Bosch GKF600 Â¼" 600W Palm Router 240V
Great little bit of kit!
I've wanted one of these for a while but couldn't justify it. Needed it for a job so bit the bullet and am happy to say I'm not disappointed. It's first job was profiling a 25mm MDF tabletop with a 15 year old router bit and it didn't skip a beat!
Very compact, easy to guide and punches above it's weight. It's not a replacement for a larger plunge router but it certainly has it's place and is a very fair price.
There are a couple of minor criticisms though: the fine adjustment wheel is very stiff to operate and is lubricated with grease, so any dust from the workpiece immediately sticks to the thread and binds, making adjustment nearly impossible if not cleaned off.
Also, the main plate carriage feels a little bit flimsy compared to the solid engineering of the main body.
Overall though, it really is a very decent little machine and I thoroughly recommend it.
13 Jan 2015
Good bit of kit
Difficult to give a reliable rating as I have only used it once, it did exactly what I had purchased it for though. If it is reliable it will be a useful bit of kit in my workshop.
15 Dec 2014
great little router
been using for cutting door hinges,with guide rail, works great,no messing with templates/guide bushes ect.
light and positive to use.
Also bought plunge base,great addition to a fab little router.
8 Dec 2014
Great value for money, excellent features and very compact. Recommended
5 Dec 2014