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10000 - 25000 RPM; 2.3 HP (max tool)
Trigger control system-trigger power switch located in handle for enhanced control
After lock microfine depth adjustment-easy and precise adjustments at any plunge setting
Smooth plunge action, spring-lock plunge lever, and depth rod for easy and precise plunge routing
Always-on LED lighting-for enhanced visibility in bit area
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you want just a plunge router it has often been better to buy a fixed/plunge base combo and throw the fixed base away. Given that this new Bosch was cheaper than my standby Makita combo kit (I own two of these) and it had the switch built into the handle I thought I would give it a try. In addition to the Makita, I have also used Dewalt and Triton routers, along with a Bosch Colt trim router, and even a harbor freight trim router.
Starting off with getting it out of the box, there is no giant plastic case to have to deal with, and the router is packed inside the box with just cardboard rather than foam inserts which makes it all recyclable and easy to get rid of.
The fit and finish is very nice. It has a good cord of usable length, though it is the type with memory to it so it doesn't go flat.
The controls are all well located, including the very nice lockable power switch in the handle. The speed control on the other hand...
The router is built well, although it is not recommended for use in a router table, the instructions mention that mounting in a table will damage the base. The plunge feature could be a bit smoother. As you begin the plunge it starts with a bit of a jerk after unlocking, it also does not release without a bit of a jerk on return. It is as if the lock does not completely release initially. The router plunges accurately. The trigger switch takes a lot of pressure to operate and if released momentarily it goes through another soft start cycle.Ordering accessories can be a real pain as they do not list the available things such as the various dust hoods, the edge guide and what exactly you need for template guides. In fact you need an adapter when using their template guides. If you wish to use the Porter Cable template guides they do make an adapter that will work. So to use PC guides you will need both adapters. It takes some detective work to figure out exactly what you need. Would I...
In my retirement, I knew I wanted to learn to make signs and decorative designs with a router. As a female with smallish hands, the handles on this product were perfectly located to make it easy for me control with the precision to make letters on my first sign ever! Adjustments are easy to make, and the manual does a great job of explaining how it works, etc. Worth the extra money over lesser products.
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