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I'm looking for a small Router and Base for Inlay Work. Any ideas ?
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I like the Bosch Colt in a plunge base....

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The DeWalt 611 pk is slightly larger and comes as fixed and plunge kit. Quite a few of us have it and like it. I believe that a few members also use the Trend T4 router which is the cheapest option but I believe that Trend even labels it a hobbyist quality router.

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Has anyone used the Micro Plunge Base by microfence.com for the Dremel ?
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Maybe a few Larry but the difference between the roughly 3 amps that the Dremel needs and the 5.6 that the Colt needs and the roughly 7.5 that the DW 611 needs should tell tell you what the difference is. The Dremel will be pushed as well as the need for 1/8" shank bits. The Colt, Trend, and DW 611 are actual routers, not carving tools that are able to use 1/4" shank router bits. It does seem to me that Steve Latta with Fine Woodworking uses a Dremel with plunge base for inlay work but I think there are more options than that.
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Has anyone used the Micro Plunge Base by microfence.com for the Dremel ?
Larry I have that base for one of my Dremels and I don't think that would be a good choice. Doing inlays isn't all that easy but with practice it gets better. So don't make it harder than it already is my using inferior tools.

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What are you inlaying and how small is it? I use a Dremel for doing guitar inlay and it's just right for Abalone, Mother of Pearl, and small exotic wood inlay. But if planned to do much larger than that the Dremel is just too light weight, as has been noted.

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PS - I use the Dremel base offered by StewMac rather than a plunge type.
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What are you inlaying and how small is it? I use a Dremel for doing guitar inlay and it's just right for Abalone, Mother of Pearl, and small exotic wood inlay. But if planned to do much larger than that the Dremel is just too light weight, as has been noted.

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PS - I use the Dremel base offered by StewMac rather than a plunge type.
David I have not seen that base before. Boy that is nice and looks to be well made. I only use mine for drilling small holes for scroll saw work.
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I've seen and used them all ( I teach with Steve at MASW and Chippendale School of Furniture in Scotland). Each have pro's and cons, it really depends on the type of inlay you wish to do. Long 1/8" table edging into hardwood and particle board, go for the bigger boys, quick signatures and small stone and she'll inlays, then the dremel. (I like my cordless dremel for these, quick and oh the hassle of plugging something in takes soooo long, it is good sometimes not to have a cord in the way.) I've even written a book about it. Hardwood Edging and Inlay for Curved Tables. (Admin - delete this if it is not appropriate to mention). I am presenting at this years AAW in Kansas and AWSF in Vegas on the subject, Alternative Inlays. - feel free to stop by to say hi and we can discuss more on your particulars.
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