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This is a discussion on Dw611 within the Tools and Woodworking forums, part of the General Woodworking category; Looks like deWalt wants some of Bosch's Colt action. Looks like a nice little router ...


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Old 10-30-2010, 09:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looks like deWalt wants some of Bosch's Colt action. Looks like a nice little router but doesn't seem all that small to me, roughly same size as my Hitachi M12VC in plunge trim. Any thoughts?

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Old 10-30-2010, 10:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Although a compact router would come in handy from time to time, the $140.00 price tag offsets any benefit that it might have afforded me... of course that's just my opinion based upon my needs. I have been looking at the Colt's for $99.00 though.
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nice line up of available accessories, including a plunge base and dust extractor, and it does appear that that collet opening actually has a cover over it when the dust extractor is being used.. Something that had been talked about extensively in another thread regarding the colt model. Price point puts this on the high side of things for what it is I think. I'm real curious to hear some real world experiences with this thing...

Donnie, for the same 99 bucks, you can get the Trend T4 w/plunge base from woodcraft right now. I have a colt and love it, just wish it had a plunge base availalbe.

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Although a compact router would come in handy from time to time, the $140.00 price tag offsets any benefit that it might have afforded me... of course that's just my opinion based upon my needs. I have been looking at the Colt's for $99.00 though.

FWIW I bought a Colt last year and I gotta say it is one of the most useful little tools in my shop. And it will handle a pretty big job too. I would not be without one, just as all the other folks have said.
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Hi Guys

They do make a plunge base for the Colt but it's just over 200.oo bucks just for the plunge base.

http://microfence.com/mf/pages/Plunge/Zoom12.html
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I'd add my recommendation for the Colt. I have three other routers, all of which have plunge bases as well, but I find that for 1/4" shanked router bits the Colt is the one I turn to for most light to semi-light jobs, saving the heavier jobs for the 1/2" colleted others. The Colt is handy, easy to set up and does the job admirably. I added the broad base with a handle affixed to the Colt and find it augments the usability nicely. Good add on if you have the Colt and does not encumber it unduly.
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I have added a Colt (GKF600) to my installers kit and sometines even take it along instead of a Festool OF1000. For simple chamfers, round-overs, etc it is very handy and it will handle hinge/mortise lock faceplate recessing with ease. I'm not sure that I'd want a plunge base for the Colt as it turns it into a much bigger tool to lug about, but then my needs at present are for portability
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Just for kicks

Here's a promo demo video on the gkf 600,,It's not the same one that they sell in the states, almost but it's short some items in the kit and they have some items we don't get in the states...but it's a good demo on the Colt

BOSCH GKF 600 promo video by toolhouse.gr.mpg

YouTube - BOSCH GKF 600 promo video by toolhouse.gr.mpg
YouTube - Bosch GKF 600 √‰lmar√≥
YouTube - Bosch GKF600 1/4" Palm Router / Laminate Trimmer

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXi50...eature=related
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http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-PR20EVSN...8741847&sr=1-2

But I do suggest if you have a Colt you get the item below it will help to keep your fingers out of the router hole

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ef=oss_product

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Bosch PR007 Side-Handle Subbase and Dust Hood
http://www.plumbersurplus.com/Prod/B.../1455?RefID=CJ

http://www.routerforums.com/196733-post34.html
http://www.routerforums.com/general-...er-unsafe.html

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Just for kicks

Here's a promo demo video on the gkf 600,,It's not the same one that they sell in the states, almost but it's short some items in the kit and they have some items we don't get in the states...but it's a good demo on the Colt

BOSCH GKF 600 promo video by toolhouse.gr.mpg

YouTube - BOSCH GKF 600 promo video by toolhouse.gr.mpg
YouTube - Bosch GKF 600 √Člmar√≥
YouTube - Bosch GKF600 1/4" Palm Router / Laminate Trimmer

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YouTube - Tool Review: BOSCH Colt 1.0 HP PR10E Palm Router
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Amazon.com: Bosch PR20EVSNK Colt Installers Kit 5.7 Amp 1 Hp Fixed-Base Variable-Speed Router with 4 Assorted Bases and Edge Guide: Home Improvement

But I do suggest if you have a Colt you get the item below it will help to keep your fingers out of the router hole

Amazon.com: Woodhaven 8320 Bosch Colt PR20 Bushing Plate: Home Improvement: Reviews, Prices & more

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Man oh man!! I took ONE look at the little device and went click click click and ordered it right NOW!! Thanks for the tip Bob.
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Hi Warren

Your Welcome, I know you will love the Colt it's a little work horse I like it so much I put it in a small router table as well, I use it all the time for all the quick jobs in the shop..

http://www.routerforums.com/jigs-fix...ter-table.html



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