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Bosch Colt plunge base

Corey and I have wanted to get a plunge base for the Colt, and they don't make one, you can buy after market one for 399.00 dollars and that's just a bit high in price for me..
http://www.microfence.com/pages/Plunge/Zoom12.html
http://www.microfence.com/pages/Pack...%20Prices.html

SO today I was looking at the Colt and the PC plunge base and said why should I buy a high price one when I can make my own with some 3/4" MDF stock glued up with 3 boards,, the PC base is well made and I have some around all the time...and it will do the job just fine..
So I set off to make a ring that would hold the Bosch Colt in the PC base.

I used the MDF stock because it has no wood grain to split out..
The ring must be dead on and it's takes a bit of work to make sure it is but other than it's a easy way to get a plunge base for the great Colt router..

Adapter Ring Size 2.782" ID x 3.482" OD x 2.225" tall ,Note,, the adapter ring will also fit the Craftsman Plunge router Base....(combo set)
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...cemldffidflk.0


For a total price of 50 cents for the stock..

If you want to make one also just ask and I will help you to do that..


http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=33544



Plunge PC router base in case you don't have one.
http://search.ebay.com/plunge-base-P...sid=p1638.m120
or from
http://www.amazon.com/Porter-Cable-6.../dp/B0000222VF

New Router base Plate from:
http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shops...ter_Plate.html

So as a bottom NOTE**** some will say WHY,,,, why not just use the PC router motor in the base to do the same job....why go to all that work.. ?

It comes down to weight and mass,, the PC router motor is a hvy.motor and the Bosch is about 1/4 the mass and weight of the PC motor and that's a big deal when you are making a free hand signs and other router jobs, the PC base is Alum. and it's light without the PC motor in place when the Bosch is in place it's almost like not having a router motor in place at all plus the HP of the Bosch will do all the jobs easy...unlike some of the other light trim routers like the Dremel for just one...and the MLCS and the Porter Cable for two more...
The Bosch router is 1HP and the PC is about 2HP and 4 times the weight, if this is a true rate then the PC should be 4HP and it's not...but because the Bosch is made so well it can do so much more than the standard trim router.

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TWITA !
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You got me all excited. Though you were going to say Bosch Anounced a plunge base for the Colt.

Very impresive!
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Well, for the price they want... I don't blame Bj for being cheap.

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Thanks Guys

I really like the little Colt, it's great router

1HP from that little sucker and it also fits in one of my router tables for small jobs like box joints,dovetails, etc. with the OP spacer jig and the Incra setup in place..

The new base I just got go me going on the ring so I can make free hand signs with the BRIGHT light on the base and the clear base so it should make it easy to see for the old eyes I now have...I don't work in the dark but sometimes it's like that in the shop...and router blocking the light...

I hope some one can also use the same thing to use the Colt as a plunge router..


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Hi Router

How much is E 62.99 in US dollars ? plus shipping from the UK
It looks like a over size Dremel, think it's the same speed setting as the VS..with no HP ...have you tried the Dremel ,it's a dog for power.

http://www.mtmc.co.uk/product.asp?co...yes&P_ID=34514

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Hi BJ, I posted that one only because of the small plunge base.
I saw an add in some wood magazine about a different one (new model??) being sold in USA and has 1 HP I think. Either way, if boss catches me with one more router, thatís it for me.
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