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Rockler Universal Router Base

Adds stability, edge-routing versatility and compatibility with a large variety of Rockler inserts.

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This versatile router baseplate extends well over the flat face of your workpiece, providing far better stability when edge profiling. In addition, it includes a fence/edge guide that can be used to guide bits without bearings along the edge of your workpiece—ideal for dados, grooves, fluting and inlays. The fence is reversible: one edge is straight, while the other is a contoured two-point guide that's useful for following inside and outside curves. Finally, the baseplate accepts our selection of Standard (4'' O.D.) Rockler Router Plate Insert Rings, which add a great deal of versatility to your router. A standard guide bushing insert is included, while a variety of other inserts are available separately.


  • Adds stability, edge-routing precision and the ability to change inserts
  • Edge guide is reversible for straight workpieces and curved workpieces
  • Two separate fence attachment points allow you to rout from 0'' to 5'' from the edge
  • Accepts our selection of Standard (4'' O.D.) Rockler Router Plate Insert Rings
  • Made from 3/8'' thick clear acrylic for excellent visibility, with a durable 1/2'' thick edge guide
  • Pre-drilled to fit many popular routers and can be drilled to fit others
  • Includes standard 1-3/16'' guide bushing insert and screws to attach router

Pre-drilled for the following routers:

  • Bosch 1617 (fixed base only)
  • Bosch 1618 series
  • Bosch 1619
  • Bosch 1619 EVS
  • Dewalt DW625
  • Dewalt DW616
  • Dewalt DW618 series
  • Hitachi M12VC (not M12V)
  • Makita 1100 series
  • Porter-Cable 100
  • Porter-Cable 690
  • Porter-Cable 890 series
  • Porter-Cable 7529
  • Porter-Cable 8529
(1) Rockler Universal Router Baseplate
(1) Standard (4'' O.D.) 1-3/16" Guide Bushing Insert
(1) Pack of Screws to Attach Router
More Information
Manufacturer Part Number TAURB-7
Weight 1.7500
Tech Spec
  • Material: Clear Acrylic
  • Thickness: 3/8"
Type Router Base
3.9 / 5.0
46 Reviews
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i love this base,the router feels so much more stable
December 5, 2019
4 months ago
Can't go wrong
A lot easier than building one. Does a great job
November 1, 2019
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Happy so far
July 22, 2019
9 months ago
works good, good comtrol
I like it, well made
July 8, 2019
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
great item
It makes the router easier and more stable when routing outside edges even with round and oblong projects
May 28, 2019
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Router base
Rockler had such a sale on the router base that I couldn't turn it down.
May 23, 2019
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
I had to drill to fit my router-no problem
May 6, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
After the headache of trying to align straigh edges along side my work pieces, this attachment is a dream. It makes routing so much easier!
April 3, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
The base worked great, fir my router perfectly.
November 27, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Handy item
Multi use base. Steady support on edges.
August 19, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
quality and accessories that i could not find anywhere else
Mary Ann B on Mar 3, 2020
need it for making mortises
michael h on Dec 7, 2019
quality and accessories that i could not find anywhere else
Mary Ann B on Mar 3, 2020
This is sure to keep me on track
Robert A on Jan 25, 2020
need it for making mortises
michael h on Dec 7, 2019
hoping it fits my router
Phil M on Sep 16, 2019
On Sale
Robert B on Sep 10, 2019
Believe it will do what I want it to.
Galen A on Aug 29, 2019
Only suitable base for my new Dewalt routers.
JERRY L. B on Aug 28, 2019
This is the only part I could find that I think will do the job I need to do.
John L on Aug 27, 2019
At this time I have one project that this base should help me with.
Kenneth G on Jul 14, 2019
the sale
terry w on Jul 6, 2019
A gift to a budding young carpenter, and Rockler makes quality stuff.
Kenyon J on Jun 8, 2019
Though I have a DeWalt D-handle base, this will give expanded function to my routers overall.
Wes on May 23, 2019
Will be helpful
Ron W on May 20, 2019
Useful accessory.
Gerald B. C on Apr 14, 2019
Need a base to fit my palm/trim router for use of a collar on intricate work.
James P on Apr 13, 2019
I wanted it
Garrin H on Apr 7, 2019
Stability while edge routing
Weston M on Apr 6, 2019
Its on sale, and I want and do not have this tool
Robert N on Aug 1, 2018
price was right
alphonse t on Jul 30, 2018
To help stabilize edge routing. It is time to replace my last one (not a rockler).
Dan B on Jul 30, 2018
Improve control of router
Michael E on Jul 29, 2018
To facilitate edge routing for several routers.
James D on Jul 16, 2018
Will replace broken base on my router
GARY F on Jul 6, 2018
New purchase
Jeffrey M on Feb 26, 2018
Have a project this will help
David H on Jan 24, 2018
Friend has, like it
Basil L on Jan 22, 2018
Want more accuracy in routing edges
LEONARD W on Jan 21, 2018
It looked like a good design. I like the extra handle for stability.
Richard C L on Dec 30, 2017
Needed a more stable base for edge routing.
Robert D on Dec 30, 2017
Easy attachment and able to get precision routing without the table.
Joseph A on Dec 29, 2017
Saw it used on u-tube, teardrop trailer build.
THERESA S on Dec 6, 2017
recommended by another woodworker
Michael C on Aug 6, 2017
i needed a device for making long cuts.
william c. e on Aug 3, 2017
Dale C on Jul 10, 2017
I broke my first one. It make's Rounding edges much easier and quicker.
Craig D on Apr 28, 2017
So I could use the univ vacuum attachmemt
Erik J on Apr 24, 2017
large counter top edges
caywood p on Mar 23, 2017
