Precision Router Base

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A more stable way to support your Dremel. Our sturdy, compact base is the best way to hold a Dremel for freehand routing, inlaying, widening fret slots and more.

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Precision Router Base

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Precision Router Base

Dan Erlewine demonstrates our Precision Router Base, for inlays and other routing on guitars and all stringed instruments.

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A more stable way to support your Dremel. Our sturdy, compact base is the best way to hold a Dremel for freehand routing, inlaying, widening fret slots and more.

Made of machined steel, brass and aluminum, it features precision cutting depth adjustment with large thumbwheels to eliminate guesswork.

Designed especially for stringed instrument work.

  • Excellent control
  • Easy installation
  • Accurate freehand routing

Sturdy, compact, and adjustable
Each turn of the large knurled thumbwheels adjusts your Dremel's cutting depth by .035" (.889mm). You can rout an inlay cavity that's precisely compensated for the thickness of the pearl and glue, for less sanding later.

Tall twin handles give you excellent control for freehand routing, and you get a good view of your work. There's even a built-in nozzle for attaching a mini air pump to continuously blow away the dust—you'll rout inlay cavities more precisely, for a better fit requiring less filler.

And here's a tip from Dan Erlewine: clamp the Dremel and router base upside-down on your workbench, and use the bottom of the router base as a mini drum sander, as Dan Erlewine did for a Gibson L-1 archtop bridge in this issue of our Trade Secrets Newsletter.

Installation is easy.
Simply unscrew the threaded plastic collar on the nose of the Dremel, and screw on the Precision Router Base. Its 3/4-12 thread fits:
Dremel 4000, 400XPR, Professional, MultiPro and most corded models made since 1986
Black & Decker Wizard and RTX
Our Foredom custom handpiece

Make your Dremel a more versatile guitar shop tool.
The Precision Router Base is a direct fit on our attachments:

Attachments for
Saddle slotting
Bridge Saddle Routing Jig
Attachments for
Soundhole/Rosette Routing Jig
Purfling/Soundhole Router Guide

Trade Secrets! Newsletter

"Which binding tools should I choose?"

Erick Coleman answers a frequent question from customers: Which tools to use for routing channels for instrument bindings?

Product Instructions

Precision Router Base and Edge Guide

How to assemble and use the Precision Router Base and Edge Guide.

Ratings & Reviews

Precision Router Base

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Well Made Tool

By Amos & Sons Guitars from Long Island, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, January 25, 2013

We use several of these in our shop. Very popular item that is rugged yet allows great control of the router. A must for delicate inlay work.

My favorite Dremel base

By Snider Guitars from Rochester, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, January 03, 2013

I've had my stewmac router base for a long time, and it's easily the best one I've found. Easy adjustments, and solid like rock.

Well built

By banjaxbanjo from Limerick,Ireland
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, December 10, 2012

Good product and well build.

Worth the money

By Mr denis from France
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, December 05, 2012

so much better than the other router bases!

Precision router base

By Dck from Delafield, WI
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, November 29, 2012

I must admit, the router base was just what I needed for a customer's guitar. It enabled me to do the fine inlay work for the fret board.

Well made - easy to use

By DDConcepts from Melbourne, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, October 12, 2012

This router base simply does what it says it says on the box! It is reliable and well constructed - a great addition to the tool kit, and a 'must have' for rosette work and inlay.

Best tool of its type.

By Greg Robinson - Guitar & Amplifier from Melbourne, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The precision router base has turned the Dremel, a hobbyist's tool at best, into a fairly respectable and accurate tool for guitar work.

Base works well in busy Inlay shop

By Bordeaux Inlay from Massena, New York
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, August 30, 2012

I bought the stew mac base after a few acrylic bases began to warp. First job was a James Dean likeness on a jewelry box. Very happy with the results. Only improvement suggestion would be a mini "gooseneck" LED to direct at cutter. Thanks for your continued great products!

Precision Router Base

By Blue Danube from USA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Five star product! I have been using it for a couple weeks and it is VASTLY superior to anything else on market. Stew-Mac now "needs" to make a base plate variation for working rounded surfaces to make that job even easier for us craftsman artisans....

Fantastic Router Base!

By Dopatka from Knoxville, TN
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, July 01, 2012

While the price is steeper than that of other router bases, StewMac does not fail to provide its promises. This is far sturdier than any other Dremel base, and is indispensable for inlay work, as well as other miscellaneous jobs. Well worth the money!

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