See why the trim router has become a workshop staple.
The trim router started out as a laminate trimmer. It has now become a wood shop staple because of it size and versatility. The tool’s small size makes it handy for working with small pieces -- hold a trim router in one hand and use the other hand to steady the work piece.
The base of the tool can be adjusted for height. The tool can be used with multiple bases. An offset base allows the trim router to get into tight corners. Another base makes it possible to cut a bevel.
The trim router’s 1/4" collet limits the size of the bit it can accept, but a wide variety of profiles are available for use with the tool.
A collet lock requires only one wrench to change bits.
Use a trim router with:
- a straight bit to cut a groove.
- a simple base and Roman Ogee-style bit (with bearing guide). This allows the user to create an interesting baseboard profile. It may take a couple of passes to get the perfect cut.
- a rabbeting bit and bearing, for form a half-lap joint. When cutting the rabbet, ease into the corner of the board and once in control of the tool, push the tool smoothly across the edge of the board. Don’t force the cut -- make two passes if necessary.
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