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Stew Mac Precision Router Base

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by tjclem, Jul 29, 2005.


  1. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
  2. Fasoldt Basses

    Fasoldt Basses

    Mar 22, 2005
    Stevens Point, WI
    Karl Thompson, Builder (Formerly Fat Karl)
    Yes, I have one, and it works quite well. My only complaint is that it can be difficult to adjust the bit depth if you don't do things in the right order (there are 4 adjustments and they must be moved in the right order or the bit will not be square with the base).
     
  3. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    4 steps? What bit did you get? I didn't know what to get so I got the 3/64ths
     
  4. Fasoldt Basses

    Fasoldt Basses

    Mar 22, 2005
    Stevens Point, WI
    Karl Thompson, Builder (Formerly Fat Karl)
    No, no, it's not a problem with the bit. What I mean is this: to lower or raise the bit you have to turn 4 different thumbwheels, and they must be turned/tightened in the correct sequence or the whole base will be out-of-square with the dremel tool and bit. Still a usefull tool, though.
     
  5. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    I understand just wondering what bit you like. Thanks ....t
     
  6. Fasoldt Basses

    Fasoldt Basses

    Mar 22, 2005
    Stevens Point, WI
    Karl Thompson, Builder (Formerly Fat Karl)
    I use a 1/8" bit for cleaning out the middle of the larger spaces and use a small 1/32" bit just for the edges.