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Has anyone used the Rand Trim Router and how light in weight is it?
I am looking for the smallest trim router out there to do some free hand routing? Any other recommendations welcome. New to the Forum - my first thread/question. Thanks!
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Has anyone used the Rand Trim Router and how light in weight is it?
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Welcome to the forum.

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Welcome Jim, The smallest one I have is a Dremel with a fixed and plunge base. Or it can be used without a base for carving. I also use the Trend , and MCLS ,both are larger than the dremel. And a Porter Cable, for the p-lam work. The Ridgid is smaller than the PC and has a smaller base,very good router though, has a better depth adjustment. Haven't tried the Bosch, others report that it is really good. Depends on what you are doing.

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Heh...none of which answers Jim's original question, "Has anyone used the Rand Trim Router and how light in weight is it?"
New Rand Laminate Trimmer/Mini Router/Countertop/Drywall trim formica - Power Routers - Amazon.com

Seems a wee bit light in the HP, but I suppose that's not really an issue if it's being used for laminate trimming.
$80 plus shipping isn't outrageous either.
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Welcome to the forum Jim. I have used my Dermal like Herb said for lettering.
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Thanks for the replies. Forgot to mention that the Rotozip Revolution with the Plunge Attachment has served me well also. In fact, i have to dig it out and revisit its use for my free hand routing, signs and other similar tasks. What fun?
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