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11-10-2012 10:19 PM

I understand there is now a retro-fit plunge base for the Bosch Colt. There’s no place around my neck of the woods that has them on the shelf, and I’m striking out searching online catalogs for major woodworking tool suppliers, too.
Does anyone know a reputable online dealer where I can A). order one online, B). ships to Canada, C). accepts Paypal? Thanks in advance for go-to answers!

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#1 posted 11-10-2012 10:47 PM

First hit was at Amazon Colt router plunge base @$157.65, I think that is more than the router costs!

However, Amazon says they are out of stock!

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#2 posted 11-10-2012 11:00 PM

Thanks, oldnovice!
I tried a search at Amazon, and got skunked. Most Amazon vendors won’t ship to Canada, not sure why.
I understood the plunge base was about $100, suggested retail. I could walk thru a pawn shop and get a hand held router with plunge base for a lot less than the Amazon offering. I seldom use routers, but I have some inlay work to do and I wanted to try routing the preliminary impressions, and clean ‘em up with a #71. This is for a liesurely project…prefer not to spend hard when I really am trying to reduce my reliance on power tools anyway.

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#3 posted 11-10-2012 11:19 PM

No helpful advice, but I feel your pain. Shopping on Amazon can be frustrating. I love my Bosch colt but I also have a cheap Ryobi in a table.

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#4 posted 11-10-2012 11:20 PM

Forgot to mention that I’m Cdn also.

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#5 posted 11-10-2012 11:56 PM

http://www.microfence.com/

Not sure if it will work with a Bosch Colt, but the products are super accurate
and the costs reflects that.

Great folks as well, HTH.

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#6 posted 11-11-2012 01:20 AM

It looks like a great attachment…
... after I really thought about it, I haven’t ever wished I had a plunge feature for it…
... I’ve never had the need for it… Mostly used for round-overs, etc.

I never did know the price… For that price, I know I do not need / want it. LOL

BOSCH would make a GREAT one I’m sure… no question of the quality in my mind.

Hope you enjoy it.

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#7 posted 11-11-2012 01:29 AM

Looks like it’s a brand new product and not distributed
well in N. America. If you can wait til after the holidays
it will probably be much easier to get.

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#8 posted 11-11-2012 02:29 AM

http://www.boschtools.com/Products/Tools/Pages/BoschProductDetail.aspx?pid=PR20EVSPK#specs
PRO11 plunge base available Nov 2012. according the Bosch USA web site.

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#9 posted 11-11-2012 05:06 AM

It appears that it is not available in this hemisphere yet!

If you have a Dremel ….
Another way to go is with a Dremel and this base @$53.65 because the Dremel router base is IMO crap. StewMac also has some carbide bits!

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#10 posted 11-12-2012 12:30 AM

Thanks for all the great responses! I finally got some liesure time, caught up on some reading, and found the blurb about the Colt plunge base in the current issue of FWW! It appears that the purveyor in Amazon was trying to book up some advance orders, without having any stock on hand. It is indeed $100 according to the article, probably $125 here in Canada. Hey, I’ve never used my Dremel for routing, I’d be uncertain about putting much of a side-load on that bearing. Now that I know the Colt plunge base is not really available, I’ll wait. Wahoo69: I’ll research the micro-base a bit further. I wonder how that suction cup center gets the job done!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#11 posted 11-12-2012 01:19 AM

http://microfence.com/portable-threeaxis-mill-p-29.html
I watched thisproduct demonstrated @ WIA show in Kansas City.
Demonstration focused in routing grooves for inlay projects.
Worked extremely well. Bit pricey for my budget but very well made.

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#12 posted 11-13-2012 01:28 AM

I lucked out today!! A local hardware store had one in the back room, a shelf sample with no box, no instructions, but it’s the real deal. I’m all set now!! Thanks to all who responded, and definitely I’m going to give the suggested “Micro-fence” a closer look too. I was thinking about an Incra-Jig setup, but this might be a better option! I really don’t do much routing anymore, and I struggle with the purchase of power tool accessories when I’m trying to reduce my dependency on electric tools. The inlay work I mentioned above is the next step I must climb, and I have some basic stringing projects over the horizon. Again, thanks one and all!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#13 posted 11-13-2012 01:45 AM

OK… what did you steal it for?

You’re sure lucky!

If anyone needed a manual for that, they probably shouldn’t have the router!

Let us know how it works OK?

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#14 posted 11-13-2012 03:28 AM

The Micro Fence beats a router base hands down!
They have an impressive set of routing tools!

Glad yore happy and enjoy your new tool!

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#15 posted 11-13-2012 04:39 AM

Speaking of using the Dremel for Routing, check this out!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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