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 Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Mar 18, 2018
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  3. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known 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 Well-Known 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 Well-Known 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 Well-Known 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 Well-Known Member

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

    KIAB Well-Known Member

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

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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 Well-Known 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 Well-Known 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 Well-Known 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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