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Ball Bearing Router Bits Router bit, 3/8" dia.

Router bit, 3/8" dia.

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Ball Bearing Router Bits Router bit,1/2" dia.

Router bit,1/2" dia.

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Ball Bearing Router Bits Extra bearing for 3/8" bit

Extra bearing for 3/8" bit

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Ball Bearing Router Bits Extra bearing 1/2" bit

Extra bearing 1/2" bit

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Ball Bearing Router Bits, Set of 2

Set of 2

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Ball Bearing Router Bits

About This Item

Special bits for templates! Extra-long carbide-tipped router bits produce clean, precise body cavities when used with our templates.

The ball-bearing guide matches the cutting diameter, and the long shank allows multiple-pass routing for deep cavities.

The 1/2" diameter bit is recommended for most of your routing chores, and comes with 1 bearing. Use the 3/8" cutter only for routing corners that need the tighter radius, it comes with 2 bearings.

Sold individually or SAVE when you buy the set of both router bits.

Shank diameter: 1/4" (6.35mm)
Cutting height: 1/2" (12.7mm)

A heat-resistant sleeve (not shown) holds the bearing in position. We recommend stacking an extra bearing on the shank for deep cavities, and use the 3/8" bit only for routing corners.

Tip: We recommend that you change the position of stacked bearings on the router bit's shank every time your re-chuck in the bit into your router. This will greatly extend the life of the bearings and reduces the risk of a bearing "blow-out."


Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

How (and why) to use templates to rout control cavities

If you sometimes think of making a custom electric guitar, Erick Coleman has tips to make one part of the process a lot easier. Here's how to rout the neck pocket and control cavities so they look as good as a factory build.

Instructions

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Using Ball-bearing Cutter Bits for Guitar Routing

Instructions for using Ball-bearing Cutter Bits for guitar routing.

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5.0

the best for clean routs

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they're great by using them with the templates. very useful!

5.0

excellent

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for accurate and fast works

5.0

Great size, durable quality

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These are great bits, perfectly suited to the daily chores of pickup cavity routing, etc. They have suffered much use without significant dulling of their cutting edges and are the perfect size that is hard to find elsewhere.

5.0

razor sharp

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These are worth the money gang, they will cruise though your wood of choice with ease. The extra bearing is also nice for the extra deep routes

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Associated with True Channel Binding Routing Jig and you got a Dream Team

4.0

Great bits and a suggestion

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I'm an amateur luthier and I bought the set of two. These bits are sharp and make very good, clean cuts. I've only had a couple of problems that are probably related to my inexperience, but could be mitigated in future versions of these bits. Specifically, stop collars would be much better than the teflon tubing to keep the bearing from running up the shank -- I overcut a pickup cavity when the 3/8" bit's bearings traveled just a little and lost contact with the template. Nothing a pickguard can't cover on this particular body, but a stop collar would be a good addition. Otherwise these are great bits!

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This latest set replaces those which I purchased quite a number of years ago. They work just fine on all types of cavities when used in conjunction with the cavity routing templates I recently bought, as well as those other odd ones I've had to make in the past. Next time I order I'll have to get some extra bearings just in case I need to go a little deeper some time.

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yay!

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these do the job well.

5.0

good tool!

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Excellent cut, better than those found in the market

5.0

Great quality

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These bits are great. I've used them on two different builds so far, two different body woods, a hard wood and a soft wood, cuts both like butter. Couldn't be happier.

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