Reasonably ok for a cheap product
Bought mine 4 years ago now. Has been ok. Few issues to start off with. The dial adjustment for spead works loose. The spring lever that holds the router at depth works loose awell. After fidling around with it, it has stopped playing up. The only real issue I have now after many cabinet making experiments is getting parts for it. You have to ring up ozito to find out if they stock the part. Then ring bunnings special orders only for them to then send on your request to their specialist spare parts arm to work out if they have any in stock and ...what the prices are. Other than that it has been ok. If your in the market for a cheap get out of trouble/jail product this is it. Otherwise save up some serious money and grab a better quality one. (which i am almost there :) )
Unit flexes, won't cut straight. Was rusted in the box
On opening the box and assembling, I found the unit would not plunge as was stuck in place. After lubricating I got it to the point where it was somewhat usable. After the first 4 cuts, the unit started to flex badly resulting in ever deepening cuts in one direction and shallower cuts in the other. Put it in the bin and bought a Ryobi at nearly triple the price. No hassles.
useless not worth the trouble
purchased to level timber rounds for stools. First one 13/06/18 lasted about 2 hours then died, replaced 19/06/18
used it to finish original job. Cut some new rounds yesterday and managed to level off one. Half way through the second it died again, finished off that round and another 5 using my smaller Ryobi trim router without issue.
Will be asking for my money back later today.
Purchased to put some edging on a chopping board and a few candle holders id made, this tool has been quite good even with my cheap 1/4 inch Roman ogee bit, im normally a makita or dewalt man but i grabbed this tool as i didn't think id use it much but ive found many uses since
Get what you pay for.
The first router I purchased stopped working after 10 minutes rounding edges on treated pine sleepers. The full replacement warranty is the best thing about Ozito (and boy don't they need it). The second router has been fine. I've used it on hard and soft woods. It's not the smoothest piece of gear but it does the trick for relatively light usage. If I was more serious I'd spend the money for better equipment, but for $69, you can't expect miracles.
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