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Makita 3708FC Tilt Base Laminate Trimmer with L.E.D. Light

by Makita

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  • Built in LED Light illuminates the cutting edge and increases visibility
  • Ergonomic slim body design for added control with less operator fatigue
  • Cam-lock quick release system for fast and precise depth adjustment
  • Powerful, high-output fan keeps motor cool while dual ball bearings extend tool life
  • No load speed of 26,000 RPM
  • Quiet and powerful 4.4 AMP motor for improved performance
  • Built-in shock-proof, high output, white L.E.D. light illuminates cutting edge and increases visibility with a bulb that never needs replacing throughout the life of the tool
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Product Information

Technical Details
Part Number 3708FC
Item Weight2.9 pounds
Product Dimensions12.1 x 4.6 x 4.1 inches
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Item model number3708FC
Voltage240 volts
Wattage500 watts
Item Package Quantity1
Batteries Included?No
Batteries Required?No
Warranty Description1 Year
Technical Specification
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #420,736 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight4.8 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableOctober 16, 2002

Product Description

Product Description

This trimmer illuminates your cutting edge with a built-in, shockproof, high output white LED light that never needs replacing for the life of the tool Has a quiet yet powerful 4.8 Amp motor to conquer the most demanding trim jobs ultra-fast. A simple and efficient base lock system provides stability and speeds up trimming operations. Ergonomically designed slim 2 3/8in. body for comfort and control. Cordless No, Cutting Thickness in. 1 5/8, Speed - No Load RPM 26,000. Easy thumb roller adjustment for fine cutting Externally accessible carbon brushes Trimmer guide helps with non-piloted bits

The Makita 1/4-Inch Tilt-Base Laminate Trimmer with L.E.D. Light, model 3708FC, combines power and speed with ease of use for smooth trimming and routing applications. The 3708FC is engineered for woodworkers, finish carpenters, and general contractors seeking a best-in-class fixed base laminate trimmer.

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3708FC Features
PRECISION - Tilt base for trimming angled corners

POWER - 4.4 AMP motor delivers 26,000 RPM

ACCURACY - L.E.D. light illuminates the cutting edge

CONTROL - Slim body design (2-3/8") and weighs only 2.9 lbs. for comfort and control

INCLUDES - 1/4" collet, tilt base, template guide and wrenches

Tool Specifications
Tool Spec
Collet capacity1/4"
No load speed26,000 RPM
AMPS (115V)4.4
Overall length12-1/2"
Net weight2.9 lbs.
The 3708FC features a 4.4 AMP motor with 26,000 RPM, ideal for smooth trimming and light routing applications. The tilt base is engineered for trimming angled corners and up to vertical surfaces. The simple and efficient base lock system securely fastens to the base.

The 3708FC is engineered with comfort and convenience features for ease of use. The trimmer has an ergonomic slim body design (2-3/8 inches) with less weight (only 2.9 pounds). The thumb roller delivers fine cutting depth adjustment, and the L.E.D. light illuminates the cutting edge.

The 3708FC is engineered for woodworkers, finish carpenters, and any other tradesman seeking a best-in-class tilt base laminate trimmer. The 3708FC is just another example of Makita's commitment to innovative technology and best-in-class engineering.

About Makita's Power Tools
Makita delivers precision, accuracy, capacity, and innovation to woodworkers. Makita has full range of miter saws, jig saws, circular saws, routers, planers, sanders, nailers and staplers, blades, compact cordless drills and impacts, and more. Makita's woodworking solutions are engineered for pro contractors, for use in high production settings and in home shops.

Makita LogoAbout Makita
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita applies leading-edge innovation to engineer power tools that are more compact and energy efficient, yet deliver industrial strength power and results. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or visit Makita is Best in Class Engineering.

Every Makita tool is thoroughly inspected and tested before leaving the factory. If you are not satisfied with any Makita tool within 30 days of purchase, return it and Makita will provide a replacement or refund. Each Makita tool is warranted to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase. Should any trouble develop during this one-year period, return the COMPLETE tool, freight prepaid, to one of Makita's Factory or Authorized Service Centers. Please see for complete details.

What's in the Box
Makita 3708FC 1/4-Inch Tilt-Base Laminate Trimmer, 1/4-nch collet, tilt base, template guide and wrenches.

Important Information

500 Watts

Bulb Voltage
240 Volts

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By Greg B. on September 10, 2013
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This is a very quiet yet powerful laminate trimmer. The quality seems very solid. I got it primarily for routing binding channels in guitars. The tilt base makes it useable for this task without any special jigs. The depth adjustment is rather rudimentary; it's a simple friction thumbwheel. This works well enough for me, but is worth noting if it's an important feature for you. I have yet use the lexan 'shoe' attachment, but it looks like it would be useful for chamfering table edges, etc. It's nice to see what I'm doing through the base, but I admit the long term durability of the plastic does concern me a bit -- but not that much. The tilt is adjustable via a knob, and it is nice to be able to loosen the base without grabbing a wrench.
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