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Bosch Tools 1 HP Colt Variable Speed Palm Router Combination Kit - PR20EVSPK

Abt Model: PR20EVSPK | UPC Code: 000346437133
Bosch Tools - PR20EVSPK - Power Saws & Woodworking
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5.6 Amperage/ Hard Plastic Case Type/ 1.0 (Max) Horsepower Output/ Variable-Speed Dial/ Soft Start/ Constant Response Circuitry/ Rugged Aluminum Fixed Base/ Tool-Free Conversion/ Versatile Bit-Changing System/ Comfortable Contoured Grip Areas/ Straight Edge Guide
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Bosch Tools 1 HP Colt Variable Speed Palm Router Combination Kit - PR20EVSPK

Features:

  • 1.0 (Max) horsepower output for a wide array of routing applications
  • Variable-speed dial — For matching speed to workpiece and task
  • Softstart — Reduces start-up torque
  • Constant Response™ Circuitry — Monitors and maintains speed under load for consistent performance
  • Angled cord exit — Helps keep cord out of the way
  • Rugged aluminum fixed base with micro and macro precise depth adjustment
  • Rugged plunge base with smooth plunge action, plunge lock release lever, and depth rod with microfine adjustment
  • Tool-free conversion — Quick clamp system allows motor to be easily adjusted or moved from base to base
  • Fast & precise depth adjustment systems
  • Precision Centering Design — Makes it easy to keep bit on intended cutline when using jigs, templets, dovetail fixtures and similar guidance devices
  • Straight edge guide — PR002 guides router - in fixed base - along edges of workpiece or up to 3-5/8 in. from edge
  • Comfortable Contoured Grip Areas – The most comfortable router system in its class
  • Versatile bit-changing system – Fast, easy bit changes using two wrenches or spindle lock and one wrench

Specifications:

  • Amperage: 5.6
  • Base Diameter: 5-3/4"
  • Case Type: Hard plastic
  • Collet Capacity: 1/4"
  • Cord Length: 10 ft
  • FixedBase Depth Range: 1-3/16"
  • Max. Motor: HP 1
  • No Load RPM: 16,000-35,000
  • Plunge Depth: 2-1/4"
  • Rating: 120V
  • Subbase Length: 3-1/2"
  • Subbase Opening: 1-9/16"
  • Subbase Width: 3-3/4"
  • Voltage: 120V

Includes:

  • PR20EVS Motor
  • PR011 Fixed Base
  • PR002 Straight Edge Guide
  • PR011 Plunge Base
  • Bit-Changes Wrenches
  • ¼” Self-Releasing Collet

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 3.75"
  • Height: 7.5"
  • Length: 3.5"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 3.3 lbs
  • Shipping: 7 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
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Bosch Tools 1 HP Colt Variable Speed Palm Router Combination Kit
 
4.4

(based on 12 reviews)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Modest Colt Features But Superb Plunge Base

You will enjoy owning and using the Colt router, and will appreciate it even more so if your primary router is of the 2.25 HP variety. Unless you're a cabinetmaker, I would suggest...Read complete review

You will enjoy owning and using the Colt router, and will appreciate it even more so if your primary router is of the 2.25 HP variety. Unless you're a cabinetmaker, I would suggest passing on the laminate installer kit, as it is very specific to trimming laminate. I purchased the plunge router base for the Colt separately, and it provided the extra dimension to the capabilities of the Colt that it is missing out of the box. I can now do key-hole slots and punch perfect holes in wood and MDF. I don't know what would be involved in creating a vacuum hose adapter for the plunge base, but it would be very useful when working with MDF. Routing through MDF is smooth and controlled, but it kicks up sawdust like a Tasmanian devil. This is a smooth and handy router. Pair it with the plunge base and you have most of the benefits of a full-size router, but with even better handling. I'm a little discouraged at the failure of the on/off switch fairly early into owning the Colt, as I own a Bosch table saw, barrel-handled jigsaw, and full-size router,… all smooth and stellar power tools. I like the security of 1/2-inch router bits, but modern 1/4-inch router bits perform better today than those from days of olde. Purchase one and you will definitely find the sweet spot where the Colt fits in with your woodworking.

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There is nothing worse than buying a tool to do a simple job and having the tool vibrate so much the tool won't hold adjustments. Piece of junk from my eyes.

There is nothing worse than buying a tool to do a simple job and having the tool vibrate so much the tool won't hold adjustments. Piece of junk from my eyes.

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5.0

Bosch-PR20EVSPK

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from Glennonville, MO

Comments about Bosch Tools 1 HP Colt Variable Speed Palm Router Combination Kit:

I bought this a couple of weeks ago and it is doing exactly as I had hoped. I wanted to created a bowl shape to hold baseballs in a display case. Couldn't be happier with the final product.

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5.0

Great Quality and Excellent Results

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from Athens, GA

Comments about Bosch Tools 1 HP Colt Variable Speed Palm Router Combination Kit:

I use this router to make acoustic amplifiers cutting the sound tunnels and phone rests. I replaced a yellow and black competitors palm router and plunge base with this Bosch Colt and is the best thing I did to make work easier. The Bosch Colt even though having 1/4hp less chews up hardwoods like Bubinga, Jatoba and Mahogany faster and smoother. While I cannot prove it the router seems to start smoother and have less vibration compared to my old yellow and black. Additionally, the Bosch Colt is better ergonomically both the regular unit as well as the plunge base and the materials are a higher quality and feel better. Scales and indicators are easy to adjust and easy to read. All in all seems to be the best small compact palm router on the market, hands down.

