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Rockler Compact Router Sub-Base with Handles

Wide baseplate with integral handles adds superior stability and control to your compact trim router.
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This replacement palm router baseplate provides improved stability and control over the small baseplates typically provided with palm routers. Thanks to its larger 6'' diameter and integral handles, it lets you apply ample inboard pressure when edge routing. The baseplate is made of clear acrylic for visibility. It accepts standard Porter-Cable style guide bushings. This NOT work with the new Bosch colt model (#57485)

Will this baseplate work with my router?

Pre-drilled for the following routers:

  • Bosch
  • DeWalt fixed-base compact routers
  • Porter-Cable
(1) Rockler Compact Router Sub-Base with Handles
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 0.9000
Tech Spec
  • Baseplate Material: Clear acrylic
  • Handle Material: Nylon
  • Diameter: 6''
  • Pre-drilled for: Porter Cable, Bosch and DeWalt Fixed-Base Compact Routers
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61 Reviews
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2011 i was using my new bosch palm router to flush trim a panel to a box I made when the 3/4 patern bit kicked, and ran over my hand taking a chunk of my left fore finger and some knuckle with it. Needles to say to when i bought this i cried a bit due to the fact that this router base would have saved me from a several thou medical bill, as well as, me still being able to play the guitar as well as i use to. if you have a palm router and don’t own this base. You’re an idiot!
October 6, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
This base steadies the router in a great way. Just the little bit of extra needed real estate!
September 5, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Compact router base
Great idea much more control
April 28, 2019
9 months ago
Ease to handle small router
April 13, 2019
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Worked very good
Worked great building a pair of 7’ standing cabinets for my wife. Cuting dados and rabbets for shelves and back panel
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April 11, 2019
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Fits nicely
Fits my Bosch compact router nicely. I look forward to using it.
March 25, 2019
9 months ago
Very good
Works well with my small router to keep my hands out of my view of the work piece.
March 18, 2019
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great Subbase
This has made my Bosch trim router just as handy as my larger ones. much easier to control.
March 3, 2019
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Rockler Compact Router Sub-Base with Handles
This base is well worth the money spent. It fit my DeWalt Laminate Trim Router perfectly making that the perfect tool for miniature dovetail joints.

