"I recently bought one of these to use when laminating the the cut ends of worktops. Having previously always done this job by hand, i am very impressed with the speed and finish quality this tool gives. The motor is easily powerful enough, yet the tool is small and light, giving you perfect control. Being a kitchen fitter this trimmer has already come in useful for routing jobs that my trend is too big and heavy for. Enough power to put 10mm grooves in high density chipboard!"
"I first used a makita trimmer about ten years ago building large theatrical sets, It was used daily for hours on end to trim thin ply. This model has no problem being used so consistently and is a true professional tradesman's choice. Being light it is easy to control, but its motor is still by far the most powerful and well engineered in its field. I now use the updated trimmer with the added led light every day i kitchen carcass building, the guide supplied with the trimmer is ideal in that its easily fitted and adjustment is responsive. I know have the trimmer permanently mounted in my workshop bench and is an essential part of my small production process. in summary it is reliable, powerful, light(unlike a standard router) and value for money as it will outlast other brands by far"