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Workzone 500W Palm Router £24.99 @ Aldi
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Posted 30th Sep 2018

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Once more a tool i don't need but wont. but winter is on its way and i can now do all those little diy jobs I promise to do during summer but never got round to it like tidy up my tool Museum. plus this tool can be used with just one hand Happy Days.
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Most will never use one of these - guess what ? - life continues.
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My *first* router was a Bosch POF 500A- didn't take long to realise it wasn't nearly powerful enough to do half the jobs I "needed" it for, and it wasn't long before I "had" to get a 1500W job!

But then again, there are occasions when the 1500 is too big and clumpy so a "wee" one is therefore still absolutely essential

(not used either in about 15 years!)

- still, would rather have spent £25 on it to lie in a drawer that what I *did* pay for it!
Edited by: "deleted361726" 30th Sep 2018
It's annoying how when you're excited of all the things you can do with a (plunge router) when you buy one, then a couple years later you're convincing yourself you need a 2nd and 3rd type of router...
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It's annoying how when you're excited of all the things you can do with a (plunge router) when you buy one, then a couple years later you're convincing yourself you need a 2nd and 3rd type of router...
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deleted361726
My *first* router was a Bosch POF 500A- didn't take long to realise it wasn't nearly powerful enough to do half the jobs I "needed" it for, and it wasn't long before I "had" to get a 1500W job!

But then again, there are occasions when the 1500 is too big and clumpy so a "wee" one is therefore still absolutely essential

(not used either in about 15 years!)

- still, would rather have spent £25 on it to lie in a drawer that what I *did* pay for it!
Edited by: "deleted361726" 30th Sep 2018
Looks a very good router @£25
Heat from me.
I call these edging routers.
Insert WiFi joke here
Looks similar to a Chinese one I bought. Trim router that has lasted me a few years. Thank god for the 1/4 collet, finding cheap 6mm and 8mm bits for the parkside has been a mare.
My palms don't need routing. They're just hairy for another reason...
Looks like it might be fixed speed.
Most will never use one of these - guess what ? - life continues.
mchilli30/09/2018 17:40

It's annoying how when you're excited of all the things you can do with a …It's annoying how when you're excited of all the things you can do with a (plunge router) when you buy one, then a couple years later you're convincing yourself you need a 2nd and 3rd type of router...


Could you help me get it right first time? I'm looking for a router to make cutouts in some kitchen doors for hinges. Is this the right type of router?

I would also like to make some channels in wood for cabling, but this isn't as important as there are other tools I can use for this.
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Schwifty30/09/2018 19:44

Insert WiFi joke here


Can it work in bridge mode ? ( sorry, but someone has to start it off )
gidsterc13 h, 55 m ago

My palms don't need routing. They're just hairy for another reason... …My palms don't need routing. They're just hairy for another reason...


You can carry on with your...erm "hobby" & use this one handed at the same time
edanfalls1 h, 18 m ago

Could you help me get it right first time? I'm looking for a router to …Could you help me get it right first time? I'm looking for a router to make cutouts in some kitchen doors for hinges. Is this the right type of router?I would also like to make some channels in wood for cabling, but this isn't as important as there are other tools I can use for this.



Use a forstner bit.
deleted20149101/10/2018 10:40

Can it work in bridge mode ? ( sorry, but someone has to start it off )


Anyone know the default IP address for this router? (sorry!)
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edanfalls01/10/2018 10:36

Could you help me get it right first time? I'm looking for a router to …Could you help me get it right first time? I'm looking for a router to make cutouts in some kitchen doors for hinges. Is this the right type of router?I would also like to make some channels in wood for cabling, but this isn't as important as there are other tools I can use for this.



AS before, use a forstner bit, or one of these, a Hinge Cutter Bit, the holes in Kitchen doors are either 26mm or 35mm and you will need to purchase the correct size hinge cutter.
The most common or standard size hinge, is the 35mm one, but it obviously depends on what hinges you are using.
They also do hinge cutting kits, that have the bit in, plus the template guide for the correct location of the hinge.
Edited by: "ittom" 1st Oct 2018
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edanfalls01/10/2018 10:36

Could you help me get it right first time? I'm looking for a router to …Could you help me get it right first time? I'm looking for a router to make cutouts in some kitchen doors for hinges. Is this the right type of router?I would also like to make some channels in wood for cabling, but this isn't as important as there are other tools I can use for this.


