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Trim Router Amherst MA

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Architectural Timber & Millwork
(413) 586-3045
49 Mount Warner Road P.O. Box 719
Hadley, MA

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Bad Dogs Burl Source
(413) 213-0248
26 Barton Ave
Belchertown, MA

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Leon M Fiske Company, Inc. dba Forest Products Associates
(413) 772-6833
75 Oak Hill Rd.
Greenfield, MA

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Leader Home Centers
(413) 253-3411
150 College St
Amherst, MA
 
Lowe's
(413) 588-0270
282 Russell Street
Hadley, MA
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

The Home Depot
(413)587-2790
350 Russell Street
Hadley, MA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-9:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-7:00pm

The Home Depot
(413)593-5400
655 Memorial Drive
Chicopee, MA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(413)773-9150
264 Mohawk Trail - Rt 2
Greenfield, MA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-9:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-7:00pm

Amherst Farmers Supply
(413) 253-3436
320 South Pleasant St
Amherst, MA
 
Leader Home Centers
(413) 665-8884
16 Elm St
South Deerfield, MA
 
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7 Trim Router Tips - Techniques - American Woodworker

7 Trim Router Tips

Laminate trim routers are amazing little machines. Their light weight and compact size make them exceptionally easy to use. Although they are designed primarily for trimming plastic laminate (p-lam), they also work great for light-duty wood routing. Trim router motors range from 3.8 to 7.5 amps and run at speeds as high as 30,000 rpm. Add a base and the trim router weighs between 3 and4-1/2 lbs. All models use only a 1/4-in. collet. You can buy a variety of bases and accessories (see Sources, page 4). Prices range from $80 for just the router with a standard base to $250 for a kit with several accessories. Understanding what each of these accessories is capable of doing is thesecret behind getting the most from your trim router. These accessoriesmake the trim router very precise.

 1. Protect the Plastic Laminate Apply a lubricant, such as wax, soap or Trim Ease (a commercial productavailable from p-lam and trim bit distributors), to the plasticlaminate's face when you use self-piloting bits. The lubricant protectsthe p-lam from burning or marring. Self-piloting bits are available inflush-trim or bevel-trim profiles. The flush trim (shown here) is used when you want to leave a flat, square corner. Its single cutting flute makes it fast-cutting. A solid carbide self-piloting trim bit costs $8to $10, which is about half of what a ball-bearing-guided trimming bitcosts.
  
 2. Ball Bearings Reduce Marring Ball-bearing-guided bits greatly reduce the risk of marring and can be used without a lubricant. The bearings do wear out, so you should replace them as soon as they show signs that they're not spinning freely. It's also important to keep them clean of built-up glue. Ball-bearing-guided trim bits are available in either a flush-trim or bevel-trim profile. The bevel profile (shown here) is used when you want to ease the edge to make it friendlier to the touch and reduce its chance of chipping when bumped. Ball-bearing-guided trim bits cost $12to $24 each.

 

 3. Mar-Proof Routing Use a ball-bearing guide attachment when you want to totally eliminate the chance of marring the finished surface or when you want to leave an overhang on the part that you are trimming. A nonpiloted trim bit is used with this guide. The bit is a combination flush and bevel cut. You can trim straight or curved surfaces with this setup.
 4. Get a Super-Straight Cut Use a straight guide when trimming against the substrate material. The straight guide bridges the small voids or gaps common in particleboard and plywood. The result is a straighter edge on the p-lam. This is important when another p-lam piece will be laminated to this edge. Straight edge guides do not work on curves or close in inside corners. A regular straight bit works fine with the straight guide.
 5. Move Close into Corners Use the tilt base when you rout inside corners o...

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