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Carbide Downcut Inlay Router Bits 1/8" dia.

1/8" dia.

Item # 5154
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$18.55

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Carbide Downcut Inlay Router Bits 3/32" dia.

3/32" dia.

Item # 5153
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Carbide Downcut Inlay Router Bits 1/16" dia.

1/16" dia.

Item # 5152
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Carbide Downcut Inlay Router Bits 3/64" dia.

3/64" dia.

Item # 5151
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Carbide Downcut Inlay Router Bits 1/32" dia.

1/32" dia.

Item # 5150
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Carbide Downcut Inlay Router Bits, Set of all 5 sizes

Set of all 5 sizes

Item # 5155
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Carbide Downcut Inlay Router Bits

About This Item

The best for inlay work and saddle slotting! Solid carbide lasts far longer than steel, and reverse spiral flutes cut downward for cleaner, "no fuzz" edges in routed cavities.

To use our 1/8"-shank bits in your laminate trimmer's 1/4" collet, see our #5246 Adapter Collet.

Length 1-1/2" (38.10mm)
Shank diameter 1/8" (3.18mm)

Use the larger bits for removing wood in the middle of your inlay work, and save the fine bits for the fine details. The fine detail bits are fragile, for routing intricate details only.

Item Primary use Width of cut Depth of cut
5154 For inlay routing and bridge saddle slots 1/8" (0.1250", 3.18mm) 1/2" (0.375", 9.53mm)
5153 For inlay routing and bridge saddle slots 3/32" (0.0938", 2.38mm) 1/4" (0.250", 6.35mm)
5152 For fine detail inlay routing 1/16" (0.0625", 1.59mm) 3/16" (0.188", 4.78mm)
5151 For fine detail inlay routing 3/64" (0.0469", 1.19mm) 1/8" (0.125", 3.18mm)
5150 For fine detail inlay routing 1/32" (0.0313", 0.79mm) 1/8" (0.125", 3.18mm)


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downcut bits and precision router base

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I was introduced to stewmac by a gentleman in burlington, ontario and was informed about your down cut bits. On opening your site, i also discovered your precision router base for dremel. I couldn't believe it. Its exactly what i was looking for. I bought it and a few bits and when it came, i tried it on some cocobolo wood and was totally blown away. It is not often that i have found such good quality at such an affordable price. Thank you so much for offering such a valuable tool that is also affordable. My only regret was not buying the entire set of downcut bits all at once.

5.0

Under saddle pickup installation a breeze

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I use your Spiral Downcut bits and the precision router base for pickup installs and saddle slot touchups/leveling. And these tools have made these critical jobs very easy! Thanks for always having the right tools for the job!!

5.0

Great bits!

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Have only used to rout one ebony fretboard so far. They worked great, very sharp clean cuts. I bought the full set which might be more then necessary. Very pleased with the product.

5.0

Excellent for inlay work and narrow binding

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Does exactly what the ad says, cuts a clean channel with minimal fuzz on the edge. Especially good when routing soundhole inlays in spruce (much less tearout than with other bits) and I find that the 1/8" size works pretty well for routing top and back purfling and binding. The fine sizes are brittle, of course, so you can't push them too hard through ebony and rosewood. Hold an edge surprisingly long.

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great for CNC

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I've been using the 1/32 and 3/64 bits for labeling plastic parts. The two-fluted design and downcut make it possible to cut the plastic with minimal deburring. Fantastic!

5.0

Perfect bits, especially for inlay

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They cut fast, quick and chip less. If you're low on cash, try at least #2 and #5

5.0

Like a hot knife through butter

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I was using a router bit that came with a 200 piece tool kit and when I switched to one of these bits I could tell there was no comparison. The router didn't "pull" itself and allowed me to effortlessly make clean cuts.

5.0

Downcut Bits

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Fabulous product for fine detail work, saddle slotting and inlay. Super sharp and as advertised, no fuzzy edges.

5.0

Great Bits

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Have used various other bits for inlaying but none compare with these downcut inlay bits

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Fine inlay bit

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Smooth and steady, cuts a fine line.

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