28212 Trim Router Review
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
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.