Binding Router Bit Set

Binding Router Bit Set

Binding Router Bit Set Standard set

Standard set

Item # 1298
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Binding Router Bit Set Complete set

Complete set

Item # 1297
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Binding Router Bit Set

About This Item

Rout clean, precise ledges for practically any binding combination.

Our clean-cutting carbide-tipped cutter has a 1/4" shank to fit your router, an Allen screw with wrench for installing a depth-of-cut bearing, and a special extension bushing for "stairstep" ledges.

Money-saving sets add depth-of-cut bearings sized specifically for binding routing jobs, and for flush-trimming guitar tops and backs. Instructions included. Router bit and bearings are also available separately.

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.


#1298 Standard Binding Router Bit Set
Bearings in the Standard set are for common binding thicknesses (listed below), and match our bindings, including Herringbone purfling. Flush bearing is for trimming glued bindings, and newly assembled guitar tops and backs.

Includes:
9 bearing sizes
Router bit
Allen wrench
Extension bushing
Instructions
Bearing diameter    Size of ledge cut   
.925" (23.50mm) Flush
.840" (21.34mm) .040" (1.02mm)
.800" (20.32mm) .060" (1.52mm)
.780" (19.81mm) .070" (1.78mm)
.740" (18.80mm) .090" (2.29mm)
.720" (18.29mm) .100" (2.54mm)
.680" (17.27mm) .120" (3.05mm)
.620" (15.75mm) .150" (3.81mm)
.520" (13.21mm) .200" (5.08mm)



#1297 Complete Binding Router Bit Set
This is the most affordable binding router set offered to luthiers. You'll save money AND be ready for practically any binding job.

Includes:
19 bearing sizes
Router bit
Allen wrench
Extension bushing
Instructions
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)


Router bit dimensions
6-degree cutting edge downshear prevents grabbing on climb cuts, for cleaner results.
Cutter diameter.925" (23.50mm)
Cutting height without bearing.375" (9.52mm)
Arbor shank diameter.25" (6.35mm)


Router bit and bearings are also available separately.


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Trade Secrets!

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Instructions

Product Instructions

How to Install Bindings

Overview of binding, purfling, and other instrument trim, including binding recommendations and installation techniques.

Product Instructions

Using the Binding Router Bit and Bearings

Tips for routing binding ledges using the Binding Router Bit and Bearings, including how to choose the correct bearing, hand routing and using router tables.

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5.0

Excellent set

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Verified Buyer


Got this set last month and very happy with it. Cut a channel freehand, with a colt router and it came out perfect - no tearout, no ragged edges. A quick dressing with a piece of sandpaper and the body was ready for the binding. I realize this is an expensive set, but the results are top notch, and unless you are in full production, it should last a lifetime. My only quibble, and its a small one, and that is for the price of this set, a case of some sort would be nice!

5.0

Just do it !

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Verified Buyer


1st thought these where a little exspensive, but actually great value considering what you get. For years in my Custom Cabinet business, I never look for cheap, I want a good reliable product for a fair price, I think I got it. Thanks Stew Mac

5.0

Great set well made

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Verified Buyer


Nice set, comes in handy.

5.0

Fantastic kit!

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Verified Buyer


I wish I had this years ago. Crisp and accurate channels. Stress free. And the extension allows for routing the binding before the prurfling not only during test but in practice.

5.0

Excellent products excellent service

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Verified Buyer


I ordered a binding router bit set from the UK and the parcel was lost by the post, stewmac replaced it for free while including some extra bearing to the parcel. Thank you very much.
Thibault

3.0

Cuts Good but has limits

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Verified Buyer


The downcut does a great job. No tear-out even on terrified top. I purchased a kit that had the standard herringbone top inlay. I opted for the rosewood binding (purchased thru Stewmac) My only peeve is the the smallest bearing will not cut the standard herringbone with the rosewood binding. I purchased their cutter set thinking it would be made for their kits. If Stewmac wants to perfect this product have the cutter ground larger in diameter..... .020 to .030 would do it.

5.0

Works great but...

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Verified Buyer


These work great, but you would think for the price all these small parts would come with at least a small plastic box to keep them in. Nope, just a tiny ziplock bag.

5.0

Router bit and Bearings

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Verified Buyer


Perfect for perfling and binding installation....all the right sizes!!

4.0

No quite as the picture suggests

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Verified Buyer


Bearing set arrived in UK in good time but not quite as the picture suggests. 2 of the bearings have been sleeved (need to wait and see how they work out).

A word of warning to UK customers an additional £28 charged by UK Post Office for VAT and handling.

5.0

Worked beautifully!

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Verified Buyer


This bit and attachments worked beautifully for routing for bindings for the dreadnought kit! I don't know how I would have done it without this bit and bearings!

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