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