Binding Router Bit

Binding Router Bit

Binding Router Bit

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Binding Router Bit

About This Item

For cutting precise binding ledges with our Binding Router Bearings. Carbide-tipped for long-life sharpness.

Our binding router bit has a 1/4" arbor to fit your shop router. 6-degree cutting edge downshear prevents grabbing on climb cuts, for cleaner results. The bit has an Allen screw with wrench for installing our Binding Router Bearings—choose from a wide selection of depth-of-cut sizes for practically any binding job. A special extension bushing is also supplied for routing "stairstepped" multiple binding ledges.

This bit is included with a selection of depth-of-cut bearings in our money-saving Binding Router Bit Set.


Router bit dimensions
Cutter diameter.925" (23.50mm)
Cutting height without bearing.375" (9.52mm)
Arbor shank diameter.25" (6.35mm)


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Instructions

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

Too Easy

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I using homemade router base/jig and after using the Binding Router Bit I wish I would have moved to this earlier. Makes the job real easy and hard to mess up.

4.0

ALMOST a perfect product!

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This router bit does exactly what it is designed to do. I've used a lot of router bits in my life, for all sorts of non-guitar woodworking projects, and this is as good as it gets. It even seems to be "better" than it gets. I routed out a channel for the StewMac .565 extra tall plastic binding in the extra dense heavy-duty white oak. It went through that white oak like butter. It went through so smooth and cleanly, I almost thought it wasn't cutting at all for some reason, but when I lifted my router off the work piece... a perfect binding channel was there.
The ONLY thing that is not perfect about this product, is that it's max. cutting height is .375, because that is how tall the bit itself is. So, if you want to cut out a taller channel, (like the .565 binding), you have to make multiple passes and do some experimentation with the bit-height, and hope you don't over shoot. Well... I over shot. So I ruined the piece. But that was my fault, not the bit's. But still... it would have been nice to have the bit be just a few 8ths of an inch taller.

Also... if you are using a big heavy-duty router, make sure you have a 1/4" collet, because the shank on this bit is the smaller 1/4". And that makes perfect sense for this bit, just a heads up.

5.0

Great product

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Verified Buyer


Never done binding before but with this excellent bit the job came out as I was a professional luthier.

5.0

binding job

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Verified Buyer


Love this bit, with a little practice on some scrape wood and you have this dialed in quickly, had my binding job done in same afternoon I received my order, it is pricey but really does the job and after you have it binding jobs become very affordable !

5.0

Binding router bit

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Verified Buyer


I use this for several years together with the bearings. It works very fine for me. The cut is clean and accurate.

5.0

great product

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My first attempt at routing for binding, and I had quite a few requests laying on my bench. This bit made all those jobs as easy as cake! Each one was smooth and easy.

5.0

Excellent bit!

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Verified Buyer


Flawless cuts for perfect installation of binding. Cuts smooth and accurate so the binding fits perfect and the job is easy!

5.0

Great Service

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The bit I got apparently was defective and chipped the first time I used it but they promptly replaced it with a new bit. Thanks for the great service.

5.0

Works perfectly!

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Made routing a sinch, quality tool definitely worth the money.

5.0

Great router bit!

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I used this bit to route into some highly figured redwood that was prone to splitting and tear out and it cut a perfect channel that I didn't have to clean up at all. Definitely worth the price. Having the wide selection of bearings is also very helpful.

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 53 See Binding Router Bit
on page 53 of our StewMac Digital Catalog