|Forum topic by Tedstor||posted 316 days ago||600 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
316 days ago
So I take possesion of my new (to me) home in a couple weeks. My wife hates to existing countertops, and has ordered me to replace them straight-away. The countertops are barely two years old and are in perfect shape, so I’m just going to resurface them with a different laminate. I’ll prolly upgrade to stone in the future, but for now…
Anyway, I’ll need a laminate trimmer for the job. I’ve been meaning to buy one for woodworking anyway, so this gives me a good excuse to pull the trigger. I’m guessing that pretty much anything on the market will work fine for the countertop task, but I also want something that will make me a happy woodworker too. I’m currently looking at two different models (no particular order):
1- Craftsman 28212. Can be had for $60-65 and includes a additional base with handles and a LED light. This looks like the “good nuff for the price” option.
2- Ridgid 2401. Every Ridgid tool I’ve bought has been solid. And this router looks like a solid option. Its typically sold for $100, but includes an extra sub base. LED light is a nice feature. If I had to make my purchase today, I’d likely grab one of these.
Any thoughts about these two products? Any others I should consider?