Colt Variable-Speed Palm Router Kit
Limitations but I Own 2
Carpenter Turned Shop Teacher
Students abuse tools more than any carpenter I have met. This tool has been dropped countless times--the base is still flat and the motor housing in tact with no change in the spindle run out.
Smooth Operation and Enough Power to handle a pattern dovetail bit without kickback.
The fine adj on the std base works best with shorter bits. Our 3/16ths spiral down choked all the way up in the collet fails to engage the fine adjustment.
Needs a aftermarket plunge.
Needs a better belt on the offset base--very useful in those russ'n fruss'n 20/20 hindsight after thought times.
Visibility is bad and worse with guide bushing. Dump the stock black plastic base wear-plate and make your own clear polycarb.
July 7, 2012
My Go-To Tool
I have had this kit for 5 years now and I cannot say enough good things about it! This little powerhouse does more in more places, especially tight places, than any of my larger routers. With the recent addition of the plunge base it will be my "go-to" tool for years to come. If Bosch would come up with a brushless motor design that is offered as an upgrade that would be fabulous. Either way, I am a Bosch customer for life.
August 15, 2013
For its size, this product does much of what it's larger viersions do.
Even though this is a small machine in size it is able to tackle many of the same jobs that it's larger cousins are bought to do.it works well as a small hand held unit or as part of a router table mounted underneath. There is ease of operation and when purchased as a kit with case it really is a very useful router and to do so many different router chores.
April 3, 2012
Ergonomically small and easy to work with.
I chose the Bosch Palm Router for its reliability of simple functions, such as spindle lock and depth adjustments that even a non-pro like me can easly handle. The smoothness of the sub-base and the non obstructing eye view thru the stability of the rotating bit make the job close to the perfection. Bosch is the perfect tool for me
October 7, 2012
Best price around
Outstanding product offered at a great price. Fast shipping, and great communication. Just a fantastic purchasing experience!!!
September 5, 2008