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Ball Bearing Router Bits

Ball Bearing Router Bits

Ball Bearing Router Bits Router bit, 3/8" dia.

Router bit, 3/8" dia.

Item # 0583
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$34.21

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Ball Bearing Router Bits Router bit,1/2" dia.

Router bit,1/2" dia.

Item # 0693
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$38.23

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Ball Bearing Router Bits Extra bearing for 3/8" bit

Extra bearing for 3/8" bit

Item # 1288
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$7.81

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Ball Bearing Router Bits Extra bearing 1/2" bit

Extra bearing 1/2" bit

Item # 1289
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$7.40

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Ball Bearing Router Bits, Set of 2

Set of 2

Item # 0565
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List Price $72.44
Your Price $66.64

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Ball Bearing Router Bits

About This Item

Special bits for templates! Extra-long carbide-tipped router bits produce clean, precise body cavities when used with our templates.

The ball-bearing guide matches the cutting diameter, and the long shank allows multiple-pass routing for deep cavities.

The 1/2" diameter bit is recommended for most of your routing chores, and comes with 1 bearing. Use the 3/8" cutter only for routing corners that need the tighter radius, it comes with 2 bearings.

Sold individually or SAVE when you buy the set of both router bits.

Shank diameter: 1/4" (6.35mm)
Cutting height: 1/2" (12.7mm)

A heat-resistant sleeve (not shown) holds the bearing in position. We recommend stacking an extra bearing on the shank for deep cavities, and use the 3/8" bit only for routing corners.

Tip: We recommend that you change the position of stacked bearings on the router bit's shank every time your re-chuck in the bit into your router. This will greatly extend the life of the bearings and reduces the risk of a bearing "blow-out."



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Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

How (and why) to use templates to rout control cavities

If you sometimes think of making a custom electric guitar, Erick Coleman has tips to make one part of the process a lot easier. Here's how to rout the neck pocket and control cavities so they look as good as a factory build.

Instructions

Product Instructions

Using Ball-bearing Cutter Bits for Guitar Routing

Instructions for using Ball-bearing Cutter Bits for guitar routing.

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5.0

I should have bought them sooner

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I bought one of these sets over 25 years ago, and have been using them ever since. However, in the last year or so, I noticed that's it was getting harder and harder to use them. So, I broke down and bought a new set. I'm truly glad that I did, it's like day and night. Stew-Mac's tools are great, but they do wear out. I'm expecting to get another 25 years out of this new set. They are a great product.

5.0

great router bit

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This is a great router bit. THis is my first time in using a trimmer and decided not to take risk of buying cheap bits. So I got this from stewmac and with the bearings I was able to route on my tele kit (From Stewmac as well) pick guard. I just need a 2.5mm to route and together with a template i was able to route it smoothly. Cuts like butter.

5.0

Great for the job

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Have no regrets buying this bit

5.0

Worth it

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Very smooth surfaces at high speed with little or no burn. Good bearings.

5.0

Great to have in the shop.

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I would recommend these to stack on the drill bit. Just one doesn’t always work.

5.0

Another great tool

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I haven’t used it yet but I haven’t been disappointed with anything I have purchased from StewMac

4.0

great bit - works as advertised

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building a guitar and needed a shorter bit to cut the neck pocket. after reading the other reviews i bought the bits and a set of spare bearings.

5.0

Quality bits

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Used these router bits in a guitar building class I just finished. Cut really well.

5.0

Routing Like Buttah!

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I used this bit to route a widerange humbucker pickup cavity for a telecaster. It's an ash body, so I used a chisel to remove the bulk of the wood. The bit made very clean and easy cuts and followed my jig very smoothly.
Highly recommended for pickup routes.

5.0

Excellent bit: stock up on spare bearings

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I have the 3/8" bit, and it works as advertised: very clean cuts without any drama or mishaps. It stays sharp after multiple uses. The bearing does wear out, though; buy extras. I got 5 uses out of mine before it went to pieces. This is not a criticism of the bearing or this tool. The tiny bearing has to do one hell of a job at high RPMS and high heat; it's going to fail. Treat it as an expendable, like guitar strings or solder.

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