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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 07:39 PM


I have to agree with the Triton recommendation. I have both the Colt and the Triton (TRC001). I use the Triton mostly table-mounted but also hand-held when I have to. With 2 bum shoulders, it gets heavy. The Colt is great for lightweight work but it would be a bit frustrating to use it to make dados or pattern cutting work. At 10#, the F001 is about 75% the weight of the C001 and Woodcraft has a really good offer on it right now. You’ll also have a better selection of the larger bits with the Triton. Yes, you can make lighter cuts with the Colt and get the job done . . . if you can find the profiles (or sizes) you’re looking for.

It looks like a top-heavy design but after you use it for a while, it works well. And the controls are very handy. For my bucks, I’d try to for the Triton.


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