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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-15-2012, 04:18 AM Thread Starter
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I m Dimitri from Greece

I got here trying to find some info about routers (obviously) for my recent projects.

I have been workign with wood with my father since I was very little, but I never got to use anything beyond a drill and a sander.

Now as an adult I have rediscovered wood-working as a hobby and decided that it was time I got some proper tools to make things easier.

For the time being I am considering some things of the green Bosch series like POF1200 and PBD40

Any input would be really appreciated.

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Hi Dimitri - welcome to the forum!

I own several Bosch tools (18v Li-Ion drill w/ a bunch of 'bare' tools & the 1617 router); of course these are the blue ones in the USA, so I was curious about their 'green' options and visited Amazon UK for a look - below are pics of the drill press & router that interests you.

The 'blue' Bosch router seems to be a favorite on the forum and I have used (and loved) mine for years; NOW, the drill press real looks nice and I wish that mine had electronic speed control (rather that changing 2 belts on 3 pulleys!) - just curious why Bosch does not offer a version in the USA.

Good luck in your search for tools - Dave

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Welcome Dimmy. If it falls within your budget you might consider the GOF600. This way you get a fixed base for table mounting and a plunge base for free hand work. One motor is easy to switch between bases and reduces your cost. Either way you will be happy with Bosch products; I am.

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Thanks a lot for the quick and warm welcome

Mike are you talking about GKF600 or GOF900? I cannot find a GOF 600.
To my knowledge neither of them comes with two bases. Perhaps you were thinking of 1617?

About GKF600, this was my initial thought, but after reading a bit about it on a greek diy instrument forum it might not be the proper tool for me.
Let me give you a few more bits of info about my projects.

My main thing is HiFi. Both equipment and furniture to support it.
Furniture usually includes some equipment and LP/CD shelves/racks.
Equipment includes enclosures for amplifiers, preams, cds etc, and in some cases entire turntable plinths.
I also am into electric guitars/basses so at some point I want to try to build one (or more ) for myself.

Since most of the times I need big and deep cuts, I don t think the GKF600 is appropriate for me.
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