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What router for kitchen worktops

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by Ratty80, 7 Nov 2012.

  1. Ratty80

    Ratty80

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    Hi, would really appreciate some advice on what router to buy.

    I have done a carpentry apprenticeship about 5 years ago and hope to get back into doing it, though at the moment am just fitting my own kitchen.

    I want to buy a router for the worktop joins so just after some recommendations. I want it to be good and last though not too OTT.

    I have just bought of ebay a trend 66 worktop jig that I'm a bit apprehensive about as it only cuts 2 bolt holes but the reviews are very good so hopefully will be ok.

    I remember from my apprenticeship that the guy I worked for had 2 routers one small router for the biscuits and another big one for the joins. I hope I don't need to buy 2.

    I'm thinking about the makita rp1801. Has anyone used this?

    Also what cutters should I go for?

    Any advice would be a massive help as it's a long time since I've used these tools.
     
  2. Harbourwoodwork

    Harbourwoodwork

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    lot of power needed :1/2 collet and minimum 2000 watt electric brake is handy for connector grooves this will also do biscuit joints In my opinion a better job than biscuit jointer, for router cutters give wealden tool company a ring great technical help
     
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