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Binding Router Bearings

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These custom bearings work with our Binding Router Bit for precise control of the depth of cut.

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Binding Router Bearings
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
1298-000 Flush-cut bearing Yes

1298-040 Bearing for .040" (1.02mm) binding Yes

1298-050 Bearing for .050" (1.27mm) binding Yes

1298-060 Bearing for .060" (1.52mm) binding Yes

1298-070 Bearing for .070" (1.78mm) binding Yes

1298-080 Bearing for .080" (2.03mm) binding Yes

1298-090 Bearing for .090" (2.29mm) binding Yes

1298-100 Bearing for .100" (2.54mm) binding Yes

1298-110 Bearing for .110" (2.79mm) binding Yes

1298-120 Bearing for .120" (3.05mm) binding Yes

1298-130 Bearing for .130" (3.30mm) binding Yes

1298-140 Bearing for .140" (3.56mm) binding Yes

1298-150 Bearing for .150" (3.81mm) binding Yes

1298-160 Bearing for .160" (4.06mm) binding Yes

1298-170 Bearing for .170" (4.32mm) binding Yes

1298-180 Bearing for .180" (4.57mm) binding Yes

1298-190 Bearing for .190" (4.83mm) binding Yes

1298-200 Bearing for .200" (5.08mm) binding Yes

1298-210 Bearing for .210" (5.33mm) binding Yes

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They're available in 19 different sizes (.010"/.25mm increments), so you'll be able to rout precise ledges for practically any binding combinations.

#1298-000 Flush bearing is for trimming glued bindings, and newly assembled guitar tops and backs.

Choose the bearings you need for specific jobs, or see our money-saving Binding Router Bit Set.

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.

Find the right size bearing for your binding:
Measure the bearing diameter with a dial caliper and use
this chart to find the size ledge your bearing will cut.

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)

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Binding Router Bearings
Binding Router Bearings
4.5 out of 5 stars
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5 10-06-2011
Binding Router Bearings

Great product. Setup with binding bit was simple, and made perfect cut. Using with the binding bit I easily cut a channel that fit the binding exactly.

Josephus  ID Read my reviews (2)
5 9-07-2011
Great Quality

These are fantastic bearings. Great quality, they don't mar the edge of the guitar, and they are a perfect fit for stew macs bindings.

TisDale Custom Guitars  Renton, WA, USA Read my reviews (52)
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4 8-04-2011
Perfect Job Every Time

Your bearings make easy work of cutting binding/purfling channels. I purchased the .90 bearing and cut my channel using your binding bit. A perfect match and perfect job first time around. Binding fit the channel perfectly. Depth and Height was spot on and there was no need to re-cut, although I did pass along the channel a 2nd time to make sure it was uniform. It was. The extra wide bearing surface allowed for easy travel around the perimeter of the instrument. If you have a binding job, than by all means these bearings, along with the bit, make the perfect binding team and take the worry out of routing binding channels.

Bill from Puyallup  Puyallup WA Read my reviews (8)
5 4-17-2011
Work As Designed / Advertised

When they say .070", they mean .070"! Great and easy to use/install.

Tidewater Guitars  Granbury, TX Read my reviews (2)
5 3-19-2011

This was every thing I hoped for. It works quite well, and the many bearing sizes make it a pleasure to use.

ward  Read my reviews (6)
5 2-06-2011
Can't buy them at the hardware store.

It's great that you have all different size bearings to chose from. They work well with stew/mac router bits.

Mike McCallum  Windsor Ontario,Canada Read my reviews (2)
5 2-02-2011
Worth the price!

I have found out that I was doing things the hard way. I started using these bearings with the Stew-Mac router bit and binding channels only take minutes to cut perfectly. The depth of cut is a little bigger then listed but the binding material is usually thicker then listed as well so it all comes out precise in the end.

B. Jesson  Chandler, AZ, USA Read my reviews (4)
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3 11-11-2010
Be careful ...

The new thicker bearings are improved over the old ones, providing better reach below the purfling channel and a smoother surface for less burning. Be careful, though, as Stew Mac's method of sizing has recently changed. These have proven to be good quality bearings. I've only worn out two.

Jeff Fortenbery  Cincinnati, OH Read my reviews (5)
5 9-15-2010

This bearing has held up well with moderate use. I haven't had any problem with seizing or burning with it

A. Scott  Tulsa OK Read my reviews (26)
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