Here is a comparo that might help you out.I'm considering buying a trim router because it's difficult to do the little stuff with the only router I have, a 3-1/2 HP one. Does anyone have a preference?
Hi Gene - I had a Trend T-4 and it is a nice little machine. I sold it off after getting the Colt though, the Colt is a lot more versatile, at least for what I do. The T-4 had some advantages in that it could take guide bushings out of the box and could also handle 6mm, 1/4" and 8 mm shank bits. It is also pretty tall, maybe about 2" taller than the Colt in plunge trim.:smile:I have the little bosch with the plunge base, also. I really like it and would recommend it.
I've heard good things about the Trend router, too.
The basic Colt kit is about $115, less if you don't mind the reconditioned market:Thanks all. Originally, I was looking for a less expensive non-plunge router than some of those listed above, But I don't like to buy junk just because it may be cheaper. As many of you know 'cheaper' usually breaks down and you wind up buying the more expensive one later any way.
This gives me a good start and something to think about.