This very compact palm router from Bosch is ideal for not only the edging of laminates but also for edge moulding, mortising and a range of other work that would benefit from a powerful but light and easy to control router. Now supplied with a kit of accessories making this machine even more versatile.
The 600W motor means that this palm router is almost as powerful as many 1/4" routers and more powerful than many laminate trimmers. This is truly a very versatile machine, with a neat compact design (overall size 94 x 190mm high) which makes it easy to handle and control, and is especially suitable for confined areas.
The machine comes with a choice of 4 bases that are simple and quick to change to suit the job you are doing, 95 x 84mm base, 133mm round base, extended base with side handle and dust extraction outlet and a tilting base. For height adjustment of the cutter a lock lever releases the motor from the base allowing quick coarse adjustment; the micro fine adjuster dial can then be used to set height accurately. The quick clamp base means that the router can be used without the base and the spindle lock makes changing cutters easy. Fitted with a 1/4" collet, the 600W motor runs at 33,000rpm. Along with the 4 bases a side fence is also included; this fence can be adjusted horizontally as well as vertically for thinner work pieces. The router comes with a dust cowl sub-base with a 40mm outlet and guide handle with insulation cover for heavy use situations. These together with all the supplied accessories fit neatly into the carry case. This machine only accepts 1/4" collet as supplied.
|Fine Height Adjuster||Standard Equipment|
|Spindle Lock||Standard Feature|
|Corded or Cordless||Corded|
1 March 2017
Poor designI bought this machine a couple of years ago. At first it was ok, but pretty soon the fine adjustment wheel failed completely due to the shallow half thread in the aluminium casting. As a result, setting accurate depths is nigh on impossible. Add to this the lack of variable speed, poor visability of the cutter in use, and no way (as far as I can see ) of attaching guide bushes, I would never buy another one. I would spend the extra cost on the Makita version .
4 April 2016
fantasticA fantastic wee tool, even for miniature work. Was just able to do something I've been trying to get right for years... in minutes! Very glad to have bought it.
29 November 2015
Wants to be great but let down by two annoying things...I've had mine about a year now and if you asked me 6 months back I would certainly recommend this kit. In terms of value, due to the bits you get (in a case that's too small mind you - 1st annoying point but not one that would make me mark it down) then it's really very good. Unfortunately the last 6 months this thing has been a pain - it's broken it's collet 3 times. They are expensive to replace and I've had enough now and I'm putting mine for sale and getting a DeWalt. Quick search of the internet shows it's a common problem and Bosch should get onto it as it ruins an otherwise handy and useful machine.
18 November 2015
uses of machineAbout to buy this , just wondering if you can use it to put a bead detail on curved architrave etc
8 September 2015
Nice in the palm of one handThe low weight and small dimensions of this router/laminate trimmer are very appealing to me. Edge trimming is quickly done, the large base plate (relative the size of the router) helps me from tilting, steering is easy thanks to the small weight, and even freehand work came out satisfactory. Dust being blown away from the operator helps me quite a lot from straying too much from the intended.