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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.

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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
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Soundhole/Rosette Routing Jig
Purfling/Soundhole Router Guide

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

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Precision Router Base
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5 3-23-2013
great tool

This tool was used to install my very complicated F-5 mandolin inlay. It made the job easier due to the large base and easy adjustment wheels. Highly recommend .

markgrant  tennessee Read my reviews (17)
5 1-27-2013
Inlay Success

First kit, first time inlay after watching the Larry Robinson beginning inlay DVD. Worked better than I could have hoped for, my daughter loves her new ukulele with custom inlay!

Ted Biggs  Cincinati, OH
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5 1-26-2013
Handy Dremel routing base

This little gem is easy to maneuver and adjust.It's doing what it was designed to do.

smilingdog1  st. louis MO. Read my reviews (4)
5 1-25-2013
Well Made Tool

We use several of these in our shop. Very popular item that is rugged yet allows great control of the router. A must for delicate inlay work.

Amos & Sons Guitars  Long Island, NY Read my reviews (2)
5 1-03-2013
My favorite Dremel base

I've had my stewmac router base for a long time, and it's easily the best one I've found. Easy adjustments, and solid like rock.

Snider Guitars  Rochester, NY Read my reviews (4)
5 12-10-2012
Well built

Good product and well build.

banjaxbanjo  Limerick,Ireland
5 12-05-2012
Worth the money

so much better than the other router bases!

Mr denis  France
5 11-29-2012
Precision router base

I must admit, the router base was just what I needed for a customer's guitar. It enabled me to do the fine inlay work for the fret board.

Dck  Delafield, WI Read my reviews (2)
5 10-12-2012
Well made - easy to use

This router base simply does what it says it says on the box! It is reliable and well constructed - a great addition to the tool kit, and a 'must have' for rosette work and inlay.

DDConcepts  Melbourne, Australia Read my reviews (2)
5 9-18-2012
Best tool of its type.

The precision router base has turned the Dremel, a hobbyist's tool at best, into a fairly respectable and accurate tool for guitar work.

Greg Robinson - Guitar & Amplifier Technician  Melbourne, Australia Read my reviews (54)
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