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kenikas
02-01-2011, 05:35 AM
I'm looking for a good trim router and was wondering if anyone here has used the Grizzly Laminate Trim Router, either the metal or hi-impact plastic body. The price certainly is attractive but would like to hear from anyone who has used one, or any other recommendations.

dave g
02-01-2011, 08:18 AM
The plastic one looks identical to the one from Harbor Freight (on sale currently for $20 if I'm not mistaken). I've been using one for a couple years - it's not bad... Get rid of that goofy guide it comes with and use a piloted bit instead.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
02-01-2011, 08:42 AM
If you need a plunge option, I bound a Trend laminate plunge router from Woodcraft for about $120. I'm extremely pleased with it.

kenikas
02-03-2011, 04:25 AM
Thanks for the recommendations, I'll definately check those out.

Kekani
02-03-2011, 04:55 AM
I have the plastic one - the adjustment for depth is crap, and broke because the gears are plastic. I use it only for routing my rosette channel and cutting the soundhole, which its good at (made my own base).

My DeWalt is the "go to" trimmer. This, I'd buy again, and again, but probably won't need to for a while.

Tarhead
02-03-2011, 07:26 AM
Be careful with cheap routers losing bits at full speed. I have the Bosch Colt and love it. You can find them reconditioned by Bosch here for ~$75 before any discounts/coupons: http://www.cpotools.com/factory-reconditioned-bosch-pr10e-rt-colt-single-speed-palm-router/bshrpr10e-rt,default,pd.html?start=4&cgid=bosch-reconditioned-routers No need for varible speed on these.

If I were buying today I would save up for new Dewalt DWP611PK:
http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DWP611PK-Torque-Variable-Compact/dp/B0049ZFUK2