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Unboxing the Colt Router


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nice little router jimbo, but while watching your video I noticed you are cutting with the wrong rotation, the back of a router bit should be cutting into new wood you have the front of the bit cutting into the new wood with a straight edge/guide. with a small light cut you may not have noticed any pull but you want the router to want to go towards the fence not away. to have proper rotation with the straight edge on the side you have you should start your cut at the end and go to beginning. look at my crude picture....

on outside cuts you should always go right starting with edge closest to you on the left and on inside you go right and start from edge away from you.....

 

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I hope I'm not just confused but it looks backwards to me........

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if you did the same cut with the guide on the other side of router, it would make router suck up against the guide like I said you were cutting a very light shallow cut but it if it was deeper or a bigger bit you would notice more of a struggle to keep it steady. I explained it in the post that way so you could remember because someday it can take off on you like 10 men......

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Nice video Jimbo, now I've got to get one! Thanks for posting the explanation with a picture too Comp. Unless someone teaches you how to use a router or if one got away from you and you found out from experience, I would say a lot of people didn't know that. The TIA crew is the greatest!

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On 1/25/2016 at 7:33 PM, comp56 said:

nice video, who need stinkin lights.....

 

If only they would add an LED light and some extra horsepower.....

 

The Bosch GKF125CE Colt™ 1.25HP (Max) Variable-Speed Palm Router

 

  • "Powerful 1.25 hp (max) 7.0 amp motor for compact versatility
  • LED lighting provides enhanced view of bit area
  • Durable spindle lock for fast, easy bit changes
  • .....
  • Soft-start circuitry reduces start-up torque
  • Constant Response™ circuitry monitors and maintains speed under load for consistent performance
  • ..."

Coming this fall

http://www.acmetools.com/shop/tools/bosch-gkf125ce

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27 minutes ago, Shuutr said:

 

If only they would add an LED light and some extra horsepower.....

 

The Bosch GKF125CE Colt™ 1.25HP (Max) Variable-Speed Palm Router

 

  • "Powerful 1.25 hp (max) 7.0 amp motor for compact versatility
  • LED lighting provides enhanced view of bit area
  • Durable spindle lock for fast, easy bit changes
  • .....
  • Soft-start circuitry reduces start-up torque
  • Constant Response™ circuitry monitors and maintains speed under load for consistent performance
  • ..."

Coming this fall

http://www.acmetools.com/shop/tools/bosch-gkf125ce

 

Of course it is.. Acme Tools is my heroin

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