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Precision Router Base Complete Set

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Precision Router Base Complete Set

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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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4.0

Precision Routing

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The unit is well made and the set up is easy. The Dremel tool fits quick and easy and bit changing can be done most times without removing the tool from the base. The only issue I had was vibration from cutter bit ( I was routing maple) caused the height adjusting knobs to loosen no matter how hard I tightened them. This causes the Dremel to tilt back and forth in the base. I had to hold both adjusters while routing a sound hole which was a bit awkward. Still a good tool and it should get a lot of use.

5.0

precision router

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great tool, I have used it to rout out inlay and binding and even clean up frets . this is a great addition to your tools to help with your work. the little air hose and pump work to blow away dabre so yo can see your work as you go

5.0

well-made unit

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This base is great, but I have one complaint as a wood worker rather than a luthier. It would be very handy to have an edge guide that extends beyond the base so one can rout slots etc., rather than just binding rabbets

5.0

Great piece of kit

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I've used this now on the guitar I'm revamping for my wife - a cheapish classical electro-acoustic. It's actaully attached to a generic Dremel type multi-tool, not a true Dremel and it works fine with it. I routed out the recess for the veneer rosette that replaces the horrible decal one, and also routed 2 channels into the neck (after removing the crap fretboard) for the 2 carbon/graphite reinforcing bars. Both jobs were completed easily and quite well. I would recommend this addition to anyone who has a Dremel or Dremel type tool.

5.0

Precision tool

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This really is a percision tool. Very easy to use
And well worth the investment.

5.0

Great addition

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...and as in most cases not too pricey.

4.0

This is a real nice base for a Dremel or whatever you use

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This is a very sturdy and effective piece of equip. It is pricey but everything is getting that way. I recommend it.

5.0

Awesome!

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A tool for lifetime work. Works great and fine quality...

5.0

A must have for inlay

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Excellent build quality, simple to use, provides excellent control and stability. Very precise, makes doing inlay a breeze.

5.0

Precision Router set

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I picked up the router base set for working on my Mt. Dulcimer I'm working on. Needed a tool to flush cut the sides and cut in the perfuling. It work really well for this. I also used it to cut in my sound holes. which I need up making inlay for them.
Only thing that would make this tool better is to include the inlay cutters to the set.
Over all its a very nice tool.

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