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1.0

There is nothing worse ...

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from San Diego, CA, United States

Comments about Bosch Tools 1 HP Colt Variable Speed Palm Router Combination Kit:

There is nothing worse than buying a tool to do a simple job and having the tool vibrate so much the tool won't hold adjustments. Piece of junk from my eyes.

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5.0

nice router

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from Rockford, MI, United States

Comments about Bosch Tools 1 HP Colt Variable Speed Palm Router Combination Kit:

Nice little router.I really like the versatility with the plunge option

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5.0

Very pleased

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from Atlanta, GA, United States

Comments about Bosch Tools 1 HP Colt Variable Speed Palm Router Combination Kit:

I am very pleased with the PR20EVSPK Colt router and plunge base so far. I've had it for a month and used it for a few jobs. This is my first Bosch tool.  Right away the quality is obvious.  The engineering is beautiful.  I own a guitar repair shop and I use it mostly for template routing and for routing straight channels for splines. I like the size of the Colt, it is much smaller than my other routers, and much easier to handle on top of a guitar.  And it is MUCH quieter too. It still has plenty of power for what I do.  I recommend getting the plunge base. It makes it simple to make very precise adjustments.  

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4.0

Follow-up Review

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from Northwest Ohio

Comments about Bosch Tools 1 HP Colt Variable Speed Palm Router Combination Kit:

I submitted a review 5 months ago, and in it I stated that I was a little discouraged that the on/off switch quit functioning. Well, I am back to report that I finally removed the cover of my Colt router and discovered that the on/off switch has two set screws to secure the positive and neutral wire leads coming into the switch. The positive wire lead had come loose from the switch block, and all I needed to do was to reinsert the wire lead into the switch and tighten the set screw to secure the wire. I can’t comment on the engineering of the switch block, save for the fact that the repair was easily made. The small orange rectangle highlights where a plastic wing or tab from the removed cover was inserted that stabilized the cover when in place. Like a lot of plastic hold-downs, the wing was the first thing to break off when I removed the cover. No harm seems to have been done, however, as the cover seems to be secure even though the wing is now gone. Ideally, I’d like to order a replacement cover, but I suspect that the on/off switch connection will need to be serviced occasionally. I’m thankful that it’s a solderless connection, and that I can easily service the Colt router, but I also have to wonder if the set screw will hold up to many retightening sessions.

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5.0

Bosch PR20VSPK

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from Nixa, MO

Comments about Bosch Tools 1 HP Colt Variable Speed Palm Router Combination Kit:

I purchased this router several months ago but just recently started using it.  I have used it with a flush cut pattern bit and a mdf pattern to shape the hole in a cabinet top for a router table top.  I also fitted a walnut edge to a formica table top and used a 45 degree router bit to edge the table top. It router size makes me want to use it rather than one of my larger Bosch routers.  It had plenty of power for the two jobs that I used it for.  I found the grip size and power switch location to be ideally sized and located.

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5.0

Everything you need in a small router

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from Indiana

Comments about Bosch Tools 1 HP Colt Variable Speed Palm Router Combination Kit:

This palm router rocks The two wrench colloet system is far better than those hard to use push button locks I have two Colts,one for free hand and another for a jig.

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4.0

Modest Colt Features But Superb Plunge Base

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from Wapakoneta, OH

Comments about Bosch Tools 1 HP Colt Variable Speed Palm Router Combination Kit:

You will enjoy owning and using the Colt router, and will appreciate it even more so if your primary router is of the 2.25 HP variety. Unless you're a cabinetmaker, I would suggest passing on the laminate installer kit, as it is very specific to trimming laminate. I purchased the plunge router base for the Colt separately, and it provided the extra dimension to the capabilities of the Colt that it is missing out of the box. I can now do key-hole slots and punch perfect holes in wood and MDF. I don't know what would be involved in creating a vacuum hose adapter for the plunge base, but it would be very useful when working with MDF. Routing through MDF is smooth and controlled, but it kicks up sawdust like a Tasmanian devil. This is a smooth and handy router. Pair it with the plunge base and you have most of the benefits of a full-size router, but with even better handling. I'm a little discouraged at the failure of the on/off switch fairly early into owning the Colt, as I own a Bosch table saw, barrel-handled jigsaw, and full-size router,… all smooth and stellar power tools. I like the security of 1/2-inch router bits, but modern 1/4-inch router bits perform better today than those from days of olde. Purchase one and you will definitely find the sweet spot where the Colt fits in with your woodworking.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great, compact, powerful 1/4-inch shank router.

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from Riverside, CA

Comments about Bosch Tools 1 HP Colt Variable Speed Palm Router Combination Kit:

This is a fine router. Easy to use speed control, one open-end wrench and lock button makes changing bits fast and simple. So much power in such a small precision tool. I have three, 1/2-inch shank routers, starting with a 3-1/2 horse power plunge router, but I find myself using this router for quick set-up routing in tight places. More than enough power for my 1/4-inch carbide bits in hardwood. A smooth cut because of the power and the handy speed control. I'm really glad I decided to buy this Bosch product..

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