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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Good tool, but with a flaw

By DGW from Jensen Beach, FL
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, September 12, 2010

I've been using the Precision Router Base for some time, and the only thing that keeps it from being a superior tool is its tendency to loosen the height adjustment screws. You have to keep a close eye on the adjustment screws, particularly if you are working on something that will cause chatter. In my opinion, a set screw on the side of each leg of the crosspiece would do the trick in holding it in place.

Superior control

By kwtguitars13 from Pontiac,IL
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 09, 2010

This router base combined with the bits stew-mac sells and the Foredom system has excellent control and has become an essential tool in my shop, the quality is unsurpassed especially for the price. A must have for any inlay artist or guitar builder. Here is a pic of the inlay work I did on a custom guitar I built for my church Band.

Precision Dremel base

By Bob Thompson from Elizabeth, Colorado
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 09, 2010

I immediately put the new base to use routing a channel for a center strip on the back of my new guitar and it works like a dream. Very well made and easy to use. I plan on using it for more inlay work and expect the task to be much easier now.

Brilliant design well executed

By Fred Hocker from Stockholm, Sweden
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, August 30, 2010

Considering the machine work that goes into making these, I cannot imagine how StewMac sells them for this little. A rare device that does exactly what it is supposed to do with no arguments and is a pleasure to use.

A good tool

By Yaron Naor from Bat Hefer, Israel
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, August 29, 2010

Very good tool, but be ware when you work with high speed Dremel, the vibrations could open the depth lock ring!!

router base

By Clyde from Mt.Dandenong, Vic. Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, August 26, 2010

Awesome!! Using it for inlay work and the results are amazing.

One of my favorite tools! 

By Telemark from So. California
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I love this thing! I use it a lot.!

A router base that is tha bomb!

By Alf Stewart for PM from Perth Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A truely magnificent marvel of modern technoligies,this base has made a significant difference in my life. I can now rout out like a madman, inlays can be done while standing on one leg, a great base and well made.You won't be disappointed with this badboy. 5 STARS.

Very good tool

By Mack Guitarworks from Hungary/Europe
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, July 15, 2010

First i tried to make my own router base, but after some time i saved the money for the original. Today i think, that it's every dollar worth. My favorite Stewmac product.

Great Tool!

By Justin @ Urich Guitars from Pittsburgh, PA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Very stable base for inlay work, the price is a little bit high, but worth it for the precision machining.

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