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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-18-2016, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
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Happy holidays! I just noticed that Meynards has the 1-1/4 HP compact trim router on sale for $39.00. I bought one the last time they went on sale.
A nice little router, for the price. I just wanted to pass it on, in case anyone might be interested.
http://www.menards.com/main/tools-ha...inStoreId=3290
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Wow you get a lot for that price . Led lighting , variable speed and dust collection

I donít always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate
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Same as the 1.25hp Makita trim router, for nearly 1/3 the price. So similar I can verify that accessories for the Makita also fit this Performax router.

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Ellery and 4D: I'm glad to see this by someone who's used them. I have a question. How secure is the depth adjustment under vibration? A couple of years ago I received as a gift, the Harbor Freight trim router. It was dangerous because the depth adjustment would come loose while you were using the router, and all of a sudden you're standing there with an exposed sharp bit spinning because the bottom would actually fall off.

That really is a great price. If you guys haven't had any problems with the security of the depth adjustment, I'm going to order one (or two). I think it's great to have a special purpose router set up and ready to use instead of always having to change bits and adjust.

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Ellery and 4D: I'm glad to see this by someone who's used them. I have a question. How secure is the depth adjustment under vibration? A couple of years ago I received as a gift, the Harbor Freight trim router. It was dangerous because the depth adjustment would come loose while you were using the router, and all of a sudden you're standing there with an exposed sharp bit spinning because the bottom would actually fall off.

That really is a great price. If you guys haven't had any problems with the security of the depth adjustment, I'm going to order one (or two). I think it's great to have a special purpose router set up and ready to use instead of always having to change bits and adjust.
P.S. - I googled Performax 2410973 reviews, and only came up with reviews for Performax male enhancement pills, so I'll be glad to hear you guys' opinions.

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The depth adjustment is secured by a cam lever that goes over-center to lock the router in the base. It is adjustable if it gets loose. I have three of them and keep a small chamfer bit in one, a flush trim bit in another, and a 1/8" roundover bit in the third. While I don't use them around the lock I've never had one come loose during use.

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I have two of the MLCS routers which look pretty much the same. They have worked well so far - I keep a pattern trimmer in one and a small roundover bit in the other - and the dust collection is a big plus. About 2X the price, but a plunge base is offered as an option. The edge guide however is a POS, very loose and wobbly, so I'll make one if I ever need it.
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I agree 4D. The depth lock adjustment is very secure. I have used it for simple round overs. I cut a few grooves using the edge guide in some scrap pine. It performed well, no issues. I will order me another one, just because I want another one. You can never have too many clamps or routers!

It does not have a base that will accept PC bushings. That is not a deal breaker for me, I can fabricate one if needed. I have multiple trim routers with bases that accept PC bushings. It is a nice router, for the price.

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I just ordered two. I just could not help myself! Now I will have three, but who is counting.
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I have the same router from MCLS for twice the price. I have it mounted in my pantograph and it works very well, I am pleased. the base that came with it is on a Makita router motor I have, fits perfectly.

A friend has the HF router,but it is not quite the same as this one , but seems to be a good one for the price.
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