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02-12-2010 09:21 PM

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What is your experience with TREND T4EK 1/4” 1.1HP 110V ROUTER ?
Thank you.

-- Bert


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#1 posted 02-13-2010 05:10 AM

Hey Bert
I have a trend plung router I’m not sure of it’s model number.

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#2 posted 02-13-2010 05:14 PM

Jim, good morning.
Do you think that a small plunge router is a good choice or would rather get a trim router?
It seems to me that plunge router will be more versatile?
Am I correct?
Have a blessed day.

-- Bert

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#3 posted 02-13-2010 05:43 PM

Good morning Bert
It depends on what other routers you have and what you plan on doing with the new router plus what budget you have.

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#4 posted 02-13-2010 06:35 PM

Jim, Thank you for your reply.
I have a 1 3/4HP Milwaukee combo router.
I keep the fixed base in my router table and I mostly use the plunge base for everything else.
I do only “light” woodworking so far, that might change if or when I have a”real” shop.
I figure that with a plunge base I can do both what a plunge and a fixed base can do.
I would use the smaller router with 1/4” bits and the other one with 1/2” bits.
Am I correct?
I can spend around $120.00 to 150.00 ( that is only because I restrain myself. My wife always encourages me to spend more. I tell her that she is not supposed to do that!)
What advantage a fixed base router has over a plunge base router?

-- Bert

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#5 posted 02-13-2010 07:18 PM

Bert
I would say the small plunge router from trend is better for more close up detail work than a every day user.
out of my 40 some routers I use my PC 690 with the “D” handle the most the D handle gives a lot of control and with it’s trigger it’s safer and more convenient to turn off and on.

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#6 posted 02-13-2010 08:17 PM

Thank you Jim.
What do you do with 40 and some routers?
Do you collect them?
May be you should open an exhibition or a museum ( LOL)
Have a very good weekend.

-- Bert

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#7 posted 02-13-2010 09:09 PM

Have a good week end too. Bert

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