Binding Router Bit Set

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Rout clean, precise ledges for practically any binding combinations.

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Binding Router Bit Set Standard set

Standard set

Item # 1298
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$95.99

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Binding Router Bit Set Complete set

Complete set

Item # 1297
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$146.50

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Rout clean, precise ledges for practically any binding combinations.

Our clean-cutting carbide-tipped cutter has a 1/4" shank to fit your router, an Allen screw with wrench for installing a depth-of-cut bearing, and a special extension bushing for "stairstep" ledges.

Money-saving sets add depth-of-cut bearings sized specifically for binding routing jobs, and for flush-trimming guitar tops and backs. Instructions included. Router bit and bearings are also available separately.

Tip: All our bearings are now sized for exact cutting depth. Remember to allow for swelling of wood fibers from gluing, as well as for the thickness of the glue itself. Glued plastic binding will swell considerably as it absorbs the glue solvents. Wood bindings glued with wood glues that contain water will swell also. To minimize final scraping and sanding, we recommend installing a short length of binding on routed scrap wood first, to test the fit.


#1298 Standard Binding Router Bit Set
Bearings in the Standard set are for common binding thicknesses (listed below), and match our bindings, including Herringbone purfling. Flush bearing is for trimming glued bindings, and newly assembled guitar tops and backs.

Includes:
9 bearing sizes
Router bit
Allen wrench
Extension bushing
Instructions
Bearing diameter    Size of ledge cut   
.925" (23.50mm) Flush
.840" (21.34mm) .040" (1.02mm)
.800" (20.32mm) .060" (1.52mm)
.780" (19.81mm) .070" (1.78mm)
.740" (18.80mm) .090" (2.29mm)
.720" (18.29mm) .100" (2.54mm)
.680" (17.27mm) .120" (3.05mm)
.620" (15.75mm) .150" (3.81mm)
.520" (13.21mm) .200" (5.08mm)



#1297 Complete Binding Router Bit Set
This is the most affordable binding router set offered to luthiers. You'll save money AND be ready for practically any binding job.

Includes:
19 bearing sizes
Router bit
Allen wrench
Extension bushing
Instructions
Bearing diameter    Size of ledge cut   
.925" (23.50mm) Flush
.840" (21.34mm) .040" (1.02mm)
.820" (20.83mm) .050" (1.27mm)
.800" (20.32mm) .060" (1.52mm)
.780" (19.81mm) .070" (1.78mm)
.760" (19.30mm) .080" (2.03mm)
.740" (18.80mm) .090" (2.29mm)
.720" (18.29mm) .100" (2.54mm)
.700" (17.78mm) .110" (2.79mm)
.680" (17.27mm) .120" (3.05mm)
.660" (16.76mm) .130" (3.30mm)
.640" (16.26mm) .140" (3.56mm)
.620" (15.75mm) .150" (3.81mm)
.600" (15.24mm) .160" (4.06mm)
.580" (14.73mm) .170" (4.32mm)
.560" (14.22mm) .180" (4.57mm)
.540" (13.72mm) .190" (4.83mm)
.520" (13.21mm) .200" (5.08mm)
.500" (12.70mm) .210" (5.33mm)


Router bit dimensions
6-degree cutting edge downshear prevents grabbing on climb cuts, for cleaner results.
Cutter diameter.925" (23.50mm)
Cutting height without bearing.375" (9.52mm)
Arbor shank diameter.25" (6.35mm)


Router bit and bearings are also available separately.


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Product Instructions

How to Install Bindings

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

Product Instructions

Using the Binding Router Bit and Bearings

Tips for routing binding ledges using the Binding Router Bit and Bearings, including how to choose the correct bearing, hand routing and using router tables.

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A Few Problems

By Ed S from Simsbury, Ct
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, February 06, 2014


Bought the basic set and found it didn't have the bearing needed for the .080 standard wood binding they sell. Also, first pass around the guitar left an oil stain from the bearing. I would run this on a bunch of scrap first.

10++++++

By zudaka from Argentina
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Excelente +++++, ahorra mucho tiempo

Bit/Bearing Set

By John Morgan from Beacon NY
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, October 01, 2013


Good set, but be aware that purfling ledges can only be cut to a maximum .210".

Great Set!

By Mike Tonn from Orient Ohio
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, September 22, 2013


I used the complete bit set on my first kit build which is an HD-28. The instructions are so well laid out that finding the right bearing is super easy. Glad I bought this for sure.

bit and bearing kit

By luciano1 from Caracas, Venezuela
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 30, 2013


Very useful and precise, superb cutting. I am using a manual cutter but now am learning the router cutting. A Bosch router and the Stewmac bit kit is an ideal solution.

Binding Bearing set

By Ronald Borrink from Sparta MI
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Very nice set...worked perfectly!

Binding Cutters

By fullwedge from Cornwall on Hudson, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, March 25, 2013


Took a while to figure out and set up properly, but once correct size bearings were chosen and the laminate trimmer properly setup, everything worked like a charm.

Time-saving gem

By Paul Hayes from U.K.
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, December 06, 2012


We're now using this product in our production workshop and it is worth its weight in gold! We use it in a conventional router table and it is really quick and easy to cut accurate housings for binding the edges of our ukeleles.

Big Help

By Ken Pearcy from Georgetown, Tx
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, November 11, 2012


Its nice to have this set for all the different options. Also allows you to compensate for gluing. Thanks, Ken

A very useful set.

By Mike Raeburn from Aberdeen, UK
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, October 14, 2012


Bought these as it is usually the one size of bearing you don't have that's the one you need. Good quality and delivered promptly.

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