Special bits for templates!
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. Use the 3/8" cutter only for routing corners that need the tighter radius.
Sold individually or SAVE when you buy the set of both router bits.
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."
How (and why) to use templates to rout control cavities
In this issue:
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. Read more...