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Binding Router Guide

Binding Router Guide

Binding Router Guide

Binding Router Guide

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Binding Router Guide

About This Item

Great for archtop instruments! Works where a standard router base can't. Fits Dremel and Black & Decker rotary tools. Router bit sold separately.

This versatile attachment was designed by our own Don MacRostie, it screws onto the Dremel tool, and its thumbscrew-adjustable edge guide lets you cut an accurate ledge for any binding thickness up to .220".

Made of precision-machined aluminum and brass, it's great for routing the edges of archtop instruments, where a standard router base won't work. It installs easily on Dremel MultiPro™ or Professional rotary tools (and Black & Decker Wizard™/RTX™ tools), replacing the threaded plastic collar on the tool housing (fits 12 threads per inch).

Designed to be used with 5/16" diameter carbide-tipped Binding Router Bit.


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5.0

Tool is a jewel!

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Verified Buyer


This is an inspiring example of modern manufacturing. It is beautifully made. I am proud to add it to my tool box. Thanks!
-- Uncle Banjo, Newburyport

4.0

My Mod

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Great tool for tight spaces but not much base to keep it stable. Adjustment screw takes a little getting used to due to excessive play.
Here’s my patented “Jig Master 5000” modification.

3.0

Binding Router Guide

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Verified Buyer


I found there was too much clearance in the adjusting screw and had too much backlash.

5.0

Woorks well

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Works as described - woorks well !!

5.0

Time saver if you practice first

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Leveling up my building skills with adding binding. A full size router is too big sometimes. Works really well on small instruments. I was able to get a dulcimer and a bowl back mandolin binding channels ready before lunch. Pays off to practice first.

4.0

Binding router guide

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Verified Buyer


It would be nice to have more examples of how to set up the guide for the depth and thickness. It is a long process to get that correct.
The guide is fine. It does take practice before you use it to get the setting just right. You only get one chance at the cut..

3.0

Smart idea but...

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It is a smart idea and it works. BUT, practice, practice, pratice and pratice... And when you think you're getting good at it, pratice again before to try it on your sides. A How To video would be great. Also, the tool keep the heat of the dremel tip making it become loose and your bit to loose its position... And guess what happens... So use it with precaution. Oh ans again, pratice, practice and practice.

5.0

Fantastic tool!

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I have owned both the original "screw-on" non-adjustable StewMac binding router guide, and the adjustable guide attachment for the Stew Mac router base. They have both served me well, and were versatile enough to do many tough jobs. This new tool is the one for occasional jobs where the top or back is not square with the side. It allowed me to rout a pretty consistent channel on a damaged double-bound Martin 000 for which I made a new back.

5.0

My further modification

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I agree with Craig and others that the main drawback of this guide is that the brass roller is so short. The premise of this guide is to use the side of the guitar to control the cutting head; only a very short surface bears on the top or back of the guitar in order to minimize the effect of the arching of either. But, if you're guiding the cutter with only a half inch guide, you'll need an incredibly steady hand. I don't have one. So, I got a 1 11/2" cap screw (#4-40) and a 1 1/2 tension pin. I cut off about 3/16 from the pin, chucked it in a drill press and used a file to square the ends, then replaced the brass guide pin with this one. It doesn't spin like the brass one, but it slides easily across the wood. Make sure the guitar body is solidly held onto the bench, hold the Dremel tool in your left hand and use your right to align the pin on the side. Take very small cuts as the router bit they sell here only has 2 cutters and is a little rough. But on the whole, it works pretty good! It would be ideal if you have a setup that would allow you to walk completely around the guitar so you can see what you're doing.

5.0

I was surprised

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I wonder if there is such a wonderful thing, I can cut quickly and cleanly and the work progresses quickly.

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