Mac Allister 1500W 1/4" & 1/2" Router MER1500

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4.3 out of 5 stars
Product code:
5052931316649

Price

£75

Mac Allister 1500W 1/4" & 1/2" Router MER1500

Product code:
5052931316649
Mac Allister 1500W 1/4" & 1/2" Router MER1500 Mac Allister 1500W 1/4" & 1/2" Router MER1500 Mac Allister 1500W 1/4" & 1/2" Router MER1500 Mac Allister 1500W 1/4" & 1/2" Router MER1500

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This 1/4" and 1/2" router is great for pattern and groove cutting, trimming and shaping, chamfering in hard and soft wood.

  • 12000-28000 rpm no load speed
  • Variable speed control
  • Maximum 60 mm routing capacity and 60 mm plunge stroke
  • Includes 1 x 6.35mm (1/4") collet, 1 x 12.7mm (1/2") collet, 1 x parallel guide, 1 x centre pin, 1 x dust extraction tube, 1 x depth guide, 1 x template guide

Features and Benefits

  • Micro depth adjustment
  • Soft start and constant power
  • LED worklight
  • Parallel guide
  • Guarantee - 3 year

Technical Specifications

Technical specification of Mac Allister 1500W 1/4" & 1/2" Router MER1500
Power output 1500W
No load speed 12000-28000rpm
Speed control Variable speed control
Maximum cutting capacity 60mm
Maximum plunge stroke 60mm
Depth adjustment Depth adjustment facility
Dust extraction Dust extraction facility
Handle type Soft grip handle
Locking device Spindle lock
Cable length 3m
Weight 3.7kg
Carry case Carry case

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JCB 2100 W 1/4" & 1/2" Router

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5052931335114
Product rating
3.5 out of 5 stars
Current price
£105

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Reviews 4.3  out of 5 stars

Mac Allister 1500W 1/4" & 1/2" Router MER1500 is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 11.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Beginnings Duncurin is winding down at work and this was an ideal opportunity to restart my hobby of battleship building (plastic!). My wife calls them dust collectors so I decided to raise my game by routing my own bases from beautiful hardwoods such as oak and cherry. I must confess that I am hopeless DIY-er and had never used a router before. This is a fabulous offering from B&Q as it is good value and will also accept 1/4 and 1/2 inch bits which has been crucial as I have progressed. It comes with excellent instructions and is also as befits a major retailer in the UK a safe one with good common-sense advice and suggestions for what if used carelessly could be a very dangerous product - especially for a newcomer like me. In truth it came together very well and I started on some smooth straight edged but expendable bits of wood before I started on the oak! It's a powerful machine with lots of potential and works smoothly and in a fuss-free way. It's not unduly noisy although I always use eye and ear protection. Even so I had a morbid fear of actually looking at the bit as it revved away but the clear shield as well as the safety glasses of course helps with this and my confidence has grown. The depth setting is also easy and permits quite fine adjustment and also reproducibility as one works on one battleship plinth but one needs to make sure that no stray steps and levels in one's work have opened up! I tried employing the suction with an old cylinder hoover but in truth I prefer doing small runs at a time and cleaning up including the machine between runs. This saves weight and has made my efforts more nimble. I love the slow start and also the power control which is perfect as one moves between soft and hardwoods for instance. I bought a set of 1/4 inch router bits which were fine but as I got going more I moved up to the half inch ones which were superb, easy to add to the machine and gave for not a lot of money good results again with predictability and reproducibility as the key. The parallel guide gave me a few headaches as I found I was constantly stopping and re-clamping my work which is not what one needs to do to get a good finish. I then found (ho hum) that I could actually turn it round and this allowed me to fix my clamps and get straight runs at one, then two and now three sides one after the other. I was loathe to desert the extra guidance of the parallel guide but I have now moved on to trusting the bits (and myself) with the little bearings at the bottom that mean one can dispense with the guide. This has created a better finish and a quicker one - with little sanding being needed. All in all this is a perfect router for me and although I had not bought this B&Q own brand before I am glad I did - well done B&Q.
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great piece of kit Really well built and takes 2 sizes of bits. Also like the micro adjuster for depth of cut
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comprehensive and well designed I wanted a cheap router that would cover all bases. (I took back the first one as it way too loud for regular home use) I did more research and this was purchased it is relatively quiet, can handle long cutting bits, deep 60mm plunge, the speed control is under the left thumb so can be changed mid cut the depth adjustment stop is very solid, the router can also be lock down most router don't have this feature to top off all this it comes in a storage box
Date published: 2016-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Value for money For the occasional router user like me this is a more than adequate tool. I'm delighted with the results I've achieved with little or no experience. Would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2016-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy & useful Have used it 2 or 3 times so far and I'm very pleased with it. Very quiet (for a router) and smooth when running.
Date published: 2015-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good all rounder I've had mine for a couple of years and been happy with it. Its easy to manoeuvre, takes both sizes most commonly used, is fairly quiet etc. Its recently developed a problem where I think I moved the fine height wheel too far one way and the base and motor have separated! Something is rattling around inside which I assume has broken so now if I let the depth lock off and full height, the base detaches from the motor. Before this issue it was performing pretty well, not the smoothest plunge but adequate and very versatile features.
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it but one thing missing Had this router for about a month now and love it and all it’s features! The led work light is a god send. It performs everything I have asked and has plenty power for my tasks. Depth adjustment works great and is nice and smooth/comfortable to use. The only thing missing for me is a speed lock function which mean use with a universal router table isn’t possible, unless you cable tie the trigger or some similar diy solution!
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good for the money I got this as an upgrade to a similar model (same make) which I've been very happy with for a couple of years but which only takes 1/4" bits. I've now done a load of work with it using amongst others a 1/2" x 50mm long cutter on oak, chipboard and some other woods and am very pleased. It's comfortable to use, light and hasn't lacked power. The light underneath is great and the dust extraction has been good. In my opinion the collet lock isn't quite as easy to operate as the earlier model but it isn't exactly rocket science either, and the fine height adjustment is taking a bit of getting used to but I think that's a minor thing. On the whole I'd say it's great, especially for the money and if my last one is anything to go by if looked after it should last well too.
Date published: 2016-05-02
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