Thought it would fit one of my five routers without too much drilling but it didn't work out.
Donald H. W on Mar 8, 2017
I don't know why. I miss ordered it
jeff s on Mar 6, 2017
Eric M on Feb 21, 2017
I needed this to give me more options with my router. Also for more even routing without using my router table .I keep another router on my router table.
Thomas H on Feb 9, 2017
I am making a bed headboard and need to make grooves for splines in hard maple. Hopefully this will be a rock-steady base for that operation.
Gordon K on Jan 22, 2017
Make routing interior curved surfaces much easier
Khristopher D on Jan 22, 2017
Flexibility, versatility
James N on Jan 22, 2017
Need a clear base to see pouting signs
Lacy J on Jan 9, 2017
got to use with my router to make some edge routing but it did not fit my router but it works great on my brother-laws router.
SHAWN C on Jan 6, 2017
Needed it.
Dennis W on Dec 4, 2016
Building teardrop trailer
Chris P on Nov 21, 2016
Looked like a good tool to have.
Mike B on Sep 8, 2016
To rout with
nyuks on Jul 9, 2016
This is sure to keep me on track
Robert A on Jan 25, 2020
hoping it fits my router
Phil M on Sep 16, 2019
Will this Router plate work with a Sears Model 315-17400 Router?
Charles H on Jan 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Probably not. I have the 315-17480 and will need to drill mounting holes myself to get it to fit.
I have a craftsman plunger router,model#315.275051 will the universal router base fit this router?
Patrick M on Feb 11, 2017
I have a Porter Cable 75361 router with a 695870 router plate. I know many of the PC routers can use the same plate so can my router use #31186 as well as your other router plates?
MARK S on Jan 27, 2016
Will this fit the Makita Compact cordless router?
Steve B on Aug 30, 2019
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Will this guide work with a Porter Cable 690 series motor?thanks
Golden Dragon on Nov 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this will work with the 690
What is a perforated base?
Holly L on Aug 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: "Perforation" (i.e., holes) refers to two separate applications. Firstly there are different "sets" of holes aligned such that the base can be mounted in different ways or on various bases. Holes ("perforations" may also be drilled in such a way to allow sawdust/debris to flow away from the work area. Hope this helps.
Will this work with the Bosch 1617 plunge base? I know some other plates will fit the fixed base but not the plunge base.
EricB on Apr 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I'll answer my own question for any other curious people. It will not fit and it would be difficult to modify since the pre-drilled screw holes will get in the way of drilling new holes. Used this as an excuse to order a new porter cable router(don't tell my wife).
Will this work with Porter Cable 450?
Mike D on Sep 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I have a Makita router and it works fine with that so I can’t address the Porter Cable question. I have also not used it very often since I’ve retired from contracting. I will say, however, it is a very precision made accessory and very versatile.
Will this base work with a Triton JOF001US 9 Amp Plunge Router?
Jon P on Jul 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Sorry. Don't know.
Can I use to chamfer edge? Doesn't look like the edge guide slides in far to reach center of bit.
Oliver on Mar 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Take edge guide off and flip it over, the reattach.
Will this fit the Makita RT0701CX3 compact trim router?
Brock on Jan 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Not sure, it wouldn't fit any of my routers without drilling extra holes. I have at least four name brand routers.
I have one of these, but I have lost the instruction sheet or the "How to use the base". Does one exist and how can I obtain it??
Vince C on Apr 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I didn't get any instructiones, I don't know it is available??
What is the bushing used for on model 31186?,
Sherman O on Jan 1, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Not sure. I purchased this few years and tried to use it on my porter cable, and Bosch router and they did not fit on on either one of my bases.
Will this work with a BoschGFK12V-25 palm router?
Angelo P on Feb 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It has limited applicationes?? I haven't figured out how to make it work with every.
It seems it's 180Degs backwards!!!
Will it fit a Mikita 360 1B?
Philip M on Aug 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I'M USING THIS ON A DEWALT 611.. I believe there is a pattern drawing showing which router base the unit will attach to... Pull down the menu in the window and hopefully it'll show you what router it is compatible to.
does this fit a guide template for a porter cable 4212 dovetail jig? The templates that come with the jig are numbered 42047 and 42040
John M on Aug 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This base includes the standard lipped opening for a Porter Cable router bushing.
Will this universal router base work with any of the palm routers now available, Bosch, makita etc?
Michael K on Jul 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This router base is sized to fit many mid-sized routers such as those listed on the product description. You may want to consider item 59811, the Rockler Compact Router Sub-Base.
Is the dust collection base shown in the photos included? Purchased separately?
MICHAEL V. on Jul 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The dust collection base is not included with this product. That is item #22877
Will this fit a Ryobi RE175?
Steve N on Mar 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I use mine on a Dewalt 6184, and it works great . I would think the mounting options would work on several types.
will this base fit festool 1010 routers?
jerry on Dec 30, 2018
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