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In Bill Hylton's book, he includes some pictures of a trim router with the bit offset from the router body. The tool label didn't show in the pictures.

The photos were clear, and it wasn't just router on a larger base that was offset. The bit was off on an axis about 1-2" aside from that of the router itself.

Who makes that beastie?


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Hi Gary

I think you are talking about the one below

http://www.amazon.com/PR004-Offset-P...037699&sr=1-14

http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-PR20EVSN...1037699&sr=1-2



I got one with the Colt, I have not used it yet so I can't tell anything about it.
But I can tell you the offset runs off a belt from the router, neat little setup and easy to setup..

But you can read the reviews on Amazon, about the Colt


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The bits are centrally located in all routers. The offset comes from the base plate or a guide wheel attachment.

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Hi Mike

This one is Off Set,,, by about 2" or so. see the red button on the top it's a lock to hold the drive shaft, once you slip the drive wheel on the motor base shaft and then slip the belt in place it's offset and ready to go to work..

I played with the picture just a bit, now you can see the belt inside base..


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That looks like the unit I saw in Hylton's book. This new improved edition of his 'Woodworking with the Router' is a vast improvement over the earlier version. Largely because of improvements in the printing. The latest version is on coated paper, so the photographs - all of which were reshot -- reveal every tiny detail.

A big help when you are trying to learn a woodworking procedure. And of course his text brings the reader up to date with the latest improvements in tools and techniques.

Thanks for helping me out on this.

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Hi Gary

You'er Welcome
I think the one in the book is a DeWalt by the color of the router but I didn't know they made one...

But it looks like almost the same setup ( Offset with belt drive)
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Just a update, Dewalt makes one see link below

http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DW673K-...1117182&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-D26670K...1117182&sr=1-4

Just a note,,,,it looks like the DeWalt maybe a bit tricky to get the belt on the drive pulley,,unlike the Colt, it's a bit more open around the drive belt..
I did get the one I have out (Colt) and took a hard look at it today, it's a great little setup.



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That looks like the unit I saw in Hylton's book. This new improved edition of his 'Woodworking with the Router' is a vast improvement over the earlier version. Largely because of improvements in the printing. The latest version is on coated paper, so the photographs - all of which were reshot -- reveal every tiny detail.

A big help when you are trying to learn a woodworking procedure. And of course his text brings the reader up to date with the latest improvements in tools and techniques.

Thanks for helping me out on this.

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Hi Router

This one ( Colt and the DeWalt ) are true OffSet routers, that's to say the router chuck is offset from the router motor (see belt in base to drive the chuck collet) ...by about 1 1/2" to 2" so it can get right to the wall...to do the trim on the top or to say on the back side of the counter top ..




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Well, there's my lesson for today, I had never heard of an offset router but can see that for edging, the router will have plenty of support.

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Hi Harry
That goes to show you that you are never to old to learn new things I do
all the time with this great woodworking forum..

I don't want to over kill this post but if you or anyone wants some snapshots of the OffSet base for the Colt just ask, many adds don't show what the parts look like ,the ones that come with the OffSet base,,like the drive gear, that's made to fit the Colt OffSet only.

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