Precision Router Base Complete Set

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Designed especially for stringed instrument work. Our exclusive design provides excellent control when routing for binding and inlays.

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Precision Router Base Complete Set

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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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Designed especially for stringed instrument work. Our exclusive design provides excellent control when routing for binding and inlays.

SAVE when you buy this complete set including:

  • Precision Router Base
  • Edge Guide
  • 5/16" router bit for binding
  • Air pump with hose

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.

  • 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.

Complete set includes:

Precision Router Base
For sturdy, accurate freehand routing
Binding Edge Guide
To cut smooth, clean binding channels up to 3/8" thick
Router Bit for Binding
Small diameter is ideal for tight curves
Mini Air Pump
Keeps the cutting area free of dust


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
Routing
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 Complete Set

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High quality . . . . but expensive

By GAS Buddy from Lakefield, ON, Canadia
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 27, 2013


The precision router base is an excellent tool - no doubt about it. The tool is well made with obvious attention to detail. No wobble,slump, rattle, etc. 5 stars for quality 3 for $$ . .. .

Router Base

By fullwedge from Cornwall on Hudson, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, March 25, 2013


Beautifully made. It would be more useful, however, if it had a plunge capability. Everything I will use this for involves multiple passes in a tiny, critically precise space. Pretty hard to get the bit to plunge without dings after every adjustment.

A versatile tool 

By texbrandt from Fort Worth TX
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, March 17, 2013


An excellent tool for any fine woodworking. I make Native American flutes and this is just the tool I need for making the precision wind way.

stewmac router base set

By ROGER BARRETT from SAN MARTIN, CA.
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 06, 2013


very nice product, nicely machined great set up for a good price router base,edge guide, air pump,binding Bit, the one thing that would make it better is plunge capabuility i highly recomend, have not found a better one on the market.

Precise and easy to use

By Jef B from France
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, February 21, 2013


My favorite Dremel accessory. Does a clean work for bindings and inlays.

Well Done Stew-Mac!

By bruce bennett from chattanooga TN
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, December 07, 2012


I bought my precision router base kit back in 2010. and I've used it well. but recently, it was knocked off my bench and broke both studs at the base plate. (those studs could use a bit more "beef" there) but Stew mac sent me a new pair of studs with no fuss or explanation required. THANK YOU Stew-Mac for a great tool AND stellar service!

Makes routing for inlay painless

By markgrant from tennessee
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, December 02, 2012


This was used on my recent F-5 mandolin. The inlay was intimidating at first but after scribing the outline the Precision base made it stable and easy to rout out the design. Also adjusting the depth was simple. Highly recommended!

Precision Router Set worked GREAT for Newbies

By Gary Drinkwater from Baton Rouge, La
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, November 25, 2012


My cousin & I are progressing NICELY on our first guitar kit! His router slid right into a groove after just a few sample passes on scrap lumber. The Base Kit performed better / easier than we expected, with clear, precise cuts. We did NOT use for inlays...yet ... Recommend your practice cuts (for other newbies) be performed on curved scrap with the same radius as your upper bout. Both of the curves were tighter & cross grain & need some "experience" before addressing your project. (the depth of cut was a tad shallow). We were very satisfied. Gary & John

The tool has a small flaw...

By JHG Guitars from Apeldoorn, the Netherlands
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 07, 2012


First of, this is overseas, how much faster do you want it? Just a few days, very cool! thumbs up! The tool however has a small flaw. The baseplate has a ding in it! This will definitly leave scratches on wood and/or finish. It looks like the baseplate was not carefully handled. It was packaged fine, so it must have gotten damaged somewhere in the production process... Also the edges of the base are very sharp, again this will likely increase the risk of scratches here and there. No worries, the base is made of aluminium, a little sandpaper will do wonders. But for the price the base should have been flawless/smooth I believe. Hence the 4 stars. I purchased it with the Foreman motor and handpiece, impressive!

Fine engineering!

By Mike Raeburn from Aberdeen, UK
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, October 14, 2012


This is so well made and so nice to look at that I was reluctant to use it! However when I got it all put together with the Dremel, the guide and the bit it all worked perfectly. Really well made, the only slight thing you have to watch is that the yolk holding the Dremel is parallel with the base when you lock it in place.

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