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Binding Router Guide

Binding Router Guide

Binding Router Guide

Binding Router Guide

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Router Bit for Binding

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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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4.0
  • 4.08 average rating from 60 reviews
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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.

5.0

This may be a good tool to increase accuracy in binding.

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My first acoustic guitar is a ways off yet, but I'll be playing with it.

5.0

Better than a router

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Today I tried using a "real router" and shredded the guitar top. I broke out this trusty tool and cleaned it up for trippel binding strips. It's better than a router.

5.0

One slight modification

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Before I purchased this, I noticed that nearly all of the negative comments had to do with the brass "sleeve" being too short. (This is the part shown in the operator's left hand in the StewMac photo). So, I decided to extend this with a 1" steel tube. The inside diameter of the tube was 1/4", which was too small to slide over the brass part. I measured it, and found out that drilling it out with a 17/64" bit made it just wide enough to slide over the existing guide. It was almost a press fit, but I added a couple of pin heads of JB Weld to secure it. If you add the JB, make sure it doesn't get on the he'd-head screw which holds the guide in place., or the guide won't spin freely. Also, the increased diameter of the new guide will limit slightly the depth of your cut, but you can offset this a bit by grinding down the with of the locking screw (see red arrow) to allow more adjustment. (Alternatively, just don't slide the new sleeve all the way to the end of the brass one, so the screw head won't interfere.) This mod should give you the extra control you're missing...

4.0

Works

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I always think these specialty tools are way overpriced, but I let the moths out of the wallet for this one. It's actually a viable substitution for a more expensive binding rig. It takes a practice run get the feel, but it's fine for binding the baritone uke I'm building. Takes some time to adjust the cutter depth and width, a trial-and-error process with a caliper and test cuts on stock, to best fit binding, though.

3.0

Hard to control

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This tool is a good idea, but it doesn't work very well. I bought this to router the 5° angle on the back. I would up gouging the back pretty bad. Don't be overly concerned about the 5° angle of the back. Do yourself a favor and just use a regular router for the back. The difference is so extremely minuscule, you'll never see the difference. The upside, I have enhanced my chip repair skills.

3.0

Requires a steady hand! Not compatible for Dremel 4300

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If you don't have a steady hand its easy to create uneven ledges. Will not fit on Dremel 4300.

4.0

Compact and simple

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Looks like a house move on the cards, so no projects for some months but had a quick practice on some scrap pine and found it to be ideal for my purposes.

4.0

Efficace mais...

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Je ne lui mets que 4 étoiles car. Il lui manque un réglage pour être parfait. Si on l'utilise comme sur la photo, on peu régler la profondeur de fraisage précisément mais pas l'épaisseur. Celle-ci va dépendre de l'épaisseur de fraise qu'on laissera dépasser du guide. Pas très pratique. A part ca, c'est du solide, simple à utiliser, sa glisse parfaitement sur le bois sans laisser de marque (si l'on appuie pas trop fort !). Je recommande cet achat mais je pense que l'on peu encore l'améliorer.

5.0

Great product

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Worked great on my ukulele, can’t see it great in my picture, but it cuts even and straight as long as you move slowly, like other comments the guide could be longer to make it easier, but I did not have any big issues with it and I am a novice.

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