Ball Bearing Router Bits

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

Router bit, 3/8" dia.

Item # 0583
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Ball Bearing Router Bits Router bit,1/2" dia.

Router bit,1/2" dia.

Item # 0693
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Ball Bearing Router Bits Extra bearing for 3/8" bit

Extra bearing for 3/8" bit

Item # 1288
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Ball Bearing Router Bits Extra bearing 1/2" bit

Extra bearing 1/2" bit

Item # 1289
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Ball Bearing Router Bits, Set of 2

Set of 2

Item # 0565
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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.


Product Instructions

Using Ball-bearing Cutter Bits for Guitar Routing

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

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Just what the doctor ordered.

(Customer's Reviews)

I purchased both the half inch and 3/8 inch bits. They cut very clean. I would order an extra set of bearings. I found that two bearing stacked and the plastic sleeve was just the right combination I needed.


Ball Bearing Router bits

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Great stuff


Whammy walls and bits with balls!

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For a one time use, this bit worked great! Some have suggested to use 3/8 bit only on walls and 1/2 bit for the middle mass. This makes sense if your cutting two or three a week but for one I say it's all you need. The money I didn't spend on the 1/2" bit I used for spare 3/8" bearings for template depth and in case of a blow out.

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