Ball Bearing Router Bits

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

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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

Ball Bearing Router Bits - Set of 2

Item # 0565
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$56.70 $52.16

Total: $0.00
Quantity: 20


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."

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Ball Bearing Router Bits

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Very good Ball Bearing Router Bits

By TOR KJELL from Lindesnes,NORWAY
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, April 25, 2014

I bought a 3\8" router bit and I must say that's worth every penny. It's rasor sharp and cut a very clean cuts. If you gonna buy a router bit buy this one, you never get any better. I also bought a couple of extra ballbearings and stack 3 upon each other to cut deeper easier.

Amazing stuff!

By Hepburn from New Albany, Indiana
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, April 10, 2014

I bought the 3/8's and the 1/2", both with extra bearings. The bearing that came with the 1/2" didn't slide all the way down onto the shaft. Wrote stewmac and there was another at my door the next day! That's great service!!!!! Bits and bearings both are top notch, couldn't get by without them. Word to the wise though, shallow cuts make for more consistent results. Thanks Stewmac!!!!!!!!

good but pricey

By JSD from Europe
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Good bits Ive ordered them a few times, they are pricey (especially if you add the import tax) they also dont last that long, but I cant do with out um so that why I give them only 4 stars. I did need the extra bearings.


By SavageBeatLabs from Marion, AR
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, January 31, 2014

These bits are awesome. I was so busy with the template that I neglected the router bit. With the bearings on the bit they performed great.One less thing to worry about. It does what it does and there's no worry about the routing.

Ball Bearing Router Bits

By Doug Warneke from Scappoose, OR
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, January 16, 2014

I love these router bits. They cut clean and besides working great on StewMac router templates, they work great on the ones I make from 1/4" MDF. Here is my best tip: buy an extra 1/2" bearing and put it on the 3/8" bit to rough out the part and then finish with the 3/8" bearing. This gives a nicer cut with very little or no tear out.

Ball bearing router bits

By Edwin van der Meer from The Netherlands
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, January 04, 2014

I ordered both bits and extra ball bearings. I received them fast and excellent packaged! They work awesome when using the Stu-Mac templates. The result is like factory built!!! Stu-mac forever!

un outil prTcieux...

By nixnix from france
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, January 01, 2014

un outil de qualitT qui permet une dTfonce propre et rapide.Hail StewMac!!


By jiROck Custom from Philippines
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, November 16, 2013

good bit

-jiRock Custom

No choice

By Alain Meilleur from Quebec, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, November 14, 2013

You need that... with the StewMac Template it's perfect... the price can be lower but!!!


By Jorge from Spain
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, October 12, 2013

Work perfect! Routed my first pickup cavity with these, couldn't be happier.

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