[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I got the Dremel 3000 kit for Christmas and purchased the router base for making small signs. I really like the router base but it took me a bit to figure out the depth gage. Once I got that taken care of, things were much easier. I just wish the router bit kit had the keyhole bit. That's been the only complaint I would have. The 3000 has variable speeds and some woods burn if the speed is too high.
Purchased this for mortising a door. It worked beautifully! I have a 275 model dremel and it fits/works perfectly. If you have a dremel and dont have a router and dont want to spend $100 on a router, I definitely recommend giving this a try. With a ~$25 price point you dont have much to lose.
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This was a perfect way to introduce my 11 year old to the world of plunge routers without throwing him to the wolves with a big heavy 2 1/4 horse router. He was able to make a basic stand for his game system in a single afternoon.
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] My wife was using plastic cutting tray. She was using plastic tray for only one features cutting and collecting veggies and fruits. I doesn't like plastic because its getting micro plastic in food. But similar style tray not available in wood any where in market. I decide to make my own. I had primal rotary tool I done some research found found this routing tool. You can see my first routing work.
Customer review from dremel.com
Dec 29, 2020
Great for making a simple project beautiful.
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Bought it to do some inlay work on a violin build and now use it on Dulcimers and guitars. Makes installation of bindings a breeze.
Nifty little attachment, but not quite a home run.
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I was pretty excited to get my plunge router attachment in the mail and get to work. In the past I've had to borrow a router to finish the projects I was working on. Out of the box, the plunge router attachment is ready to use for free hand routing, but needs just a little assembly to use the two included guides that can be attached to the base. An edge guide and circular guide is included and the booklet that comes in the box does a good job of explaining how to use each of them. Before I attached my rotary tool, the attachment felt very lightweight and I was afraid that it being mostly made of plastic, it was going to be a little too light duty. However, once my rotary tool was attached, it felt solid and really comfortable to hold.
Attaching my Dremel 3000 to the base was a breeze with just unscrewing the nut off the end of it, lining it up in the base, and then using the included wrench to tighten it into place. The plunge router attachment does not include any of the router bits that Dremel makes, but they are easily found anywhere you can find Dremel accessories. I used 3 different sized straight bits as well as 2 different edge bits to do my testing and finish my project. Changing bits can done two ways, by either removing your Dremel or while it's attached to the base. Personally, I found it difficult to change bits quickly while it was attached to the base. After several hours of use, here's what I found.
Things I liked:
Easy to use right out of the box with clear instructions on how to use it.
Inexpensive way to add a plunge router to your toolbox.
The clear base makes it easy to see your lines and cuts.
Compact, easy to store away for future use.
Compatible with most Dremel rotary tools.
Versatile, can be used free hand, with guides, or for doing edge work.
Things that keep it from being a home run:
The up and down spring mechanism sticks, even after lubricating it making it harder than it should be to move the tool up and down.
The depth stop and limiter are cheap plastic and the nuts will move due to vibration of the tool. (the bottom nut kept unscrewing all the way to the bottom on me)
The locking handle is on the opposite side of the depth stop and limiter which allows for some play from side to side making it hard to switch back to a previous set depth.
Only 2 edge guide knobs, guide rods, and hex head nuts are included so switching back and forth from the edge guide to the circle guide is more hassle than it should be.
Dremel made a fun little attachment that adds even more uses to their already versatile rotary tools. It does what it's suppose to, but should be made clear that it's made for smaller projects and detail work. With a few tweaks, I think this attachment would be even more valuable than it already is. I look forward to using it more in the future!
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Got this and started using to work on a light house I was building. Came in handy straightening some cutouts and rounding the edges off. Was nice to have a router for the jobs that a regular router would work for. Easy setup installing the Dremel tool. The plunge action is a nice function but very touchy has to go straight up and down or it jams. The Dremel is easy to remove for regular usage.
The lock down for the side gauge is too close to the depth adjustment. Makes hard to change distance from edge. The opening to lock the collet while doing a tool change is to small to comfortably use.
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This tool is awesome! It helps to add flare to any piece of wood work. It is simple to use, and setup. I can see many more future uses for this product. It even works with the 8v Dremel too. Great to not have to worry about cords, although the workload for that tool while using this router was a little much at times. Otherwise this tool is well worth buying!
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I have been wanting a router for a while now to work on projects but lacked room for a large unit. Glad I found out about the Dremel Plunge Router - its the perfect size for small projects. I opened the package, read the easy to follow basic set up instructions, and made my first cuts in minutes. The unit is light weight, but solid. I had no issues maneuvering the unit in freehand cuts.
I loved that it came with an edge guide which will be helpful in rounding edges on the wood plaques I want to make for gifts this year.
The router bits and Dremel tool come separately - so you will need to order them at the same time as this unit.
Over all - I am happy with the unit. Another fine product from Dremel!