Porter-Cable 7310 Trim Router/Laminate Trimmer Hot
• Perfect for most trimming, small edge forming and hinge routing applications
• Ergonomics allow for comfortable, single-handed control
• Micro-set™ adjustment knob enables quick and accurate bit-depth setting
• Spindle lock feature allows for single wrench bit changes
• Precision cast aluminum base provides long-term durability
• Dust-sealed switch and sealed ball bearing construction enhance tool durability
• Fixed base design allows for excellent bit visibility
• 1/4" collet
Good second router
This little router work great for what it's designed to do. I won't spin large router bits but is fine for small ones. It very easy to use one handed. It works great on plastic laminate. It also works well when taking shallow cuts on both hard and soft wood. It will not take the place of the larger routers but it's a nice addition to them.
Been there , done that
This is the only trim router that I have seen in the many cabinet shops I have frequented in the last 30 years. It's truly been there and done that! I myself use this same trim router in my home shop now and it meets my needs quite well. It's powerful and accurate enough to meet any type of laminate trimming and finishing needs, or any other small routing tasks. I mainly keep a small 1/16 or 1/8 inch round over bit chucked in it for all my edge treatments.You can purchase this alone or buy it with all the attachments for working with laminate, or you can also buy those attachments on their own. The two beefs I have with this particular router are first that the bits tend to stick in the collet. After loosing the collet with the provided wrench you have to tap the side of it so it will release. This could be annoying if your changing a lot of bits in a days work. And second it's a little slow in adjusting the height mechanism. You have to turn the locking knob to loosen the foot then turn a small wheel to adjust the foot up or down. This isn't a problem for most cabinet shops since they usually have four or five of them and leave the same bit chucked in them at the same setting. thus rarely having to deal with either of these minor but annoying issues.