What router bit for PU Legs & Wire Cavity?

dinkyguitar

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Hi All,

What router bits do you guys use for the PU legs wire cavity and neck tenon?

Top bearing or bottom bearing? and what size?

dinky,
 

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legs= 3/8" and switch leads is 1/2" if you are using 1:1--I'm pretty certain of these-see if others have better info.
 

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Thanks ole'lefty,

But what kind of routing bits would you need to prevent them from butting up against your template?

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seems a basic question at first, but keep talking...

i am currently building a maple body and have weight to lose, so i simply routed the pockets all the way down.

regards, h.
 

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Mine have bearings-can be top, bottom or both. I'm pretty sure it is a Whiteside. For the 1/2 inch, the same if I am using a 1:1 template.
 

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I have a box jig which I use, so a top bearing or collar with the longest 3/8" bit you can find for pup legs and routes to be vintage correct. It is much easier to find a 2", or even 2 1/2" LOC bit for a 1/2" diameter bit. Use the 1/2" for all other routes like neck and control and switch cavities.

Try and get a plunge bit, which has 2 cutters that span halfway across the bit.

Cheers Peter
 

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