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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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Great Tool

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This is a great tool for many things in my guitar building process. I feel like I have total control of the mini router. Looking forward to purchasing the rosette routing jig to go with it.

5.0

A MUST HAVE TOOL!

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Very nicely made and very handy! i use it for inlay, nut slots, and even repairs.

5.0

A classic.

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This little gem puts the Dremel router base to shame. And it only costs a few dollars more!

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Precision Router Base

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What superb tool! And great service! I also purchased the soundhole and rosette cutter and have now abandoned my hand-made cutter and chisels. Your tools do things a bit quicker - and neater. Order for the edge guide on its way to make up the set - less the blower!

5.0

High Quality Base

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I finally replaced the Dremel Brand plastic router base with this one. Wish I would have done it sooner. Really nice!

5.0

Great value!

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This tool/accessory not only does a better job than what the power tool manufacturer provides, but the price is a no brainier! I'll order a second base to eliminate having to reset between operations.

5.0

Very High Quality Tool

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I use it to make bridges, easy to control, I use an aquarium air pump attached to the base, which does a good job of keeping the saw dust away to watch my progress. Great tool for freehand work too.

5.0

The best dremel base

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This is the most precise dremel-router base on the market!It really solved my problems for inlays and i use it every day!

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Precision Router Base

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very good tool but if you are thinking about using this to bind a telecaster
forget it it wont go around the inside of the horn other than that i am sure it will be very handy for inlay

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Total Control

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This is a fine example of craftsmanship of tools made in the USA - I have done LOTS of inlay with this for 3 years solid now and it looks old, but still holds up to the brutal abuse I put it through. I do extensive inlay and this is by far the best tool in the shop.
Virgil Mandanici
Virgil Guitars

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