Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 7
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Blakert More than expected
I am an aspiring woodworker and have been building cabinets and custom furniture for about 3 years now. I started out with harbor freight tools and what I could find for decent prices at pawn shops. I have slowly been upgrading my equipment. I replaced my dewalt 2.5 hp plunge router with the bosch 3.25 hp plunge router. This was evidently a serious upgrade. I had no clue that there could be so much difference. I have always loved my dewalt tools, but this bosch is smooth, more than strong, quite, and easy to handle. It has changed my entire perception of what quality should be. I just built an armoire with a barrel top and used the router to cut my forms for the barrel top out of 2x10s. It cut all the way through in a single pass without any strain whatsoever. I will definitely be checking out more bosch tools.
September 2, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Scott Broke almost immediately
After the third or fourth use, the spring that controls the plunge resistance broke. Also did not like the micro adjustment compared to other brands. Going back to Porter Cable. Home Depot was great with the return and was fast in the original shipping.
March 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JPCabinetmaker Well engineered with effective dust extraction
As a professional cabinetmaker I consider every tool purchase an investment. I waited a long time before replacing my very old makita 3 HP. plunge router with this one. I was especially looking for good dust extraction as most of the routers on the market don't seem to have any. Since I have a shaper to do most of my edge treatments I couldn't justify the expense of the Festool.
Having used the Bosch for a few weeks now I feel it is a very good value particularly with the optional fence which has it's own dust port. Depth adjustments are precise and well thought out. The machine is heavy but well balanced.
Home Depot offered it at a very good price with free shipping. I would definitely recommend this router to serious woodworkers.
June 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kdamen Excellent product, works perfectly now i just have to learn how to use it properly
Excellent product, works perfectly, I am using it for lots of different things ( char rails, crown molding, other messing around ) and my only problem is finding the right router bits to do the job... finding the bits to match existing trim is a pain
but as far as the router its self goes, it is perfect.
June 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HarcourtFentonMudd Great router
I bought this router mainly for use in a table. So far it has worked exceptionally well. Takes both 1/4 and 1/2 inch shank bits. Both work well. I have only used it for round over and beading applications in pine so far but I have encountered no problems.
August 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Inspector4 Large router
I bought this router to put in a router table to make raised panels. It has all the power you will need, I have a 3 1/2" cove raised panel bit. 2 passes and done.
Had trouble with the collet not releasing the bits at first. The collet was not snapped into the collet nut.
March 13, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Emc42079 Good power and comfortable to use.
I've used this for templating work, edge profiling, freehand recess work, and in my router table and am very happy with this machine. The router table setup procedure is pretty simple and the micro adjust is really nice when setting up bits like rail and stile bits.
May 9, 2012