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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
3.9 / 5.0
77 Reviews
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Works well
Works well. Had to modify to fit my router, but was easily done
June 15, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Trim router bas
Great for trim router stability
June 7, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very well designed to fit .
June 4, 2020
2 months ago
It gives you better control of your compact router.
April 20, 2020
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Worth the money; very useful
Really like it. Wish I had replaced mine long ago.
March 26, 2020
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Nice addition
Nice addition to my trim router. Gives much improved control over stock sub base and handles are a nice addition. Not too pricey for what you get.
February 28, 2020
5 months ago
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Router base
Nice fit easy to install
January 21, 2020
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
works great.
This fits my dewalt fine and works as I expected it would.
January 6, 2020
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
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
9 months ago
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This base steadies the router in a great way. Just the little bit of extra needed real estate!
September 5, 2019
10 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
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For safer operation of the router.
John F R on Jul 1, 2020
More control with my trim router.
Carlos DeSilva E on May 21, 2020
For safer operation of the router.
John F R on Jul 1, 2020
For making signs
John T on Jun 12, 2020
More control with my trim router.
Carlos DeSilva E on May 21, 2020
To have the sign making kit work with my compact router
Russell G on May 20, 2020
First use of new compact router, I learned I need a more secure grip to do what I want to do. I'm hoping this helps.
James S on May 13, 2020
gift for son
Linda P on May 4, 2020
It is what I was looking for, and was a good price.
Bing L on May 2, 2020
to use with jig it
Robert M on May 1, 2020
I needed a larger base for my trim router.
Michael R on Apr 28, 2020
Standard base on Dewalt DWP611 router won't accept guide bushings. This sub base accepts bushings and has handles as a bonus.
Burnard A on Apr 17, 2020
updating my palm router
RONALD T on Apr 15, 2020
needed wider base w/ handles for Bosch palm router for safety reasons.
Todd M on Mar 24, 2020
I just bought a compact router I think this would be perfect for it.
Jam on Feb 23, 2020
neede for small router work
Paul G on Feb 21, 2020
To have a better grip while working with my small routers.
Carlos M on Feb 15, 2020
Will try it. It's not predrilled to fit my compact router, but maybe I can drill holes in it to fit the router.
Larry D on Feb 13, 2020
I have a small compact router that needed a handled wider base
Vickie H on Feb 13, 2020
Great alternative to standard Dewalt router base.
RAUL L. on Feb 12, 2020
To better guide my DeWalt router.
Brad on Feb 10, 2020
To use with my mini router
Casey H on Jan 31, 2020
I've got a big project with lots of curved complex shapes to round-over. This will make precise control a lot easier on my arthritic hands and wrists.
Jim C on Jan 31, 2020
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
For making signs
John T on Jun 12, 2020
To have the sign making kit work with my compact router
Russell G on May 20, 2020
Will this sub base fit a Ridgid compact router?
Robert M on Feb 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I had to drill a couple more holes to make it fit my compact Ridgid router, but after that it worked great.
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 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.
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
Is the Whirlwind dustport compatible with this subbase with handles? I’d like to make routing safer and less messy
eid on Feb 12, 2020
BEST ANSWER: No it is not
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 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.
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?
Sarge 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 work on milwaukee compact 2723-20 router?
Neil B on Apr 28, 2020
BEST ANSWER: This sub base is not predrilled for Milwaukee router. You would have to drill your own holes to make it attach.
Will this base plate fit a ridgid battery powered trim router?
Derek P on Apr 6, 2020
BEST ANSWER: You would have to drill your own mounting holes. It is pre-drilled for: Porter Cable, Bosch and DeWalt Fixed-Base Compact Routers.
Has anyone used this with a Ryobi 18v One + trim router? I don't see any current definitive response. Thanks for the info.
K O on Feb 12, 2020
BEST ANSWER: yes I have it on a porter-cable works great. Makes it more stable and easier to see the bit. I even used it with bushing and hung some doors.
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 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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