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Piloted Router Bit for Binding

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Carbide-tipped to stay sharp longer! Special cutters for routing precise binding channels, with a pilot extension for uniform routing depth.

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Piloted Router Bit for Binding
Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
4561 For 0.060" channel Yes
3 or more $20.08  

4562 For 0.090" channel Yes
3 or more $20.08  

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Carbide tips stay sharp longer than steel bits. Small diameter makes them ideal for tight curves.

Binding router bits for Dremel & Foredom tools.
To use our 1/8"-shank bits in your laminate trimmer's 1/4" collet, use our Adapter Collet.

For channel width Shank diameter Cutting height
#4561 Pilot bit for .060" (1.52mm) channel 1/8" (3.18mm) 3/8" (9.52mm)
#4562 Pilot bit for .090" (2.29mm) channel 1/8" (3.18mm) 3/8" (9.52mm)

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Piloted Router Bit for Binding
Piloted Router Bit for Binding
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5 2-14-2014
Good option

All binding channel cutting tools have their limitations and quirks. I have use a few - and when used carefully, and with a light hand, this simple bit has been one of the best. Gives a nice straight, uniform channel with very little set-up time required, and can get into tight spaces. Would be nice to have a few more sizes - how about 0.040" ?

Dave (Union Guitars)  Australia Read my reviews (3)
5 9-18-2013
Excellent alternative to a ball bearing bit

If you only need a bit to cut for .060" or .090" these bits work very well. The pilot does not burn or burnish the workpiece if a light touch and constant motion of the tool are employed. Stays sharp as long as any other quality router bit.

Jon Anderson  Saint Paul, MN Read my reviews (9)
5 4-03-2013
pilot routing bit

Great little bit. Yeah,it leaves a small burn mark, a little sanding takes it out. It's a bit pricey but for what it does, it's worth it. Thanks Stew-Mac, as always, great products!

Wayne's Guitars  Amherst, NY Read my reviews (3)
3 8-19-2012
Worked OK but needs bearing

Worked OK but the scar left by the spigot make clean up more difficult. need to have bearing option

Ian Verner  Sydney, Australia Read my reviews (20)
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5 1-18-2012
Tips For Piloted Roter Bit Use

For those who are struggling with a burned or marred line from the pilot try this. Route before you finish sand the thing! Glue the binding in, then sand the burn or line out. Climb cut with this bit to eliminate tearout. Make shallow climb cuts at first. I've been building for many years and there is a learning curve like no other in the luthier field. These bits are awesome I have been using them for years.

Branzell Guitars  Spring Creek NV
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1 12-31-2011
This is a terrible bit!

Do not think of using this. It needs a bearing, not just a shaft guide. Gouged the wood the first time I used it and then it got dull immediately anyway.

HippieDave  Caspar, CA Read my reviews (3)
5 9-15-2011
Excellent bit but take your time.

This bit seemed expensive to me until I got it and used it. It cuts exceptionally well and you get what you pay for, right? Some people have complained about the pilot leaving a mark. I have found that if you let it cool off for a minute here and there you won't have that problem.

Pete M.  San Antonio, TX Read my reviews (2)
4 8-04-2011
Good Clean up Tool

This was an excellent cleanup tool for those where the depth and height may be a bit off from using your binding bit/bearing purchased from, especially around top back of a guitar where the neck and body meet.

The curve is steeper here, so instead of using a wedge while binding, just use this bit in your Dremel tool to tweak the channel a bit until the binding fits flush. It cuts a nice neat channel, although you do have get used to it as likes to wander a bit if you go too fast. If you go slow you will get a good looking clean channel every time

Bill from Puyallup  Puyallup WA Read my reviews (8)
5 7-31-2011
Worked Perfect

Used this to route the binding channel on the headstock of my acoustic guitar project. Yes, there is a small mark left behind on the wood from the guide, but that did come out quite easily when sanding the binding flush with the headstock.

JasonM  Slidell, La Read my reviews (5)
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4 7-09-2011
Router Bit Works Fine

This bit works as advertised providing extreme care is used on end grain. A spiral cutter would work much better.

The Lefty Luthier  Spring Branch, Texas Read my reviews (40)
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