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Turn your dremel tool into a router!
Kevin Sjostrand

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I got a plunge router attachment for my dremel mototool yesterday and used it to route a channel on the back of my guitar. It worked great. I also purchased a collet kit so I could use smaller shaft bits. I used dental drills obtained free from my cousins son who is a dentist.
For $30 this will be a handy addition to my tool arenal, and it should work very well for doing inlay routing, which I have yet to try!
Just wanted to pass this along. You can buy it for alittle less on the Net, but it is easier to return to Lowe's if there is a problem. plunge router&Ntk=i_products&Ns=p_product_brand_name|1||p_product_description|1&pl=1¤tURL=/pl__0__s?newSearch=true$Ntt=dremel plunge router$y=8$x=21


Mar 31, 10 | 10:38 am

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I'm debating that, and Stewmac's precision router base for the Dremel.
It's a good bit higher, but I like some of the design aspect of it.
Wonder how "precise" the one from Lowe's is. Kevin, any insight? Iwant to do inlay with it also.
Here's the link to stewmac's:,_trim/Tools_and_supplies_for_binding:_Binding_channel_cutting/Precision_Router_Bases/Precision_Router_Base.html

Mar 31, 10 | 12:36 pm
Kevin Sjostrand

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From what I can tell, it should work fine for inlaying. The base is clear and open. It holds the dremel securely. The plunge feature works quite smoothly and it has an easy to adjust height settings. It is alot cheaper than the Stewmac unit, but I have not seen or used it in person, so I can not fairly make a comparision. For my purposes, I think the Dremel attachment will work.


Mar 31, 10 | 1:38 pm

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Kevin, that's the base I have. I've used it for many things, including rosette channels and cutting the sound-hole. I've drilled pivot holes in the the base to make smaller circles than the circle cutting attachment allows.

I also have disassembled it a few times and mounted it upside-down on the bottom of my work board, to use as a makeshift router table. It's actually how I slotted the truss rod channel for my first neck.

It does a fairly good job holding the dremel, but there is a little play in the base itself. For example when doing rosette channels, you have to pay attention to where you are placing your pressure. Push with the base, not the dremel, or you'll get a very slightly oval hole.

For the price, I think its a good addition. When I get more serious, I'll upgrade.

Mar 31, 10 | 5:31 pm

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I have the dremel plunge router base and don't care much for it. There is a lot of slop in the one I have.

I have a couple of the stewmac bases and use them a lot for doing the rosette channels. Also have a home made base for doing inlay that is based on the stewmac base, but made of plexi.

You can also make a nice percision router base for a laminate trimmer. Check out Chris Paulick's video on YouTube:

Apr 04, 10 | 6:52 am

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