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.

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Precision Router Base

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Precision Router Base

Dan Erlewine demonstrates our Precision Router Base, for inlays and other routing on guitars and all stringed instruments.


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Product Details

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


Trade Secrets! Newsletter

"Which binding tools should I choose?"

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

Product Instructions

Precision Router Base and Edge Guide

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

Ratings & Reviews

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By Dingobass from Perth, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, June 01, 2012


Had a substandard version of this tool and was never happy with it. Then I saw this and thought I would give it a try. Marvelous tool! A must have add on for Dremel.

Huge upgrade to Dremel tool....

By Keith B. from Erie, CO
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 08, 2012


I purchased the router base along with the rosette jig. The two items worked together fabulously and allow very precise small changes in depth and radius. I am using the sprial carbide cutters and the results were absolutely perfect. The circle cutter that came with the Dremel is in the trash.

Just what I was looking for!

By guitar-king90 from Elkhorn, WI
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, March 15, 2012


The router base connects perfectly to my Dremel tool, and does exactly what StewMac says. Makes inlay easier, and helps create cleaner projects.

awesome tool

By frailingbanjo from moorhead, mn
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, January 27, 2012


Well worth the money. Far superior to the plastic router base that Dremel sells.

Precision router base

By MJF from Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 22, 2011


This tool is beautifully made from quality materials. It is simple and accurate to use.

Does what it's named for..... Precision

By Gems from Quebec, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 22, 2011


This base does exactly what is's made for precision, the mini pump blows away the dust. The edge guide is good but you do need a little practice for good result but if you do want to have a perfect result, I suggest to use a router with binding bits and bearing. The only less positive point is that you have to check if the knob on precision base are tight enough, you don't want them to loose and ruin your binding.

Verry usefull and precise

By Triskel Workshop from Antwerp, Belgium
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 11, 2011


I'm verry pleased with this router base. Used it to rout the cut-outs into kerfings to fit the bracing. Went just perfect. Hope to get it to do the same job for some inlays. Only remark: to bad there's no air-pump available for european 220v. I'll use my vacuum cleaner instead....still looking for the reverse gear shift on that one :-)
Oh and congratulations on the DHL shippement....(ordered on Wednesday, received in Belgium at my doorstep on Friday seems almost an impossible thing to do, but that's how they do it) thanks, Stephan in Antwerp, Belgium

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