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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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5.0

Indispensable for inlay work.

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I'm no inlay expert, but I do have a design for my headstock that requires routing out some pretty tight grooves. I have used dental drill bits in the past, and sometimes I still need these for extremely small spaces. But these bits clear out the material as you route, which dental bits don't do. They also are relatively inexpensive. Yes, they are easy to break if you're not careful. That's why they come in a 3-pak.

4.0

good value

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worked well for me, just dont push them too fast

5.0

Ream it good!!!!

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Great little bits!! Use a little care and these bits do a great job, even with fibrous wood. Well recommended!!

5.0

Great When Used CORRECTLY

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If you're breaking these bits, then you're using them incorrectly. These are really well made bits that do exactly what they're designed to do.

5.0

Bits

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Nice and precision tool.

5.0

Sharp and well Made

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Very Sharp and Quality

1.0

Don't waste your money

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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.

5.0

Better than expected

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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.

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.

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