Palm router

Discussion in 'Tool Talk' started by mrppp, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. mrppp

    mrppp Member

    Looking for a small router suitable for door trimming, hinges etc and recommendations?
     
  2. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Last edited: Mar 18, 2018
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  3. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    same here.
     
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  4. mrppp

    mrppp Member

    Thanks, the colour looks like a Makita lol Do you use Makita bits?
     
  5. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

  6. mrppp

    mrppp Member

    any 3/8" or 1/4", also can you see what you are doing with these especially routing door hinges?
     
  7. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

  8. mrppp

    mrppp Member

  9. mrppp

    mrppp Member

    So to route out hinges would i need the plunge base or can depth be set on router without plunge base? not used routers before
     
  10. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Orginally bought the Bosch palm router, but I dropped a clanger:oops:, with the guide bushes, you have to use Bosch bushes or buy an adaptor, etc, right pain in the butt.

    Was cheaper to buy Katsu, can't fault it, & witth plunge base base, it's perfect to use with hinge jig.
    You have a turret depth stop on Katsu base, allows three depths setting.

     
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  11. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    You can set the cut depth without the plunge base.
     
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  12. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Yes, it's rack & pinion I think, but I only now use plunge base now Chips.
     
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  14. mrppp

    mrppp Member

    Thanks I,ll get on and buy one then. What 8mm router bit should i get, i assume 3/8" for hardwood door?
     
  15. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    Fair enough but I don't use a hinge jig or if I do I make my own.
     
  16. mrppp

    mrppp Member

    Bought one Kiab, hopefully have it tomorrow. Bought a trend bit from SF ( thought they might throw in a free router given the price!) My tool collection is getting too big for the garage.
     
  17. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Your tool collection can grow at an alarming rate.:D
     
  18. mrppp

    mrppp Member

    I have genuinely bought tools I forgot I had!
     
  19. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Your not the only one,had a light spring clean in workshop last month & I found tools & things I can't even remember buying.:(
    Dread to think what I will find when I venture deeper into the back of workshop & start looking in crates,etc.
     
  20. mrppp

    mrppp Member

    So got router, but the bit i bought when inserted is too long for cutting hinges at maximum adjustment. Can you get shorter bits? Mine total length including shank is approx 60mm
     

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