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Features a bigger 1-1/4 horsepower motor, plus an LED light for good visibility in dim lighting.

Bosch Colt 1.25 HP Variable Speed Palm Router w/LED

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57485
Rating:
92% of 100
Bosch Colt 1.25 HP Variable Speed Palm Router w/LED Bosch Colt 1.25 HP Variable Speed Palm Router w/LED Bosch Colt 1.25 HP Variable Speed Palm Router w/LED
Bosch Colt 1.25 HP Variable Speed Palm Router w/LED

This newer, more powerful version of the Bosch Colt palm router features a 1-1/4 horsepower motor and an LED light for even more versatility than the original. It has a contoured ergonomic design with a soft-grip for one-handed comfort and control. Much more than just a laminate trimmer, it's perfect for rounding the edges of deck planks and railings, hinge mortising, decorative edge forming, slot cutting, window cutouts, decorative inlays, laminate trimming and more. Soft-start circuitry makes for stress-free startups, constant response circuitry maintains speed under load. A top-mounted variable-speed dial lets you set the perfect speed for the application. The fixed base features macro and micro depth adjustments and a centerable round sub-base for easy guidance. Includes router, self-releasing collet chuck and a comfortable forged collet wrench.


Features:

  • Robust construction provides precision and performance
  • Powerful 1.25 max horsepower with soft-start and constant response circuitry
  • Groundbreaking depth-adjustment system ensures quick, precise depth adjustment
  • Rugged 360° non-split aluminum base accepts bits up to 1-5/16'' wide
  • LED lighting provides enhanced view of bit area
  • Variable speed dial adjusts from 16,000 to 35,000 rpm
  • Round translucent polycarbonate sub-base can be centered for accurate guidance along templates
  • Durable spindle lock for fast, easy bit changes
  • Finger-support pockets provide enhanced stability and control
  • Ball-joint cord swivel for easy cord positioning
  • Motor can be removed with the press of a button
  • Depth scales in both imperial and metric
  • 10% restocking fee on all returned merchandise.
With the Rockler Protection Plan, you'll get accidental damage coverage immediately upon purchase of your tool. Plus, we will extend the manufacturer's warranty for your choice of an additional 1 or 2 years. We'll take care of all parts and labor for any repairs, with no deductibles and no hassles. If your tool can not be repaired, we'll gladly replace it. Available in the US only. Click here to learn more.
(1) GKF125CEN Colt 1.25 HP (Max) Variable-Speed Palm Router
(1) PR101 Fixed Base
(1) 1/4'' Self-Releasing Collet Chuck
(1) Collet Chuck Wrench
More Information
Brand Bosch
Manufacturer Part Number GKF125CEN
Weight 5.8500
Tech Spec
  • HP: 1.25
  • Amps: 7.0A
  • Speed Range: 16,000-35,000 RPM
  • Base Opening: 1-9/16''
  • Collet Capacity: 1/4''
  • Fixed-Base Depth Range: 1-3/16''
  • Height: 8.25''
  • Length: 4.134''
  • Width: 4.134''
  • Voltage: 120V
Technical Documents Bosch Colt 1.25 HP Variable Speed Palm Router w/LED Manual
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Helps a lot to have the led light when doing fine work
April 21, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Bosch updated Colt 1.25 variable speed router
Love the soft start, compact size and led lights..! It is just what I needed for rounding over edges and hand held routing projects
December 13, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Handy little tool
Plenty of power for the size. Nice and easy to maneuver.
July 15, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Very useful supplement to large routers. Great visibility, light & agile.
July 6, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
Easy to use. Works flawlessly.
June 25, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great little router
This is a great little router. It is easy to handle and with slow start-up to get it in the right work area.
May 20, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Check the little things
The screw that holds in the motor brush vibrated out after the third use. The router stopped, but the CNC kept going.. Serious damage to the bed and stripped out one of the worm drives.
July 8, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
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great reviews on wood magazine
Mike A on Feb 2, 2019
light weight and great for finishing projects
Robert V on Dec 28, 2018
great reviews on wood magazine
Mike A on Feb 2, 2019
Read reviews in woodworking magazines. Sounds like a nice product.
Jerry E on Jan 13, 2019
light weight and great for finishing projects
Robert V on Dec 28, 2018
Christmas gift card! Need a palm router, good reviews, great price
Peter M on Dec 28, 2018
Upgrade to a more powerful Bosch unit.
william kane L on Dec 26, 2018
updated palm router.
Melissa B on Dec 3, 2018
Wanted a smaller router and this was best deal that I found.
Bruce B on Nov 26, 2018
convenient size and LED light for use with inlay work
George R on Nov 25, 2018
I wanted a hand held router for doing trim work on toys and small pieces of furniture. This has good ratings and reviews and the price was right.
Doug P on Nov 12, 2018
After looking at many customer reviews and comparisons it seemed like the best tool for the $$
Gary S on Jul 24, 2018
Brand reputation for quality
Vidal V on Jul 5, 2018
I desire more power for my CNC router.
I will produce a clamp to hold this router in place.
Mike David S on Jun 26, 2018
always wanted one. Used a friend's and was sold on it. Now at a great price too.
Warner R on Jun 22, 2018
I have watched many youtubes where this router is being used, so it feels like a good choice. The magazine I subscribe to has very positive feedback on this model/brand.
Hugh A. Jamieson, j on Jun 9, 2018
for small router work.
jan g on Jun 2, 2018
Price
ben r on May 29, 2018
Ergonomic design and I have a larger Bosch router that I'm very pleased with.
Jayme J on May 10, 2018
Perfect addition to my woodshop
Michael L on Apr 29, 2018
Size and power
Joe K on Apr 28, 2018
Read reviews in woodworking magazines. Sounds like a nice product.
Jerry E on Jan 13, 2019
Christmas gift card! Need a palm router, good reviews, great price
Peter M on Dec 28, 2018
Can this model be mounted to a router table for fixed base operation?
Eric Q on Apr 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, Bosch sells two tables it mounts to, and it will also fit many others with "universal" bases.
Backward compatibility - will it still work with previous version Colt bases and guides?
Nate S on May 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The Bosch GKF125 1.25 H.P. Colt router uses a 3-hole base plate pattern while the previous Bosch Colt used a 4-hole rectangular pattern.

