Has anyone worked with the HF 1/4" trim router. The motor & bit collet appear to be good. But then they put this cheesy plastic base & depth collar around the thing which will not last. However it is currently selling for $29.99 less 25% off. So the price is fine.
I only need it to cut 48 Lap Joints measuring 4 -1/2" X 4 - 1/2" x 1/2" deep. If I can get through those 48 cuts, I won't care if the thing self destructs when I make the last cut. The only other way I can make those lap cuts is by sawing a bunch of cuts over the given area & then using a chisel to break out the waste. I've done that before & it works well but it takes a lot of time. I thought with 48 Laps to make, it might be worth investing the $21-23 bucks for the trimmer at the discount price.