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Brings projects to a whole new creative level.

Rockler Inlay System

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A well-placed inlay, or series of inlays, can bring a project to a whole new creative level and our simple system makes it faster and easier than ever. The clear acrylic frame holds the inlay template in place and gives your router a stable surface to run on, while the spiral bit, template guide and removable bushing allow you to cut both the inlay and recess with the same template. The system includes a blank acrylic template insert that you can custom-cut to your liking. The Rockler Butterfly Key Inlay Template Set (#22767, sold separately) is available for the Rockler Inlay System. Replacement Bit available for Inlay System (#84228, sold separately).

  • Template guide fits perfectly in any router baseplate with a standard 1-1/4" diameter center opening
  • 9" x 11" frame holds inserts securely for simple and accurate inlay creation
  • Spiral router bit and guide bushing are sized to deliver perfect fitting inlays
  • All inserts have horizontally and vertically centered guidelines for easy alignment
(1) Rockler Inlay System
More Information
Brand Rockler
Manufacturer Part Number No
Weight 1.1500
Tech Spec
  • Frame Size: 9" x 11"
  • Fits: Standard 1-1/4" Diameter Center Opening Baseplate
Tech Docs Rockler Inlay System
Type Inlay
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It is easy to set up and really easy to use.
November 9, 2017
11 months ago
works like it's suppose to
worked great. takes some getting use to like any tool.
October 6, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works great!
Custom bar airport South Lake Tahoe
Custom bar airport South Lake Tahoe
June 24, 2016
over 2 years ago
I decided to use butterfly inlays...
I decided to use butterfly inlays to enhance the look and add strength to the single joint of the cherry coffee table. Looked on the internet and felt the Rockler Inlay System with the Butterly Key Inlay Set looked the best. My only complaint is that the product did not include any instructions. Did some research on-line and found some helpful information. The template fit snuggly within the holding frame, which prevented any slop and the larger surface kept the router bit straight. The alignment guides were very helpful in getting the template positioned properly. Used a double sided turning tape to hold the template in place. Don't use carpet tape as it leaves residue. Separating the template from the wood was a bit difficult. Some undercuts on the edges, included on other systems might have been helpful. You need to be very careful cutting the butterflys, keeping the router guide bushing against the template, since any movement off the guide will destroy the butterfly. Making these without a plunge router I think would be extremely difficult. The results were quite good. The butterfly fit perfectly within the table and I was very happy with the result.
July 14, 2009
After looking at the images I...
After looking at the images I thought the kit would come with the patterns. Didn't seem a lot to ask for $. Took me a while to figure out that you have to pry off the removable bushing. It would have been nice to have a little instruction without worrying about ruining it.
August 17, 2010
Disappointed. Most of Rockler products are good.
Templates do not fit inside the inlay system. Also got the butterfly templates and they don’t fit either. May sand to fit or send back not sure yet.
January 17, 2018
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
This is a great idea for...
This is a great idea for a system, but serious problems arise at the place where the interchangeable inlays fit into the frame. Nine times out of ten, my plunge router base plate catches on that seam, causing me to cut the inlay short. I have ruined a great deal of inlay material (nice walnut, also purchased from Rockler) trying to rectify this problem. The only way I can think to solve the problem is to go with a different one-piece inlay system that does not have a lip for the base plate to catch on. I love Rockler, but will be returning this system.
October 31, 2012
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I need it to use the butterfly inlay template set I purchased.
Gavin S on Jul 1, 2018
I have other template products of yours. They work.
Shane W on Apr 22, 2018
I need it to use the butterfly inlay template set I purchased.
Gavin S on Jul 1, 2018
I want to create bow tie inlays in a few projects I have splits on
CHARLES M on Jun 7, 2018
I have other template products of yours. They work.
Shane W on Apr 22, 2018
Prefer to have support frame to hold the templates.
George A on Nov 19, 2017
I own the butterfly templates and bought this to stabilize them when routing in larger surfaces such as tree slabs or live edge planks where clamping ins't that simple.
Malcolm R on Jul 30, 2017
Didn't have one.
Sean M on Oct 5, 2016
Couldn't find any other system
Dale on Aug 18, 2016
I need it
Mark E on Jan 22, 2016
This is necessary for the butterfly inlay kit.
David K on Jul 25, 2015
I need the system,,,plain and simple
michael c on Jun 18, 2015
I want to create bow tie inlays in a few projects I have splits on
CHARLES M on Jun 7, 2018
Prefer to have support frame to hold the templates.
George A on Nov 19, 2017
My bit does not fit into the template guide. The hole is too small. Both came with the Inlay System. The bit shank is 1/4 inch and the guide hole is 0.210 inch. What is going on here?
Jeff W on Jul 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The bit shank is to fit in the 1/4 collett of your router and only the cutting end goes through the template
good luck
How do I get additional insert Blanks for additional custom inlay designs?
C. P on May 22, 2018
Does this template allow you to cut out the actual butterfly to be inserted into the routered out section on your project?
Robin W on Aug 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes it does. The bearing is two pcs use one to cut the pattern and pop the other one out for the butterfly
The templates do not fit inside the inlay system. Do I need to sand to fit?
Tim P on Jan 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: They work perfect for us. I guess you are using both guides?
Why is the outer frame sold separate?? I have all the other items I need a frame!
Robert W on Jun 26, 2018