Erbauer ERB380ROU 2100W Router 230-240V
Hi iv just bought the router and im trying to use it to do a butt and scribe . But having some probs . First the router doesnt seem to have the depth to cut a 40mm worktop also the router bit isnt wide enough ie with the 30mm collet ....im baffled any help appreciated
19 Jul 2015
Decent enough for most jobs
Bought one of these based on the positive reviews.
I didn't test the reliability so have marked it 5 stars. The features looked really extensive for a machine at this price.
Got it out of the box and rocked it on its pillars. Lots of lateral movement which would convert to millimetres at the tip of the bit.
Then compressed the router on its pillars. Sticky movement and heavy pressure required to get it to the bottom of its travel.
I'm sure this router is perfectly capable for a variety of jobs but its not for me. Perhaps I was unlucky with this particular example but I decided to fork out and changed it for a Hitachi M12VE...a massive improvement, apart from the lack of fine adjustment, but at almost double the price.
6 Jul 2015
Bought this to fit oak worktops to a kitchen I was fitting. Superb router, delighted with it.
18 Jun 2015
cheap price but imprecise
I needed this router in a pinch to cut some beech worktops. It did very well with plenty of power- I used the 1/2 inch erbauer kitchen fitters pack and they made a good combination.
The bad points: in terms of precision this router is quite poor in comparison to others for the following reasons.
The depth stop is made from aluminium and gets little dents from the stop screw, which then causes it to move when locking.
The guide rail adjuster came cross threaded straight out of the box, will be returning that.
The plunge lock is located on the rear of the router so when lifting the router after a cut to spin down, if you are not careful it's easy to move the router when unlocking. A fix for this is not locking the plunge too tight, but then it tends to rise slowly throughout the cut. Turning the router off before lifting can result in burns so this isn't an option.
These problems aside I have still managed to produce perfect joints but it could have been easier.
Overall, a good cheap powerful router. Just don't use it for precision parts.
15 Jun 2015