Ultimate Binding Jig


The Ultimate Binding Jig takes one of the most difficult tasks in lutherie and simplifies it. By cutting channels parallel to the sides rather than perpendicular to them, the Ultimate Binding Jig ensures you get true, full depth channels around the entire perimeter of the instrument regardless of any pitch changes in your sides.  “Zero Bar” technology eliminates the need for measuring and bearing changes.  The control knobs allow for quick and easy adjustments without the need for any extra tools.  Additionally, it can easily be stored out of the way without taking up a large amount of shop space thanks to its compact size.  

Want to bind small and/or thin bodied instruments like ukuleles, mandolins, archtops*, electrics, etc? Check out the solid guide accessory.  While you’re at it, don’t forget extra cutter heads.

See list of compatible routers below under the “production information” section.

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Available Options

Ultimate Binding Jig- includes (1) shear cut router bit and arbor.



Adapter Plate



Solid Guide



Extra Cutter Head



New Donut (comes installed on all new Ultimate Binding Jigs)




I am selling off my other binding cutter jigs as your Ultimate Binding Jig is clearly superior in ease of use and adjust-ability. So I just wanted to thank you for your redesign of a similar style binding cutter jig. I’ve been using the other style of jig for many years and thought it was the best binding cutter available … until I tried your Ultimate Binding Jig.
~Tim McKnight, McKnight Guitars

Being a custom guitar maker means that you don’t reproduce the exact same instrument every time. The Ultimate Binding Jig gives you the freedom to be more creative in a very easy, accurate, and time efficient way. I’ll never bind without it!
~Stephen Strahm, Strahm Guitars

The Ultimate Binding Jig has given me more control and precision in the binding process, on both guitars and ukuleles. More precision means tighter tolerances and less work on the back end. I can’t imagine not having it in my shop.
~ Eric Weigeshoff, Skytop Guitars

I like to use your binding jig because it is so flexible and accurate. I do not make my guitars with standard purfling widths. Each of my guitars is a custom build and purfling channel widths vary from one instrument to the next. With your binding jig I can stack the binding and the purfling together and use the combined width to precisely set the cutting depth. It’s a quick and simple and precise operation and a real time saver in the shop.
~John Kinnaird, John Kinnaird Guitars

Additional information


-Solid aluminum body
-Low friction acetal contact points won't mar your instrument
-Huge range of adjustment for even the widest purfling schemes
-Shear cut router bit gives clean cuts in a single direction pass
-Compact design can easily be safely stored out of the way when not in use

What's Included

-The Ultimate Binding Jig base
-(1) dumbbell guide
-(1) shear cut router bit and arbor


-Ridgid R2401
-Ridgid R2400
-Bosch Colt 1HP (square base)
-Bosch GFK600, GMR1 (International)
-Dewalt DWP611 (adapter plate required)
-Makita RT0701C (adapter plate required)
-Bosch Colt 1.25HP (round base) (newest adapter plate required- released 5-20-22)