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I just picked up a Bosch Colt router at a pawn shop in like new or gently used condition for $45. It had none of the accessories that normally come with it (i.e. edge guide, collet wrench) or any thing else that may be included when new. Can anybody point me in the right direction to obtain these items?


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All the accessories can be found on Amazon. You may need to go to Bosch for the wrenches.

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Thanks, Gene.


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I bought the kit first, then added a few things like the plunge base. Accessories are very expensive compared to the basic kit items. Bargains are often not such good deals. Your Colt may well have been stolen and pawned to buy dope.

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Stolen would explain the lack of accessories alright. Frank you can usually use a regular automotive wrench on the collet nut. It isn't too often that you need the thin ones that are supplied. They are normally only like that because they are cheap to stamp out on a press.

If you check through my uploads (fairly recent) I made a home made edge guide in about 45 minutes that was quite easy to do so you can make your own, you just need the rods and drill rod is cheap and readily available in lots of sizes.
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Your Colt may well have been stolen and pawned to buy dope.
The thought has crossed my mind. But, Oh Well!


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Stolen would explain the lack of accessories alright. Frank you can usually use a regular automotive wrench on the collet nut. It isn't too often that you need the thin ones that are supplied. They are normally only like that because they are cheap to stamp out on a press.

If you check through my uploads (fairly recent) I made a home made edge guide in about 45 minutes that was quite easy to do so you can make your own, you just need the rods and drill rod is cheap and readily available in lots of sizes.
Thanks Chuck! I'll definitely look up your edge guide.


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Mine requires two different sized wrenches. The ones supplied are pretty beefy.
A plunge base is, IMHO, the best upgrade. Followed closely by the micro adjustable precision edge guide. In my case, essential for exact placement of hinge mortises.

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w/ the Bosch edge guide you get DC boots that work...

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Mine was stolen. With a round 5" plate on it. West coast, San Diego county theft.
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