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Default New Bosch router release.

I just got this promotional flyer in my email today from Bosch.
This thing could be the answer to a lot of peoples dreams. I know a lot of folks have been wanting more plunge capacity from their routers and i personally could see where that would be useful.

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With almost a 4-1/2" plunge I am sure this will be popular.

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Hey

It looks little top hvy. to me and with a high price tag I don't think many will jump on it.

GOF 2200 CE XTRA PLUNG ROUTER

414.67 British pounds sterling = 663.2647 US dollars

110v Router - Prices, Offers & Tests of 110v Router


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BJ, the model priced at 414.67 is the GOF2000CE... this is the Euro version of the 1619EVS 3-1/4 hp. With almost 4-1/2" of plunge how can the GOF2200CE not be top heavy?

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Thanks for the heads-up, Gav. Could be a useful tool inthe future

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It looks little top hvy. to me and with a high price tag I don't think many will jump on it.
Well for starters, Bob, the GOF2000CE is generally available a bit cheaper than that, one of my suppliers (Lawson-HIS) lists at GBP 329 excluding VAT (or circa US $ 500 which still isn't cheap in US terms, I know), but still nobody here regards it as a cheap router when European-made DW625s cost about GBP 195 excluding VAT (or circa US $ 290). All purchases for use within the EU also have to pay 20% VAT (sales tax) on top as well

As to nobody jumping on it, I think that this router is aimed squarely at the professional market and that Bosch have genuinely identified a niche. I for one welcome an "extreme plunge" router such as this because it would make the job of routing out lock mortises in doors a heck of a lot faster - with this router I won't need to resort to drilling/chiselling out the last 3/4in depth on deeper locks (something the video conveniently forgets to show......). The router in the video is a Trend T10 or T11 which are almost identical to my tool of choice, an Elu MOF177e and it doesn't have sufficient depth of cut for quite a few of the locks I install as well as not being able to retract the 100mm cutter back within the plunge base, a safety concern I've had for a while. All the other good quality heavy-duty 1/2in routers currently available to me in the UK (and thet means deWalt DW625 and DW626, Trend T10 and T11, AEG/Ryobi R-601, Hitachi M12V2, Bosch GOF2000ACE, Freud FT2200E, Festool OF2200, Makita 3612C and RP2301FCX, Felisatti R346, Mafell LO65ec, Virutex FRE317S, etc) have insufficient depth of plunge to retract a 100mm long cutter inside the base (most are 70 to 80mm plunge depth) - this new Bosch will be able to do that.

The other plus from a professional perspective is the extra 200 watts of power overthe GOF2000 which should make routing Corian and heavy plastics like Tufnol just a little bit easier - with solid surface materials every little bit of extra power really helps.

The top heavy nature of the beast might be a problem, but I would have thought it possible to restrict the amount of retraction which coming up from the plunge by simply adding an extra nut to the threaded depth control rod, although I could be wrong on that.

Well done, Bosch! I say

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Hello!

Got the flyer to!

I'm enthusiastic about this one! 110mm plunge !

Even if I do not enjoy blue Bosh tools.
I' ve had preferred a japaneese made from Makita.
Or a Festool made in germany.

But that' s exactly what i need for my problem or throught mortices in 4x4" timbers !

Been this week visiting "Salon industrie 2012 Villepinte " Near Paris,
Bosh guys told me to wait a little for the next XTRA model will come with
a little air turbine that will help keeping cold the next generation cutters.
Those new cutters include a central drilling "Air cool " that will refresh the cutter blade and moves the chips out of the way.

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What is the benefit of a 4-1/2 inch plunge? Like others have pointed out, it would no doubt be top heavy and way over priced for a casual woodworker. By casual woodworker I mean somebody that doesn't rely on woodworking to earn a living.

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What is the benefit of a 4-1/2 inch plunge? Like others have pointed out, it would no doubt be top heavy and way over priced for a casual woodworker. By casual woodworker I mean somebody that doesn't rely on woodworking to earn a living.



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Hi Ken and Bob

Some of us here do earn a living from it, in that I'm not alone here, and we certainly have a couple of (hobbyist) members with the Festool OF2200 - surely a seriously "overpriced" router by your definition. Some hobby woodworkers I know get involved in projects which require professional machinery - in fact they spend more money on their hobby than I could justify spending to make a living. There have also been a few enquiries over the last 2 or 3 years on this forum about the availability of longer cutters, this one quite recently. So maybe Bosch are right and there is a market for this tool

BTW I'm not saying I like the idea of a 4in cutter on the end of a hand held router, but it does have its' place

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Hi Phil

" living from it " = I'm sorry, some day you will get to get off the treadmill and just have fun with it ,like the other 74,000 members do..


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Some of us here do earn a living from it, in that I'm not alone here, and we certainly have a couple of (hobbyist) members with the Festool OF2200 - surely a seriously "overpriced" router by your definition. Some hobby woodworkers I know get involved in projects which require professional machinery - in fact they spend more money on their hobby than I could justify spending to make a living. There have also been a few enquiries over the last 2 or 3 years on this forum about the availability of longer cutters, this one quite recently. So maybe Bosch are right and there is a market for this tool

BTW I'm not saying I like the idea of a 4in cutter on the end of a hand held router, but it does have its' place

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