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[Home Depot] Bosch Colt Router *New Version* GKF125CEK $107.10 after Home Depot PM

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[Home Depot] Bosch Colt Router *New Version* GKF125CEK $107.10 after Home Depot PM

Lowe's has the router for $119 for the next two weeks. Price match + beat at Home Depot for an extra 10% off. You must do this online (via chat or text) as it is an online exclusive.

Works out to $107.10 + tax, which I believe is an all-time low for this new model.
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I see a lot of these compact models rating highly in router reviews. I am looking at adding a router to my woodworking arsenal. Would it be best to go for the router where you can change the base between fixed and plunge for more versatility? Would a palm router like this work on a table? I am still in the very preliminary research stage regarding routers.
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kyle0629 wrote:
Jul 30th, 2019 9:26 pm
I see a lot of these compact models rating highly in router reviews. I am looking at adding a router to my woodworking arsenal. Would it be best to go for the router where you can change the base between fixed and plunge for more versatility? Would a palm router like this work on a table? I am still in the very preliminary research stage regarding routers.
I bought a plunge router, which is great, but it's a pain to remove it from the router table to do some handwork. A palm router is also quite a bit lighter which makes it much easier to use by hand. Conclusion: get both.
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Roger21 wrote:
Jul 30th, 2019 9:43 pm
Working link: https://www2.lowes.ca/product/routers/b ... ter-738825


I bought a plunge router, which is great, but it's a pain to remove it from the router table to do some handwork. A palm router is also quite a bit lighter which makes it much easier to use by hand. Conclusion: get both.
is this a laminate router?
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kyle0629 wrote:
Jul 30th, 2019 9:26 pm
I see a lot of these compact models rating highly in router reviews. I am looking at adding a router to my woodworking arsenal. Would it be best to go for the router where you can change the base between fixed and plunge for more versatility? Would a palm router like this work on a table? I am still in the very preliminary research stage regarding routers.
there is a plunge base available for this router, so if you want that you may want to factor in additional cost vs a kit with both router and plunge.

https://www.boschtools.com/ca/en/boscht ... -196288-p/

i have the older version of the colt router but wanted the plunge base also, but never seem to hit a good price anymore..
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Nice deal OP. It's even variable speed! I'd definitely be interested in one if I didn't already have a competing product.
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What is the difference between palm and hand router? How do we know which one is which?
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L4cky wrote:
Jul 31st, 2019 3:45 am
What is the difference between palm and hand router? How do we know which one is which?
Same thing. Never heard it called hand router though. Unless by hand router you're thinking plunge router, which this is not.
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Roger21 wrote:
Jul 30th, 2019 9:43 pm
Working link: https://www2.lowes.ca/product/routers/b ... ter-738825


I bought a plunge router, which is great, but it's a pain to remove it from the router table to do some handwork. A palm router is also quite a bit lighter which makes it much easier to use by hand. Conclusion: get both.
I agree with this. My first (and only) router is the Maximum router from Canadian Tire. Bought it mainly because it was cheap, great performance, and used 1/2 collet. I made my own (crappy) router table and mounted it in. The router is basically satisfying all my needs except its very awkward to use it for trims because of how big it is. That's why I've been looking for a trim router that's light and easy to maneuver. Unfortunately it also means I have to buy some new 1/4 bits :(
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Roger21 wrote:
Jul 30th, 2019 9:43 pm
Working link: https://www2.lowes.ca/product/routers/b ... ter-738825


I bought a plunge router, which is great, but it's a pain to remove it from the router table to do some handwork. A palm router is also quite a bit lighter which makes it much easier to use by hand. Conclusion: get both.
I agree. A plunge router with over 2 hp and ability to accept 1/2" bits is a must for a router table if your interest is to use it as an ersatz shaper. A lightweight and lower hp palm router with a good edge guide for longer workpieces and softwood applications. My plunge router is a 25 y.o. Bosch (soft start, variable speed) and my palm router is a cheap-o Ridgid that is surprisingly stable and does the job.
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Good price for this router, I have the older model (along with 5 other routers). My only complaint with it is the sleeve that is used to adjust the height is not very precise, nor particularly sturdy. I much prefer the DeWalt DWP611 in that respect (I got mine for $125 as a return at Amazon Warehouse). It looks like the sleeve is redesigned on this newer Bosch so hopefully it is improved. Definitely more than one router is advised for any significant woodworking, my 6 may be extreme, but three of them are the excellent Maximum from CT picked up each time for a little over $100. I have one permanently mounted to a home made router table, one dedicated for use in a flattening sled and one set up as plunge router. A lot of routing is about repeatability and having a dedicated tool set up for each task really helps with that.
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Thanks OP, have been waiting on the Ridgid (2401 I think) to go on sale from close to $100 and it never has.
Based on previous version of the Bosch palm router I decided not to get it, but reviews on this are good, they fixed the issue with the height adjustment it seems.
Thanks for posting.

Why did someone give this a thumbs down?
Also, Amazon.ca has this for $119 also: https://www.amazon.ca/Bosch-GKF125CEK-C ... way&sr=8-1
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thanks OP, just made my order with HD, and had them price beat!
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dmogx wrote:
Jul 31st, 2019 12:13 pm
thanks OP, just made my order with HD, and had them price beat!
Thanks OP, just did the same.

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