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
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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One of my favorite tools!

By Fallbrook Guitar Shop from Fallbrook, CA. USA
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, January 15, 2011

I bought a second one recently because I dedicated one for saddle work and the other one is set up for very fine work like inlay and fret slot cleaning work.

Very handy

By mschuler from Seattle, WA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, January 05, 2011

This router base is quite sturdy and has worked well so far.

Two improvements I can see adding are marks on the thumbwheels so that number of turns can be more easily gauged and center lines on the baseplate indicating the center of the mounting hole (I've added both of these to my router base).

Easy and useful

By Geraldo Xavier from Brazil
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, January 05, 2011

This router set is perfect to finish works and is perfect to a Dremel tool. It's easy to use and I recommend it for anyone who works with wood.

The Precision Router Base

By Russ DeVerniero from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, December 30, 2010

Overall this is a fine addition to my shop. I would like to see small handles or knobs on both sides for better control. I'm not a guitar maker but I am a carver and do highly detailed and intricate engraving and inlay and the handles would be helpful to me.

Loyal customer for 32 years!

By Tom Erickson from Livingston, NJ 07039
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, December 01, 2010

I have used your previous generation Router Base on my instruments. I am impressed always with the quality of your products and I am looking forward to the precision improvements engineered for the new base. This is a sample of my work which I know will be incredibly easier to inlay now with my new base!

Dream Router Base

By LHF from Stockholm, Sweden
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 17, 2010

This was just what I needed:-)


By Greg Helton from Rainsville Al.
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Very precision instrument, very adjustable. Much better than the Dremel router base

Just buy it..

By VirgilGuitar from Tampa, FL
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, October 30, 2010

"The poor man always pays twice"... I bought Dremel's brand of this tool and thought I would save a buck or 2 and you should see the hack job the plastic router base did to my nice wood! After I returned it, I decided to buy the Stew Mac Router Base and the first words that come to mind is : ACCURACY.. ..QUALITY.. ..DURABILITY and oh yeah .. PRECISE ENGINEERING! Awesome product - worth every cent!

Really pleased.

By desmatic from Wales, United Kingdom
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, October 15, 2010

This is a great product.

worth every penny

By Egemo from Las Vegas, NV
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, October 09, 2010

I had been using a Sears router base, but this is so small yet substantial. No way could I do the ledge on my control cavity with the Sears, this was too easy - even for me!

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