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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-17-2015, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Bosch colt problems

I just started to make my first guitar and it has been a real challenge. I bought a binding jig from a well known luthier supplier that has a carriage that replaces the factory base and mounts a Bosch colt router. The carriage allows the router to follow the contours of the guitar to cut the channels for the binding and purfling. It is precise work. Unfortunately, my Bosch colt's spindle is slightly off-center and as a result the supplied bit rubs against the jig's collar that rides on the guitar's edges. I never noticed this when I used this router for round overs, beveling or cutting grooves because it was never an issue. Is this a common problem and is it fixable? Can I make an adjustment to center the spindle. It's about a 1/16" off center.

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is it the carriage or the router???...
rotate the motor in 45 degree increments to determine which it is...

got links and pictures so we can see the equipment's set up???....

I'd suspect it's not the motor...

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It's not the Colt. Your problem is the aftermarket base you are using, it may require the motor to be placed in a certain position.

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The motor is not centered on the factory base either and is about same amount (I mic'd it) off-center as on the after-market carriage.

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The motor is not centered on the factory base either and is about same amount (I mic'd it) off-center as on the after-market carriage.

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Ed I was going to purchase a Colt on Amazon , and I was reading a bunch of the reviews and a guy complained that the router was not perfectly 90 degrees in its base and off centre .
He was guessing it was a bad run at the factory ?

Not sure if your seeing the same issue , just thought I'd mention it

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The spindle is not centered to the four base holes. It is made that way. I have made new bases, and purchased bases from Pat Warner.
His bases are made and are concentric to the spindle, as are mine. But they can only be mounted one way. It may have to be rotated to achieve concentricity.

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Indeed the PR20 had spindle squareness problems, early on.
Yours new?
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call customer support...
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The spindle is not centered to the four base holes. It is made that way. I have made new bases, and purchased bases from Pat Warner.
His bases are made and are concentric to the spindle, as are mine. But they can only be mounted one way. It may have to be rotated to achieve concentricity.

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Stick I'm loosing faith in your favorite manufacture here

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Stick I'm loosing faith in your favorite manufacture here
seeing I haven't that issue (or any other) with the 4 that I have...
something else may very well be amiss here...

call Bosch...
1-877-267-2499....

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