Comments from the inventor, Scott Grove:
Imaginlay’s Ultimate Router Base System gives you more control and increases safety and stability on any handheld routing operation. It turns your router into the ultimate tool in your shop!
This system helps you produce accurate, perfectly-matched curved joinery, large inlays and dead-centered inlays over a seam easily and every time. It’s perfect for any professional or hobbyist woodworker who wants to add new dimensions to their creations simply and safely.
With this one router base system, complex shapes, circles, curves and inlays can be quickly and accurately made, saving you time and money.
The extra-large, optimally-sized offset extended router base measures 17-3/4” L x 8-5/8” W x 5/16” D and is made of high grade anodized aluminum, which is strong and lightweight and eliminates flexing.
The design adds surface area to your router base for greater stability, safer operation and more controlled cutting. Our high machining tolerance avoids slop or wiggle that is sometimes found between a router base and standard template guides.
The Ultimate Router Base System is the only router base your shop will ever need.
Router base with removable center disk for larger router bits. Handle 2 mounting fence bolts with thumb screws 1” O.D. template guide (standard, PC 1-3/16” socket) and 1-1/2” & 2” O.D. bushings Centering pin and 1/2" paralell drawing disk Self-centering mortise pin guides
"The router is my favorite tool (I have over 50 of them). After Scott's AWFS class in Vegas, I realized that putting different options into one base is a great upgrade over the standard base." - Jeff Krabbenfoft, Iowa
"After Scott showed us this base while teaching at the Chippendale School of Furniture, I knew this would be a game changer and help our students work safer, and with more control." - Anselm Frazer, Scotland
"The longer offset gives much, much better router stability when doing edge work." - Fred Grosse, Virginia
"This will make all my router operations much safer. Plus, the base has so many features all in one. I saw this in action at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking and I pre-ordered it on the spot." - Greg Zjnada, Illinois
"If I order today, when can I expect my Ultimate Router Base System to arrive?"
We're now sending out orders as they come in while inventory lasts. As a Founding Member, when you order your Ultimate Router Base System on this page, you should expect your Ultimate Router Base System to arrive within 1 week (standard ground shipping is included in the price. Additional shipping fees will appliy outside the continental US.)
"How is The Ultimate Router Base System better than the base I already have?"
When you're routing an edge with a standard router using most stock base plates, less than half of your router base touches the surface that you're routing. This means the weight of your router is off-center and increases mistakes due to "tilting."
That's where The Ultimate Router Base System comes in. As a woodworker of 35+ years, I couldn't find an upgrade over traditional router bases, so I designed my own.
This Extended Router Base is the first on the market to accept a standard 1 3/16” template guide. The wider router base reduces unwanted router tilting, so you avoid mistakes while increasing control and safety when you're routing.
"What can I make with the Ultimate Router Base System?"
Aside from easier and safer routing operation (and fewer mistakes while routing), The Ultimate Router Base System offers a new world of possibilities with curved hardwood edging with its extra large template guide (also not available any where else.) It can also be easily mounted to the underside of a table to make a quick router table. Your imagination is your only limitation on what you can make. Enjoy!
"Which routers will it fit?"
The universal mounting holes will fit most popualr routers. With that said, we couldn't fit all of them, BUT with the centering pin it is easy to perfectly align and drill your own mounting holes for the odd router.
Routers that will currently fit are:
DeWalt 616,618 Hitachi KM12VC Makita 1100,1101 Milwaukee 5615-5624 Porter Cable 100,536, 690-93 series, 890 series, 7529, 8529, 97529 Rigid 2200, 2930 Triton MOF001, TRA001 DeWalt DW621, DW611 plunge Trend T4EL Festool OF1400 EQ Porter Cable 7518, 7538, 7539 2 of 4 holes Festool OF 2200 EB Hitachi M12VE
Scott Grove is the founder of ImagineGrove, an educational source for woodworking and creativity, and Imaginlay, a supplier of woodworking products including Easy Inlay™ and The Ultimate Router Base™ System.
Grove is a third-generation artist and full-time woodworker who brings an innovative and creative approach to design and woodworking likd spiral matched veneers and curved joinery, and he founded ImagineGrove to bring inlay products to woodworkers and turners everywhere. Scott has authored three books and teaches at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking and the Chippendale School of Furniture in Scotland.