|Review by Bradley Anderson||posted 01-11-2013 08:37 PM||8724 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
First of all ill like to point anyone who did not read my first opening the box review on this please have a read
( http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/3133 ).
So ive now been using this router (and im going to be calling it a router from now on for reason ill touch below),
now for 2 weeks but in those two weeks its had a good shake down and run time. Most of the two weeks use was in my full time job as a joiner making door, windows and stairs. So i thought ild put though some different types of work there and at home.
The first few jobs with this were simple round over’s on bifold doors and windows, the tool was so quite i hate to look to see if it was one when spinning at speed step 1 on the dial. I ran the tool at the low speed to see what bog down of the motor i got in some Australian hardwood (spotted Gum), what i heard was very little RPM drop and the finish cut was ok. The next past i turned the speed up to the full 30,000RPM which left and great finish on the round over.
The next task for this router was again at my full time job, this time routing out holes for bench top joiners in hardwood sills of bay windows in the factory. For this job i was using a 12mm straight bit, the final cut out depth was 19mm with a completed in 2 passes and ease. So far so good i thought.
The next job was back at home in my workshop, this time some inlay work on serving boards. As you can see in the picture of me part way though the work. Some the cut outs took me up to 15mins to cut out, in which time the tool got very hot around the mid section. To hot to hold for any amount of time this is the base was still fine to hold and i finished the job. The router was great for this type of work with the weight of the it just sat there until i moved it, i did fined it a little top heavy but worked great.
So for now on in for most little job up to mid sized work i will be going straight for this router. By far the best little router / trimmer i have used in my 10 years as a joiner.
Just my take…
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