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Craftsman Professional  28212 6.5 amp Corded Fixed Base Palm Router

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Specifications & Dimensions

Product Overview:
RPM: 18000-28000
Handles:
Handle Type: Ergonomic Palm grip
Cord:
Cord Length (ft.): 8 ft.
Motor-Engine:
Amps: 6.5
Speed Capability: Variable
General Features:
Collet Capacity: 1/4 in.
Cutting Tool:
Adjustable Cutting Depth: Yes
Depth Adjustment Control: Rack and pinion system
Spindle Lock: Yes
Type:
Type: Fixed base
Case:
Case Included: Yes
Materials:
Housing Material: Die cast aluminum
Package Includes:
Package Contents: Worklight

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This Palm Router Delivers Accurate Cuts

The Craftsman professional fixed base palm router has 1.25 HP and a 6.5 amp permanently lubricated ball bearing motor with variable speed from 18,000 to 28,000 RPM so it cuts smooth and easy through soft woods, hard woods, veneers and plastics, alike. A spindle lock is located in the front of the router makes it easy to remove bits and collets with a single wrench, while equipped with soft start technology, it works to prevent router take-offs with every job.

Featuring clear sub-bases, combined with the built-in dual LED lights, this professional grade router enhances user visibility for dependable accuracy. The large oval base makes it convenient to transform from a palm router to full size while the built in steel rack and pinion delivers fast, accurate adjustments in 1/16 inch increments. Built tough and designed to deliver the performance you need for a job well done, add this multi base router to your tool kit, and get to work with Craftsman.

  • Multi base router features a high performance 6.5 amp variable speed motor
  • 18,000 to 28,000 RPM (no load speed)
  • Soft start reduces take-offs
  • Permanently lubricated 100% ball bearings
  • Die-cast Aluminum motor housing and motor sleeve are lightweight yet provide strength
  • Spring loaded spindle lock is located in the front of the router for easy removal of the router bit or router collet with the use of one wrench
  • Steel rack and pinion system allows 1/16-in depth adjustments
  • Positive cam locking buckle system secures the router bit at the desired height and prevents the router from self-adjusting during use
  • Clear-view sub base accepts threaded router bushings, enhances visibility of the work piece and assists with dust extraction
  • Dual LED work lights illuminate the work surface and the bit with an ambient light to enhance visibility
  • Includes 1/4-in. collet allowing the use of 1/4-in bit shanks
  • Ergonomically designed palm/barrel and joy stick handles with soft-grip provide a secure grip and absolute control over the router during use
  • Large oval base makes it convenient to switch from palm router to a small full-sized router
  • Clear, interchangeable sub-base
  • Cold weather flexible 8ft SJ Cord
  • Includes: Craftsman Professional Carrying case, how-to-guide, steel edge guide and operators manual
  • Owner’s manual

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  • Available for Gift Wrap

Added on July 26, 2010

 

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14 Reviews Write a review
11 Reviewers (79.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Most Helpful Reviews

Praise4 found this helpful
TheDr
Jan 3 , 2008
countertops!
great for formica countertops, too weak for wood. i mean itll work, but its more of a precision router
Criticism13 found this helpful
Rayofsi
May 16 , 2011
Does not fit 1/4" router bits

Got mine at a very good price on sale, but too bad, it does not fit 1/4" router bits like it says that it would.

 

JonPullman

Brooklyn, NY

Dec 10 , 2013
via sears.com
Overall
Affordable Router For DIY Projects

Had to trim some boards and create a nice decorative piece for my room. Very easy to use once you have everything set up to go. Speed is adjustable.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Nov 22 , 2013
via sears.com
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Great little palm router.

I used mine to make an oval dip in some walnut, for a butter dish. Plenty powerful for what I need.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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DianaBailey

Williamsport, PA

Nov 21 , 2013
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Perfect tool for the job

The router is perfect for those small jobs like rounding edges of small wood-working projects. It is easy to handle and works well. The price makes the tool affordable.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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MrCedar

Boise, ID

Sep 5 , 2013
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Great little router

These are great to use. Don't last long but compared to the other junk tools now available,this one doese the job. Just make sure to return it within 90 days and get a new one.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Aug 7 , 2013
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Nice combination of power and features

This *does* easily use 1/4" bits... not sure the problem with others but no problems here. Easy to adjust and change bits. Speed and soft start work as expected. Handle is good position and grip is solid. Multiple bases and attachments nice to have but haven't used other than the one that came installed. Nice long cord.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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marjar1950

Stone Mountain, GA

Mar 30 , 2013
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Router purchase

Very satisfied

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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schlogg78

Lafayette, IN

Jul 6 , 2012
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Craftsman Professional Palm Router

I had to return this along with the bits because the router wouldn't accept the 1/4inch shanks. The router is advertised as being able to take 1/4inch shanks, but the store manager couldn't get the bits to go in the router either.


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Rayofsi

Staten Island, NY

May 16 , 2011
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Does not fit 1/4" router bits

Got mine at a very good price on sale, but too bad, it does not fit 1/4" router bits like it says that it would.


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tuned944

Floyds Knobs, IN

Dec 9 , 2010
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Ideal for Trimming Laminate Counter-Tops - THE BEST I'VE HAD

I build custom cabinets and often that means laying up my own counter-top.  This little Gem makes short work from trimming laminate material to size.  The weight of this little router is ideal and it is very easy to use.  Changing bits is easy and the variable speed control is convienent.

I you need a precision router or laminate trimmer - I doubt you'll find a better one.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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TheMasterCarpenter

Lafayette, CO

Apr 13 , 2010
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a surprisingly good router

Lately I've noticed that Sears is selling some darn good power tools. This not-so-little trim router is one of them. I find myself using it all the time on my woodworking projects. It has a slow-start motor, which is a joy to use, and safe. The work lite is well positioned and handy. Bit changing is easy and the chuck holds the bit securely. The fine tuning depth knob works well enough for me and the clamp-down lever is plenty strong. What I like best is the low center of gravity. I can hold it at the bottom safely and push it through dados, edge routing, or whatever I want. It feels good in my hand. The guide is easy to attach and accurate to use. Now this next point is hard to explain, but this router seems to leave a little bit coarser dust, which settles to the floor quickly. Some of my routers fill the air with fine dust, making me run for my mask. Because my shop has a lot of Shop Vacs, which I task to different tools, it is not an overly dusty environment. This router just doesn't seem to throw quite as much dust up, which I appreciate. It does not have a dust collection attachment. Keeping in mind that this is a trim router. It is not designed for large bits, however, I find it is powerful enough to do dadoing and some edge treatments. It has taken its place among my Porter Cable routers. The manual is well enough written to be helpful.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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