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Precision Router Base

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Precision Router Base

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A more stable way to support your Dremel. 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.

    Designed especially for stringed instrument work.
  • 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.

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


Video

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

"Which binding tools should I choose?"

Erick Coleman answers a frequent question from customers: Which tools to use for routing channels for instrument bindings?

Instructions

Product Instructions

Precision Router Base and Edge Guide

How to assemble and use the Precision Router Base and Edge Guide.

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5.0

Great for inlay

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I use this base for doing inlay

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For inlays

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I bought this one for doing my first advanced inlays. I've just started, but it seems to be perfect for the job.

5.0

Well done

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. So far, no complaints. I've done about 6 practice runs on inlay, and I'm getting better with every try.

5.0

Outstanding Router Base

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This is by far the greatest precision router base I've ever used, and I have used several. It provides great visibility, precise depth, and exact cuts. It's all metal and heavy duty. I've used it to inlay lots of polished stones and incise lots of names into countless cribbage boards and family trees. It's a go-to, supremely reliable tool.

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PERFECT!

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It does exactly what I need it to do... Couldn't be better!

5.0

Takes a little time

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Well made, no plastic, and works well for other than luthier work. Takes a little time getting use to the height adjusters, but then you fly thru wood. Simple but good instruction for installation and use. Good value for the money.

5.0

Router base

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Works great

5.0

Just buy it

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I have 3 and want more.
I like to dedicate a router bit/size/depth to each one so I don't have to constantly adjust anything for every new job.
The larger adjustment knobs are must nicer than the older knobs.
Pinky up for classier inlay.

5.0

I was going to make one but glad I didn't.

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I have a machine shop and weld shop and usually make all my own tooling but this was a great deal at the price. My time is precious to me these days so don't hesitate to buy this tool it is worth it.

5.0

router

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much better than old plastic Dremel model. Love the stability A-OK all the way

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on page 32 of our StewMac Digital Catalog