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Hi again

My first and last post was 3 years ago and although I was inactive for quite a while, I've been on the forum quite a bit lately, reading posts and getting lots of tips.
There is quite a bit of knowledge here. I use to watch The Router Workshop on Saturday afternoons - a great down to earth educational program.

Anyway, reason for my post is this: I just picked up a used laminate trimmer?? $25, all the parts were there and runs like a charm. Unfortunately, the seller had no manual and there are no identifying labels on it - there is one white label with a fairly long number (I presume this must be a serial #) It looks like a Makita but I'd like to find out what model it is. I'll try to post a pic but not sure if I can as I may not have enough posts.

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Vince,

It looks like an old Harbor Freight router I had, the accessories are an exact match. Probably sold under a dozen brand names.

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The small accessory is for laminate trimming. It is used with solid carbide router bits without bearings; both strait for flush cutting and angled for surface trimming. Always test out the setup before using on the laminate!

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Doug - looked at the Harbor Freight online and although a different color (for the newer one) it has all the same accessories - but then again, so does the Makita 3709.

Downloaded the manual for both the Harbor Freight and the Makita.

Joe - yes, I see that in the manual - wondered what that small guide was for - makes sense.

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Doug - looked at the Harbor Freight online and although a different color (for the newer one) it has all the same accessories - but then again, so does the Makita 3709.

Downloaded the manual for both the Harbor Freight and the Makita.

Joe - yes, I see that in the manual - wondered what that small guide was for - makes sense.

Thanks

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harbor freight would not make their own routers, they would batch order from someone like makita, who would brand it to whoever paid the bill.
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Hi, Vince-

That trimmer looks like the chinese routers sold everywhere in many different colors and brands. In fact, I have one and it works great. No reliable info in the manual.

We, woodworkers are everywhere!!!
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