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Editor's Review: Tool Test: Trim Routers

by Gregory Paolini

review date: June 2, 2011

I’ve done a lot of laminate work, and this router would be a workhorse for trimming laminate flush to countertops and profiling edges. However, the sub-base is opaque and limits visibility, so tasks like mortising for hinges and removing material for inlays— two important and frequent tasks in furniture making—are difficult at best.

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Editor Test Results:

Bit Changing N/A
Base Changing N/A
Plunge/Height Adjustment N/A
Runout N/A
Quality of Cut N/A
Vibration at Handles N/A
Router Table Suitability N/A
Noise Rating N/A

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer DeWalt
Manufacturer's Web Site www.dewalt.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-433-9258
Opening at Base N/A
Built-in Dust Collection N/A
Horsepower N/A
Amps 5.6 Amps
Watts N/A
Volts N/A
Speed 30,000 No-load RPM
Collet Size 1/4 in.
Maximum Plunge/Height N/A
Tilting Base N/A
Special Features N/A
Product Warranty N/A

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