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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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5.0

Good addition to my shop

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Verified Buyer


Makes doing inlay a breeze

5.0

Initial review of Precision router base

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Verified Buyer


Hi, my initial take on this new exciting hardware is: I had seen the base in use in multiple videos and was impressed; I had recently tried to complete a project using a Dremel brand hand tool and their plastic aftermarket base. Even though it was affordable, like all things Dremel, it was very basic, and not very precise, so my finished project was not to the standard I had wanted. The biggest complaint with the Dremel base would be the wobble base and the lack of visibility when routing. Now I have not used my new Stewart MacDonald base as of yet but inspecting the finish product shows me I picked the best possible tool on the market. It is made of high quality metal components, and has the ability to adjust in precise increments. I will be altering my designs now because I will be able to accomplish much tighter radius and tolerance, and visibility will no longer be an issue.
I bought the complete set including the dust blower, and edge guide; I was surprised to find the blower does not have an on/off switch, only a power plug and that the cfm is surprisingly low, since I have not used it in combination yet with the base I do not know the true effect, which is TBD. Overall all I would rate this “must have” for precision routing, and custom inlay work, and overcoming the switching problem should be easy. I would suggest that in the future you look at this change and think about making it function more like a traditional router base with a removable collar for duplicate inlay work, thanks for supplying quality tools
Gil Flores
Star Idaho

5.0

Precision Router Base is an understatement

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Verified Buyer


I admit, I am a tool junky of the first order. I primarily use a Foredom for precision work and the Foredom hand piece for this router base is well designed and as usual, is a quick swap. Though I don't use a Dremel, I'm sure it will perform just as nicely.

I am very impressed with the quality and precision of machining in it's construction, as well as the fine adjustments and flexibility of use in both set up and use. Line of sight to the work is very good and the small air pump is OK. For my needs, I am a satisfied tool junky and I have no hesitation with five stars for this fine tool.

5.0

Router base

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Verified Buyer


Great base for Dremel. Easy to set and stays set.

5.0

Precision Router Base

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Verified Buyer


This it my first purchase from StewMAX, so I will start by saying the router base I received looks to be of a very good quality material and well made, although I have not put it to use yet but I’am very please with the way its made, well packaged and delivered in fairly good time.

2.0

Pretty good after I fixed it.

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Verified Buyer


I bought this tool about a year and a half ago and did not use it until a couple of months ago. The first thing I noticed was that the flat base was scratching the work. On close examination it had several burrs on the edge of the base. I had to file it down and put slick tape on the bottom just to be able to use the base without leaving scars. The next problem was that the vibrations of the tool cause the screw settings to get loose. I found that the tool works reasonably well if you stop every couple of minutes and tighten the threads and re-check the cutting depth often. I recently tried the Dremel router base and even though it is mostly plastic and looks cheesy it worked better at half the price. The clear plastic base will probably not be so clear after a while, but the visibility is better than with the SM tool.

5.0

Top Quality

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Verified Buyer


Haven't actually used it yet but checked it out and it is a quality product.
Can't wait to use it!

5.0

great little tool

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Verified Buyer


i have been looking for one like this for a long time , i am really happy with it , it fits both of my dremals and will come in handy when i do my inlay work

5.0

Effective and stable.

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Verified Buyer


I went for the complete set because of the price break.
The primary mission is re routing binding channels and this base on the end of a fresh Dremel tool was a great help and has increased the speed with which I can remove and replace binding material.
I was able to get very uniform results using the base .
I wound up using the Dremel spiral cutter rather than the carbide bit because I was not routing fresh work. The spiral cutter works well for removal of old binding material and cleaning the old channels .

5.0

Router

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El costo es un poco elevado, sobre todo si lo compras desde México, pero su funcionalidad es muy buena, si eres un creativo y tu mente no tiene límites, el Router te permite crear y realizar diversas funciones, es un aparato útil y servicial.

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