Precision Router Edge Guide

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Precision Router Edge Guide

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Precision Router Edge Guide

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For use with our Precision Router base and your Dremel Tool to create channels for bindings of any thickness up to 3/8".

A great accessory designed in our shop, for use with our Precision Router Base. Made of machined brass, it mounts beneath the Router Base with two supplied screws. A thumbscrew adjusts the distance of the roller guide from the axis of the cutter bit, and an allen screw locks the adjustment. Cutting height is set and locked on the Router Base.

For best results and clean cuts, we recommend our Binding Router Bit.

We also offer a Complete Router Base Set click here for details.

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"Which binding tools should I choose?"

Erick Coleman answers a frequent question from customers: Which tools to use for routing channels for instrument bindings?


Product Instructions

How to Install Bindings

Overview of binding, purfling, and other instrument trim, including binding recommendations and installation techniques.

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Amazing tool if you stay within it's limitations!

(Customer's Reviews)

I don't think you can get a better binding cutter for the money! Yeah you have to buy the base which adds cost but I use that router base for so much more than just binding channels it's worth it!

Best parts:
* Low Cost
* Small and easy to store
* Fine tune adjustments of height and depth of cut

* This is a free hand tool so you have to pay attention and it requires some skill. Always make sure you apply pressure on the guitar side of the router base to keep a firm reference against the top or back of the guitar and don't tip the tool.

* The lower speed/power Dremel and smaller two fin binding bit can be grabby. Always take downhill cuts starting from the high point of each bout and moving toward the waist. Likewise start at the high point of the bout and move to the end or neck as well. When you reach final depth take a second climb cut pass all the way around to make sure your cut is as clean as possible.

* Take only a small amount of material at a time. I usually take less than 1 mm. You are driving this with a low power Dremel motor and a smaller bit. If you try to take too much material at once you're risking a major blow out and the router may run away from you on a climb cut causing other damage. Taking too much in a pass also strains your Dremel motor, and may smoke your router bit which will also lead to poor cut quality. You must be patient when using this tool!

* If you don't do a bolt on neck it can be a little tricky to get in close to the neck. I often use the base plate with a router bit to rough in the last of the channel to the neck and then use a chisel and small file to fine tune from there.

* I haven't personally tried this on an arch top but given the larger required reference face of the router base plate I suspect it won't work well. Works like a champ for steel and classical guitars though!

Stay within these limits and you'll be happy!


Yes this works well (-;

(Customer's Reviews)

I was happy with the overall performance and easy adjustability of this unit. One caution though is to mask off the entire area if you are using on finished wood due deep to scratch marks left in finish.


Don't use it for binding unless.....

(Customer's Reviews)

Ok, this has its uses, but it's a pretty poor for binding unless you've got the steadiest hands in the world or are happy enough with a poor job. I don't and I'm not, so this product is not for me.

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