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Router recommendations?

Postby mitchip » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:58 am

Hi
Looking to replace a router as mine was stolen it was a Bosch GMF 1400 CE multifunction with 2 bases plunge and fixed in 110v bought in 2010
After looking I can only find a newer bosch version in 230v. (GMF 1600 CE)
So I need to know a good trade 1/2 router that will do most chippy woodworking tasks (worktops,rebating,mouldings etc).
Any help and knowledge us gratefully received.
Cheers in advance!

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Re: Router recommendations?

Postby Leveller2911 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:24 pm

I have a couple of routers , one old Royobi RE-601 and a fairly new Trend T11-EK which if I remember correctly was the old ELU design.I really like the Trend one because its got the power,decent build quality, micro adjustment and you don't need a unibase to use all of the trend jigs. I have the worktop jig but also the lock jig which paid for itself in no time. Its also easy to get all manner of guide bush sizes too.

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Re: Router recommendations?

Postby Tomyjoiner » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:42 pm

i used to have an old bosch and hitachi both over 13 years old an both packed in within a month of each other so i got the new version of my old hitachi a m12ve for £150, won't last half as long as my old 1 but not bad. I bought another 1 last week so i can leave 1 in my table all the time. Unlike leveller i also had a Trend but sent it back due to vibration and not being entered on the base plate amongst a few other reasons.

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Re: Router recommendations?

Postby promhandicam » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:05 am

I've got a Hitachi and a trend T11 which is great if you have a router table as you can use the micro adjuster from above and below the Base.

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Re: Router recommendations?

Postby mark270981 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:05 am

I have the T11 for the router table, I have only recently bought, I was a little disappointed with the quality of the casting, but it does the job in the table.
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Re: Router recommendations?

Postby davidpidge » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:25 pm

The Trend T11 is the same as a Dewalt DW625EK I believe just different colours. Used to be the most common workhorse router in most joinery shops but the quality has gone down hill in tecent years. Bearings are crap, castings are rough. The handle broke off mine while I was using it!

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Re: Router recommendations?

Postby mitchip » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:32 am

Thanks for these suggestions and the info from your experiences!
Much appreciated!
Still shopping around making do with hired/borrowed kit but need to take the plunge this weekend or next...!

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Re: Router recommendations?

Postby jfc » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:08 pm

625 for me

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Re: Router recommendations?

Postby ApplebyWT » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:07 pm

I would recommend the Triton 1/2" TRA001, it has a variable speen of 8,000-21,000rpm along with being able t take 1/2" Collect and &12mm, 68mm plunge, micro winder and easy easy to use with a soft start.

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Re: Router recommendations?

Postby jfc » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:35 pm

The shiteon . Mine fell apart while using it and then fell apart some more while i didnt use it . I think i threw the pile of sh*t away in the end .

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Re: Router recommendations?

Postby timber » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:30 am

Hi JFC
I have a Triton in/on my Woodchuck works well But I am after a router that I can use with the Woodrat plunge bar, unless you can think of a way to make the Triton 001 plunge easily . What is the best Router for the LOM Revo I may buy one!!??
I take it that your Triton was the big one.
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