Katsu 1/4" Electric Hand Trimmer Wood Laminator Router Joiners Tool 220V £31.99 Amazon
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Katsu 1/4" Electric Hand Trimmer Wood Laminator Router Joiners Tool 220V £31.99 Amazon

£31.99£39.9920%Amazon Deals
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Found 15th Dec 2017
This has been £39.99 on Amazon for a while and dropped to £31.99 which is a bargain.

Cheapest it’s been according to CCC.
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you_gotta_be_kidding36 m ago

These are great, I own this exact one, especially good for door hinges


I tried that but the doors wouldn't close properly. I just went back to using hinges.
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No good to me - my electric hand doesn't need trimming right now.
These are great, I own this exact one, especially good for door hinges
you_gotta_be_kidding17 m ago

These are great, I own this exact one, especially good for door hinges


Thanks for the info. Do you use a jig for hinges or free hand?
I chisel the edge around hinge then used router to get consistent depth
you_gotta_be_kidding36 m ago

These are great, I own this exact one, especially good for door hinges


I tried that but the doors wouldn't close properly. I just went back to using hinges.
Bit of a wordy name. I wonder how they fit all that on the box.
qprneil1 h, 48 m ago

Thanks for the info. Do you use a jig for hinges or free hand?


Just free hand, that's the main reason I bought this, real easy to do.
Looks like the Makita router that sells for somewhat more money (I have one and it's great) - don't suppose this is the same in quality but it's probably worth a punt for occasional DIY chores.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 15th Dec 2017
spannerzone22 m ago

Looks like the Makita router that sells for somewhat more money (I have …Looks like the Makita router that sells for somewhat more money (I have one and it's great) - don't suppose this is the same in quality but it's probably worth a punt for occasional DIY chores.


I read somewhere that these are made in the same factory as the Makitas, as well as the accessories which I saw reviewed by Makita owners.
Harley_Mick23 m ago

Lidl £29.99 3 year warranty, from Sunday onwards[Image]

Try doing a door hinge with that!
Harley_Mick57 m ago

Lidl £29.99 3 year warranty, from Sunday onwards[Image]


Not the same thing Mick. Good price for a standard router though.
mcek1 h, 25 m ago

I read somewhere that these are made in the same factory as the Makitas, …I read somewhere that these are made in the same factory as the Makitas, as well as the accessories which I saw reviewed by Makita owners.


It looks very similar other than position of speed dial and the Katsu has painted metalwork whereas the Makita is bared metal. Like you say forums suggest they're very similar, so either a copy clone or made by the same factory with subtle changes. I'd say well worth a punt at this price, i paid a whole lot more and got the Makita with various adaptors and bag.

I wouldn't buy it on the basis that it is a Makita because it might just be a good looking clone but at this price it seems a bargain either way.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 15th Dec 2017
Harley_Mick1 h, 21 m ago

Lidl £29.99 3 year warranty, from Sunday onwards[Image]


Oh dear
Harley_Mick7 h, 32 m ago

Lidl £29.99 3 year warranty, from Sunday onwards[Image]


It all depends what the plunge action is like on this. Has anyone used one of the Lidl ones before? Katsu Curry one is all twisty which I like. Would the Katsu be a good choice for mounting upside down in a router table?
Edited by: "friar_chris" 15th Dec 2017
friar_chris12 m ago

It all depends what the plunge action is like on this. Has anyone used one …It all depends what the plunge action is like on this. Has anyone used one of the Lidl ones before? Katsu Curry one is all twisty which I like. Would the Katsu be a good choice for mounting upside down in a router table?


I'm not much of a woodworker, as you probably guessed.
Harley_Mick5 m ago

I'm not much of a woodworker, as you probably guessed.


I think the Parkside one sounds like a very tempting offer. I'm gonna get the Amazon one for now and see whether anyone can review the Lidl one or see if Lidl have one with an opened box next week.
friar_chris19 m ago

I think the Parkside one sounds like a very tempting offer. I'm gonna get …I think the Parkside one sounds like a very tempting offer. I'm gonna get the Amazon one for now and see whether anyone can review the Lidl one or see if Lidl have one with an opened box next week.


I reckon there will be a YouTube of the Lidl one, unless it's a new model. Most of the power tools have a few unboxing / review videos.

few videos don't think there's any in English but you see it working etc, should be enough for a knowledgeable woodworker to comment on?
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friar_chris1 h, 16 m ago

It all depends what the plunge action is like on this. Has anyone used one …It all depends what the plunge action is like on this. Has anyone used one of the Lidl ones before? Katsu Curry one is all twisty which I like. Would the Katsu be a good choice for mounting upside down in a router table?


Yes you can but you won’t be able to control the height unless you make something (plenty of YT videos show you how) or put it in a plunge base and then you can control the height much more easily.
rafe172 h, 41 m ago

Yes you can but you won’t be able to control the height unless you make s …Yes you can but you won’t be able to control the height unless you make something (plenty of YT videos show you how) or put it in a plunge base and then you can control the height much more easily.


If it is a Makita copy or whatever it would work very well in a router table if it can fit into a universal base as the height is adjusted by a turnscrew and locking clamp
Edited by: "Pipcola" 15th Dec 2017
Pipcola15th Dec

If it is a Makita copy or whatever it would work very well in a router …If it is a Makita copy or whatever it would work very well in a router table if it can fit into a universal base as the height is adjusted by a turnscrew and locking clamp


No too small, this is for detail work, if you want something for a table, see the lidl one above
Feedback on this item - I'm returning mine. It does get very hot, very quickly (The collet nut and the shaft of the bit too). I found that if under tightened the bit gradually dropped out of the collet, and when sufficiently tightened (not overly tightened - I have owned and used other routers) the bit could not be removed in the usual way. I had to use a screwdriver to pry it down and then use pliers to further leverage it loose of the collet. For the short piece of work I did with it I was please - it is small and light weight to easy to handle, but if its going to overheat and mess up ever bit which goes in, I'm gonna wait for the Bosch 1400 on an Amazon deal.
Edited by: "friar_chris" 27th Dec 2017
friar_chris27th Dec 2017

Feedback on this item - I'm returning mine. It does get very hot, very …Feedback on this item - I'm returning mine. It does get very hot, very quickly (The collet nut and the shaft of the bit too). I found that if under tightened the bit gradually dropped out of the collet, and when sufficiently tightened (not overly tightened - I have owned and used other routers) the bit could not be removed in the usual way. I had to use a screwdriver to pry it down and then use pliers to further leverage it loose of the collet. For the short piece of work I did with it I was please - it is small and light weight to easy to handle, but if its going to overheat and mess up ever bit which goes in, I'm gonna wait for the Bosch 1400 on an Amazon deal.


Good to know thanks - maybe not Makita overun then
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