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For the price, I don't know why I don't have a few of these in my tool arsenal. I got this router to replace my old laminate trimmer (which I never really used...Read complete review
For the price, I don't know why I don't have a few of these in my tool arsenal. I got this router to replace my old laminate trimmer (which I never really used for trimming laminate). I was instantly amazed at how well ergonomically designed it is as well as how powerful it is. I have found through use that it can perform 90% of my routing needs. The one handed design and low weight make narrow edge routing operations much easier compared to steadying a 'full sized' router. One big problem is that it only comes with one collet wrench and the integrated arbor lock wears out quickly. I ended up making a second wrench to fit a notch on the arbor shaft. The few small cons concerning this router are that it only accepts 1/4" shank bits, the visibility in the base is small and limiting, and the square base makes routing along a guide difficult. But since most router bits use bearings this isn't a major problem.
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Bought this product the ...
Bought this product the Colt palm router and after using it on a couple of light trim jobs the Colette went to pieces. After doing some reading on this product it is a common...Read complete review
Bought this product the Colt palm router and after using it on a couple of light trim jobs the Colette went to pieces. After doing some reading on this product it is a common occurance and a design issue. Needs to get fixed as i have routers that are several years old and have never had any issues. This unit is small and light and hopefully will hold up with the replacement parts. Would not recommend until fixed
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from Wellington, FL, United States
Comments about Bosch Tools Variable-Speed Palm Router Kit:
I bought this router about a month ago and find it very handy for trimming mica products. It's small size and power are excellent for small trimming jobs. It's variable speed and soft start capabilities are a big plus. I wish it had a higher top-end speed. (Greater than 22,000 rpm). This would help with small diameter router bits. Using a 3-carbide cutter bit helps and provides a smoother cut than a 2-carbide cutter with this router. Depth adjustment is okay but not as good as I'm used to with larger routers.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Colorado Springs, CO, United States
What a great investmen! The router is easy to use, easy to mange when doing small detailed work, and comes at a great price. Best router I have ever used.
from Kansas City, MO, United States
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
another great tool from bosch
from in the woods, WI
I bought this tool a couple weeks ago and have never used a router before. after watching a video and a little bit of trial and error I am extremely happy with my purchase. I have remodeled my entire home in 2 years time and the only thing left is the trim work. a lot of stuff I can buy but I made my own window sills. currently im making shelves, once that's done ill move on to a new changing table for my son since the last store bought one lacks quality.
Control in the palm of your hand!
from Denver, CO, United States
This router offers the ability to use one hand with very little mass to move around unlike a larger two handed router... perfect for making engraved signs with a letter template.
Colt palm router
from Springfield, LA, United States
This little router can go were bigger routes can't and not just that this little guy chewed right through some old white oak when a 1 1/2 hp router of another name brand struggled to complete the same task. This was a fantastic buy and a fantastic tool that anyone who works with wood should have in their shop
from Greenwood wi
Extremely well built, easy to use. Being compact makes using a breeze for a variety of projects. If you do any wood working projects at all, this is a must have.
my go to tool for tight space work!
I have used it to releave area on front door frame to install extended strike plate which re-enforces door protects from kick ins. also did another door protection install for a neighbor that had observed my installation and ordered a door kit too. so ease of use makes me very happy
Light but powerful for a "trim" router.
from Tucson, AZ, United States
Have had it for only a short period of time, but from what little I have used it, it is fantastic. I have a larger Bosch router in my router table but I can see I will be using my Palm Router a lot more now.
Excellent router in a small package
from Gurdon, AR, United States
I purchased this about 2 months ago and I would say this is an excellent router. I have used it for routing in cedar and it has performed flawlessly. I really like the soft start and variable speed adjustment. I haven't used my full size router since I got this one. The depth adjustment is simple and precise. And the straight edge guide is a handy attachment that is included with this router that many of the competitors make you purchase separately. This router also has a nice long cord on it. And there are a lot of accessory bases that are available. I carefully looked over all the other routers this size at the store and am very glad I chose this one. I would recommend this router to anyone looking for a palm router great features in a well built easy to use package
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