This Bosch router has a powerful 1,200W variable speed motor. The balanced design and well positioned handles means it is easy to control, giving smooth clean routing. Use it free hand, with the side fence or mounted in a table. Speed is controlled via a dial speed selector, the maximum cutter plunge is 55mm and a turret with variable depths allow you to locate the depth stop bar for cutter height; the depth can also be locked with a large red lever. Fitted with a spindle lock for easy cutter change.
Supplied with a side fence, 17mm template guide, bearing follower, centring pin, 6mm, 8mm and 1/4"(6.35mm) collets and 8mm straight cutter and dust extraction adaptor.
|Collets Supplied||6mm, 8mm & 1/4"|
|Model||POF 1200 AE|
6 January 2015
Brilliant piece of kitI brought this, my first router, and an Axcaliber 1/4" biscuit jointing cutter set in order to edge joint some mdf to pine board whilst making furniture for my nieces room. I have been incredibly pleased with how smoothly it operates and how stable and solid the plunge mechanism is. I have since invested a good amount on bearing guided Axcaliber cutters and have no doubts that this is the best investment I've ever made in a tool and it's peripheries.
11 December 2013
Excellent for hand use.I think the router table part should be omitted from its description, if your going to use a router in a table, go for for a beefier model which takes 1/2" bits more "exotic" cutters can then be utilised and less chatter. Putting that aside, this model is a gem for the hand held work, I have used this everything from rebates for locks, to trimming melamine, and a lot in conjunction with the Axminster dovetail jig. With a good quality bit, its a dream to use, the dust extraction part really is good.
Dave Gee Cabinetmaker
4 September 2013
Good ValueWhen my old ELU finally gave up the ghost I looked around for another comparable router. Being semi-retired I didn't want to spend too much as the machine won't be in use everyday. I chose the Bosch POF 1200 AE based on price and Axminster's description. So far I have only used it for grooving and cutting hinge rebates. For the first process, to use this router in a table you need to secure the switch on with masking tape as there is no lock. I had no problem with this. The dust extraction port worked very efficiently with my dust extractor set on low. For the second process, the hinge rebates, I found the overall bulk
16 June 2013
Not for router table use!My very first router and I am very impressed by the build quality. I am still getting to grips with it, but was very disappointed to discover that it is not possible to use it on a router table as the trigger does not allow for it being 'locked on'! I understand that it is done for safety reasons but I think it is such a limitation that I would have chosen a different model if I had know before I had ordered it. The product description does not state this fact. All that said the router is a vey good bit of kit and the price beats all the competition! I just need to get on using it the way it is intended.
19 December 2012
Good introduction to routersFor the price this is a fantastic introduction to the most versatile of tools. Factor in a half decent bit selection set and for around a hundred quid you're away. Corners cut on peripherals such as fence, plunge stop etc to save money but motor is great so especially good for bearing guided cutters. Still use this as well as other routers to save on bit changes.