Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by zach43, Oct 6, 2004.
can anyone recommend a decent router to rout out worktops
It needs to be a 1/2" router to take the bits needed.
It also depends on how often you will be using it.
If it's for yourself for occasional use then one of the cheaper ones from DIY sheds should do.
If it's for regular use then you wont go far wrong with a DeWalt625.
I use a Makita 1/2 router ,I use it every day for worktops and it's never let me down
Trend are probably the best for overall choice of tools and accessories, and usually the most available to buy.
There are many and various models, and not all are interchagneable. So you need to look at what you intend to do with the router.
But, generally stick to the better name brands.
That's why I suggested the DW625.
It has the same standard fittings as Trend and is often cheaper and more comfortable for long daily use.
elu 177e,now cloned
They all clone others dont they b&s?
My old router was a Swiss made one.
Trend cloned it when they made the T5, in fact the original T5s were made by the Swiss company with a different colour case & rebadged.
Yes, the Swiss comany was, and probably still is, Perles. I strongly suspect that all the Elu clones are from this source. It may possibly be that Perles made the original Elu, or at least that the Elu was made on the tooling now operated by Perles. There is no criticism in this as the Perles/Trend/Draper Expert tools are all very good.
Its a Perles that I use.
I dont see them advertised here anymore but they still make a range of power tools.
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