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Precision Router Base Complete Set

About This Item

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
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

Brilliant!

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The precision router base combined with the Stewmac down cut bits made the routing of the headstock inlay on "number 1" a joy. Really easy to accurately adjust depth of cut and guiding the free hand route was simple and precise. Will now also order the soundhole/rosette routing jig and binding jig as the Dremel equivalents just don't stack up.

5.0

I now have 3 of these.

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Excellent design....and very well made. I use them for Inlay and the binding rout. And, they are priced fairly in my opinion. Now I just wish they would work with the Proxxon motor unit, and a Sioux pencil die grinder. Maybe an adapter kit.

5.0

Precision

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Great tool to add to my arsenal! Well engineered and made tool. Trimmed back the binding and popped the top off an old Gibson in nothing flat. Looking forward to working with this tool.

4.0

great but..........

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this tool is fantastic it does the job great but it doesn't fit between the neck pocket and lower horn of certain types of guitars due to the size of edge guide....still a recommended buy!!!!

5.0

My, that's a fine tool you have there!

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I purchased the Precision router base along with the Foredom handpiece recently and I have to say it's made inlay work and any small scale routing operations like cleaning up nut beds or fret slots or whatever so much easier and more consistent. Every other Dremel type base I've used before vibrates and it's really difficult to be as precise as we need to be. This tool in conjunction with the Foredom hand piece has made a real difference in the quality of work I'm able to do and that's what it's all about, yes?

5.0

Router Base w/ binding attachment.

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I've been building guitars and mandolins for just shy of 15 years, and for some reason I just haven't purchased the Stew-Mac router base until recently. I would like to tell all you luthiers in computer-land reading this review: YOU MUST BUY THIS ROUTER BASE! The factory Dremel base is poorly designed and built, whereas the Stewart MacDonald base is quite exceptional. I find myself using the Dremel every day now, where I used to only use it once every couple weeks. This is a good tool, a must have for professionals and amateurs alike! Buy it now, it's not worth waiting for! Just remember to tighten up the allen screws every once in a while. It's fantastic.

5.0

Precision Router Base

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Hello, the product was received and I'm very satisfeito. + very versatile. I have used for several purposes in my work. Sincerely, Mauricio

5.0

Great tool

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I just got my route base. I had hoped to be able to use it to route out for small hinges on my jewelry boxes. WOW... it worked better than I had ever hoped it would. I am now thinking of several new uses for this. It is super easy to use. I made a template to match the hinges. Set the depth and routed. Instructions are complete. 3 hours after I received this I had mounted my first hinge.. perfectly. This is a light duty but well made tool. A must for anyone that is doing any type of small woodworking. Uses unlimited.

1.0

shakes itself to pieces

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The router base is nicely made and all, BUT it simply falls apart from the vibration while I'm using it. The thumbscrews for setting the height start moving about from the vibration and the screws on the bottom, that hold the bottom plate and the posts together also shake loose, which is even worse, because, as they start sticking out, they scratch the surface of the instrument.

Oh and the air pump (probably from a fish tank) is, of course, for 110 volts and not for European voltage, but I guess I should have thought of that myself.

4.0

Precision

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Works very well easy to set depth. Would like to see a bigger clear plastic base add on.

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