Carbide Downcut Inlay Router Bits

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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.

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Carbide Downcut Inlay Router Bits 1/8" dia.

1/8" dia.

Item # 5154
In stock, ready to ship!

$18.55

3 or more $17.07
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Carbide Downcut Inlay Router Bits 3/32" dia.

3/32" dia.

Item # 5153
In stock, ready to ship!

$18.55

3 or more $17.07
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Carbide Downcut Inlay Router Bits 1/16" dia.

1/16" dia.

Item # 5152
In stock, ready to ship!

$18.55

3 or more $17.07
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Carbide Downcut Inlay Router Bits 3/64" dia.

3/64" dia.

Item # 5151
In stock, ready to ship!

$18.55

3 or more $17.07
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Carbide Downcut Inlay Router Bits 1/32" dia.

1/32" dia.

Item # 5150
In stock, ready to ship!

$18.55

3 or more $17.07
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Carbide Downcut Inlay Router Bits, Set of all 5 sizes

Carbide Downcut Inlay Router Bits, Set of all 5 sizes

Item # 5155
In stock, ready to ship!

$92.75 $82.55

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Details

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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Carbide Downcut Inlay Router Bits

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Excellent bits

By Ake Wallin from Sweden
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, September 14, 2012


Wonderful for stringing and other inlay.

Nice Quality

By Fleer from Imperial, Mo.
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, August 30, 2012


There are other options but none as accurate or clean cutting as these bits!

Down & out

By Dr. Don from Melbourne, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, August 27, 2012


I recently broke my 1/32 downcut bit and used various alternatives but nothing compares. These bits are the only way to get really clean inlay cuts - easy to see where you are cutting and to get an accurate profile of your inlay tracing. But they are fragile!

Cuts much better than Dremel bits

By The Scar from Geneva, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, August 25, 2012


I had a few bit that came with my Dremel tool and they are 6 flutes. They cut way too slow. These 2 flute bits that I bought from stewMac cuts so much faster, and not rough at all!

Sharp!

By Bill Woger from Menomonee Falls, WI
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, August 12, 2012


These bits are fantastic. They cut much smoother and cleaner than the non-carbide bits. They are a little on the expensive side for the size of, but in the end are certainly worth it once the inlay work is completed and the customers are happy.

Great router bits!

By Ron57 from Valparaiso, IN
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, August 08, 2012


The bits worked great and completely took care of the "fuzzy edge" problem. Thanks!

Great Bits!

By Jeff M from Rockport, Texas
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, July 14, 2012


These are great bits, and you can't do any good inlay work without them.

Great Bit

By mopillar from USA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, June 08, 2012


I love the bit I bought so much I plan on getting more sizes. Great!

Darn thats sharp!

By Dingobass from Perth, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, June 01, 2012


What beautiful, sharp little guys these are! The cleanest inlay routing I have ever done.

The little bit that could!

By CincinnatiBill from Cincinnati
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, May 18, 2012


Purchased the 3/32 and the 3/64 to route inlay pockets for a LP standard rosewood fret board. Couldn't be more pleased. Did a test route with the 3/32 but it was obvious that it would be a little to large for the margins and corners and way to aggressive that close up so I opted too use the 3/64 for everything. That little guy cut through that rosewood like the proverbial hot knife in butter. Also used it to undo two MOP inlays fully set up and while I needed to take this a little slower it did the job well. Absolutely no fuzzy edges just as advertised. While $18 is a little rich for something the size of pencil lead I couldn't find it cheaper elsewhere so what's a guy gonna do.

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