|Item Weight||8.2 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||15 x 13 x 8 inches|
|Item model number||PR20EVSK|
|Size||Pack of 1|
|Style||Variable Speed Palm Router with Edge Guide|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||1 Year Repair or Replacement of Parts|
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Bosch PR20EVSK Colt Palm Grip 5.6 Amp 1-Horsepower Fixed-Base Variable-Speed Router with Edge Guide
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- Variable-speed palm-grip router kit; soft-start and quick-lock systems
- 5.6 amp motor with 15,000 - 35,000 rpm; depth adjustment system and finger support pockets
- Aluminum construction and soft-grip
- Includes palm router, drop-forged collet and shaft wrenches, collet, fixed base, straight-edge guide, case
- 11.8 pounds; 1-year warranty
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The Bosch PR20EVSK Colt Variable Speed Router with Edge Guide is a versatile tool that's ideal for performing custom carpentry, trimming laminate flooring or deck planks, mortising hinges, dovetailing, and a host of other at-home and professional jobs. This router packs big power in a small, compact package for extended comfort and maximum accuracy.
Includes router, guide, case, base, collets, and shaft wrenches. View larger.
Rubber over-molded grip allows for stable, one-handed operation. View larger.
The PR20EVSK owes its robust performance to a 1.0-horsepower (the highest rating for small routers), 5.6-amp motor that spins at a variable speed of 16,000 to 35,000 RPM and has a soft-start that reduces startup torque. Additionally, depth adjustment is simple with the PR20EVSK: just align and lower the motor and then lock the router in position with the clamping level. Micro-fine adjustments are equally effortless thanks to the wheel on the back of the router's base.
To help you match the correct speed to the job, the included instruction manual features a chart showing the speed of each dial position, along with a list of the routing tasks that each setting may be used for.
User-Friendly Features for Flexibility, Comfort, and Reliability
This user-friendly tool offers simple, straightforward operation. First, the collect accepts standard 1/4-inch bits to give you job flexibility, with an impressive maximum diameter of 1-5/16 inch. For added convenience, a front spindle lock on the motor means easy, one-wrench bit changes, but a shaft wrench is also included for those who prefer to use two wrenches.
In addition, the speed dial is conveniently mounted on top of the tool body for easy access. An added bonus, the motor housing has a palm-shaped, rubber over-molded grip that allows for stable, one-handed operation. Finally, weighing about three pounds, the PR20EVSK offers a surprisingly rugged aluminum fixed base that's durable, solid, and reliable.
Constant Response Circuitry for Stable Motor Speed
This model includes Bosch's "Constant Response" circuitry, which monitors and maintains speed under load for consistent performance and overload protection. Constant Response works by detecting tough loads and then increasing power to maintain the selected RPM. Working with stable speed lets you concentrate on controlling the router, so you'll always make clean, burn-free cuts.
Additionally, a quick-clamp system allows the motor to be easily adjusted and moved from base to base. For further convenience, an angled cord exit keeps the router's cord safely out of your work area.
The PR20EVSK comes with a one-year warranty.
What's in the Box
Router, straight edge guide, carrying case, fixed base, 1/4-inch self-releasing collet, drop-forged collet, shaft wrenches, and instruction manual.
From the Manufacturer
With its compact size and spirited performance, the 1.0 HP Colt Palm Router from Bosch is a very versatile tool. It's not just a laminate trimmer, but is ideal for trimming deck planks, hinge mortising, edge forming, slot cutting, dovetailing, window cutouts and decorative inlays. The PR20EVSK Variable-speed Colt Kit has a palm-grip design with Soft Grip to make it the most comfortable router in its class, yet it also has enough power to do the job and is more comfortable and easy to use than larger routers. The Softstart reduces start-up torque while the Bosch Constant Response Circuitry monitors and maintains speed under load for consistent performance and overload protection. Easily move the motor from base to base with the Quick-clamp System to work on other areas of your project. A convenient Front Spindle Lock on the motor was designed for easy, one-wrench bit changes and a shaft wrench is also included for those who prefer to use two wrenches to change bits. Bosch even covered the small details by angling the cord to help keep it out of the way. The contents of this kit make it ideal for all router users.
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The first got drenched in a thunderstorm (and still ran for a while).
You cannot beat this little machine, it is easy to hold and operate, makes fast work of rail tops and more. For putting in keyhole picture slots in a frame this is the ticket.
Tight spots are not much of a problem for the "Pony".
I love this machine.
Oh, and around my house it's called a Pony because when I brought it home she asked what it was for and told her it was a Colt.
Two minutes latter, she asked me if I had put my "Pony" in the shed. The rest is Pony.
I've used this for a couple hours now. I like it, it's quick. Its small size makes it easy to hold and control on a narrow edge. The soft start really adds to the control--no torquing itself out of my grip when I've got it positioned on the lumber, ready to go. So far it has done everything I wanted: some biscuit slot cutting, 3/16" round over on several feet of 2x lumber, trimming off dowel plugs. Plenty of power for those jobs.
No problems changing bits. The rotor lock seems plenty solid enough but remembering some of the other reviews mentioning this has failed, I'm being careful not to over tighten with the collet wrench. Depth adjustment is simple: twist the body to unlock and quickly get to a coarse setting, then twist to lock and dial in to the exact depth with the micro-adjustment wheel.
The only downside I've found is that there is some vibration, noticeable when using larger radius bits like a biscuit slot cutter. I figure that's the trade off with a lightweight router. If I had to work with this non-stop for long periods I'm sure my fingers would go numb. But that kind of work is why I set up my router table.
Verdict: I'd buy it again, no hesitation.
The first thing I noticed upon turning it on is the soft starting. I have never had a piece of equipment with this ability. I does not twist your arm or wrist when starting like a lot of other routers. I do not know if it is worth spending extra money if offered separately but it is sure nice when the joints are a little sore. Its size is a definite plus when doing the fine laminate trimming and cutting out hinge recesses, etc - it does fit in the palm of my hand and I am able to do most things with holding the router in one hand and holding the working item with the other hand. It also variable speed settings but I have not used these yet.
The router base has some recesses that are nice to place one's thumb in when needing to stabilize the router when cutting corners or angles,etc. The base does get warm after using it awhile but not hot. The regular base has a large opening so one can see from the top side of how the cutting bit is behaving with the working material. The accessory bases are very nice to have available. They can be exchanged very easily with just moving the lever to the open position on each base and then aligning the arrows on the base and router. One of the bases' levers was too tight from the factory but that was easily fixed with just loosening the lever one turn. I have found the angled base and the close quarters (offset) base are great to have when cutting angles and tight spots. The close quarter base probably gets the cutting bit within 3/4 to one inch from a wall or similar type of blocking item. This base utilizes a small, strong belt (similar to the newer vacuum cleaner kevlar belts) to get its offset ability.
I have not used the undercutting guide yet. I must have read the manual over 5 times in that section before I finally understood how to use it. Basically, this guide is used for cutting a piece of laminate or wood when replacing or fixing a countertop, table top, flooring, or similar type of item. It uses the edge of the good piece of wood/laminate as a guide for cutting the new piece of wood/laminate so it will have a nice tight fit with minimal amount of a joint type of appearance. I know this will come in handy some day for that one unique project.
I am extremely happy with this router. Changing bits and bases is extremely easy almost fun. I probably wouldn't buy this router without the extra bases since they make it earn its place in my tool cabinet.