|Review by Moron||posted 03-05-2009 01:55 PM||6711 views||0 times favorited||33 comments|
I bought this little router at HD as my 25 year old, never failed me, Black and Decker trim router was sounding like it was about to puke. I didnt look at prices as I am somewhat a believer in “buy once” ...then “cry once” then never cry again so it wasnt the least expensive one there.
I use my trim router a lot, mostly for routing in butt hinges then clean it up with a chisel, same for inlaid bowties and “trimming” veneer and plastics etc., On first, second and …..............it worked great, no complaints but then I noticed that the router bit was slipping when actually it wasnt. It was the outer case sliding down the motor so I tightened the nut on the cam that clamps it down
End result is that the outer case that tightens down on the motor houseing is made from inexpensive white metal and was actually bending to the point where it cannot be tightened any more and the router is somewhat useless so I wonder as I have not read it the manual if I am required to put a shim inbetween the casing and the housing.
I’m not impressed.
-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso