Bosch Colt Router

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Great for binding work & pickup cavities.
A practical combination of power and compact size.

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Bosch Colt Router

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Great for binding work & pickup cavities.
A practical combination of power and compact size.

We chose the Bosch® Colt router as the ideal companion for the MacRostie Binding Trimmer and our TrueChannel Binding Router Jig. It has a smooth-running single-speed 1-hp. motor, featuring circuitry to help maintain constant speed under load, for clean cuts. The sturdy removable cast-aluminum base provides convenient thumbscrew adjustment of routing depth.

Motor: 1 hp. 5.6 amp, 672 watts, 35,000 rpm at no load
Base opening: 1-9/16" diameter (39.69mm)
Plunge depth: 1-3/16" (30.16 mm)
Height with base: 7-3/4" (196.85mm)
Collet: 1/4", with front spindle lock for easy one-wrench bit changes
Power cord: 10-foot length
Weight: 3.3 lbs (1,5 kg)

The Bosch Colt Router is a 120-volt AC electrical appliance with a U.S. standard Type A plug with two flat parallel prongs, ungrounded.

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Bosch Colt Router

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Best small router I've ever used

By Cory Balliet from Endicott, NY 
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, September 08, 2014

I've been using these guys since high school. They're awesome! Strong enough to stand up to about any species of wood, light enough to safely manipulate for binding work and other tricky routing jobs like that, and they don't vibrate like crazy like a lot of other palm routers do. I've had mine for 5 years now and its still running great.

STEW MAC should have been selling a router like this YEARS ago.

By D. Bennett from San Antonio, TX
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, January 13, 2014

As a guitar builder using a router, the key is "SMOOTH CONTROL." I have been using this router and the Bosch Laminate Trimmer since they came out. 5 Stars! All other routers are too large and too powerful. This router is just right for Electric and Acoustic guitars. It's also very versatile. Buy one now, before you chip out another flamed maple top or back with a big router. This is also a very competitive price.

Easy to handle

By Cannonball from Saratoga, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, October 25, 2013

First time use of a hand held router. Very easy to control and it doesn't torque out of your hands. It operates smoothly and with a brand new bit it cuts flawlessly (just cut in steps). No tear out cutting the binding channels on my first acoustic build! Just follow the instructions and do your climb cuts first and finish counter clockwise. Very impressed with this router, it does the intended job and very user friendly.

I love this router

Thursday, May 16, 2013

For hand routing on guitars, this is your router. Powerful enough to route solid hardwood and smooth enough to route delicate binding channels. The micro adjustment wheel gets stiff very fast and needs to be kept clean. Unlike other routers Ive used, it runs fairly cool and is light and easy to handle. With safety gloves on I find the on/off switch hard to use sometimes but its nearly impossible to accidentally turn on which is much more important. The base plate will get scratched up but you can get a replacement from Bosch.

I love this router!

By Ryan K from Calgary, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I used this router for hollowing out a semi-hollow body and for initial steps of a carved top. Works great in conjunction with bearing bits.

The best

By Tiunov (22) from Moscow, Russia
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, February 16, 2012

This is an exciting router. Amazing production quality. No loose parts, high precision, durability and easy adjusting at the same time. It's small (one-hand working is possible too!) and powerful enough to do any small job like routing pickup cavities. It's small base plate makes possible to route precisely even on small spots (so, for example, you don't need to disassemble a guitar totally to make pickup cavity a little deeper)

On europe markets this model is calles GKF-600, I own one for years and this is my primary router. I use heavy 1400W model only in big jobs (routing body contour etc.)

Cool handy router. 

By Hazhar. :) from Singapore.
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I'm from Singapore. Here, we only have power supply of 240V. I had to get a step down transformer to be able to use the tool.

Otherwise, the Colt router is a handy tool, it
does what its supposed to do and it does it well.

It would only be better if it comes with a case. :)


By W. Moura from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, November 04, 2011

I have ordered this little wonder last month and I've just completly routed two guitar bodies and corrected pickup routes in two other with it (before I used to use a bigger columm router). It's amazingly easy: to adjust, to operate and to control the depth of passes. I loved it.


By Martin E. from Little Rock
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, August 08, 2011

Although I purchased one of these a year or so ago from another source for a different type job (didn't know Stewmac sold them), these little things work great, easy to control for edging and routing. Go light and slow. However, don't use anything but an approved router bit. I attached a drum sander bit for a drill and hold on tight! It was like trying to latch on to a greased weasel!

The router

By gregf from michigan
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, January 28, 2011

Best thing made since swiss cheese

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