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I have a 4000 Dremel and a Stewart McDonald Precision Router Base and I want to use it to make inlays. Are there bushings and bits that will work to make the inlay and the recess for the inlay?

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I have a 4000 Dremel and a Stewart McDonald Precision Router Base and I want to use it to make inlays. Are there bushings and bits that will work to make the inlay and the recess for the inlay?

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Dremel does have their own line of router bits advertised in their 2011-2012 catalogue. I am not familier with all their accesseries, however they are showing what they call a "Trio Tool" with accessories, and different 4 sets of router bits. I did not see any bushings in the catalogue. With a Dremel, you might try "freehand routing" for inlay. There are quite a few videos about it on youtube.
The Dremel Catalogue gives a USA phone no. 1 (800) 437-3635 and a number for Canada 1 (888) 285-3476.
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No big deal you can made your own base plate to take on the brass inlay kit they are made to work with the the 1/8" router bit..so it's a great way to use your Dremel.
The one below is for 1/4" shank router but the 1/8" bit that comes with the Dremel will work just fine..the key is the brass guide and offset ring..

Solid Brass Router Inlay Kit

http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Tools/Sp...ctures#details

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Here is a link to the Milescraft plunge base for rotary tools. It will take the Turnlock bushings and the Turnlock set has an adapter for Porter Cable type bushings.

Amazon.com: Milescraft 1000 Plunger turns your Rotary Tool into a plunge router: Home Improvement

Amazon.com: Milescraft 1217 TurnLock Bushing Set Guide Bushings for Routers: Home Improvement

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Just a add on note, I have one and I would rate it at 1 1/2 stars out of 5 stars and I'm a big fan of most the Milescraft stuff.


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Here is a link to the Milescraft plunge base for rotary tools. It will take the Turnlock bushings and the Turnlock set has an adapter for Porter Cable type bushings.

Amazon.com: Milescraft 1000 Plunger turns your Rotary Tool into a plunge router: Home Improvement

Amazon.com: Milescraft 1217 TurnLock Bushing Set Guide Bushings for Routers: Home Improvement

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Thanks for the replies to my thread. I still have the problem of doing inlays that are small.

I want to make inlays of card suits spades, hearts, clubs and diamonds about 2" in height. This involves very tight cuts which I have done freehand with a 1/16" Dremel router bit. I would like to make a template and use the Dremel or Porter Cable/plunger to do this. Your help would be appreciated

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Thanks for the replies to my thread. I still have the problem of doing inlays that are small.

I want to make inlays of card suits spades, hearts, clubs and diamonds about 2" in height. This involves very tight cuts which I have done freehand with a 1/16" Dremel router bit. I would like to make a template and use the Dremel or Porter Cable/plunger to do this. Your help would be appreciated

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If you have a trim router get a 1/4 to 1/8 collet.

My Dremel Tool has a plunge base with a guide bushing that can be used to do inlays.

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Thank you Ken Bee for your help. I have finally purchased a Dremel plunge router base. It appears that this will do the work for me short of free hand.
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