Big honkin' router to take off 1/16" of 3/4" material?
Kind of why god, in her infinite wisdom, made the Bosch Colt ... ;)
IME, having trimmed thousands of liner feet of banding on counter tops
and shelving material with a flush trim bit, the most difficult area to
get a clean cut, without a tendency to tip, is at both the start and
finish of a horizontal cut.
My bet that is why they did not show a full length cut for that very
reason. AAMOF, you can clearly see the shaky, non-square start, despite
being well away of the end.
Despite that piece of pipe, I want gravity working in my favor, much
more control that way, IME.
But, hell after all, it was designed by a "cabinetmaker", so it must be
And from FastCap, no less, another master of solutions looking for a
On Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 6:32:01 PM UTC-6, Swingman wrote:
And likewise the DeWalt laminate kit. I remember when you got the Colt and
we were comparing notes. DeWalt just happened to have their router kit on
sale that had almost all the different guides, and hardware needed to do e
verything laminate. I got the DeWalt because of what the kit came with, bu
t also the readily available roller guides, etc.
Part of my job for a few years was to make laminate tops from scratch (we u
sed 3/4" Doug pine it was so long ago!!) and the guy that taught me worked
out every detail so you didn't paint yourself in a corner with your edging
and trimming. With the details properly thought out (remember... we didn't
have trim routers 40 years ago...) a plain router and laminate trimmer sho
uld be all you need.
I agree with Karl, that looked like a solution looking for a problem. I tr
uly doubt it works that well.
Robert (Grinch #2)
What am I missing? I agree with Karl. With the "aid" mounted at the
out edge of the router base it will provide stability right up to the
edge. He started in a bit and moved the router to avoid a climb cut.
He could slowly move closer, in a climb cut, to get it right to the
edge. He was prohibited from completing the trimming as he pulled the
router towards himself by 1) the clamp holding the workpiece down and 2)
the "aid" being on the wrong side of the cut. Both of these impediments
are correctable and I think that with care he could trim that edging
flush from end to end. I'm also thinking that it would not be difficult
to jerry rig an "outrider" like that yourself.
On 2/10/16 10:22 PM, Unquestionably Confused wrote:
The aid comes in keeping the router square to the edge. One problem
with doing this procedure is the very small surface the router base has
to ride on. With practice and a smaller router (ie; Karl's Bosch Colt
suggestion) this isn't that necessary. But for those simpletons still
walking around this world with a single router like myself, having a
fence or other guide to help keep the router perpendicular to the
cutting surface sure helps a lot.
I'm not sure of the guy in the video was putting it to its best use, but
I can see how it would help accomplish the goal.
"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"
On 2/10/2016 10:22 PM, Unquestionably Confused wrote:
The lipper can be on the lead or trail position. Let it trail when
coming towards the end of the run. AND FWIW I was wishing I had it for
counter tops that I have added trim to in the past. No clamps in the way.
Stop the presses!
I found exactly who will need that appliance:
Note the technique. Holding the guide bearing off the surface leaving it n
othing to ride on or "guide" is a method I am not familiar with. I'll bet
if he would pop one of those guides on that machine he would get a lot bett
er cut trying to freehand like the picture than he would using only one. W
ho needs a guide bearing on a flush cut bit anyway?
Obviously a trim router would be the tool of choice and like Robert
indicated there were none of those around 25-30 years ago. But this
accessory is a heck of a lot less expensive than a trim router if you
don't have one. ;~)
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