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  • Variable speed from 16,000 to 35,000 rpm, accepts bits up to 1-5/16".

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Bosch Router Tool, Colt 1-Horsepower 5.6 Amp Electronic Variable-Speed Palm Router PR20EVS https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M0J0...dEbH24ZC2C
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Do yourself a favor and get GKF125 model instead. It is much better to use. I have seen it go to about the same price.
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$79 shipped and sold by amazon. Matches the lowest price on ccc.

Bosch Router Tool, Colt 1-Horsepower 5.6 Amp Electronic Variable-Speed Palm Router PR20EVS https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M0J0...dEbH24ZC2C
Do yourself a favor and get GKF125 model instead. It is much better to use. I have seen it go to about the same price.
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Do yourself a favor and get GKF125 model instead. It is much better to use. I have seen it go to about the same price.
I agree. Colt 1.25 can handle a lot.
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Do yourself a favor and get GKF125 model instead. It is much better to use. I have seen it go to about the same price.
For reference it's $109 on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AX4A95S
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Do yourself a favor and get GKF125 model instead. It is much better to use. I have seen it go to about the same price.
Agreed, I have the 1.25 DWP611PK and it has never felt underpowered for its intended uses.
Not sure 1/4 horse would make a huge difference but I'd rather be a bit overpowered then under given the same form factor and fairly close price (especially when the 1.25 is on sale)
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Agreed, I have the 1.25 DWP611PK and it has never felt underpowered for its intended uses.
Not sure 1/4 horse would make a huge difference but I'd rather be a bit overpowered then under given the same form factor and fairly close price (especially when the 1.25 is on sale)
The height adjustment is more accurate and easier to use in GKF125 version. I have used both.
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You guys like this or DeWalt 616 better for a first router? I just got the 616 but am cool with returning.
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You guys like this or DeWalt 616 better for a first router? I just got the 616 but am cool with returning.
I have the 616 and love it FWTW.
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You guys like this or DeWalt 616 better for a first router? I just got the 616 but am cool with returning.

For a first router the 616 is fine but does not have a speed adjust. Accepting both 1/4 and 1/2 bits I would think you might find the 1 3/4 hp motor a bit under-powered for some of the larger 1/2 bits you could potentially throw in there, not to mention wanting to adjust the speed at that point.

Personally I would go for something like Bosch 1617 with the plunge base if you think you will use it. The 2.25hp motor chews through nearly any normal task that you would do with a non mounted router. IMO if you need any more power then that it should be mounted in a router table or taking lighter passes haha.
The Dewalt 618 is another solid option with or without plunge base as well.

I just recently upgraded to the Bosch MRC23EVSK and love it. I mainly got it because of the trigger handle and above table adjustment in case I needed to mount it in my portable table.
Everyone has tool preferences I have the Dewalt palm router, a Bosch plunge and a Craftsman mounted router. I do lots of woodworking so they all have their uses.
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Now for the big question. What is the sweet spot for 1/4 shank bits in price vs quality?
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Now for the big question. What is the sweet spot for 1/4 shank bits in price vs quality?
Whiteside. I say never go cheap on bits and they are by far the best bang for the buck!
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This is $10 off the price it's been for 1 year, and the same price it's been for over a month. Also as pointed out correctly by the OP, this is the "lowest price ever" according to price tracking websites like CCC which don't take into account coupons recently available from Amazon that made it cheaper than the lowest tracked price. These prices are likely to occur again when stock is clearanced in the first week of February.
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Do yourself a favor and get GKF125 model instead. It is much better to use. I have seen it go to about the same price.
I posted this for sale at $89 over Christmas. It didn't get any love.

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I have used these in the past for small CNC machines. A few years back they changed the main bearing holder to plastic so if you use them long enough the run out becomes very large as it heats up. So if using them for anything other than small jobs i would buy team green or yellow and not off blue. Break to many bits when they heat up.
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