Okay talk about a real letdown!
So as I said last night, I didn't get to play with my new toy. I was completely put out by my little colt, when I said the lock spring was out of whack, and then when I went to try and change my bit while the motor was in the plunge base. If you put the motor in the plunge, the plunge covers the lock button! I thought I had done something wrong. Did I put it in the base wrong? There's NO WAY Bosch was bone-headed enough to have the base cover the shaft lock! Guess what? They were. I met up with Ken when I got out of work over at Performance Tool, where Ken got my Bosch at Christmas. I asked the guy there to put the motor in the plunge. Nope. He couldn't readily get to the lock, either. At this point, I was completely bummed. There is no way I plan on having to tear apart my router to change the bit every 15 minutes.
Ken went to the Makita section of the store. The owner went over there, and the two of them were talking while I was sulking at the front counter. Ken had me go over there. The owner proceeded to tell me about the seminar in Texas he went to last week for Makita, and started filling me in on the specs of the Makita Router.
So here's gloat part:
After talking for about 10 minutes, I ended up walking out of the store with the Makita RT0701CX3 Kit. The even better part? Because all he had was the floor model, I paid $27 extra dollars after he traded me my Bosch.
I'll be playing with little baby soon. Yes, there will be an adjustment period to learn this one, but I think the biggest adjustment will be in the plunge mechanism. The options that came standard in this kit about blew me away. I may have to broaden my horizons just a bit to learn this one.
Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
Henry A. Kissinger
If you choose to poke at a bee hive, be prepared to get stung.