPro™ or Professional rotary tools (and Black & Decker Wizard™/RTX™ tools), replacing the threaded plastic collar on the tool housing (fits 12 threads per inch).

Designed to be used with 5/16" diameter carbide-tipped Binding Router Bit.


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4.0

Works well if used carefully.

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I purchased this guide to cut the binding channels on my f5 mandolin.
Having read all the previous reviews on the use of this guide and all the negative things that may go wrong I was more than a liitle nervous I can tell you after all my work so far.
However I found that as long as constant pressure is kept on the guide roller and you work slowly taking several cuts to obtain the deired dept then no problems arise.
The other thing that is critical is that the guide is kept rotated at 90 degrees to the work or the cut will not be full depth.
The one thing that gave me a bit of a scare was the black mark that appeared around my sound board from the aluminium guide. This did sand off quite easily though but a warning on the instructions would have been nice.

5.0

Worked just as advertised

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Worked very well when adding some real bindings to an old Harmony Archtone that was rescued from the firewood pile. Two passes to get to the proper depth worked more accurately with much less teareout. Would not hesitate to use it again. A good tip is to practice on some scrap lumber to get the technique and keep the Dremel speed between 2 and 3.

4.0

For the price, 4 stars

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This tool is exactly as advertised. I'm sure the designer can make flawless cuts, but the novice (me) will have problems. I bought several bits with the tool, and wore one out practicing on scrap wood. I am glad I spent a lot of practice time, because until you get a feel for it, this tool is very tricky. I have not experienced any problems with failing parts, but I only have a few hours of use on it. Overall I think it seems well-built.

Run out was still a problem even after I thought I had it figured out. The best advice I have read in these reviews is to go SLOW.

Bottom line is this tool will do the job, with patience. I plan to build more than one instrument, so I am going to go ahead and drop the cash for a pricier router set-up. I am chalking this one up to the learning curve, but I don't want to give the tool a negative review since it really is as-advertised. If you are on a tight budget, and you're handy with tools, and you have lots of patience and are willing to spend some time getting a feel for how this thing works, you will probably be OK.

5.0

Superb routing tool. Thanks, works very well. I now want to purchase the perfling router tool.

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I love this device. Works very well. Terry Ferster
Red Deer, Alberta
Canada

5.0

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Top quality

4.0

Works as Described but Fragile

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The guide works exactly as described but the body is made out of Aluminum, which does not hold threads very well. The depth roller support screw will wallow out in a few months. If it were made from steel, it would be a far better device.

5.0

Great

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I was very satisfied.

5.0

Great tool

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Very good tool, allows for different settings in all directions. Couldn't figure working without it

1.0

Inadequate for the intended job

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As other reviewers mentioned, this tool is very difficult to use without gouging the guitar sides unless you modify it to either extend the screw that runs long the side of the guitar (to make the tool more ôstableö) or create a much wider flat base for it (for use on perfectly flat top only in this case and not on arch top as intended, And even that option is not good 100% because the tool design does not allow it to walk tight body curves like on a Strat or Tele). In any case, this tool is inadequate. The idea is good but the design is inefficient. Keep in mind you have already spent so much time putting your guitar body together and then you are ready for binding. The last thing you want to do at this point is to take the slightest risk of gouging the sides of your guitar or cutting a binding channel with irregular depths and width. In summary, I do not recommend this tool in its current design.

5.0

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This is a great tool if you are handy with a Dremel tool. It should zip around a flattop, or Arch Top Acoustic fairly easy and produce great results. I tried it on a telecaster body and it would not make the tight curves. I was able to sand and file the area and get the job done, but the housing on this tool won't make tight corners or curves. Its great quality and should last for a long time under normal use. Great product if you are working on an acoustic.

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