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Interesting, but awfully expensive. The Veritas model, no doubt of higher quality, runs US$99.00 just for the base. The "Fence and Center Kit," runs US$89.00. The "package deal" runs US$209.00. http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=73720&cat=1,43000,51208


On the other hand, Dremel's equivalent and apparently very similar plunge router base runs US$23.47 at Walmart online.  https://www.walmart.com/ip/Dremel-5000335-01-Plunge-Router-Attachment/19303878?sourceid=csebr034463a7c072b44ed2bad68687d172aea0&wmlspartner=bizratecom&affcmpid=3750101013&tmode=0000&veh=cse&szredirectid=15607154435162350808410080302008005


I'm sure the Veritas is a high quality item and the Dremel model is, well... Dremel,  but I'd think twice before spending the big bucks on the Veritas if it wasn't something I'd be using fairly regularly.
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This is a very nice router base but as Bob says it is on the pricey side.  I have watched these things for years and Micro Fence appears to have the ultimate product but you need to take out a home equity line to pay for it.  I like the looks of it but just can't justify the price.  I am not sure how much use I would get from it for model work.  Very nice for inlay.


Another one that the luthiers use and seem to be very happy with is the Stew Mac version.  If you feel like you are really interested check out this one.




Pricing on this one runs between the Dremel and Veritas.  


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Proxxon also sells a router attachment.

Going for +-USD27 at https://www.axminster.co.uk/proxxon-router-base-ofv-505907


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Stwemac.com, a luthier supplier also makes a great router base which I've  used for years. They also have a range of other tools that will help separate you from your money...Moab

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