Good starter router bits..

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by LightGroove, Dec 26, 2013.


  1. LightGroove

    LightGroove

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    Happy Bottom, VA
    Greetings friends,

    I was blessed over Christmas with a new VS router and a few router bits. I was gifted a 3/8 Freud roundover, a 1/2 Freud roundover, and an Amana flush trim/template bit. I wondered if there are any others that may be necessary to pick up to get started. My first project will be a rebuild on an SX bass that Ive stripped and now want to put a nice top and a new neck on. Im switching from a 4 string to a 5 string so Ill need to clean the neck pocket as well as pickup/preamp cavities.

    Also is there a nice bit I can use to hog the neck down before I get to hand carving?

    Thanks all
     
  2. Luthier Atlanta

    Luthier Atlanta

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    Atlanta, U.S.A.
  3. Beej

    Beej

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    Feb 10, 2007
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    Canadia
    You'll eventually need straight bits to rout for truss rod, stiffening rods, etc. 1/4" is pretty common...
     

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