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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-04-2010, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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Received both of these yesterday at school and set them up today. The height adjustment lever is a good idea, but takes ages to lift and drop the router, compared to the cranked lever on the Jessem. I will modify it to crank faster. The 4 insert rings fit well and are flush with the top. Tricky to remove. The angle guide is very sloppy. The fence is solid, but you have to detach it to get much movement. It fits in 3 pairs of slots. A pair of finger pressure guards are included as well as a push stick and small brass started guide pin.The router is good, very similar to the DW625e (Elu 177e). A nice set up pin came with the 30mm guide bush and adapter plate. I bought the Trend 15 piece 1/2" router bit set. Good thick carbide, good brazing, nice and clean. They cut well in American Black Walnut, Mahogany Oak and Pine. Not a bad setup for school untill the other staff wreck it. At least it meets H&S requirements. Now I can take my setup home and make the workshop dustier.
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Hi Mike, I'm another Mike who just bought a T11 Trend router. I am also a little frustrated with the slowness of the fine adjustment when using it in my router table where it will be most of the time. I read in their brochure that came with that it should only be used the way it came, but I made a crank for it anyway.

I used the star handle as a template and traced it onto a piece of Oak about 3-1/2" diam. and then cut through with my scrollsaw. It made a good fit with the handle. I then glued a plate about 1/4" thick the same diam. on top, except with an arm jutting out of it about 2". I attached a round knob to the end of the arm. This speeds up the action drastically. The crank can be easily removed by simply lifting it off the stock knob.
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