About Trend

69 Years in Business

Trend was founded in 1955 by Jim Phillips, a passionate and enthusiastic woodworker who had the vision of bringing high-quality woodworking machinery to the U.K.

With early collaboration from Elu, Jim became the first authorized distributor of plunge routers in the UK. Now, after over a half-century of innovation in routing technology, Trend has the most comprehensive routing range on the market. 

We are proud to say that innovation within routing, offering strong customer service and providing problem-solving solutions are still at the heart of Trend's core values 69 years later.

Over 7,500 Tools & Accessories

Today, we stock over 1,800 unique router cutters, covering a wide range of different profiles for a variety of applications. We also offer an extensive range of 1/2" & 1/4" routers, ranging from light to heavy-duty as well as an abundance of jigs, templates, and accessories to increase the versatility of your router and help you produce an accurate and professional finish every time.

Trend has now expanded its product line to include cordless power tools, dust extractors, sawblades, sharpening solutions, abrasives, and drilling accessories.

We hope to continue offering time-saving solutions to DIY'ers, hobbyists and professional tradespeople around the world.

Stocked in 6,000 Stores

We're incredibly proud to serve DIYers, woodworkers, and tradespeople worldwide. Whether you're a professional looking for the best tools on the market or a beginner taking your first steps into woodworking, Trend has everything you need to achieve your goals.

Our tools are stocked in stores and online across the UK and worldwide. Discover local hardware stores, retailers and builders merchants that stock Trend products near you.

Over 50 Million Products Sold

We owe our current success in the routing world to the invaluable support of our exceptional workforce. We express our gratitude to our diligent and dedicated employees, who consistently strive to deliver the finest service possible. Moreover, we extend our appreciation to our customers, who have placed their trust in us to provide them with outstanding products and exceptional service. Without both our amazing people and loyal customers, we would not be where we are today.

We love hearing from you all, whether you have a question, concern or need assistance, our friendly and knowledgeable customer service representatives are here to help.

"What I love best about Trend is the high quality of their products at an affordable price. From my workshop everyday items like the digital angle finder, digital level box and Air Stealth Respirator right through to the class-leading T14 Router, I can confidently turn to Trend products knowing I am getting good value for money, reliability and excellent build quality."

Leo - Hand-I-Craft
DIY and Woodworking Enthusiast & Social Media Personality 

"I've been using Trend jigs and accessories for a few years now, in particular router jigs and templates with great success, however recently I've started using their cordless tool range and find these great value and excellent quality. My go-to drill driver and router are all Trend now, oh and not to mention the shop vacs which have amazing suction and are quieter than any I've used before. Overall a great company based in the United Kingdom."

Karl Pope Woodcraft
Custom Furniture Maker & Social Media Personality

"Everything is available as a spare part. That is what I love about Trend. Personally me, in the last 15 years, I have had nothing but excellent customer service from Trend."

Richard Morely - BrainFizz
Window Restoration Specialist & Social Media Personality

Trend is a well established company that has been designing and developing router technologies and time saving solutions for tradespeople since 1955.


During this time they have built a recognised brand with a strong and well respected reputation for high quality and innovation.


The Trend brand is built/designed to appeal across a range of professions and trades and also within the Craft or DIY market, with products focusing across these key areas.


Professional and trade products concentrate on the industrial woodworking and building trade. Whether on a commercial factory floor, the joinery workshop or out on site, each is designed to cope with the most demanding situations and optimised to increase productivity and maximise profitability.


For the Craft and DIY enthusiast, a range of affordable cutters, high quality templates and accessories alongside clever jigs for jointing applications, guide, encourage and enthuse the user to successful project builds.


For the Professional trade user where the router is key, Trend offer routing solutions with a range of routers to suit all applications with extensive cutter profiles for general and specialist use in the Professional and Craft Pro range.


Innovation is a core value of the Trend brand, leading the way with a range of Trade jigs for door fitting with hinge, lock and letter box jigs, kitchen fitting with worktop jigs and traditional jointing options including mortice and tenon and dovetailing.


The accessory range spans across every user and ability, from measuring and marking, drilling, screwdriving, cutting, tool maintenance, sawing and more, Trend have the solution that will speed up the way you work with increased accuracy for professional results every time.


As a constantly evolving brand, Trend also offer a range of high quality PPE to protect you in multiple areas of your daily work routine, protecting eyes, ears and lungs to keep you safe and healthy as you work, with Industrial rated dust extraction units to fulfil your safety requirements.


With more to come, Trend are the ‘Go To’ ‘One Stop Shop’ solution for multi trade, hobby and DIY users for all your tool, accessories and safety needs.

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