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Anyone use this?

Better price than the Colt?

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Yes,it's a great router and that's a great price..bUT I will suggest you add MilesCraft base plate so you can use the PC type guides..I think I will get one more at that great price..

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My T4 came with plate insert for the base that accepts PC bushings. I love my trend and is my most frequently used hand held. That Miles base though might allo me to use it with my PC door hinge template great tool

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Me too but with the milescraft in place it makes it easy to put the PC guides in place with the vac.pickup tube in place on the router base..plus they are always dead on center...

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The Trend guide bushings offer the most selection with the T4. The only short coming I see with the T4 is it only plunges 1". I will post photos and a detailed review after the meeting Sunday(11/11/12) at the Michigan Woodworkers Guild. I will also be demonstrating some other new items from Trend and Bosch at the meeting.

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What is the depth of plunge on other makes? Dec issue of woodworkers journal reviewed Small routers and picked the new Makitabecause of the extra bases

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The DeWalt 611 plunges 1-3/4" and the Colt plunges 2".

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The DeWalt 611 plunges 1-3/4" and the Colt plunges 2".
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Just a point. Trend's web site quotes 35mm or 1-3/8in depth of plunge for the T4. Is a 1inch plunge necessarily a game killer, though? After all all these routers ar low in power and were originally designed to do lightweight edge profiling/trim work where they won't be handling large cutters

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I just measured the depth of plunge of my Bosch POF52 that I bought in 1982 and it plunges exactly 2 3/16".

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No Phil, since the T4 is designed for light duty work and is very easy to work with the plunge depth is not a problem. The additional items available from Trend like the metric guide bushings and US guide bushings in 14 sizes; the foot that attaches to the T4's base for stability while working with the VariJig and all it's accessories plus the sale price Harrison found make this little trim router hard to beat.

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