Rated 4.4 out of 5Â by 60
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Baloo2 Bosch Colt palm router
I bought this unit for laminate edge trimming. It is lightweight, it has a comfortable grip and is easy to use. Laminate trim cutting is only one of the tasks that this router can accomplish. I find myself reaching for this tool when cutting chamfers, profiles and many other router jobs.
The base of the router is quite small, I have fitted a larger transparent baseplate to make the router a bit more stable.
The speed range on this router is 16,000 - 35,000 rpm, please note that some router bits have maximum speed ratings slower than 35,000 rpm, keep an eye on your operating speed.
Overall, a great product.
September 10, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5Â by b4ucuhear Best in it's class
After comparing the Makita, Porter Cable and Dewalt offerings in this class, I settled on this machine. (I acually bought the contactor kit with everything = $$$). Very happy with the purchase. The operating instructions are clear and understandable; it's easy to use (but not that intuitive that you can use it out of the box without reading the instructions first); and really good build quality. The variable speed and soft-start abilities add to it's value. Very comfortable to use and well thought out design. IMHO it's the best machine out there.
January 24, 2008
Rated 2 out of 5Â by metamorphHOUSES Bosch let me down this time
I seem to have struck it unlucky with this one. My particular unit became very stubborn in the vertical adjustment department. It got to the point where it was so frustrating to try to loosen the sleeve that slides along the motor, that we abandoned it in favour of a Porter-Cable trim router.
Nonetheless I remain a general fan of Bosch. But once burned... twice shy.
December 6, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JHolmes100 Bosch Palm Router
Bought this tool over the christmas holidays. Finally used it this weekend on some 2 x 6's and 2 x 10's that I'm using to build a new gate.
The tools worked flawlessly. I debated on the rigid or this model and I am happy that I settled on the bosch. It was powerful, quiet and easy to handle with the round over bit I was using. The finish on the wood was amazing (was using spruce).
I would recommend this tool to others.
July 15, 2008
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Bradthebuilder Nice!!
Sturdy, micro adjustable and variable speed were my three absolute requirements when palm router searching. This little guy hasn't let me down. Well built and very comfortable to hold for extended periods. It's definately worth the price difference when compared to other brands.
January 22, 2009