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Trim Routers – Do you or don’t you?

March 28, 2011 3 comments

Thanks to the folks over at for inspiring this post.  I was reading their February newsletter which contained a great article on Woodworking Trim Routers.

The NEW DeWalt DWP611PK in action

A great deal of time here at Eagle America is spent discussing router bits as you can imagine, since we are “The World’s Router Bit and Woodworking Source”.  Many of the technical woodworking calls and emails that we receive are about uses with larger routers mounted in a router table system.  It is easy to overlook a little workhorse like the trim router, which is perfect for all forms of easy routing tasks.

The NEW DeWalt Trim Router being used in it's plunge base

The newsletter at does a great job of highlighting some of the benefits of a trim router:

  • Ease of Use
  • Comfort & Control thanks to the smaller size
  • Cost savings compared to larger models

We have also heard of customers having multiple trim routers that stay setup for specific, high frequency operations at all times.  For example, if you make a lot of tables and you are always putting a 1/4″ round on the edge then you can keep a trim router “locked and loaded” and ready to go. We would like to hear your thoughts on Trim Routers, specifically:

  • Do you use one?  If so, how many Trim Routers do you own?
  • What is your favorite Trim Router?
  • What applications do you use a Trim Router for the most?

We have options for you from DeWalt, Porter Cable and Festool, click over today and take a look.  My guess is if you don’t own one you will be adding one to your woodworking tool collection really soon.


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