Bosch GKF600 Â¼" 600W Palm Router 240V
Powerful enough motor. Not too well balanced. Depth settings difficult to adjust accurately and maintain. Micro depth adjustment is there, however it is too easy to lose the datum completely. Good design ideas but not well executed. Does the job, but could have been far better. Value for money - maybe.
13 Feb 2015
Brilliant little bit of kit it definitely punches above its weight and so compact definitely worth having in the kit
2 Feb 2015
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