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I would like a "palm router" and I was thinking the Bosch Colt. I have the 1617 mounted so this would compliment that. A 1 HP (with soft-start) small router seems pretty beefy, should handle nearly anything.

Anyone want to talk me out of it?

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A few of us, well actually quite a few of us have the DeWalt 611 combo package. Fixed and plunge base and about 25% more powerful. I haven't seen a disparaging remark about it yet. I got mine for $149 off Amazon Canada. You might be able to find it slightly cheaper there.

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A Colt refurb for $69 right now ... sort of a nice deal. Has the edge guide as well.

They have the 611 and the 6000 as refurbs but no plunge base. They are slightly more.

I've never used a plunge base before (although I can see where they are handy) and my large one has one. Would I miss it in a palm router?

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I have a Colt. It's great to get into small places to do small jobs that my larger 1617 can't get in to. The only down side is having to buy 1/4" drive router bits of profiles I already own in 1/2". Oh well, more tools!
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I have a Colt. It's great to get into small places to do small jobs that my larger 1617 can't get in to. The only down side is having to buy 1/4" drive router bits of profiles I already own in 1/2". Oh well, more tools!
I actually have a pretty good 1/4" set - I thought I was going to use another router I had mounted but went with the 1617 instead.

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I probably use my Bosch Colt more than any of the other 5 routers in my shop except for the big Triton in the table. It's just so handy for rounding over edges and such. Tell ya what; you buy that router for $69. If you don't like it, pay shipping to me and I'll give you $70 for it. I could use another . . .

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Can I ask, where you found it on sale at? Looks like a good one for me to pick up too.

Thanks!

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I probably use my Bosch Colt more than any of the other 5 routers in my shop except for the big Triton in the table. It's just so handy for rounding over edges and such. Tell ya what; you buy that router for $69. If you don't like it, pay shipping to me and I'll give you $70 for it. I could use another . . .
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Can I ask, where you found it on sale at? Looks like a good one for me to pick up too.

Thanks!

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I bought mine so don't feel like you will be edging me out.

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