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Bosch PR10E

$99

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Yes

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Yes 2

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Bosch PR20EVSK

$119

Yes

Yes

Yes4

Yes

Yes 3

Craftsman 27715

$100

No

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No

No

No

DeWalt D26670

$110

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No

No

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Grizzly H7790

$40

No

Yes

Yes4

Yes 6

No

Grizzly H7791

$40

No 7

Yes

Yes4

Yes 6

No

Harbor Freight 44914

$38

No 7

Yes

Yes

Yes 6

No

Makita 3707FC

$140

No

Yes

Yes

Yes6

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Trim routers are good for more than just trimming. They only take 1/4-in. or 1/8-in. bits, but they have plenty of power for small grooves, dadoes and profiles. Their light weight and compact size make them perfect for jobs that are awkward to do with a larger router. They're not a substitute for a larger router, however; many jobs require a 1/2-in. bit and more power.

The best trim routers have all the features you'd expect from a larger router. Most important is the ease with which you can precisely adjust the bit's height. Here, three routers stand out: the Bosch PR20EVSK and PR10E and the Porter-Cable 310. On either machine, you dial in the depth of cut with a screw-type adjustment, lock the base and you're ready to go. Two other routers get an honorable mention: the DeWalt D26670 and the Porter-Cable 7310. They also have good screw-adjusts, but their cantilevered bases may shift when tightened, slightly changing the depth-of-cut setting.

Three other features are important for all-around work: an edge guide, a baseplate that can accept a variety of template guides and two special bases for laminate work (see Chart, below). Here again, the Bosch models stand out. They are the only trim routers with every important feature.

If you'll be using your trim router for a wide variety of laminate work, look for a model that has an offset and a tilting base available (see Chart).

MLCS 9059 Marvel 40

$80

No

Yes

Yes

No

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Porter-Cable 310

$160

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

Porter-Cable 7310

$110

Yes

No

No

Yes

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Ridgid R2400

$100

No 7

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Ryobi P600

$50 "

No

Yes

No

No

No

RyobiTR45K

$80

No

Yes

No

No

No

1. Acccessory #PR002, S15. 2. Must use accessory bases. 3. Bases available separately or in kit #PR20EVSNK, $200 4 Included with model 5. Model D26670K, $220. 6. 3/8-in. diameter only. 7. Has roller gear. 8. Tilting base Is available separately, #153351-1, $20; model 3708FC has a tilting base, $175. 9. Included with model 9059. 10. Models 97310, $215, and 97311, $239. 11. Price excludes battery and charger.

1. Acccessory #PR002, S15. 2. Must use accessory bases. 3. Bases available separately or in kit #PR20EVSNK, $200 4 Included with model 5. Model D26670K, $220. 6. 3/8-in. diameter only. 7. Has roller gear. 8. Tilting base Is available separately, #153351-1, $20; model 3708FC has a tilting base, $175. 9. Included with model 9059. 10. Models 97310, $215, and 97311, $239. 11. Price excludes battery and charger.

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This new model is packed with excellent features for a wide variety of routing jobs.

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