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I now have Colt v.speed with two Pat Warner bases and a little double handled base from Ebay.
I would REALLY like to be able to plunge on some of my projects. I see the Dewall 611 small router etc. and think maybe I should sell the Colt "package" and get the Dewalt. I would have to sell the Colt since it would be illogical to have them both.
I am a total Colt fan but I may be short changing some of what I want to do.
What do you folks think?
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Hi Warren

Don't sale your Colt, it can do more than the DeWalt 611.
You can't have to many routers.
Just pickup the DeWalt 611 you will be glad you did...
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I now have Colt v.speed with two Pat Warner bases and a little double handled base from Ebay.
I would REALLY like to be able to plunge on some of my projects. I see the Dewall 611 small router etc. and think maybe I should sell the Colt "package" and get the Dewalt. I would have to sell the Colt since it would be illogical to have them both.
I am a total Colt fan but I may be short changing some of what I want to do.
What do you folks think?



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Hi Warren

Don't sale your Colt, it can do more than the DeWalt 611.
You can't have to many routers.
Just pickup the DeWalt 611 you will be glad you did...
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I'm also interested in the DeWalt 611, but I'm curious as to why you said that the Colt can do more than the DeWalt 611. What did you mean? What can the DeWalt 611 do that the Colt can't do?

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Hi Louis

the Colt can do more, you can get many more items for the Colt than the 611

Router with 4 Assorted Bases and Edge Guide
one of the great items is the underscribe attachment..

http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-PR006-Un...8237823&sr=1-1

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

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I'm also interested in the DeWalt 611, but I'm curious as to why you said that the Colt can do more than the DeWalt 611. What did you mean? What can the DeWalt 611 do that the Colt can't do?

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the Colt can do more, you can get many more items for the Colt than the 611

Router with 4 Assorted Bases and Edge Guide
one of the great items is the underscribe attachment..

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

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Thanks for the reply. Ok, but you're not saying that the basic Colt can do more than the basic DeWalt, are you? You just seem to be saying that you can get more attachments for it, allowing it to be more versatile. Am I correct?
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the basic DeWalt can do more than the basic Colt, it can plunge and the Colt can't..190.oo dollar tool kit both ways.

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Thanks for the reply. Ok, but you're not saying that the basic Colt can do more than the basic DeWalt, are you? You just seem to be saying that you can get more attachments for it, allowing it to be more versatile. Am I correct?



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Hey Warren...

I have the colt.. and can't complain about it, other than the lack of a plunge feature. I'd take the new Dewalt hands down over the colt just for the plunge alone. The offset is nice on the colt, but not something you'd use very often unless you do alot of T molding. The tilt base and the underscribe I have no use for either.

If you can afford to hang onto the colt, definately keep it. Its a great lil router. Otherwise, sell it off and get the Dewalt. I think you'd get more bang for your buck...

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.... since it would be illogical to have them both......
What do you folks think?
I think logic has very little place in buying and owning power tools.
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I think logic has very little place in buying and owning power tools.
LOL. However, Spock would assert that it is illogical to give logic no place in the purchase of functional instrumentation. But, he would likely also conclude that owning more than one such instrument with similar functionality could be completely logical.

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I agree with "Spock", too many times I've had a router setup for a specific task and broken it down to do another only to find that I needed to reset back to the original setup. Two routers (or more ) have been quite handy to complete projects.
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