Share This Page Print

 00928212000
Enlarge Image

Craftsman Professional  28212 6.5 amp Corded Fixed Base Palm Router

  Item#  00928212000 | Model#  28212
Close

Create a Review

 
 
 Rating 4.0 | 21 Reviews | Write a review
$89.99
$89.99
I Own This Add to List
 

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

Overview

Ratings & Reviews

Special

Projects

Product Description

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

This product is:
  • Available for Gift Wrap

Added on July 26, 2010

 

Overall, others give this:

21 Reviews Write a review
16 Reviewers (76.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
Overall Rating Breakdown:
5stars
4stars
3stars
2stars
1stars

Reviewers may have received a benefit, like a sweepstakes entry or rewards program points, in exchange for writing a review.
Those benefits were not conditioned on the positive or negative content of the review.

Most Helpful Reviews

Praise7 found this helpful
whyzguy
Aug 26 , 2014
Good little router
Bought this to use on signs that I carve. It's mostly used with a profile bit. A 1/4" bit which fits fine. Not sure what others are complaining about. The one thing that I don't like is there is very little exhaust space for the dust. A little hard to see intricate carving when you're getting blinded and choked out. I could wear glasses and mask but the dust covers the carving. I plan on cutting a slot big enough to fit a small vacuum hose to suck out the dust. Kind of like my other routers with a vacuum connections. The two handles work good and comfortable. For what I do it does the job and has decent price.
Criticism13 found this helpful
schlogg78
Jul 6 , 2012
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.
 

Amateurwoodwork

Baton Rouge, LA

Jan 7 , 2015
Overall
Router bits don't fit

Received this as a gift. Was really excited to use it. Unfortunately the router bits shank won't fit the in the router collet/nut.


Helpful
(0)
Not Helpful
(0)
Flag this Review

ajwagner78

Milwaukee, WI

Dec 5 , 2014
via sears.com
Overall
Too bulky; adjustments to balky

Spent a lot of time researching different offerings of compact/palm/trim routers and ultimately went with the Craftsman in large part because of points. Compared to other brands' offerings, the Craftsman was way too heavy and significantly bigger -- it felt way too close to my plunge router. Also didn't like the adjustment ****; fine adjustments weren't accurate enough. So back it went and I picked up an orange version instead.


Helpful
(1)
Not Helpful
(0)
Flag this Review

tjpavlov

Seekonk, MA

Nov 26 , 2014
via sears.com
Overall
Nice little router

I haven't had too much of an opportunity to use this yet, but it seems like a solid tool. I like the extra base which gives you a much better way to hold the tool for when you are doing a more involved project. This seems well reviewed on other sites as well.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

Helpful
(0)
Not Helpful
(0)
Flag this Review

rediculas

Montoursville, PA

Nov 26 , 2014
Overall
works real nice!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

Helpful
(0)
Not Helpful
(0)
Flag this Review

Agent1of7

Andover, MN

Aug 29 , 2014
via sears.com
Overall
Router

This was a great value. I needed a light weight, simple, router. This was perfect tool for the job.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

Helpful
(0)
Not Helpful
(0)
Flag this Review

whyzguy

Dracut, MA

Aug 26 , 2014
via sears.com
Overall
Good little router

Bought this to use on signs that I carve. It's mostly used with a profile bit. A 1/4" bit which fits fine. Not sure what others are complaining about. The one thing that I don't like is there is very little exhaust space for the dust. A little hard to see intricate carving when you're getting blinded and choked out. I could wear glasses and mask but the dust covers the carving. I plan on cutting a slot big enough to fit a small vacuum hose to suck out the dust. Kind of like my other routers with a vacuum connections. The two handles work good and comfortable. For what I do it does the job and has decent price.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

Helpful
(7)
Not Helpful
(0)
Flag this Review

Dukesr

Port Washington, NY

Aug 19 , 2014
via sears.com
Overall
Can't do with out it

Great for frame n moulding work

I would recommend this product to a friend.

Helpful
(0)
Not Helpful
(0)
Flag this Review

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.

Helpful
(0)
Not Helpful
(0)
Flag this Review
Nov 22 , 2013
via sears.com
Overall
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.

Helpful
(1)
Not Helpful
(0)
Flag this Review

DianaBailey

Williamsport, PA

Nov 21 , 2013
via sears.com
Overall
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.

Helpful
(0)
Not Helpful
(0)
Flag this Review
  • Free shipping! Orders $59 or more Offer ends   31-Dec-2015 See details.
  • Use your Sears Card and Save! Extra 5% off Tool items Sold By Sears when you use your Sears Card Offer ends   31-Dec-2015 See details.
  • Get Quarter ct tw Diamond Earrings for $24.99 with a purchase of $19.99 or more! Limit 1 per order Offer ends   31-Jan-2015 See details.

Connect With Craftsman

Shop Your Way Craftsman Instagram

Sign up for Email Savings

close x