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10-23-2014 12:02 PM

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ToughCut

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#1 posted 10-23-2014 12:14 PM

I have the Dewalt Combo kit and love it. It is surprising how much you can do with it.

-- If you are not willing to learn, No one can help you. If you are determined to learn, No one can stop you.

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#2 posted 10-23-2014 12:40 PM

I’m a hobbyist and have the DeWalt kit. I really like it. No experience with other trim routers, but when hand routing my first thought is ‘can the Dewalt do it?’

-- Just a Duffer

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#3 posted 10-23-2014 12:45 PM

The Bosch line has always received high praise in the router forums for its quality construction.

You really did not say exactly what you were going to do with this router.

My every day router handles trim cutting just fine. If you are going to do inlay work with it, then I would suggest something else entirely.

Just depends on what you are going to use it for.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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#4 posted 10-23-2014 12:46 PM

I’ve been eyeballing trim routers myself. WOOD mag just did a comparison of about 15 different ones and the Bosch Colt came out ahead in almost every aspect.

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BinghamtonEd

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#5 posted 10-23-2014 01:06 PM

I have the Bosch Colt, because I picked it up for $50 brand new off CL. It’s done everything I’ve needed it to do and I’m very happy with it, but I have a Bosch 1617 that I use for plunge cuts. If the cost were the same across the board, I would opt for the Dewalt, it would be nice to have a plunge trim router.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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mds2

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#6 posted 10-23-2014 01:26 PM



I have the Bosch Colt, because I picked it up for $50 brand new off CL. It s done everything I ve needed it to do and I m very happy with it, but I have a Bosch 1617 that I use for plunge cuts. If the cost were the same across the board, I would opt for the Dewalt, it would be nice to have a plunge trim router.

- BinghamtonEd

Bosch makes a plunge base for the colt.

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dhazelton

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#7 posted 10-23-2014 01:48 PM

I have the Colt I got at CPO Bosch. I love it so far for corner beads and such. Only complaints are that it’s a bit hard to remove a 1/4 inch bit from the collar adapter and that you can’t put the router back in the case with a bit unless you reset the base back to zero. I may need to take a dremel to the case partition.

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longgone

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#8 posted 10-23-2014 02:48 PM

I have four trim routers and two of them are the Dewalt 611. I never use the Ridgid or B&D anymore. the Dewalt is top notch all the way

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MT_Stringer

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#9 posted 10-23-2014 02:54 PM



I have the Dewalt Combo kit and love it. It is surprising how much you can do with it.

- ToughCut


Me too. Love it.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#10 posted 10-23-2014 03:14 PM

I have the ridgid and I love it. Comes with a guide. Has built in light.

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waho6o9

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#11 posted 10-23-2014 03:16 PM

The depth on my Bosch colt slips, so…...........

I’d opt for the Dewalt kit, the plunge base will come in
handy.

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JayT

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#12 posted 10-23-2014 03:26 PM

I have a Craftsman Professional trim router that works very well for the price. That said, if doing it again, I would buy the DeWalt kit. Have just had a chance to use one briefly, but it covered all the shortcomings that my current one has.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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MT_Stringer

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#13 posted 10-23-2014 03:32 PM

Even thought I bought the Dewalt combo, I may note ever use the fixed base. I put the motor in the plunge base and haven’t taken it out.

And it has performed admirably for me.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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BinghamtonEd

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#14 posted 10-23-2014 03:46 PM



Bosch makes a plunge base for the colt.

- mds2

Yeah, unfortunately not in my price range of $0 :(

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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theoldfart

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#15 posted 10-23-2014 04:45 PM

Another vote for the DeWalt kit . Also get the dust accessories, they work quite well with a good shop vac.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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