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I haven't seen one on the shelves yet, but I know that the new DeWalt DW611 trim router kit is available, with both fixed and plunge bases. I have the Bosch 1617EVSPK dual base router kit, and I'd be interested in getting the new DeWalt DW611, provided that its plunge base is significantly smaller and easier to handle than the plunge base on my Bosch 1617EVSPK.

I bought the Bosch Colt a short time ago, but I haven't used it yet, and of course the Colt doesn't have a plunge base. If the new DeWalt DW611's plunge base is a lot easier to handle than the plunge base on my Bosch 1617EVSPK, I'll sell the Colt and get the new DeWalt.

So if anyone can give me this information about the new DeWalt, I'd appreciate it.

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HI

I don't have one but I think it's just like the Colt but with a plunge base.
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I haven't seen one on the shelves yet, but I know that the new DeWalt DW611 trim router kit is available, with both fixed and plunge bases. I have the Bosch 1617EVSPK dual base router kit, and I'd be interested in getting the new DeWalt DW611, provided that its plunge base is significantly smaller and easier to handle than the plunge base on my Bosch 1617EVSPK.

I bought the Bosch Colt a short time ago, but I haven't used it yet, and of course the Colt doesn't have a plunge base. If the new DeWalt DW611's plunge base is a lot easier to handle than the plunge base on my Bosch 1617EVSPK, I'll sell the Colt and get the new DeWalt.

So if anyone can give me this information about the new DeWalt, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks,
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I don't have one but I think it's just like the Colt but with a plunge base.
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Yes, I know that it's probably a lot like the Bosch Colt, but with a plunge base, but I've seen some photos of it, and the plunge base doesn't look that small. That's why I'm wondering about it. If, when you use it with the plunge base, it's almost as big as the my full-size Bosch, then I might not be interested. I'd be interested in it if, with the plunge base installed, it's small and easy to handle.

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Hi Louis

You may want to take a hard look at the T4 router at about 1/2 the price..

Buy Trend T4 1.1 HP VS Plunge Router at Woodcraft.com

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Yes, I know that it's probably a lot like the Bosch Colt, but with a plunge base, but I've seen some photos of it, and the plunge base doesn't look that small. That's why I'm wondering about it. If, when you use it with the plunge base, it's almost as big as the my full-size Bosch, then I might not be interested. I'd be interested in it if, with the plunge base installed, it's small and easy to handle.

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I agree with BJ.... the T-4 is an outstanding little router.
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I looked at the T4, and I agree that it looks nice, but I'd still like anyone's opinion on the DW611 and whether the plunge base is relatively small, as opposed to my Bosch's plunge base.

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I also find it interesting that, aside from color, the new DeWalt and the PC compact routers appear to be exactly the same. I'm not sure what that suggests, but it's interesting.

I also like the looks of the T4, although I haven't taken the plunge, so to speak. (me, pun? )

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I also find it interesting that, aside from color, the new DeWalt and the PC compact routers appear to be exactly the same. I'm not sure what that suggests, but it's interesting.

I also like the looks of the T4, although I haven't taken the plunge, so to speak. (me, pun? )
Yea Ralph... That caught my eye too. At first I thought it was a Chevy / Jimmy thing, what with Delta / Porter Cable / DeWalt all being owned by Black & Decker but then I noticed a difference: while the DeWalt is variable speed, the PC is fixed. Perhaps an issue of market niche?

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Default The new Dewalt 611

I got my 611 today and at this point it looks like there will be a Bosch Colt for sale in the very near future.

I got the Pak which has the motor, fixed base, plunge base and a wrench and that is it. There are no other items that come with it, no screws or guides, no plastic covers. There is also NO big plastic box, it does come with a bag which will take up a lot less room then the plastic boxes do.

First look and it really looks nice, everything looks to be of very good quality and is put together very well.

The fixed base is just a little larger then the Bosch Colt, this is without the bottom plate. The Bosch is 3 5\8" x 3 1\4" and the Dewalt is 4" round. The Dewalt is just a little taller but not by much.

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The motors and very close in size, the Bosch is a very little bit larger in diameter and the Dewalt is just a little taller. The cord on the Bosch is about 18" longer then the Dewalt. The Dewalt has a plastic cover over the switch so no dust will get into it.

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The plunge base is not that big but is does have large handles, I would like to see them turned to the back a little but they are still nice and feel good to use.

In the fixed base the height adjustment on the Dewalt is great, it just flat kills the Bosch in that area. It takes some getting used to, to adjust the Bosch but with the Dewalt it just turning the ring, very easy.

Taking the motor out of the base is again noting, flip the lever and lift it out. You do not have to turn it, just lift it straight out. The motor lock on the bases are different. The Bosch pulls the hole base together to hold the motor and the Dewalt just has a small square that goes in against the motor.

The plunge base is just like any other plunge base only smaller. It has all the features of the larger bases. The hardware on the base if very good and smooth working. The plunge lever is placed in a good area and is easy to get to with your thumb.

The stop adjusters are as good as any I have seen on any other bases. The stop wheel has 4 fixed stops and 1 adjustable one. The fine adjuster on the rod has a very nice feel to it and is easy to turn.

Plunging the base is smooth and has a good spring in it. It is not to strong but is is strong enough to lift the router back up when you want.

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The Dewalt is a little bit top heavy when using the fixed base, not much but it is more then the Bosch. Changing bit is the same on both, push a button and loosen the nut. The noise lever on the Dewalt is less then the Bosch but not much.

The fixed base plate DOES NOT take PC bushing were the plunge base will. I had to buy a plate for the Bosch to use the bushing on it.

The 2 LEDs are a really nice plus to the Dewalt, but after a little cutting the base was full of chips any way and you could not see what was going on with the cutter that much. Some DC would take care of that I am sure.

All in all I like the Dewalt, it is a very well build and smooth running router. I have found nothing I don't like about it, it will be used a lot for my off the table routing. It cuts just as good as the Bosch and is much easier to adjust the height on and that is a big thing to me.

It looks like Bosch had better get their act together and get a small plunge base router out there or they will be left in the weeds. The Dewalt is a Colt killer the way I see it. Now time will only tell if the Dewalt last for years and years like the Colt has with no problems.

This is the Dewalt base next to the Bosch 1617 base, just for size comparison

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