Router Bit for Hot Rod Truss Rods

Router Bit for Hot Rod Truss Rods

Router Bit for Hot Rod Truss Rods

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Router Bit for Hot Rod Truss Rods

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Specially sized for Hot Rod® channels, 0.225" cutter bit routs a 7/16"-deep truss rod channel in multiple passes.

This custom-ground 0.225" cutter bit routs a 7/16"-deep truss rod channel in multiple passes. Bit has a 2" overall length; 1/2" depth of cut; 1/4" shank. Carbide-tipped flutes outlast ordinary steel cutters. Specially designed for Hot Rod Truss Rods.


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5.0
  • 4.84 average rating from 31 reviews
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5.0

Easy

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Verified Buyer


Works a treat. No more trying to get a snug fit with multiple passes with a 1/8" bit or table saw blade. Not cheap of course.

5.0

Truss rod router bit

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Verified Buyer


Unlike the 1/4" bit that I have been using, this one allows for a perfectly snug fit

5.0

Works great.

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Verified Buyer


Very sharp and does a great job.

5.0

great little bit

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Verified Buyer


Love it, perfect size for routing slot for nominal 1/4" saddle

5.0

Router bit for hot rod truss rod

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Verified Buyer


I used the new bit on a couple of necks last week for the first time. I had been using my table saw which is OK, but not nearly as precise and clean as this bit. I'm not sure how long you've offered this bit, but I wish I'd found it sooner.

3.0

Its ok

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Verified Buyer


Does the bit work? Yes. Does it work well. No. When I install a truss rod I take multiple cuts at different depths which is always recommended. A spiral up bit would be so more effective at clearing the channel. If you use this bit then the channel gets packed with saw dust and increases the friction in the channel.

3.0

Still too wide

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Verified Buyer


I use a lot of Hot Rod truss rods (Viacali Guitars), and believe that it's important for the truss rod to fit SNUGLY in the slot in order to minimize any possibility of rattles. I have always used a 3/16" router bit, and taken multiple passes, to accomplish this.

After seeing all of these 5 star reviews, I tried this router bit. The slot it cuts is still too loose, IMO. The router bit is 0.225", exactly as described. The problem is that the brass blocks at the ends of the truss rod are 0.217", and the outer diameter of the red bars are 0.212".

I will keep on using my 0.188" router bit, even though it takes twice as many passes as this one.

5.0

Great!

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Verified Buyer


If used properly, it works really good.

5.0

Should be in your shop.

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Verified Buyer


I have installed a number of Hot Rod truss rods using a 1/4 inch router bit. It will work but this bit is high quality and the truss rod fits much, much, better.

5.0

Actually worth the extra

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Verified Buyer


I was using a 1/4" single flute bit before, but this is necessary if you make more than 2 guitars. Cuts very nice and clean, and no need to silicone the excess and all that mess. First use was on solid indian rosewood and it cut like butta'!

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