Great Product, Bought for doing binding rebates on Guitar Body and Neck. Only test cuts done at the moment, but so far very impressed with how clean the cut is. Also, my initial order got lost/delayed in the post, due to the current COVID situation. The guys at Radian tools dealt with my OCD need for updates really well, and sorted the problem beyond what was required. Thanks again Guys!
So good I bought the larger version too
I use several of Radian's router bits, mainly for electric guitar building. They are all made to exceptionally high standards and this 9.5mm x 12mm cutter is no exception. This router bit is perfect for routing clean, accurate pickup cavities and is a pleasure to work with.
Professional router bit. Ellipse is good shape so you can do different types of carves. I've used it to carve a guitar top then rounded over the top of the cut to make a dome. As usual a very well made tool.
For years I couldn't entertain the idea of paying £60 (including P&P) for a router bit, so I "managed" with cheaper offerings.
Then I saw Ben Crowe at Crimson Guitars using and praising the 4 flute, dual bearing router bit on his YouTube channel.
I decided to bite the bullet and ordered one and I have to say I could not have been more impressed with the performance of the cutter. The quality of the finish it produces is definitely worth the price.
If only I had realised years ago, I would have saved myself a lot of heartache.
This is one very well made router cutter! Incredibly sharp and accurate
Absolutely fantastic, smooth, clean.......excellent, without doubt the best router bit I have ever owned....functional tool and work of art in one.
I've been using Radian cutters for guitar making for over a year now and have been nothing short of blown away by the quality of the cut. This was highlighted when trimming end grain Wenge for a guitar headstock, just perfect, most standard cutters would have left the router screaming and with endless sanding to be done afterwards. With the radian bits, there's not even a suggestion of burning, chatter or tear out. The cut is vibration free and smooth as you like. Very impressive.
At this point I have, all of the 1/4" trimming bits, two or the 1/2" collet trim bits, three binding channel rebate cutters of various sizes and a chamfer bit. Fantastic stuff!
You get what you pay for with tools like these. Very happy
Great quality carbide and craftsmanship. Radiantools offer a sterling customer service and fast dispatch as well.
Another great cutter. Speedy delivery to boot.
After being recommended to try these out I feel I’ve made the right choice As the smoothness of the cutting is second to none.
I still have to use it but it looks like a tool made to last
performed really excellently only wish that when the bottom bearing is taken off it could cut across a full width of the cutter rather than as far as the little bearing arbour
So far I've only used for one small job, but very impressed with the clean and precise cuts.
This is a very well made and extremely accurate bit set. The bearings are spot on and give exactly the width of cut they are supposed to. The 3 flutes give very clean cuts even against the grain with no tear-out. Well worth the money.
Haven't had a chance to use this yet just the surfaceing bit but I'm Shure it's the way to go just by everyone else's reviews on you tube
Thickness on a budget
Very nice bit! Sharp and works like a charm. Wish the shaft was a bit longer though
The tool is extremely sharp and cuts very clean! My only gripe was the bearing was a few thousandths different from the cutter. That may be by design and it’s certainly not the end of the world. All in all , Great product!
This is by far the best cutter I have ever used. On a hard maple guitar body, no tear out and zero burn marks, very clean finish. Will be buying more from Radian.
These are simply the best router bits available espacially for luthiers these days. I had to buy an 6,35mm collet (I hope this is right, I´m from Germany) for my festool router, which was pretty expensive, but absolutely worth every penny!
Great products, great service and highly recommend these guys.
Done a large batch of template cuts with this and had great results
used cheaper bits but never again these are the best for me