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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    New westminster BC

    Default router gloat

    My old B+D model 2720 is a heavy awkward brute so It's been replaced with this. Half the weight, easy to maneuver, 1/4 chuck and variable speed.Lots of different bases available.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Portland, Oregon

    Default Re: router gloat

    Nice. I bought a couple of trim routers recently, and ended up with Makitas. But only because they got good reviews, the brand is solid, and they were on sale for stupid cheap.

    The Bosch is, to my mind, the best on the market.
    David G
    Harbor Woodworks

    "It was a Sunday morning and Goddard gave thanks that there were still places where one could worship in temples not made by human hands." -- L. F. Herreshoff (The Compleat Cruiser)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2013

    Default Re: router gloat


    made a similar choice myself when a little Bosch unit like yours turned up at the local flea mkt

    & as i peruse the flea mkts, garage sales & tool section of CraigsList i keep a watchfull eye out for the "EL CHEAPO" stamped steel B&D router/jigsaw tables($5-$10)

    underwhich a heavy Wally World B&D or Crapsman unit takes up permanent residence w/ a bearing guided carbide 1/4 roundover cutter

    when needed for cleaning up part edges it easily comes out of it's hidey hole and gets clamped to a make shift table for duty

    routers make short order of turning saw cut/drilled parts

    into finished finished elements of many projects

    this frees up the lighter weight HAND HELD unit for more specific tasks

    cathouse willy you earned the right to gloat ;-)

    "we are the people, our parents warned us about" (jb)


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Kingsville, Ontario

    Default Re: router gloat

    I use and abuse three of those Colts on a daily basis, all going strong after ten years. They’re a big bang in a small package.

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