With this base, you can convert almost any rotary tool (such as our Dremel® 3000 item #17J17.10) into a miniature plunge router for fine detail work, allowing precise depth control for hardware and inlay recesses, or even freehand relief carving. Low-slung grips and a 4" x 3" footprint make it easy to position on narrow surfaces and close to edges.
A cutaway in one side lets you see the exact position of the blade. Depth of cut is controlled with a stop post with a micro-adjust screw; you can plunge as needed, or lock in the depth using a lever for continuous cuts.
Grooves near the base let you hold and guide the tool using just your fingertips while keeping your palms close to the work for excellent control. Made largely from aluminum with stainless-steel rods and knobs, it fits onto the 3/4-12 threaded collar found on most rotary tools (including most full-size Dremel® tools). Patent pending.
The fence and center kit, available separately, lets you use the edge of a workpiece as a reference when making cuts, and can also be set to accurately guide the tool when cutting arcs or circles. It includes two straight fences made of torrefied maple (both 6" long, one 1-1/2" wide and the other 5/8" wide for thin stock), a pair of curve guides, a circle head with three interchangeable centers (sharp pin, 1/4" post and flat disk) and a pair of 6" fence rods.
The 6" rods allow offsets from zero to 4-1/2" with the straight fences and diameters from 1/2" to 17-1/2" with the circle head. Pairs of 12" extension rods are available separately to extend the fence's reach.
The optional precision adjuster clamps to the fence rods and attaches to the fence holder or circle head, letting you fine-tune their settings with a thumbscrew.
The plunge base, fence and center kit, precision adjuster and 12" fence rods can be purchased individually or as a complete set.
We also offer a 6" long traveller that lets you hook the plunge base onto the Veritas power tool guide (our item #05J50.01) to cut straight, accurate lines with assurance. It attaches to the fence rods in place of the fence, for use on either side of the guide, and is compatible with the precision adjuster.
Made in Canada.