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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Cool router base, not so cool edge guide

By RyanSLSMG from Poquoson
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I bought this set because I wanted to put binding on a head stock that I repaired only to find out it wouldnt work with head stocks. You have to have a certain thickness to catch the edge guide...(im probably going to modify it) The router base itself is a nice tool that comes very handy for fine work and I would give it 5 stars by itself.

Perfect Tool - Finest with Proxxon

By Georg from Bavaria, Germany
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, May 21, 2012

The first few days I worked with this base and a Dremel 4000. Then I switched to my Proxxon. For the Proxxon I had to modify the mounting bar non-reversible. First I had to widen the slot for the 20mm Proxxon neck. Next I had to cut a thread to add a thumb screw to fix the Proxxon. The combination of the Precision Router Base and the Proxxon is a dream team. The base is now easy to handle and very precise. The Proxxon is much (!) more quieter and has no vibrations an nearly no radial runout. Since there is no thread on the Proxxon attachment, I can rotate and fix the Proxxon in the modified Precision Router Base similar as in a drill stand. (The Dremel 4000 motor has blown in my face while working). StewMac should consider to offer a 20mm mounting block for Proxxon as they are very popular here in Europe.

Best router base ever.

By Marcio Costa from Brasil
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 03, 2012

This is the most solid router base I've ever used. Before each use, I recommend you to tighten all screws, and you are set. The accessories are great too. Excellent cost-benefit ratio. To be a perfect 10, the baseplate could be made of polished steel, so it would slide better, mine is all dented is scratched. I use it a lot.

A "Must-Have" 

By Dan O'Brien from Oromocto, New Brunsick, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, April 23, 2012

This is the smallest Router base I've ever used. It's light weight and design make it a breeze to use. Although it's been designed to accommodate dremel tools, it also fits onto my Mastercraft rotary tools. This router base would be an asset to any shop. Thanks Stew-Mac!!

Precision router base

By Ukulian from Kent, UK
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, April 16, 2012

USA to UK in two working days. Excellent service. The router base got used straight out of the box on a job that had plagued me for well over a week. It was completed inside 15 minutes of the arrival of this attachment. Delighted and recommended.

Router Base

By Dan R Nall from Yakima, Wa
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, April 11, 2012

I have to admit, I can only rate the quality workmanship & material used in this router base, I've not used it yet, but from what I see it will be a great addition to my tools.

High Quality Tool

By Rusty Naille from Los Angeles, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, April 02, 2012

This is a great tool. It attched to my Dremel tool easily and was good to go. Have also used it at work to carve shapes into low-density foam (this base works much better than the plastic Dremel router base). The only problem I encountered was the two flat-head screws (securing the base to the posts) vibrated loose during use-I just applied some Loctite 242 to the screw threads and-problem solved! Very cool tool indeed!


By h.kutluk from Turkey
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 01, 2012

It is a very good quality and very usefull tool. Thanks to stewmac for inventing such a thing.

Excellent router base

By RiverDoc from Ontario, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 28, 2012

This is an excellent router base and the price is good too. I have seen plastic Dremel router bases for a higher price and there is no comparison.

Essential for inlay work

By Ryan K from Calgary, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Precision Router Base gives you total control over inlay work with your Dremel. Highly recommended with downcut router bits.

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