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Just want to say that I don't know know much/anything about routers/woodworking but want to learn. My problem is, I had a stroke a few years ago and don't have much use of my right hand. Someone, I think it was on this site suggested a laminate trimmer so I got a Bosch Colt. Haven't used it yet but someone mentioned how the bit selection wasn't that large. Wish some company would make an adapter to fix this. The only other solution is to have the shaft ground down to size. I think this would work if the feed was slow and not to heavy. Any suggestions are welcome. Anyway, I am still trying to set up a workshop. Thank you ALL.
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Hi Joe

The Colt is a great router,,it has the VS control and you can mount it in a router table easy,,but you are stuck with the 1/4" shank router bits no real safe way to use the 1/2" shank bits..

You can see my Gallery for a easy made router table,,and still use it for a hand router and a trim router..
The Colt will turn any bit easy up to 2" diam. but anything bigger you will need to get a bigger router...

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Just want to say that I don't know know much/anything about routers/woodworking but want to learn. My problem is, I had a stroke a few years ago and don't have much use of my right hand. Someone, I think it was on this site suggested a laminate trimmer so I got a Bosch Colt. Haven't used it yet but someone mentioned how the bit selection wasn't that large. Wish some company would make an adapter to fix this. The only other solution is to have the shaft ground down to size. I think this would work if the feed was slow and not to heavy. Any suggestions are welcome. Anyway, I am still trying to set up a workshop. Thank you ALL.
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Hi Joseph and welcome to the forum. BobJ3 has already given you good advice so I'll just say welcome.

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Welcome Joe ! I have a similar issue, but with my left hand and for different reason. Regardless, don't let anyone tell ya you're limited...only limits are in the mind ! Anywho....keep in mind there's a category here called "special needs" that has a ton of help and info. If you end up with a problem utilizing a tool, etc. post on there and you'll be amazed at the amount of input you'll get back. Let us know what your intentions are, regarding what you are trying to do with the router....any table router work ?

Keep after it Joe, and again...welcome !
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Greetings Joe and welcome to the forum, thank you for picking us

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