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Posted on Thoughts on Bosch Colt Palm Router as first (and initially, only, router)

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#1 posted 01-29-2008 07:37 PM

I recently was looking at the laminate trimmers. While the Bosch has the best ratings, I did not like the way it fit in my hand. I almost bought a DeWalt, since Lowe’s had it for $72, but I went with the Ridgid for $99. The Ridgid felt better in my hand, and it included a routing guide and flush trim bit. So far I have been happy with it.

As everyone has said, it is not really a substitute for a full size router. I would recommend getting one of the sets that has a fixed base and plunge base. Then it is like 2 routers in one. If you wanted to save some money, get a fixed base router that you can buy a plunge base later (DeWalt, PC, etc.). While bigger and a bit more than the Colt, they are a lot more versatile and will last a long time.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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