I highly recommend this base.
August 14, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
The router plate fits perfect . I must haves liked it because I went back and bought another one for my other router.
March 6, 2018
1 year ago
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Why did you choose this?
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To use with the state park template and associated router bushing.
K E on Dec 7, 2019
To help with router carving.
William S on Nov 6, 2019
To use with the state park template and associated router bushing.
K E on Dec 7, 2019
stability for makita router. sure hope this rockler base fits this cordless compact router.
Edward E on Nov 25, 2019
To help with router carving.
William S on Nov 6, 2019
Better control for sign making
Earl B on Aug 23, 2019
Perfect for additional control of a compact router.
Mark G on Jun 15, 2019
Broke the first one
Brian K on Apr 16, 2019
the bosch colt router did not have a round base, I need a round base for my trim router
joseph z on Apr 15, 2019
Looks like it will handle better than stock base plate on my dewalt 611 ??
Fred S on Mar 21, 2019
To use with the 450 router for my Stanley hinge template.
Larry H on Mar 15, 2019
I've been wanting one for my palm router for a while.
Jacob Elliott A on Mar 6, 2019
Needed for my dewalt sub router
Jerry P on Feb 27, 2019
I need it for the compact router I use to help me better control it while I use it.
Keishia Renae P on Feb 25, 2019
Will assist in making knife blocks.
Craig M on Feb 24, 2019
it will improve my router handling.
James D on Feb 23, 2019
Hoping I can use it with my Ryobi 1+ palm router. May need to drill some holes....
James S on Feb 22, 2019
Add stability to router
Donnie N on Feb 22, 2019
did not come with Dewalt compact router. Needed
S G on Feb 15, 2019
Keep router from tipping and goughing{sp}
Louis G on Feb 10, 2019
I have had the Bosch hand router for a while and have been looking for something to give me better control of it. This sub-base was just what I was looking for.
Everett W on Feb 6, 2019
Router safety and comfort on the complete task.
Jack B on Jan 26, 2019
To get better control of my router.
Charles R on Jan 23, 2019
needed a good base for my trim router
Grant Y on Jan 6, 2019
For my husband's birthday
Kathy F on Nov 30, 2018
to make trim router wobble less
Matt S on Sep 6, 2018
Rockler’s good products and quality
D O on Aug 3, 2018
To work better with my router
Gregory E. H on Jul 23, 2018
This is exactly like the one I broke on my friend's router that I borrowed. :-0
Patricia H on May 24, 2018
Router does not accommodate the standard router guide insert but this does
William W on Apr 16, 2018
Easier/quicker than fabricating a new base for my little DeWalt. I look forward to the enhanced stability and control with the hand-holds, ready to go, out of a box.
Matthew T on Apr 8, 2018
need one
Ray U on Mar 20, 2018
so I can use the porter cable guide with the bosch router
Fritz B on Feb 25, 2018
another way to use by colt
Tom D on Feb 18, 2018
Need to do some free-hand routing and want some extra control.
Anne L on Feb 10, 2018
Want extra one. works very good.
Alvin H on Feb 7, 2018
Will hopefully provide better stability.
Michael L. D on Feb 4, 2018
Trim router often difficult to control: should solve problem.
Roger F on Jan 26, 2018
Should eliminate tipping.
Kermit H on Jan 26, 2018
Cause I needed one
roger on Jan 23, 2018
quality product
james m on Jan 17, 2018
for palm router better control
Tony A on Jan 8, 2018
Just what I need
Joh Joe D on Dec 31, 2017
so i can use the new rockler sign kit in with my Bosch colt palm router
chris d on Dec 28, 2017
I always have trouble keeping my small hand router steady on narrow surfaces.
Judy K on Dec 24, 2017
Better control when routing signs.
Dell H on Dec 4, 2017
A gift
Fred R on Nov 30, 2017
I need it
Rick F on Oct 31, 2017
Add control to use of my compact router
Robert F on Oct 1, 2017
Better router control.
Jim S on Sep 29, 2017
I have two router and would like a base with handles.
Dennis C on Sep 4, 2017
why wouldn't i choose this, it rocks, lol
chad w on Aug 23, 2017
stability for makita router. sure hope this rockler base fits this cordless compact router.
Edward E on Nov 25, 2019
Better control for sign making
Earl B on Aug 23, 2019
Will this sub base fit a Ridgid compact router?
Robert M on Feb 9, 2016
Can i remove the handles and attach this base plate to the Bosch PR011 Colt Router Plunge Base?
LEON G on Jan 26, 2017
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Will this base fit the Makita RT0701C?
Andrew B on Jan 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: NO. I was successful in modifying it wot owkr though. You will get 2 holes to line up and then will have to drill the 3rd. A 4th screw will not be possible. Tough to explain. But I got it to work and im happy.
Will this fit a Rigid compact router (R24012)?
John M on Jan 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Sorry no, for router compatibility see
Does this fit the Bosch PR10e Colt Router Single Speed?
Reid M on Feb 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes works great on mine
Will this work with the new Bosch GKF125CEK model router?
Memo21 on Jan 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No it will not
Will it fit a rigid R2401? Thx for help
Mike . on Nov 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No idea, it fits the DeWalt 611 Compact
Will this fit my Bosch PR20EVSK Colt router?
Thomas R B on Jun 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes it will.
will the guide bushing for the rockler 12" dovetail jig fit this base?
Kevin H on Jun 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes that bushing will fit this base. All the Porter cable and Rockler bushings will work as well.
Hoping this will fit the newer porter cable 1/4" Palm router, does anyone know for sure ?
Von M on Feb 3, 2016
Does this have a 1-1/4" Diameter Center that will accommodate the butterfly brass router bushing?
Nicholas C on May 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The opening is 1-3/16 in in diameter. I do not recommend enlarging this opening,so as to not lose the integrity.
Will this fit the Ryobi 18-Volt ONE+ Cordless Fixed Base Trim Router?
RANDY Q on Apr 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I do not know. However the base pre-drilled for three types of routers and can be drilled for others.
Hi there would this base fits my Dewalt D26204K?
Sertan C on Nov 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, perfectly
Will the hole pattern work for the dw670?
Jack on Apr 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: According to the router mounting hole key info, that came with the base, it will only fit the following- Porter Cable 7301 and 450, Bosch Colt 310, DeWalt 611. I checked it against my dw670 and no holes line up, but I think you could probable drill holes in it to match the router base.
Will this base work with a Ryobi trim router ??
Flyingscot on Sep 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It should, I used it on a Bosch trim router
will this attach to the Ryobi P601 compact router?
Stephen B on Feb 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: As the ad states the base has holes for several compact routers and comes with a diagram of which holes match which routers. I suppose if the holes don't match up with the Ryobi router you could drill your own. I've done that in the past with other routers/bases. That's not a recommendation, just a suposition.
I also would like to know if this will fit the rigid compact router--if not can it be purchased undrilled to customize it?
Bob V on Feb 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I also had problems fitting my Ryobi cordless router to match the holes think I'm going to have to drill a new set FYI don't believe you can buy the fixture with no holes in it
Will it fit a porter cable 450?
John C on Feb 2, 2019
Will this base fit the new Bosch Colt GKF125CE? It says Bosch routers but I've learned the hard way with Rockler that it still might not fit Bosch Routers.
Ryan Z on Jun 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, this base does not fit the new Bosch Colt 1.25 H.P. Router. Bosch switched from a 4 hole to a 3 hole mounting pattern with this product.
Will this base fit my Porter Cable 310 type 2?
Brian R on May 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I'm not sure. Rockler usually lists the router models that fit this base.
Will the base plate accept standard11/4” guide bushings?
Jim F on May 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The short answer is, yes this base plate will accept the standard guide bushings.
Will this fit the Bosch RA1166 Plunge Router Base?
Radiem V on Feb 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I love it. It helps me steady the router with both hands.
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