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StewMac Plunge Router Base

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StewMac Plunge Router Base

About This Item

Our sturdy base turns your Dremel into a compact plunge router—perfect for inlays, routing saddle slots, cleaning fret slots and more. The advanced design gives an unobstructed view of the cutting action.

It's very simple to set the precision depth adjustment, then plunge and raise the bit exactly that amount. Each turn of the knurled micro depth stop gives approximately 1/32" of adjustment, to a maximum depth of one inch.

    Designed for stringed instrument work
  • Excellent control
  • Clear visibility
  • Maneuverable for accurate freehand work
  • Works with our Saddle Slotting Jig

Sturdy, compact, and adjustable
You can plunge-rout an inlay cavity that's precisely compensated for the thickness of the pearl and glue, for minimum sanding later.

The ball grips give you excellent control for freehand routing and easy operation of the plunge feature. The built in LED light bar gives you a fully lighted 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.

Installation is easy
Simply unscrew the threaded plastic collar on the nose of the Dremel, and screw on the base.

    Plunge Router Base fits these rotary tools with a 3/4-12 threaded plastic collar:
  • Dremel 100, Dremel 4000, 400XPR, Professional, MultiPro and most corded models made since 1986
  • Black & Decker Wizard and RTX
  • Our Foredom custom handpiece


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5.0

Very pleased, a significant step above the previous design.

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The new system for setting the depth of cut is much easier to use than the previous model and more importantly, it doesn't vibrate out of adjustment while in use. But the best part is the light. You can SEE where you are cutting! Yes, you do have to look around the lamp and it would be nice if the lamp could be split into two sections so that it came in from both sides leaving the frontal view clear. But that would probably require a custom light rather than a repurposed bicycle headlight and a considerable increase in cost.

5.0

Made my life easier.  Great tool!

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Verified Buyer


I have the original precision base. While built well, I always had trouble adjusting it. It would end up crooked, one side lower than the other. It was easier to leave it at a set height and adjust the router bit up and down in the collet. Bought the plunge router hoping it would adjust better. It does! The light is also very handy. I use it to freehand cut the binding ledge on the scroll of F5 mandolins. Being able to adjust it quickly and have the depth stop has changed how I work.

5.0

Worth the price.

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Verified Buyer


Well thought out, well made tool.

5.0

Plunge Router Base

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Verified Buyer


This thing rocks! I just used it to remove a replacement bridge hat had been epoxied in place.

This allowed me to dial in the perfect depth for passes to remove the bridge, assisted by the Stew Mac Saddle Cutting Jig.

5.0

Perfect for my ukulele building

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Verified Buyer


This is a great wee piece of kit. Have tried my first shell inlay as i have the right tool. Highly recommended.

5.0

An upgrade that doesn’t disappoint

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Verified Buyer


The plunge base is a huge improvement over the already useful precision base. I love the auto adjust for inlay depth. I did bawk about the price until I used it. Nearly worth it’s weight in gold.

5.0

Big improvement

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I have the earlier Stewmac router, was frustrated with the knurled nuts coming loose, tricky to adjust. This one is a big improvement. Much easier to microadjust the depth. The stewmac dust blower actually works well now because the tube is bigger than standard aquarium pump tubing maybe. The light provides plenty of light but is in the way of viewing the work most of the time. They should have put the batteries and lamp in back and illuminate that way. The round knobs are much easier to control. Never once loosened the setting. All in all seems they should no longer offer the old one. Get this instead.

5.0

Awesome Tool

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Verified Buyer


This router base is a superb addition to my Luthier shop. Coupled with an assortment of router bits, it makes cutting out inlays and patching work so easy and accurate. Far better built than other basses available through Amazon or EBay. Over the years, every StewMac Tool or accessory has been excellent investments.
Terry a Ferster
R and T Music Studio
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

5.0

Side dots

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Verified Buyer


I got this specifically for little free hand jobs like side dots on the fretboard. Since there is not flat surface for the base to rest on to square up, I expected it to be tougher than it was, but the plunge router base is very easy to hold and keep stable while free handing the plunge. Easy to line up, no wander, able to keep square - the result is uniformly deep and properly located holes with no "oval" due to wander. Good light for older eyes.

Worth the price if you can afford yet another tool.

5.0

Excellent addition to a Dremel tool.

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Verified Buyer


Bought this tool to update my Dremel . First thing I used it for was to recess a space so a closet bolt head would be flush with the bottom of a sled/jig I was making. It worked perfectly!! It is a very well made, accurate tool.

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