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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My favorite gadget

By Ayers Guitar Co. from Phoenix, AZ
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 08, 2011

You know you're a luthier when you crack a huge smile every time you reach for a tool like this. Indispensable in my shop, a necessity for the custom builder.


By resoamp from Beechworth Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 01, 2011

It is a fine piece of design. Much better than the Dremel plastic router fitting. It is a piece of machinery. I could just look at it and appreciate the design and production values. It's metal, its got brass knurled adjusters. It is a precision build. If you are a tool junkie, just buy one to admire. Get the depth guide part as well. Put it all together and contemplate old world values. By the the way, it is rigid in operation and produces excellent slots and routes. Just get one. Whoever designed this could have cut a lot of corners. Thank you for not doing that!

router base and set

By Lynn from Albuquerqe
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 01, 2011

Nice hardware. Very good for inlays. Inlays take practice and can be frustrating, but this tool is a great help.

Good Base

By Middleton Guitars from Southern California
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Much better than a stock Dremel-Base. A must for inlays.


By Chris Thomas from Elizabeth, PA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, August 08, 2011

Does everything they say it will do. Nice and sturdy, very well made. A far cry better than the plastic dremel base I have.


By ruthy from scotland
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, August 06, 2011

quality tool,great product, super fast delivery thanks

Absolutely essential!

By JasonM from Slidell, La
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, July 31, 2011

You absolutely must have this item! It is THE only way to route pockets for inlay. I also used it to notch the sides of my acoustic guitar for the back and top braces. Extremely high quality product here!

must have tool!!

By ezersantos from england
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, July 29, 2011

very happy with this tool, great precision and easy to use.

Very stable Router Base

By Arno's Workshop from The Netherlands
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, July 21, 2011

This router base is far better than the original plastic Dremel crap that I was using up until now! And, just like always, I'm very very happy overall with the excellent service and speed of shipping the orders! I only wish I could spend more money and buy more of these great tools and things that make life so much easier. I have this Foredom Tool on my wish list:) Thanks again guys, super! Cheers, AJ

Great router base

By MN_Jeff from Appleton, Wi
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, July 16, 2011

I have used a few bases in my day and this is by far the best. Recommended for anything you use your dremel for.

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