By simply routing the edges on your projects you can propel them from mundane to super-slick. Around two years ago I was looking for a hardcore trim and edge router and shopped around till I found the Bosch 1.0HP Colt router. Since that time I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s completely worth the $100+ price tag — it’s one of the more solid tools in the shop.
The little Colt is 1.0HP of precision spinning fury. Its variable speed and adjustable bit depth (up to one inch) make a crushing combination. The sturdy fit and finish of the casing and controls inspire confidence in everyone who takes it for a whirl, and everyone winds up with the same great results.
Even when asked to do jobs that should really be handled by a larger router -– such as cutting a 3/4”-wide, 3/8”-deep trench in one pass –- the Colt never fails to perform up to snuff.
The guys at Bosch have done themselves proud with the Colt: we have close to 2,000 feet of edge and trim routing under our belt with it, and it shows no signs of slowing down. If you’re in the market for a palm router, check this out.