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NEWS THIS WEEK

New Complete Diamond Sharpening Kit

New Complete Diamond Sharpening Kit

For sharpening various tools including router cutters and carving tools.

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Pam Ties 25th Anniversary Show - 6th October

Pam Ties 25th Anniversary Show - 6th October

Please come and join Max Pratt at Pam Ties 25th Anniversary. Max will be demonstrating various...

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The Tool Show - 7th to 9th October

The Tool Show  - 7th to 9th October

Come and visit "The Tool Show" and see all the latest Trend products being demonstrated by our...

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New CraftPro Plunge Saw Blades

New CraftPro Plunge Saw Blades

To suit Mafell, Festool and Triton plunge saws.

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New CraftPro Mitre Saw Blades

New CraftPro Mitre Saw Blades

Specific size saw blades to suit Makita, Bosch and Dewalt.

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Screwfix Live 2016 - 30th September to 2nd October

Screwfix Live 2016 - 30th September to 2nd October

Come along to Screwfix Live and see our experts demonstrating all the latest products in our...

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New FX Extreme 5-Inch Pocket Stone for Bush-craft

New FX Extreme 5-Inch Pocket Stone for Bush-craft

Double sided diamond for sharpening knives.

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Hoeys 40 Year Anniversary Trade Show - 1st October

Hoeys 40 Year Anniversary Trade Show - 1st October

Come and see Sam Abernethy at Hoey's 40 Year Anniversary Trade Show where he will be...

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New Plunge Saw Blade for Triton TSS1400

New Plunge Saw Blade for Triton TSS1400

Specific size saw blade to suit the Triton plunge saw.

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New Reducing Sleeve 1/4 inch to 4mm

New Reducing Sleeve 1/4 inch to 4mm

Allows 4mm shank tools to be used in routers

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CNS Power Tools Show - 30th September & 1st October

CNS Power Tools Show - 30th September & 1st October

CNS Power Tools are holding their annual show and our Trend expert Dave Morris will be...

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W16 Joinery & Furniture Manufacturing Show - 2nd to 5th October

W16 Joinery & Furniture Manufacturing Show - 2nd to 5th October

With expertise on hand throughout the three NEC halls, there is access to free advice, personal...

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Tip of the Month.

Tip of the Month.

Pin Guide Care
Pin guides have the advantage that they can be used to profile intricate shapes as the pin is so small, but they do generate a lot of frictional heat and may mark or even burn the timber if they are not used with care.
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Stop Router Tipping
If you are struggling with the router tipping and a particular cut is critical, clamp a long batten alongside the work to support the router beyond the length of the cut edge. This is a particularly useful tip if you are trying to work on the edge of a very narrow workpiece.
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Clamp Guide Offset
If you do a lot of work with a particular router/bit combination, machine up a piece of thin MDF or plastic to be exactly the same width as the distance between the edge of the router and the cutter and use this to position the fence clamping line.
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Gripping Router Mats
In many situations, the use of a special router mat will provide all the support you need. This has a specially designed rubbery consistency that resists slipping. Just lay it on the bench, drop on your work and away you go. Being so simple and effective, a router mat is a great choice for holding small components, but it maybe less effective on bigger pieces.
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Blunt Warning!
Remember that the continual heating up and cooling down from using blunt cutters can eventually affect the temper of the spring steel in the collet and reduce its elasticity. If you find that your collet is starting to need excessive tightening before it will grip, it is time to replace it.
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View all routing hints and tips

Trend Extended Warranty

Trend Extended Warranty

Trend Professional Power Tools meet the highest quality standards. We offer you the opportunity to extend your warranty to three years from date of purchase free of charge. All you have to do is register your tool online within four weeks of purchase.

Further Information

CraftPro Router Cutters
Read about our CraftPro range of Router Cutters.

CRT/MK3 Router Table Product Features
Find out about the features of the new CraftPro Router Table.

Profile Scribing
Detailed information and product video.

Multiscribe Functions
We go in to detail on the many functions of the Multiscribe.

FSC® Certified Flat Biscuit Dowels
Flat biscuit dowels used for edge to edge or corner jointing with a dedicated biscuit jointer or a router. They are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council
®. License code FSC® - C113237.

Question of the Month.

Question of the Month.

Q: Can the Trend hinge jig be used with the T4, T5, T9, T10 & T11?

A: In theory all can be used, although the T4 & T5 are more suitable as they are lighter to hold when machining the recesses on the door frame.
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Q: Can I use Trend guide bushes on my B&Q 1250R router?

A: Unfortunatly not, you will need to purchase a sub base which Trend´s Technicians will then drill to suit. The part number is GB/5/S. This part comes complete with line up pins & screws allowing exact concentricity of the guide bush.
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Q: What is the maximum cutter diameter you can plunge with the T5?

A: 40mm.
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Q: What are the differences between T10 & T11 Routers?

A: The T10 is designed for the tradesman in a workshop or on site, whereas the T11 is more suitable for router table set-up as the fine height adjuster can be operated from above the table top. The T11 has larger aperture for the very large diameter cutters and you can also purchase a quick release kit for easy removal of the T11 from our PRT table.
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