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I couldn't take it any more and broke down and ordered the new PK 611 Dewalt. If the Bosch folks would have gotten in gear and made me a nice plunge base for my Colt this never would have happened!!
Question: I seem to remember reading that the nice PC precision edge guide I have, that I use often with my 890, will slip into the little 611 fixed base. I did NOT order the edge guide for the new toy based on that recollection. If it is not true I can always get it. BUT....the PC tool is really very nice!
I'll let you know what I think of the new little yellow tool when I have had a chance to play with it.
True or False about the edge guide?
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Hi Warren

Yes ,, the PC edge guide works on the DeWalt 611
Just a note,, the PC guide also makes a Great cir.jig (from 3/4" to 20" cir. ) all that's needed is to drill a pivot hold in the frame.. see the bolt in the picture below..
NOTE'''',,,I did retap the holes out in the base to 1/4-20 thread so I can put the Metric Allen wrench away and use the real good stainless steel screws in the base.
The base comes with the funky 5mm Metric screws holes that I hate. that should get Harry going..

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I couldn't take it any more and broke down and ordered the new PK 611 Dewalt. If the Bosch folks would have gotten in gear and made me a nice plunge base for my Colt this never would have happened!!
Question: I seem to remember reading that the nice PC precision edge guide I have, that I use often with my 890, will slip into the little 611 fixed base. I did NOT order the edge guide for the new toy based on that recollection. If it is not true I can always get it. BUT....the PC tool is really very nice!
I'll let you know what I think of the new little yellow tool when I have had a chance to play with it.
True or False about the edge guide?


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Hey Bob! I had forgotten about the circle cutter jig idea with that edge guide. When I dig it out next week I am going to look at that picture again and maybe just convert mine over too. I made a fancy wooden one down at the Winter Palace but then I have more time down there....staying away from the cactus and out of the beastly sun.
Onward....onward....
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Well folks, I received the DW 611 and as you've already heard it IS a dandy little tool. Not as quick to use as my Colt but it is a well made, smooth cutting tool. Plunge is nice.....really nice. Depth adjusting not as quick/easy as Colt. Workmanship seems fine and everything works the way it should.
I'm not skilled enough to do a serious tool evaluation but I am happy with it. But I SILL wish Bosch had offered a plunge base for my Colt! THEN the world would be a perfect place. Or....almost perfect place.
Oh, I paid full price for it.....no deals around. Maybe if I sell my Colt it will look like an even better deal.
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Hey Warren, hope you really didn't pay full price on it, should have come to me to see if I could have gotten you a better deal. Anyways the PC guide is on clearance here for $20 + shipping, don't know how much that'll be cause I have no idea where you live. Also if you purchased your DeWalt during the past few weeks you entitled to a rebate . Links provided. You do know this has been on Amazon for a while at $179 ,minus the rebate thats only $15
Amazon.com: Used and New: DEWALT DWP611PK 1.25 HP Max Torque Variable Speed Compact Router Combo Kit with LED's
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Yah Tommy, that's where I got it. So I paid just what you said. But I must say, to be fair, that it is a nice tool and the money, for what I got, is probably fair.
Now if R%^$^%$% Bosch would make a plunge base for me.......! Ha Ha Ha
DW 611 IS a nice little tool.
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890/690 edge guides are not compatible with the fixed base 611.
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Hi Pat

True, but it only needs to fit one base not both, see picture below.

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890/690 edge guides are not compatible with the fixed base 611.



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True, but it only needs to fit one base not both, see picture below.

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Yah Pat, one of the first things I did was try the PC edge guide and you are of course totally correct....it will NOT fit fixed base. But Bob is also totally correct. And I am totally correct in pointing all this out to other members.
Therefore, we have a totally correct bunch guys.
Where in heck is Bosch in all this. If they were to make available a plunge base oft he same quality and utility as the Colt they wouldn't be able to keep it in stock!
That said: I AM impressed with the 611....nice little machine and unlike so much of the KRAP on the market today it is well made.
Now I'm totally done.
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It is a good tool and I'm retiring my other trimmers and putting the bugger into regular service.
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