Trim router suggestions
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Howd all. Iam in the market for a trim router and with so many on the market I wanted to see if anyone can give me their opinion on which one I should look at and why.
Thanks in advance
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#12
  Re: Trim router suggestions by Koda64 (Howd all. Iam in the...)
DeWalt DWP 611 is my go to palm router. You can get it with a plunge base or the standard adjustable base. I have a Bosch plam router but I find it does not hold the depth setting as well as the DeWalt.
I don't understand it
I've cut it twice
And it is still too short
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#13
  Re: Trim router suggestions by Koda64 (Howd all. Iam in the...)
That's one I was looking at. How do you like the LED on it and thanks for the input
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  Re: Trim router suggestions by Koda64 (Howd all. Iam in the...)
Also look at the Makita. It comes in for a lot of praise, both for the power and ergonomics. I believe that is also has the most accessory bases available.

I have the corded version, and it is vibration-free.

Regards from Perth

Derek
Articles on furniture building, shop made tools and tool reviews at http://www.inthewoodshop.com
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  Re: Trim router suggestions by Koda64 (Howd all. Iam in the...)
"Also look at the Makita. It comes in for a lot of praise, both for the power and ergonomics. I believe that is also has the most accessory bases available."

What model?
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  Re: RE: Trim router suggestions by Koda64 ("Also look at the Ma...)
(05-31-2020, 10:13 PM)Koda64 Wrote: "Also look at the Makita. It comes in for a lot of praise, both for the power and ergonomics. I believe that is also has the most accessory bases available."

What model?

Makita on Amazon?

Doug
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#17
  Re: Trim router suggestions by Koda64 (Howd all. Iam in the...)
This one (there is only one cordless) ..

https://www.amazon.com/Makita-XTR01T7-Li...460&sr=8-1

Regards from Perth

Derek
Articles on furniture building, shop made tools and tool reviews at http://www.inthewoodshop.com
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  Re: Trim router suggestions by Koda64 (Howd all. Iam in the...)
Thanks gents for the suggestions... Its making it so much more difficult.
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#19
  Re: Trim router suggestions by Koda64 (Howd all. Iam in the...)
As far as the LED on the DeWalt I don't really find it that useful but I do not do any detailed routing. I can not comment on the Mikita routers, but they must be good with all the comments above. I have 3 DeWalts with one mounted in a bench top router table.
I don't understand it
I've cut it twice
And it is still too short
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#20
  Re: Trim router suggestions by Koda64 (Howd all. Iam in the...)
I spent yesterday afternoon routing the waste from half blind dovetail sockets. It's all hand work and I needed to be very careful not to rout overt the line. The LED light on my DeWalt 611 was invaluable. I also bought the after-market dust collection attachment that hooks into the plunge base. It was perfect - kept all the chips and dust out of my line of sight. The dust/chip collection and the LED light made the job a piece of cake. I have a Bosch Colt palm/trim router. It rarely sees the light of day since I bought the DeWalt 611.
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