Trend T4 Router (1/4")
Trend T4 Router (1/4")
£89.95 (£74.96 Ex. VAT)

Trend T4 Router (1/4")

  • Compact and light for easy control
  • Dismountable base for freehand use
  • 850W variable speed motor
  • 1/4", 6mm and 8mm collets supplied
  • Complete with storage case
  • Perfect for home use, can do many small jobs
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£89.95 (£74.96 Ex. VAT)

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Description

In Detail

The Trend T4 router is compact, lightweight and easy to control for home use and is suitable for such jobs as hinge recessing and edge work. Dismountable from the base the unit can be used for freehand carving, die grinding or used in drill stand or clamp. The 850W variable speed motor runs between 1,1500 - 3,2000 rpm and will accept 1/4", 6mm and 8mm cutter shanks. Spindle lock aids cutter changing. The base will accept standard guide bushes. Supplied complete with 3 collets, 34mm dust spout, 16mm guide bush, side fence and storage case.

Specification

Specification

Collets Supplied 1/4", 6 mm and 8 mm
Model T4
Nett Weight 2.4kg
Plunge Stroke 35 mm
Power 850W
Rating Hobby
Speed 11,500-32,000rpm
Spindle Lock Standard Feature
Corded or Cordless Corded
Reviews (14)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 2.3 out of 5 based on 14 reviews

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Barry Dipper

30 January 2017

Design faults to be aware of, compared with the Bosch original.

The original Bosch model had a better quality motor, Scintilla I think, as opposed to the apparently Chinese one now supplied. I bought it because it can be used with a drill stand or suchlike, for overhead routing, or jigged to the cross-slide on the Myford for more elaborate procedures.

Recently I've been machining a lot of MDF/chemi-wood, (at a speed of 1 to 3 and a Trend 9mm straight cutter with a guide bearing,) and therefore using the dust-extractor attachment with a Nilfisk vacuum cleaner. Unexpectedly, the bottom bearing became tight and started making protesting noises. I took it apart to investigate and washed out MDF dust from the bearing tracks, which I can only assume, was sucked through into the motor housing. It was fine UNTIL I started using the extractor which did work by the way. I wasn't left choking on MDF dust - the router WAS!

Dear messrs Trend, is it not possible to provide better bearing protection when using the extractor gizmo? ( I have re-assembled it and it IS running, though not as well as when new, the bearing tracks having taken a pounding - the skip will shortly be at hand!) It's so useful I WOULD pay for a better one but being a starving modelmaker, my clients and I can't afford Festool prices.

Re' the spindle lock problem - once again, it appears to be a useful addition to the original Bosch design and more convenient than using two spanners. However, it's a sloppy bit of design because the cavity which houses it, fills up with wood dust when using the extractor, which shortens the throw of the pawl and prevents full engagement, shaving enough off the lock to make it slip! The solution would be to use a sintered, hardened component with a larger cross section to fill the slide housing. It seems that the decision to re-manufacture in China, was marketing inspired rather than user orientated. It's a good product let down by under-specification and poor detailing.
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David Evans

24 January 2017

T3 and T4 Routers

I have had one each these models. I bought the second after the motor on the first burnt out (admittedly after a few years' use) because of the price and it seemed suitable for trimming work. Now the second motor has gone as well. The power rating was raised between the two versions but it seems that it is still not enough. I was only trimming thin (~ 12mm) wood on both occasions. I don't think I will be buying a third one.
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ricki wake

23 October 2016

terrible

I have had this for just over a year for hinge recessing work. have used for approx. 1 hrs work. it has started to rev up and down and is producing that wonderful burning smell along with reducing speed. The spindle lock has become broke and I had to remove it. I assumed trend would be the perfect machine. what a let down. I will now search for something strongly built suited to my tasks. £80 for a hrs use. avoid.
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William McLachlan

27 May 2016

great for rounding over and edge-finishing commercially

bought two 115V versions in 2010 approx. Used in a commercial work shop .......Is the 115V electronics more reliable? ? ? ? Or are there good and bad batches? ? Still good for bearing guided and custom made fence guided rounding and edge finishing of any wood or "compact" a really tough solid "formica" board". Also Corian and other solid resin work surfaces. I immediately fitted 30 foot long power leads and they are only used for jobs suited to a £80 machine. speed control is above average
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Bob

22 January 2016

terrible piece of kit

got this to rout hinges out with a trespa jig but found the router bit is so far off centre it hits the template guide ,too much play on the slide columns, also after trying in vain to centre it decided to remove the router bit which resulted in the spindle lock failing, can not remove the bit at all , terrible engineering dont bother.

Trend response – We are sorry to hear that you have experienced some problems with the router. We would advise that if a customer has a problem with a Trend product that they should contact us so that we can advise of a possible solution. A light duty machine will be manufactured to a more open tolerance when compared to a medium duty router. We advise the plunge is locked at the depth when routing. With a detachable base router, the tolerance stack up will also lead to less concentricity between the guide bush and the router cutter. For this reason we advise a UNIBASE is used for greater accuracy. If the router is used on a hinge jg we also advise an adjustable 16mm guide bush is used ref GB/T4/160. This bush allows adjustment of the bush to the cutter. For greater accuracy and more precise plunge we would suggest our medium duty T5 router is used.

The spindle lock is a pressed steel plate that engages on two flats on the armature. If the spindle lock has not been depressed sufficiently or if the collet nut has been overtightened this can lead to premature wear on the spindle lock. If the router is within the warranty period then it can be returned to APTC and/or Trend under warranty. Please contact us and we would happy to discuss and work towards the best solution.

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