Yeah this is exactly what you can use. A lot easier than a plunge. However I've just used chisels (for small jobs) as its best to use chisel first to minimize tearout.
Also making new jigs to attached with perspex etc also helps.
ittom01/10/2018 12:05

AS before, use a forstner bit, or one of these, a Hinge Cutter Bit, the …AS before, use a forstner bit, or one of these, a Hinge Cutter Bit, the holes in Kitchen doors are either 26mm or 35mm and you will need to purchase the correct size hinge cutter. The most common or standard size hinge, is the 35mm one, but it obviously depends on what hinges you are using. They also do hinge cutting kits, that have the bit in, plus the template guide for the correct location of the hinge.


Brilliant, thanks. Is that hinge cutter bit the same as a forstner bit but readymade in the right sizes?

I guessed there would be something like this although I didn't know what it would be called, but I figured I might as well get a router as it will be more versatile. But these bits seem a lot easier!
mchilli01/10/2018 12:19

Yeah this is exactly what you can use. A lot easier than a plunge. However …Yeah this is exactly what you can use. A lot easier than a plunge. However I've just used chisels (for small jobs) as its best to use chisel first to minimize tearout.Also making new jigs to attached with perspex etc also helps.


Thanks. Do you just chisel around the outline then use the router to get the rest out from the centre, and then tidy the edges?
edanfalls15 m ago

Brilliant, thanks. Is that hinge cutter bit the same as a forstner bit but …Brilliant, thanks. Is that hinge cutter bit the same as a forstner bit but readymade in the right sizes?I guessed there would be something like this although I didn't know what it would be called, but I figured I might as well get a router as it will be more versatile. But these bits seem a lot easier!


They are the same thing, although, if your buying a kit with a couple of different size bits in, they normally come in sizes of 25mm 30mm 35mm etc... and do not normally include the smaller 26mm hinge cutter. It all depends on the hinge size you are looking for and how many holes you are cutting. if it's something you have not done before you might want to consider the Hinge cutting kits instead, it all depends on your DIY ability and how confident you are in accurate measurements and cutting to an accurate depth. These type of bits give a more accurate, neat and professional finish if used in either a plunge router, or a bench drill, where you have minute control over cutting angles and depths... With a bit of patience and depending how you are with with hand tools, you can probably achieve the same results with a hand drill.
edanfalls01/10/2018 12:35

Thanks. Do you just chisel around the outline then use the router to get …Thanks. Do you just chisel around the outline then use the router to get the rest out from the centre, and then tidy the edges?


That's what I've done. But be careful, these Routers will jump and rip your door apart before you know it so hold it tight and move slow 🐌
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Andy.JC1 h, 45 m ago

Anyone know the default IP address for this router? (sorry!)


I think it's one of those new IPv6 addresses. Off the top of my head I think it's


38dd:40ff:42dd:99:69:b19:b00b:babe
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mchilli1st Oct 2018

That's what I've done. But be careful, these Routers will jump and rip …That's what I've done. But be careful, these Routers will jump and rip your door apart before you know it so hold it tight and move slow 🐌


Is that RIPv1 or RIPv2 ?
Edited by: "deleted201491" 1st Oct 2018
edanfalls4 h, 53 m ago

Could you help me get it right first time? I'm looking for a router to …Could you help me get it right first time? I'm looking for a router to make cutouts in some kitchen doors for hinges. Is this the right type of router?I would also like to make some channels in wood for cabling, but this isn't as important as there are other tools I can use for this.



It's a similar price for just the jig, but you can get jigs specifically for this purpose, that come with their own forstner bit. They work with a standard power drill.
If that's all you need it for, it'll probably do a better job - worked really well for me and lets you easily get them in exactly the right place etc.
edanfalls8 h, 38 m ago

Could you help me get it right first time? I'm looking for a router to …Could you help me get it right first time? I'm looking for a router to make cutouts in some kitchen doors for hinges. Is this the right type of router?I would also like to make some channels in wood for cabling, but this isn't as important as there are other tools I can use for this.


I think it will be ok for that mate. It is small and accurate, its ability to plunge properly with speed will be its deciding factor.
Edited by: "Me.really" 1st Oct 2018
Some very helpful replies in here helping edanfalls out. How kind.
edanfalls1st Oct

Thanks. Do you just chisel around the outline then use the router to get …Thanks. Do you just chisel around the outline then use the router to get the rest out from the centre, and then tidy the edges?



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