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Binding Router Bit Set

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Binding Router Bit Set Standard set

Standard set

Item # 1298
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Binding Router Bit Set

About This Item

Rout clean, precise ledges for practically any binding combination.

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.


Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

"Which binding tools should I choose?"

Erick Coleman answers a frequent question from customers: Which tools to use for routing channels for instrument bindings?

Instructions

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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5.0

excellent time saving tool

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Verified Buyer


I have been using this set with the Stew Mac routing jig for many years and what a time saver with peefect perfect channels. the bit has stayed sharp and the bearings meet my needs for various guitars. Great innovation from Stew Mac.

5.0

binding router

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Verified Buyer


I received in perfect order.

5.0

Precision cuts made easy

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Verified Buyer


I was able to cut the binding channel on my Flying V in just a couple of minutes, and the binding fit perfectly.

5.0

Quality tool set, from Ted M. in  Cave Creek AZ

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Verified Buyer


The Bit set is awesome. The cutting bit is sharp and makes super clean cuts. I am using it with a new router and router table . This is my first attempt at binding and purfling on a cigar box lap steel i am building using red oak. The enclosed instruction sheet is helpful and informative. Testing on a piece scrap is good advice. Thanks StewMac for another quality tool.!!

5.0

Excellent tool

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Verified Buyer


These bearings and bit are a really great way to get things smooth and even all the way around. Good well made tools. A+

5.0

Binding Kit

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Verified Buyer


I got the set with half of the sizes because I'm making my own binding. I used it with a parallelogram jig on a cutaway acoustic bass with a tapered and curved back - not an easy piece. The cutter worked great.

4.0

bit is sharp, bearings accurate, produces clean cuts...

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Verified Buyer


The router bit is very sharp and accurate and exactly as described - it's a snap to switch bearings and to mill very clean and accurate seats for binding. However... There are a LOT of small parts, the bearings aren't labeled in any way, and everything comes in a small heat-sealed plastic bag. For the high price, even a simple plastic box to keep all the parts together would be appreciated - for this, you'll need to supply your own organizer. Otherwise, I'm completely satisfied.

4.0

router bit set

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Verified Buyer


The router bit was very good and sharp. I should have ordered the whole set of bearings as the nine I got did not fit all my bindings.

5.0

Works great for bindings.

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Verified Buyer


I had a set if these a couple of years ago and they were great for cutting channels for bindings and for flushing the edge of tops and backs with the sides. Pretty much foolproof.

5.0

Binding Router Bit Set

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Verified Buyer


I don't know why I didn't purchase this sooner. I have done this operation by hand and using a laminate trimmer with an adjusting roller. When I received the set, I immediately put it to use. Wow! What a time saver! This is my go toast for binding and purling for sure.

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