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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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$35.92

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

Router bit,1/2" dia.

Item # 0693
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$40.14

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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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$8.59

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Ball Bearing Router Bits Extra bearing 1/2" bit

Extra bearing 1/2" bit

Item # 1289
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$8.14

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Ball Bearing Router Bits, Set of 2

Set of 2

Item # 0565
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List Price $76.06
Your Price $69.98

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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

A necessity

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At some point, every shop needs tools that you can’t get at a big box hardware store, and these router bits are just one example. Control cavity plate routs, P-90s, etc.

5.0

Bit Cut Solid Body Cavities

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Routed the battery box, control, single pickup and neck cavities in a solid body electric ukulele (wood=alder) using the 1/2” diameter router bit with 2 stacked bearings. Plastic tube, for preventing bearing motion on shaft, was needed for deep cavities. The bit cut clean with no chattering or tearing.

I made a 5/8” thick particle board template of the cavities. The template made the routing surprisingly easy. I held the body to the workbench and the template to the body with double sided tape while routing the cavities – very secure.

The shallow cavities (less than 3/4” deep) took 3 passes, only needed the template for the first pass. The deep cavities (<1 ¼” deep) took 4 passes, only needed the template on first pass. I used a Forstner bit to clean out most of the cavities prior to routing – I left the bottom 1/4” of each cavity solid and let router bit clean out the cavity.

Used my old Craftsman router (~1985) with the bit - no problems. Wear your safety goggles and dust mask, router makes a lot of dust.

5.0

Fast Cutting Bit

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I used the 1/2" bit to deepen the pickup cavities on my Vintera Strat so I could install the Fender Noiseless 4 pickups (taller than what was originally on there). The routing was done in no time. I'm looking forward to using it on other instruments (battery routes, P-Bass pickup route.)

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.

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