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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 07:45 PM

Got the Colt. I keep a Dewalt 618 in the table. I use the Dewalt’s plunge base with 1/2” collet when using my Dovetail Jig or for the rare heavy duty freehand applications. I use the Colt for standard free hand and have no issues. Love it actually. The bit visibility is the only drawback IMO. Detailed inlay is a little tougher as a result. Also, the standard base will not accept normal template guides. A $10 add-on will though or it is simple to make it out of scrap. Edge profiles are simple and the Colt’s power is more than enough on edge. Dadoes, grooves, and other non-edge cuts are nice as well but should be done in two or three passes. Collet lock is nice. Quiet relative to the Dewalt. Base comes off or adjusts with a quick twist. Don’t use the microadjust much, but it’s there.

-- Jeff, South Carolina


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