Kenneth Michael Guitars LLC
|KMG Router binding attachment
for use with "bearing guided bits"
NOTE THAT BITS ARE NOT INCLUDED WITH THIS ATTACHMENT
In addition to the basic components the KMG
attachment includes a locating gage -- the "T"
shaped item in the picture. The gage is used
to center the attachment and aide in getting
correct alignment to the router base.
Position the gage to the attachment base,
slip the bolts through the corresponding
holes. Note that this will center the 1/4" hole
with the large bit hole in the base.
Chuck a standard 1/4" drill bit into the
Position the router motor back into the base
Tighten the lock screw, place the attachment
base using the centering hole as a guide.
Each router base will have an obvious
optimum location for the attaching screws.
This is a matter of rotating the attachment
so the mounting holes can be drilled
Using a 3/16" bit drill the two mounting holes through the attachment and the router base.
Fasten the attachment to the router base with the screws and lock
nuts that are provided
Attach the vertical guide to the attachment
base using the bolts, washers, and nuts
The desired depth of cut is a function of
the bearing on the bit. The vertical guide
is lined up with the selected bearing,
NOTE THAT THIS ATTACHMENT IS NOT DESIGNED OR
INTENDED FOR USE WITH STRAIGHT NON-GUIDED BITS KMG
DOES OFFER A STRAIGHT 1/4" BIT, ADJUSTABLE VERSION
Tighten the vertical guide nuts
The unit is now ready for some practice cuts go here for some operating suggestions.
The tutor is for our "KMG IA binding attachment" but the principles are the same.
GO HERE TO FIND OUT WHY GUITAR MAKERS NEED THIS TOOL
If you own or plan to purchase a bearing guided binding channel
routing bit that looks like this:
|Than there is no need to purchase one of these!
Millions of guitars have had binding and purfling channels
routed using bearing guided bits and a device similar to this
$45 + shipping
While the bearing guided bits are expensive there is no denying they
produce a very uniform channel, that's 75% of the battle. The KMG attachment
takes care of the rest, it is designed to allow the router to ride on the
perimeter of the guitar regardless of contour and at the same time the vertical
guide allows the operator to use the guitar side as the necessary natural path
-- "just like" the much more expensive metal tools used in shops and
factories around the world. This is what the novelty hobby gadgets pictured
above are trying to accomplish in a very complicated manner.
No special skills or magic required!!