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Binding Router Bit Set

Binding Router Bit Set

Binding Router Bit Set Standard set

Standard set

Item # 1298
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Binding Router Bit Set Complete set

Complete set

Item # 1297
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Binding Router Bit Set

About This Item

Rout clean, precise ledges for practically any binding combination.

Our clean-cutting carbide-tipped cutter has a 1/4" shank to fit your router, an Allen screw with wrench for installing a depth-of-cut bearing, and a special extension bushing for "stairstep" ledges.

Money-saving sets add depth-of-cut bearings sized specifically for binding routing jobs, and for flush-trimming guitar tops and backs. Instructions included. Router bit and bearings are also available separately.

Tip: All our bearings are now sized for exact cutting depth. Remember to allow for swelling of wood fibers from gluing, as well as for the thickness of the glue itself. Glued plastic binding will swell considerably as it absorbs the glue solvents. Wood bindings glued with wood glues that contain water will swell also. To minimize final scraping and sanding, we recommend installing a short length of binding on routed scrap wood first, to test the fit.


#1298 Standard Binding Router Bit Set
Bearings in the Standard set are for common binding thicknesses (listed below), and match our bindings, including Herringbone purfling. Flush bearing is for trimming glued bindings, and newly assembled guitar tops and backs.

Includes:
9 bearing sizes
Router bit
Allen wrench
Extension bushing
Instructions
Bearing diameter    Size of ledge cut   
.925" (23.50mm) Flush
.840" (21.34mm) .040" (1.02mm)
.800" (20.32mm) .060" (1.52mm)
.780" (19.81mm) .070" (1.78mm)
.740" (18.80mm) .090" (2.29mm)
.720" (18.29mm) .100" (2.54mm)
.680" (17.27mm) .120" (3.05mm)
.620" (15.75mm) .150" (3.81mm)
.520" (13.21mm) .200" (5.08mm)



#1297 Complete Binding Router Bit Set
This is the most affordable binding router set offered to luthiers. You'll save money AND be ready for practically any binding job.

Includes:
19 bearing sizes
Router bit
Allen wrench
Extension bushing
Instructions
Bearing diameter    Size of ledge cut   
.925" (23.50mm) Flush
.840" (21.34mm) .040" (1.02mm)
.820" (20.83mm) .050" (1.27mm)
.800" (20.32mm) .060" (1.52mm)
.780" (19.81mm) .070" (1.78mm)
.760" (19.30mm) .080" (2.03mm)
.740" (18.80mm) .090" (2.29mm)
.720" (18.29mm) .100" (2.54mm)
.700" (17.78mm) .110" (2.79mm)
.680" (17.27mm) .120" (3.05mm)
.660" (16.76mm) .130" (3.30mm)
.640" (16.26mm) .140" (3.56mm)
.620" (15.75mm) .150" (3.81mm)
.600" (15.24mm) .160" (4.06mm)
.580" (14.73mm) .170" (4.32mm)
.560" (14.22mm) .180" (4.57mm)
.540" (13.72mm) .190" (4.83mm)
.520" (13.21mm) .200" (5.08mm)
.500" (12.70mm) .210" (5.33mm)


Router bit dimensions
6-degree cutting edge downshear prevents grabbing on climb cuts, for cleaner results.
Cutter diameter.925" (23.50mm)
Cutting height without bearing.375" (9.52mm)
Arbor shank diameter.25" (6.35mm)


Router bit and bearings are also available separately.


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Instructions

Product Instructions

How to Install Bindings

Overview of binding, purfling, and other instrument trim, including binding recommendations and installation techniques.

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

Great router bit set

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Verified Buyer


This bit and the changeable bearings worked great. First binding project with it came out perfect first time on my router table.

5.0

Nice set, useful sizes

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This set assortment of bearing diameters should cover most situations. The brass bushing to extend the “reach” of the bearing makes a big difference in the amount of overlap the guide bearing has on the guitar body, which helps to keep the cutter going where it needs to go. All of the bearings turn smoothly, unlike a couple of other bearings I’ve come across recently (non Stew-Mac items)

5.0

Flawless

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The set that I received is absolutely flawless. No complaints whatsoever. This is an essential

5.0

The most useful binding set up.

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Verified Buyer


I can't even remember how I used to bind instruments before this router bit set was offered, but I remember that it was always a terrifying prospect. It was so easy to throw away days of work with one slip of the router or a cut that didn't work out properly after setting up a cumbersome homemade rig that had to be held just-so as the router toured around the body. If you build flat solidbody guitars all you need is a trusty router and this basic bit and bearing set. If you make acoustic instruments or archtop electrics you really do need to splurge on a more elaborate rig. I wish StewMac offered a grinding service for sharpening the bits. Any suggestions in that regard?

4.0

Worked as intended

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Verified Buyer


Cut a nice clean rabbet for the natural maple binding that I'm putting on 2 guitars. Looks like it will work well with the plastic binding that I have as well.

5.0

Quality bit set

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Verified Buyer


I am working on my first instrument build (uke). Trying to buy tools only as needed, and I think a good bit set for binding routing definitely falls in that category. The bit set is of very good quality and was well protected for shipping. the bit has a nice long shaft and worked well in my router table setup. Instructions were very good.

5.0

Fantastic!

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Verified Buyer


I should have purchased this tool set a long time ago. It is a game changer. The larger set would be optimal for the tool drawer but it’s getting a little spendy for my tool budget.

5.0

Works great!

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Verified Buyer


First time using this set and it performed flawlessly. The instructions are easy to follow. I used this bit on a table router and was very pleased.

5.0

Great for precision routing!

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Verified Buyer


This was my first attempt at routing binding channels. I have the Dremel router attachment, but didn’t feel comfortable with the different angles due to the 5 degree arch to the back. I am so glad I got this router bit and bearings. So easy to set up and the binding and purfling came out great.

5.0

Top!

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Verified Buyer


Thank you from France.
Thank you Stewmac for this set!

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