Discussion in 'Tool Talk' started by mrppp, Mar 18, 2018.
Looking for a small router suitable for door trimming, hinges etc and recommendations?
Got a Makita clone, the KATSU 3/8" & 1/4" Electric Hand Trimmer, search can find cheaper.
The plunge base.
This base has the thread holes, to take the usual guide bushes.
Thanks, the colour looks like a Makita lol Do you use Makita bits?
any 3/8" or 1/4", also can you see what you are doing with these especially routing door hinges?
selling cheaper from them on ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/101750-K...1&hash=item44066f8497:g:aN0AAOSwAO9ZU2br#rwid
You happy with yours i assume?
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
Orginally bought the Bosch palm router, but I dropped a clanger, 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.
You can set the cut depth without the plunge base.
Yes, it's rack & pinion I think, but I only now use plunge base now Chips.
Have a look on Rutlands
Thanks I,ll get on and buy one then. What 8mm router bit should i get, i assume 3/8" for hardwood door?
Fair enough but I don't use a hinge jig or if I do I make my own.
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.
Your tool collection can grow at an alarming rate.
I have genuinely bought tools I forgot I had!
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.
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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