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stefang

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1663 days ago

Does anyone know anything about Trend routers? I’ve been offered a sale price on Trend’s 2000W T11 router. The store I buy from here normally sells good quality products, but I don’t really know anything about Trend.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.


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Dalbergian

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#1 posted 1663 days ago

Hey Mike,
Trend are a quality firm specialising in routers & router technology.The T11 looks to be a good machine,I would say go for it.
cheers
Black

-- "Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible." ~ Frank Zappa

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#2 posted 1663 days ago

mike i’ve never used one ,
but they appear to be well made ,
and if it’s on sale …..........?

in my world , if it lasts one job ,
it has paid for itself ,
in the shop , with tender care ,
it should do great .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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stefang

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#3 posted 1663 days ago

Thanks to both of you. You were both right! I just found out that the former name of the firm was Elu and I know they are quality through and through, so I think I will be buying it on Monday. If I do buy it then I will have two good power tools!! David shouldn’t you be working on that blog instead of reading the forums?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 1663 days ago

glue drying .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 1663 days ago

I have one of there very small plung routers Mike . It seems fine even though I havn’t used it that much.

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stefang

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#6 posted 1663 days ago

Thanks Jim. I’m not surprised at all that you have one.lol If the world ever runs short of routers you will be the man to see! Elu which is Trend’s former name was the best router available here in Norway and they were known for their very high quality, but they just disappeared about 15 years or so ago and I didn’t know they had changed their name to Trend.

The main reason for buying it now is that I was having problems with the plunge action on my cheap Chinese router. It was stuck in the full plunge position. I finally got it apart and found that the steel plunge pillar (the one that gets locked) had been dented by the locking bolt. There is a brass insert at the end of the locking bolt and it wasn’t worn or marked at all! Now that is what I call quality brass! Anyway I am secretly glad this happened because I have dreamed of having a quality router for a long time. One reason I’m attracted to the trend one is that height adjustments can be made from the top when it’s mounted in a table.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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