Nice Palm Router

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Review by Bob Kollman posted 06-21-2010 08:57 AM 5039 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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About a year and a half ago I bought this router for 37.00 scratch and dent at sears. This router is missing some of the features you’d find on the bosch, but for the majority of my work this particular model meets my needs. Mostly I use it for flush and trim cuts, I do lots of cuts on the band saw using templets, leaving enough material
for this router to trim the remains. This router gets warm fast, but I have run this router for long periods with out burnout. This router is also great for fast light profile work. Setting the depth of cut, light weight, durability, ease of changing the bit has made this router a favorite. Because I have used this tool so much I thought it was worth a mention here.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#1 posted 06-21-2010 09:57 AM

i have two ryoby palm routers , much for the same purpose .
they get used for almost everything i do .
can’t beat them , easy set up , light , one hand operation .

way to go !

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#2 posted 06-21-2010 02:44 PM

Nice review. I’ve got a couple of small routers and I use them quite often.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#4 posted 06-22-2010 06:50 AM

Yes! It ’s always nice to know that an older piece of equipment is still hangin’ in there and still doing the job.

I bought the BOSCH Palm Router Kit about 6 months ago for $169.00. Don’t know why I waited so long! Love it! Just like in your Picture. Pick it up, quick adjust, turn it on and Zip Zip Zip, job done.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#5 posted 06-22-2010 12:15 PM

It’s nice to read a review from someone that has actually used the tool and let the tool prove itself instead of the usual “see what I just bought” reviews that are so commonplace here. I also like that you included a real picture of the tool at work and not the standard manufacturers photo : )

Great job on the review and I’m glad that it is holding up well for you : )

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#6 posted 06-22-2010 08:59 PM

my vote by FAR goes to the ridgid palm router. Variable speed, POWERFUL, and smaller more compact than others

-- M.K.

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#7 posted 06-23-2010 07:16 AM

Thanks dusty!!! One of the things I do when I see a tool review, if the person did the review after the purchase, I try to wait a year and PM the person to see how the tool worked out if I’m in the market for that item. I have gotten lots of good advice from fellow LJ’s that way.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#8 posted 06-24-2010 12:03 AM

I have several tools that I’m waiting to “age” and use enough to form a solid basis for an actual review on them.
Maybe folks should do follow-ups on their tool reviews here after using them for a year or so just to see if they’re still in love or not : ) LOL …Have a great day !

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