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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-16-2015, 02:42 AM Thread Starter
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For doing arborite on counter tops etc , is one better than the other . I read a review and the Bosch colt got good reviews . I need it yesterday and according to there site they have it in stock at HD , but way more expensive than Amazon.ca

Bosch | Bosch Variable Speed Palm Grip Router | Home Depot Canada


http://www.amazon.ca/Bosch-PR20EVSK-...ch+colt+router

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what's wrong w/ the routers you have... they will do just fine...

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Ask HD to meet the Amazon price. Sometimes they'll do it. If you want accessories, such as the two adapters needed for using PC sized bushings or one of the special bases, you'll probably have to order it on Amazon anyhow.

Stick is right too. However, I don't like horsing around a full size router when the Colt will do just fine. Besides, who doesn't want another power tool just because you want it?
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why doesn't customer service and support ever figure into tool reviews???

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Because most reviews are given before they need customer support or service, I think. They get the tool use it a few times and then write a review.
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so why don't they call CS as part of the review using an older tool that has an "issue(s)"???...
add surveys from owners of similar tools...

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I think we are talking two different things here. You are talking about buyers and I am talking about reviewers who have already bought.

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Like Stick says, you already have routers that will do the job. I've used 3 1/2 hp plunges to do it if I didn't feel like packing 2 routers around. You may still need to dress the edges with a file after you are done trimming. I'm not sure I've ever done a top so well that I didn't think I could improve on it with a little file work. I've known guy at least one guy that didn't have a router and did the whole job with a file. If you aren't familiar with doing that let us know.
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I think we are talking two different things here. You are talking about buyers and I am talking about reviewers who have already bought.

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rate the tool's customer service part of the review...
collect data from users and include it as part of the review...

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