using smaller panel routers for templates/inlays

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Forum topic by rusticandy posted 10-24-2010 09:23 PM 1660 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-24-2010 09:23 PM

Topic tags/keywords: router bushing template

Does anyone use smaller panel routers, such as the bosch colt, for removing material for inalys? If so, what makes/models do you prefer, and were did you get your inlay bits and busihings???

Thanks everyone for thier thoughts on this one! its much appreciated!!!


-- rustic andy

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#1 posted 10-24-2010 09:48 PM

I believe the Trend T4 plunge router comes with a 5/8” template guide. Further, Trend offers a collet reducer that will allow the use of 1/8 and 3/16 shank bits.

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#2 posted 10-25-2010 12:40 AM

I use a Trend4 and am very happy with it. The first one I had(dated 2008 on it’s side plate) was junk. Didn’t last 15 minutes. I’m glad to say that Trend completely replaced that router and threw in a few goodies(blade/bit cleaner etc) along with the new one. I did go to the “Dollar Store” and bought a plastic cutting board for $1.00
and made a broader base for it. This also let me use PC type bushings. As far as bits,I get mine from MLCS.

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