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hi, I am currently changing single to double glazing on hardwood windows. Can anyone sugest a make or model of router that allows me to rebate the inside of a window frame?Need to cut as tight into inside corner as possible but edge of my plunge router stops 2 inches out.Any sugestions?
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A small laminate trimmer with an offset base should get you fairly close.
What is the base running into that stops it from going into the corner?

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Hi shane

The only router I know about with a true off base is the Bosch Colt,it will get right into the corners.

Amazon.com: BOSCH PR004 Offset Base With Roller Guide for the BOSCH Colt PR20EVSK & PR20EVSNK Palm Routers: Home Improvement

Amazon.com: Bosch PR20EVSNK Colt Installers Kit 5.7 Amp 1-Horsepower Fixed Base Variable Speed Router with 4 Assorted Bases and Edge Guide: Home Improvement


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Bob,
There are others out there. They are usually classified as laminate trimmers rather than routers but they will do the job. I had a Makita years ago that would cut to within 1/2" of a corner. It was one of the handiest tools I had on my truck when doing trim work. Unfortunately it fell victim to a break in of my truck along with about $5000.00 in other equipment that I got about .50 on the dollar from my former insurance company for.

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Hi Tim

I have many trim routers like the one below but I have not seen one that could get in the corners like the Colt, almost all come with a attachment ..but most can't get in tight.
I should say I have cut off the base on one but the motor holds them back..from the corner or the wall.

Amazon.com: Makita 3707FC Fixed Base Laminate Trimmer with LED Light: Home Improvement

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Bob,
The one I had had the arbor offset from the motor and it was gear driven.
Hardly a week goes by that I don't wish I still had that little guy.

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Hi Tim

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I would love to see that one ,do you have a link to it

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The one I had had the arbor offset from the motor and it was gear driven.
Hardly a week goes by that I don't wish I still had that little guy.

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I would love to see that one ,do you have a link to it

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No I don't but I might have a line on one. Called my brother up in Stevens Point because I thought he had one as well and he thinks he does. If he finds it he's sending it down to me. If it shows up I'll post a picture.
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did a bit of digging

BettyMills: Laminate Trimmers - Makita 458-3700B

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Similar but I think my base had more of an offset. It's hard to see from those pictures.
My brother just called and he found it.
I should have it within a week. Will post photo when I get it in my hands.

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