Craftsman - 28212 Trim Router - Fine Homebuilding Tool Review
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28212 Trim Router

Craftsman - 28212 Trim Router

The Craftsman 28212 trim router is a sturdy and comfortable tool with convenient work lights in the motor housing and an included two handle base which is an added bonus at this price point

$110.00 (As of 9/1/2008)

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Editor Choice-Best Value

Editor's Review: Trim Routers

review date: September 1, 2008

A solid performer with a nice fit and finish

The Craftsman had the sturdiest metal base of all the models I tested, and the plastic housing also had a flat top so that it could be stood on end. The contoured housing was comfortable to hold. Work lights in the motor housing were useful for keeping an eye on cuts, and an indicator light on top showed when the machine was plugged in, although it was hard to see in bright light. An included two-handle base (not shown) is a valuable feature at this price. The bigger base made it easy to keep the tool steady when running along an edge. The depth-lock lever worked well in my tests, but the knob described as a "fine adjuster" did not. The shaft-lock button was difficult to use, too.

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Editor Test Results:

Overall Rating Good
Adjustments N/A
Runout N/A

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Craftsman
Manufacturer's Web Site
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-697-3277
Weight 7 lb.
Dimensions 15 in. x 13 in. x 8 in.
Horsepower 1.25 HP
Speed 18,000 to 28,000 RPM
Amps 6.5 Amps
Opening at Base N/A
Collet Size 1/4 in.
Type Trim
Special Features N/A
Accessories straight edge guide, carrying case, fixed base, 1/4-in. self-releasing collet, drop-forged collet and shaft wrenches

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