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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

Item #
57485
Rating:
88% of 100

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
    (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
    4.4 / 5.0
    12 Reviews
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    runs smooth
    July 21, 2019
    Purchased
    2 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    Powerful but easy to handle
    I have been needing a trim router for quite some time but always put up with my larger hp full size router or approached with hand tools. This is very comfortable to handle, led lighting helps a lot and bit changes are easy. Use this recently to route shoulders for tenons if bread boards for oak table top. Need to put up with the dust however. A different base is an option with vac abilities but I have those accessories on by larger 1/2” 21/4 hp router. This fills a need for smaller bits and quick setups. I recommend this trimmer if you will use it often.
    July 12, 2019
    Purchased
    2 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Advanced
    Fantastic
    Great for a quick round over. Small but plenty of power.
    June 29, 2019
    Purchased
    3 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    Helps a lot to have the led light when doing fine work
    April 21, 2019
    Purchased
    5 months 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
    9 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Advanced
    Handy little tool
    Plenty of power for the size. Nice and easy to maneuver.
    July 15, 2018
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    Very useful supplement to large routers. Great visibility, light & agile.
    July 6, 2018
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Easy to use. Works flawlessly.
    June 25, 2018
    Purchased
    1 year 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
    Essential to my work
    I often use trim routers for free-form work, and I have always been frustrated by not being able to see exactly where the bit is cutting as I try to follow a pattern. Bosch has done a fine job of widening the viewing port and adding a clear plastic base, both of which allow a fair amount of external light to reach the bit. With the two LED lights on (and I wish there were four!), it is finally easy to see how the cut is going.
    One quibble: why are the LEDs always on when the unit is plugged in? Can't they go on and off with the motor?
    July 12, 2019
    Purchased
    2 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
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    Why did you choose this?
    Rockler Store
    I have several Bosch items now and like them. Needed a palm router and this one looked better than the 1hp unit on sale.
    Richard M on Jul 31, 2019
    Because I need it.
    David C on Jun 9, 2019
    I have several Bosch items now and like them. Needed a palm router and this one looked better than the 1hp unit on sale.
    Richard M on Jul 31, 2019
    Bosch is a very good brand and I received a gift certificate for Father’s Day for Rockler.<br />I wanted a more handy tool for quick touch ups of edges without setting up my router table or 3 hp hand held.
    James J on Jun 21, 2019
    Because I need it.
    David C on Jun 9, 2019
    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.
    Bill 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.<br />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
    Bosch is a very good brand and I received a gift certificate for Father’s Day for Rockler.<br />I wanted a more handy tool for quick touch ups of edges without setting up my router table or 3 hp hand held.
    James J on Jun 21, 2019
    great reviews on wood magazine
    Mike A on Feb 2, 2019
    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
    Will this fit the new 1.25 hp Bosch Colt. GKF125CEN?
    Nathan M on Jul 20, 2018
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    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''
    Do you have a dust collecting attachment that fits this tool?
    Dica F. M on Jun 21, 2019
    BEST ANSWER: Not for the Colt, but I do for my larger routers.
    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.
    Does the Bosch GKF 125CEN accept standard guide bushings as compatible with the PC 690?
    william c on Jun 1, 2019
    BEST ANSWER: No. The diameter of the hole in the Bosch base is somewhat larger than on a PC690. I am not aware of any after market base either. A base out of plexiglas could be made to accomplish this.
    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.