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“Dear Sir,
A few months ago I placed my first order with you and built my very first guitar. Ovangkol back and sides with sitka top.
I have been a craftsman for a number of years, rebuilding antique pianos, including making new soundboards and bridges, and decided to try my hand at guitars after buying a Taylor 814ce.
The results of my first attempt were surprising, to me and to others. Since I'm a bit "old-school" I built it entirey by hand, no table saw, router, joiner etc. (I did use a driss press!). I have already received requests for custom made guitars, and from a store interested in selling them.
It really helped to find quality supplies, all in one place, so I could start this experiment - which may just turn out to be my next and final career.
Many Thanks.
ps. I have just placed a second order so I can start making a few more......”

- Jon Ballard

Binding Cutter & Bearings

BindingCutterBearingKitSPCPCN450
SPCPCN
AuxillaryBearingKit
SPCPCNAUX

Our Binding Cutter/Bearing Kit can be purchased in several configurations: the SPCPCN/SPCPCNL bearing kit (includes cutter), the SPCPCNAUX auxillary kit (doesn't include cutter), or the the cutter and bearings can be purchased separately. The cutter is a specially designed 1" router cutter with carbide cutting tips. The bearings are accurately machined steel wheels press fit onto ½" bearings. These bearing/wheels are attached to the cutter with a small Allen cap screw and yield a multitude of binding/purfling ledges. The resulting ledge is easily and accurately cut each time with almost no thought. Just measure the width of the binding or binding and purfling combination, choose the appropriate bearing/wheel, attach the bearing/wheel to the bottom of the cutter and start routing.

  • Inside diameter of each bearing measures .187"
  • Cutter has a 5° downshear
  • Cutter shank diameter is .250"
  • Cutter shank length is 1.388" on the short version.
  • Cutter shank length is 1.450" on the long version. 
  • Cutting edge measures .5"

NOTE:
The SPCUT and SPCUTL cutters are made in the USA.

  • If you are using this cutter with our new Professional Binding Machine, BM2, you can use either cutter (long or short version).

  • If you are using this cutter with our older binding machine (formerly called the Universal Binding Machine):
    • If your binding machine has a white delrin shoe that rides on the ledge of the guitar, use the short shank cutter.
    • If your binding machine has has a black HDPE shoe that rides on the guitar ledge, use the longer shank cutter.

       

Our customer, Ross, had this to say about this tool: "I just wanted to drop you an e-mail to let you know just how pleased I am with your binding cutter and bearing kit. I used it for the first time today and the whole operation was a piece of cake. The cut was clean as a whistle and the cutter didn't grab a bit when I used a climb cut. I'm very pleased and impressed."



SKU Product Name In Stock Each  
SPCPCN Binding Cutter/Bearing Kit, short shank
Yes $141.10
SPCPCNL Binding Cutter/Bearing Kit, long shank
Yes $141.10
SPCPCNAUX Auxillary Bearing Kit (cutter not included)
Yes $78.85
SPCUT Binding cutter & wrench, short shank
Yes $47.25
SPCUTL Binding cutter & wrench, long shank
Yes $47.25
B-023S Replacement machine screw for binding cutter
Yes $1.25
B-024 Bearing for binding cutter, .880" diam., .060" binding ledge Yes $10.95
B-025 Bearing for binding cutter, .840" diam., .080" binding ledge Yes $10.95
B-026 Bearing for binding cutter, .820" diam., .090" binding ledge Yes $10.95
B-027 Bearing for binding cutter, .800" diam., .100" binding ledge Yes $10.95
B-028 Bearing for binding cutter, .760" diam., .120" binding ledge Yes $10.95
B-029 Bearing for binding cutter, .720" diam., .140" binding ledge Yes $10.95
B-030 Bearing for binding cutter, .680" diam., .160" binding ledge Yes $10.95
B-031 Bearing for binding cutter, .640" diam., .180" binding ledge Yes $10.95
B-032 Bearing for binding cutter, .600" diam., .200" binding ledge Yes $10.95
B-033 Bearing for binding cutter, .560" diam., .220" binding ledge Yes $10.95
B-034 Bearing for binding cutter, .860" diam., .070" binding ledge Yes $10.95
B-035 Bearing for binding cutter, .780" diam., .110" binding ledge Yes $10.95
B-036 Bearing for binding cutter, .740" diam., .130" binding ledge Yes $10.95
B-037 Bearing for binding cutter, .700" diam., .150" binding ledge Yes $10.95
B-038 Bearing for binding cutter, .660" diam., .170" binding ledge Yes $10.95
B-039 Bearing for binding cutter, .620" diam., .190" binding ledge Yes $10.95
B-040 Bearing for binding cutter, .580" diam., .210" binding ledge Yes $10.95
B-041 Bearing for binding cutter, .540" diam., .230" binding ledge Yes $10.95