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Dusty56

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716 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: resource router bosch colt

http://www.woodworkersjournal.com/iwf2012/index.php/new-pinner-colt-plunge-base-overviewed-at-bosch-booth/

For those that “must have” , there doesn’t appear to be dust collection or lighting involved.

Comes in kit form with fixed base and motor as well.

{just the plunge base is (90-100$)}

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!


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#1 posted 716 days ago

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#2 posted 716 days ago

too little too late ?

looks like they just slapped on together a plunge base for the already (unaltered) colt. a bit late in the game now that Dewalt has really picked up some followers and have the light builtin and all… looks like Bosch is playing catch-up, and not too well

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 716 days ago

Oh how I love tools! This look like a great tool to have in the shop. I have 3 routers now and what i really need is an addition to my shop so I can mover around better.
Thanks for the post Dusty!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 716 days ago

I agree , Sharon....after all this time , you would think it would be complete with at least what the competition is offering.

woodshaver,what i really need is an addition to my shop so I can mover around better.

I agree 100%....my basement is starting to complain : )

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#5 posted 716 days ago

I have a light in both of my Craftsman routers and don’t use them. The bulbs keep burning out so I just gave up on replacing them.
Dusty, There you go making me jealous. You have a basement! When we lived up in MA I had a basement and a nice shop too! Now all I have an undersized two car garage. The garages they build in these new homes today are not big enough to fit two full size cars in. Not that I want a car or even my truck in there with my tools anyway. No cars allowed only woodworking tools. Hell if I did put two cars in there you would be stuck because You could not open the doors!!!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#6 posted 716 days ago

Did I mention it was a walk-out basement ? LOL
A 2 car garage would be sweet in my book , but then I would have to give up my heat and A/C : )

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#7 posted 716 days ago

I have a box fan and it’s always 90+ in the shop. But I love the heat so it don’t bother me at all. When I’m doing my work my mind is on that. I don’t even think about the heat until sweat drips on my wood. Then I sit in front of the fan for a bit to cool off. I don’t dare go into the house, the AC feels too good and I may not go back to work!!!
I get so involved I sometime find blood on me and have to check out where the heck it’s coming from!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#8 posted 716 days ago

We’re getting some October weather up here for the past few days….no humidity, bright sunshine , and very cool nights.
40 something here last night…good sleeping weather : )

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#9 posted 716 days ago

My son and his family live in Bellingham and tonight he told me the same thing. I told him that those are winter temps here. He just sighed and said Yah … I know!
He’s a woodworker also. His job is moving him to NC soon so he may be selling a few tools. He has a Jet 14” band saw he was thinking of selling. He wants to lighten up his move. I did the same thing when I moved out of Franklin and I wish I didn’t sell any of my tools after I got settled in to our new house. I miss some of the old tools I had.

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Monte Pittman

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#10 posted 716 days ago

I actually use the Bosch for my signs. Works fine. Not fancy.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#11 posted 716 days ago

Thanks for the post Dusty! I just picked up my Colt Palm Router and boy do I love it, i’m looking forward to checking out the plunge base when it comes out.

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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#12 posted 715 days ago

A few thoughts…

The DeWalt doesn’t have a light bulb, it has a white LED. LED’s have seriously long lifespans, and are far more vibration resistant than filament bulbs.

LED’s are so immune from vibration that they’ve taken the aviation world over. Nearly all modern landing and taxi lights, as well as tail and tip strobes, are LED. We used to go through several landing lights a year, on a single airplane flown 15 hours or so a month, but we’ve never replaced an external LED device. Crap… I’ve never had an LED flashlight fail, either…

That said, I never wanted or “needed” a light source on a router. After two years of having one on the DW611, I totally get it! Small routers are GREAT for freehand routing, for example… dovetail waste removal. The lighting is more useful than I ever could have imagined. Would I care on a big router, probably not… But I also wouldn’t use the big version the same freehand ways I’d use a 611, Colt, or laminate trimmer.

-- It's all good, if it's wood...

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