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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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
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

Precision Router Base

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Stewart Router Base

By Robert from Huntington Beach, CA 
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I purchased the Stewart Router base because I was doing some delicate inlay work on a jewelry box and had a multi-inlay wood (ebony, maple) design which needed a precision base for my dremel router. I was very pleased with the control and accuracy. I was using bits that were 1/16" and depths of the same size. I would recommend this base to any woodworker

Very good tool

By \N from \N
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Perfect to install piezo.

Very accurate and precise.

By Paul From Devon from United Kingdom
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 21, 2014

I live in the UK and nearly purchased Dremel's own router base but was put off by several reviews. I am very glad I waited and purchased this router base instead. It is very well made, easy to use and very accurate in use. It is just quality!

Great Tool

By Shawn H. from Kentucky, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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.


By twick from florida
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, March 27, 2014

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

A classic.

By Highline Guitars from Denver, Colorado
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 21, 2014

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

Precision Router Base

By Mike O'Hanlon from UK
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, February 28, 2014

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!

High Quality Base

By justinarts from West Texas, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, January 20, 2014

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

Great value!

By Diverdon from East Lyme
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, January 17, 2014

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.

Very High Quality Tool

By WBR Guitars from USA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, December 27, 2013

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.

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