Routers & Laminate Trimmers
Laminate trimmers help you produce smooth finishes
As a material that stands up to a lot of impact and wear, laminates are popular choices for home improvement and woodworking projects. You'll find laminate all around you. Formica is one popular product made of laminate; another is plywood. So if you're a weekend warrior using a laminate material for a home improvement project or a woodworker, you'll likely end up using laminate for several projects. That means you'll need a laminate trimmer.
You'll use the trimmer to make a smooth finish, mostly when squaring adjoining edges. For example, a laminate trimmer is essential if you're creating cabinets for a kitchen, bathroom, bar in the basement or for the laundry room and need to install a countertop. Take some of the work out of your project by purchasing a router or laminate trimmer from Sears.
The 14-amp, 2.5-HP Fixed/Plunge Base Router with Soft Start Technology from Craftsman, America's most trusted brand, is one great option. It's a versatile powerhouse. Use it to tackle woodworking projects such as cutting profiles, duplicating shapes and trimming edging quickly and easily. Use it in fixed mode for a set depth cut or plunge mode for more intricate woodworking, such as when cutting mortises, dadoes and incised letters. It's available with 1/4-inch and 1/2-inch collets. It has nine variable motor speeds, so you can set the pace to best deal with soft and hard woods, plastics and composite materials. The speed range is from 10,000 to 25,000 RPM. You'll appreciate the dual full-view window, front/rear chip deflectors and dust extraction hoods that help you work cleanly and safely. The lighted cutting area helps you keep an eye on every cut, providing you with dependable accuracy. The electronic feedback control helps prevent bogging down when the load increases.
In addition to Craftsman, Sears carries a number of trustworthy brands, including Porter-Cable. So if you want a laminate router, check out the Porter-Cable Offset Base Laminate Trimmer. It has 5.6 amps of power with 3/4-HP. It's just what you need for backsplash trimming, wall scribing and trimming 90-degree corners. The heavy-duty motor spins at 30,000 RPM for ultra-clean routing. Your hands will appreciate its ergonomic design, which allows for easy one-handed operation. Adjusting the bit depth in the 1/4-inch collet is made easy with the micro-set adjustment knob. The spindle lock feature allows for single wrench bit changes. The durable cast aluminum base ensures long-term durability, as does the sealed ball bearing design that keeps dust away from vital components.
Sears offers a wide selection of trimmers and tools to ensure you can find exactly the supplies you need. Choose from fixed and plunge base routers or models that combine both into one so you don't have to keep switching between them for different tasks, then shop for scroll saws, jig saws and spiral cutting tools. You'll notice that no matter what you need, we offer several models from different manufacturers so you can get exactly what you need at the price you can afford.