As far as I can work out, the De-Walt is basically the same as the US DW611 compact router, which might shed a little more light on it.
A UK based carpenter here, I've used both of these machines (borrowed someone else's Bosch and saw the value of the smaller router for just about everything I need a router for apart from postform joints on kitchen worktops) and I bought the De-Walt.
The De-Walt has just a bit more power at 900 watts versus the 700 of the Bosch, its got two LED lights in the bottom (although it would be nice if they lit up before I start the motor) and its still very easy to handle.
I originally bought the version with just the fixed base and have (just this week) bought the plunge base kit to go with it.
So far everyone who has had a go with it (other lads on site) wants one for themselves.
I understand there's the option to get an 8mm collet for the De-Walt as well, which would up the strength of the cutters a fair bit I imagine. Not tried that with mine yet but its nice that there's the option to do that for when I use longer cutters.
The angled tilting base for the Bosch does look pretty good though, I really like that idea and wish De-Walt did a version.
Last edited by demographic; 05-04-2015 at 06:37 AM.