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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-19-2010, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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Default Trend T4 and Milescraft inlay kit 1207

I have been hearing so much praise of this router that I'm thinking may be I need one and I don't even know it
I recently bought a Milescraft inlay/design kit and was planing on using it with my Triton 2.1/4HP router but now I'm thinking a smaller router would be easier.
My question is if you had a heavier plunge router and a light weight Trent T4 which one would you use with this inlay kit? does the base plate in this kit even fit on a T4?
Please let me know what you think.

Thank you all.
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Hi Ken

Yes it will fit but not in the normal way, see base plate and the screws in the base plate, but it's dead on center with the router bit installed ,see snapshot below,,the Triton is a tank and the T4 is a VW so to speak

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss...7&sprefix=mile

http://www.amazon.com/Milescraft-120...5&sr=1-1-spell

http://www.amazon.com/Flood-Light-He...6988071&sr=1-2

http://www.amazon.com/Ultra-Bright-L...988157&sr=1-54


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I have been hearing so much praise of this router that I'm thinking may be I need one and I don't even know it
I recently bought a Milescraft inlay/design kit and was planing on using it with my Triton 2.1/4HP router but now I'm thinking a smaller router would be easier.
My question is if you had a heavier plunge router and a light weight Trent T4 which one would you use with this inlay kit? does the base plate in this kit even fit on a T4?
Please let me know what you think.

Thank you all.
Ken.


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Hi BJ,I was sure you would be the one with first hand experience since you own both these routers and the kit.
I'm glad it fits the trend t4 even though it's held with only two screws it seems.
So Bj what do you think ?is it easier or faster/better to use the T4 with the MC inlay kit or is it just a matter of preference ,I know some people like to use heavier routers when doing inlay work.
Thank you by the way for your reply bj.
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Hi Ken


Some like to use the hvy. routers like Harry , but I like using the light router it's only going down 1/8" deep the norm..
But it's a matter of preference I think...
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Hi BJ,I was sure you would be the one with first hand experience since you own both these routers and the kit.
I'm glad it fits the trend t4 even though it's held with only two screws it seems.
So Bj what do you think ?is it easier or faster/better to use the T4 with the MC inlay kit or is it just a matter of preference ,I know some people like to use heavier routers when doing inlay work.
Thank you by the way for your reply bj.



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Well I ordered it,will have it after 25th of this month:

Buy Trend T4 1.1 HP VS Plunge Router at Woodcraft.com
I just can't wait to try it with this inlay kit( when I find time to do it) now that I know it would work with this router .
Thank you BJ again for helping out another newbie.
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Well I ordered it,will have it after 25th of this month:

Buy Trend T4 1.1 HP VS Plunge Router at Woodcraft.com
I just can't wait to try it with this inlay kit( when I find time to do it) now that I know it would work with this router .
Thank you BJ again for helping out another newbie.
Ken.
Hi Ken, just read the Woodcraft listing. Nice little router. Only thing I noticed is that it just comes with 6 & 8 mm collets. Milescraft kit comes with 1/4" shank bits. Need to plan on that if you want to use it right away.

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Your Welcome Ken

One of the neat things about using the MC inlay system you can use a PC type of brass inlay set also and bigger bit to hog out the pocket hole that can you save tons of time.. all with a quick turn on the MC insert part..
By the way it comes with a 1/4" collet

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Well I ordered it,will have it after 25th of this month:

Buy Trend T4 1.1 HP VS Plunge Router at Woodcraft.com
I just can't wait to try it with this inlay kit( when I find time to do it) now that I know it would work with this router .
Thank you BJ again for helping out another newbie.
Ken.



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Red face Sorry about that

Dunno, saw the 6mm and 8mm and went blank I guess

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Your Welcome Ken

One of the neat things about using the MC inlay system you can use a PC type of brass inlay set also and bigger bit to hog out the pocket hole that can you save tons of time.. all with a quick turn on the MC insert part..
By the way it comes with a 1/4" collet

Amazon.com: Milescraft 1216 TurnLock Metal Nose Bushing Set: Home Improvement
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Hey Bob,

I got this router (T4) specifically for inlay and edge/face flush trimming of dovetails. I am going to make/buy a flushtrimming sub-base. I have not opened it yet as I am considering the Bosch Colt as opposed to this one.

Any thoughts on which would work better?

If you had to choose between the two which would you take?

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Hi Greg

That's a hard one for me

I like both of them, I like the T4 for inlay work because it can be a plunge router unlike the Colt ,but I like the Colt also it fits my hands very well and no handles to get in the way...

If it got down to push or shove thing I would take the T4 , like 51% to 49% thing,,can't have too many routers but that's why I have both.

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Hey Bob,

I got this router (T4) specifically for inlay and edge/face flush trimming of dovetails. I am going to make/buy a flushtrimming sub-base. I have not opened it yet as I am considering the Bosch Colt as opposed to this one.

Any thoughts on which would work better?

If you had to choose between the two which would you take?

Greg



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