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I want to add a trim router to my tool inventory and have read pros and cons for most of them. I have a PC 891 that I use with my router table, freehand work and for plunge work. I already have a PC style guide bush set and want to be sure the trim router I buy is compatible with that. I'm considering the Bosch Colt, PC 7310 and DeWalt DWE6000. I assume all of these are compatible with my guide bush set even if it requires an inexpensive adapter. Of the 3 which one is considered best or are they all more or less the same? I'm a hobbyist not a pro so it will be getting used regularly but not daily.

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I want to add a trim router to my tool inventory and have read pros and cons for most of them. I have a PC 891 that I use with my router table, freehand work and for plunge work. I already have a PC style guide bush set and want to be sure the trim router I buy is compatible with that. I'm considering the Bosch Colt, PC 7310 and DeWalt DWE6000. I assume all of these are compatible with my guide bush set even if it requires an inexpensive adapter. Of the 3 which one is considered best or are they all more or less the same? I'm a hobbyist not a pro so it will be getting used regularly but not daily.

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Welcome to the community Paul...

I picked up a Colt a few years back and have since added the plunge base and the micro adjustable fence. For smallish, light load operations I don't know if you could do much better.

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Hey, Paul; welcome!
There's more than one Bosch Colt model. Just be aware when you're pricing them out.

Canadian prices...
http://www.amazon.ca/Bosch-PR20EVSK-.../dp/B000ANQHTA
http://www.amazon.ca/Bosch-PR10E-Sin...s=bosch+router
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Excellent point Dan...

I should have mentioned mine is the PR20EVSK

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I just purchased the Dewalt DWP611PK trim router and love it. I got it to try making some signs and it is so much easier to use instead of my full size routers and has LED lights.

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Using a couple of old Craftsman routers & a Bosch 1617EVSPK & a Dewalt DWP611PK Routers in SW Louisiana.
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Hey, Paul; welcome!
There's more than one Bosch Colt model. Just be aware when you're pricing them out.

Canadian prices...
http://www.amazon.ca/Bosch-PR20EVSK-.../dp/B000ANQHTA
Bosch PR10E Colt Single-Speed Palm-Grip Router: Amazon.ca: Tools & Home Improvement
must be my age showing 'cause I keep forgetting that...

add two more...
and there is no problems w/ Bosch reconditioned...

Bosch PR20EVSNK Colt Variable-Speed Palm Router Installer Kit

Bosch PR20EVSPK Colt Palm Grip 5.6 Amp 1 HP Variable-Speed Combination Plunge and Fixed-Base Router Kit

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Paul although I don't own one, the Dewalt seems to have more customer satisfaction than the others. My friend out west (about 85 miles from me) Jerry Bowen just purchased the Dewalt 611 plunge/fixed base set and seems very pleased with it. It accepts PC bushings and has the LED for the bit, which is a big plus IMHO. I am going to have to kill my old trim router before I purchase another one. When I do I will buy a Dewalt. You can actually do a whole lot more work with a trim router than just trimming. Almost all edge treatments, round overs, chamfers, ogees, can all be done in one pass with a good trim router.

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