Also, Bosch is expected to release a plunge base for the new Colt in the near future. This router is not compatible with any of the existing Colt accessories
It is posible to get an user manual ?
Rodolfo T on Apr 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: A downloadable manual is available at the Bosch tools website.
does this come with a plunge base?
riverbum on Apr 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This item includes the PR101 Fixed Base only.
does this router come with an edge guide as shown in the picture?
Robert h on May 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately this does not include the edge guide
what size bit shanks? what is max diameter bit that can be used?
stu h on Apr 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The collet has a maximum Capacity of 1/4''
Whats the diameter for making a CNC Clamp to fix to the Machine?
Rbchristy on Apr 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I see 4 1/8" diameter on the plastic base. The diameter on the cast aluminum it attaches to is perhaps 1/16" less.
Is this the same diameter as the colt 1 hp? For use in my Next Wave CNC Shark
Mike R on Feb 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I have no idea how this mounts in the Shark, but the 1HP measures about 2-31/32 diameter around the metal base while the .1.25 measures about 3-3/32 around the metal base. So the later is a bit larger.
Does this router come with a plastic case?
John J on Jun 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It does not
Does this fit in the "trim router table" Item #: 43550?
Larry S on Jun 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This product does not fit the Rockler Trim Router Table out of the box.

The table is currently designed for trim routers with 4 hole mounting bases. Bosch has changed the base on this router to a 3 hole design. At this time this would require drilling new holes to mount this router.
Can an edge guide be bought separately?
Myron D on Jun 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Bosch PR102 should work. I bought one but haven’t tried it yet. It is listed as compatible.
Will this fit the new 1.25 hp Bosch Colt. GKF125CEN?
Nathan M on Jul 20, 2018
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