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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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I bought this router in January and didn't need to use it until yesterday. It worked for about 10 minutes, and started losing rpm's. It would speed up slow down and then stop...Read complete review
I bought this router in January and didn't need to use it until yesterday. It worked for about 10 minutes, and started losing rpm's. It would speed up slow down and then stop when you started to cut. Will return it to be fixed, but can't find the receipt so I will probably have to pay to get it fixed.
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Light but powerful for a "trim" router.
from Tucson, AZ, United States
Comments about Bosch Tools Variable-Speed Palm Router Kit:
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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
Does the Job!
from San Francisco, CA, United States
Bought this a few weeks ago for a door mortising project. Easy to set up and use. Saved me hours!!
Easy to control
from Seattle, WA, United States
The PR20EVSK (Colt variable speed palm router) is the best one out there. The one feature I like best is the hand grip. The placement of the grip allows the user excellent control, which leads to better workmanship and a better finished project. Better workmanship of course leads to more jobs.
from Killarney, MB, Canada
I have used this for 2 years and it is so easy to handle and does a great job.
from South Dakota, United States
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Good Little Tool
from Calgary, AB, Canada
Thi is a great light weight router. The positioning of the switch makes it very easy to use. Changing bits is also a snap..
A great tool
from East Earl, Pennsylvania
I bought this tool for one particular project and now find I use it for so much more. Excellent quality, rugged construction, easy to use, I made a great investment when I purchased this tool
Handles jobs big and small
from Fayetteville, AR, United States
This palm router has enough power to do what you would normally need a full size router to do, but is much smaller and easier to control.
from Penn Valley, CA, United States
Very nice router for the price. I have other larger routers that are not as useful as this one because of their size. The size and combo accessories that came with it were great for the countertop laminate project I had.
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