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
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$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
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$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 performance

By Beth Mayer from Tucson, AZ
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, January 21, 2012


I only do as much inlay as I have to for an instrument...not my favorite part of building! But these bits created very clean edges. Worth the price.

Inlay router bit

By Mike Ward from Lewisville, Tx
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, January 05, 2012


I just added a 32nd inlay router bit to my collection. It does a great job. Great quality

Spiral Downcut Carbide Bit

By Stephen Brown from Fort Collins, CO
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, January 05, 2012


I do a lot of inlay and rosette work and these bits just the ticket. Even the smaller bits like the 1/16" bits are very strong and they stay sharp.

super clean

By Brett Menadue from Adelaide, South  Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, December 30, 2011


I purchased 1/16 and 1/8 bits. They are great for guitar inlay or boxes. Very clean cut, no residue. They are as accurate as your hands and eyes can muster!

Sharp but stock up on them.

By Gabriel's Guitar Repair from Dallas, TX
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 09, 2011


I use the 1/8 and 3/32 when I fill and reroute saddle slots. The carbide cuts clean and sharp on hard woods like Ebony and Rosewood. I can get around 5 perfect saddle slots out of a bit. On the 6th its goes dull and starts to smoke and rip the wood. I am positive on softer woods you will get much more use out of a bit. Four stars only because of the price.

American quality

By Jurwt from The Netherlands
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, November 03, 2011


These router bits are perfect for inlay and other precision routing jobs. Very high quality! Great value too.

super

By lenda from serbia
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 08, 2011


great tool

Works Great!

By Middleton Guitars from Southern California
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, August 30, 2011


They look expensive, but I tried them anyway and have been very pleased with years of service from them. They stay sharp and work exceptionally-well.

Downcut best for inlays

By Alan Marshall, Northworthy Guitars from Derbyshire UK
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, August 29, 2011


I have been using these cutters for years now, mainly for sound hole inlay work and it is difficult to imagine a better way of doing it. They last for ages but don't just order one as I have found if you have spares they will eventually wear out, if you don't, you'll break one! Highly recommended.

Carbide Downcut Inlay Router Bits

By Raven from Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, August 04, 2011


That old saying you get what you pay for rings true. Clean and precise with no tear out.

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