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Bosch Colt 1 HP Variable Speed Palm Router

A full-featured compact, lightweight router that you'll find yourself reaching for again and again.
Item #
51351
Rating:
90% of 100

Though very compact at just 7-1/2'' tall, and lightweight at 3.3 pounds, The 1-HP Bosch Colt is not just for laminate trimming. It's more than shop-worthy for common tasks like hinge mortising, edge forming, slot cutting, dovetailing, window cutouts, decorative inlays and more. Easy to handle and nimble in tight spaces, you'll be amazed at the variety of uses for which it comes in handy. Like its larger relatives, the Colt features soft-start circuitry and Constant Response™ circuitry for consistent speed under load. Depth adjustment is simple with the clamping lever and micro-adjust wheel on the back of the base.


Features:

  • Top-mounted variable speed dial lets you match speed to workpiece and task
  • Soft-start reduces start-up torque
  • Constant Response Circuitry monitors and maintains speed under load
  • Quick-Clamp System allows motor to be easily adjusted or moved from base to base
  • Convenient front spindle lock for fast, easy one-wrench bit changes.
  • Rubberized grip and unique finger support pockets provide additional support when trimming edges
  • All-metal straight-edge guide directs router along edges of workpiece or up to 3-5/8" from edge
  • Fast and precise bit depth adjustment system with micro-fine adjustment dial
  • Accepts 1/4" shank bits with a diameter of up to 1-5/16''
  • Rugged aluminum base is durable and precise
  • Angled cord exit helps keep cord out of the way
(1) Bosch Colt PR20EVS 1HP Variable Speed Palm Router
(1) PR001 Fixed Base
(1) 1/4'' Self-releasing collet chuck
(1) Shaft wrench
(1) Collet wrench
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More Information
Brand Bosch
Manufacturer Part Number PR20EVS
Weight 4.8500
Tech Spec
  • HP: 1
  • Amps: 5.7A
  • Speed Range: 16,000-35,000 RPM
  • Base Opening: 1-9/16''
  • Collet Capacity: 1/4''
  • Fixed-Base Depth Range: 1-3/16''
  • Height: 7-1/2''
  • Length: 3-1/2''
  • Width: 3-3/4''
  • Sub-Base Length: 3-1/2''
  • Sub-Base Width: 3-3/4''
  • Voltage: 120V
4.5 / 5.0
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Excellent router
August 23, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Best deal on the best trim router!
You can’t beat the Bosch quality. Great router and a great deal. Thanks Rockler!
August 21, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Terrific!
Though an older, corded design, this little workhorse is perfect for my lutherie shop and many light wood routing needs.
August 10, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great buys
July 31, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great product easy to handle!
July 20, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Bosch Colt router
Purchased this router because I needed a small compact router for a project. Highly recommend, it is small but does the job. easy to adjust depth and bit. Excellent tool!
July 11, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Bosch Colt 1 HP Variable Speed Palm Router
I like the Bosch Colt 1 HP Variable Speed Palm Router very much
June 20, 2019
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Love it. Easy to handle, does smaller work easily...don't have to get the larger one out.
December 18, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
I have been using it with sign stencils, works to my expectations.
Overall it is a very good product and I recommend it for light to medium work.
December 14, 2018
Purchased
12 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Easy to use, change bits and adjust depth of cut. I use it for all my small routing jobs.
August 21, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
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Needed something lightweight to make name signs for grandchildren for Christmas
Bill W on Nov 9, 2019
used one of a friend sold me then!
WILL A on Nov 3, 2019
Needed something lightweight to make name signs for grandchildren for Christmas
Bill W on Nov 9, 2019
Price, clamp adjustment on base
Brad S on Nov 5, 2019
used one of a friend sold me then!
WILL A on Nov 3, 2019
Versitility of use. I hope.....
M.O. on Nov 3, 2019
Powerful and dependable
Mike R on Oct 11, 2019
High quality and value. Bosch tools have never let me down.
Larry S on Aug 1, 2019
Easy to handle
duane k on Jul 31, 2019
I have several custom luthier router accessories designed for this router.
Ken on Jul 23, 2019
I needed a ‘trim’ router and this one was on sale and I’ve used Bosch products in the past with satisfaction.
LB on Jul 20, 2019
I have arthritis and I think this one won't hurt my hands!
Patty on Jul 18, 2019
Great sale price
Marshall F on Jul 16, 2019
I have been shopping for a lighter small router and this one seems to fit the bill.
Fred K on Jul 16, 2019
I have a number of Bosch tools, they all perform great.
George K on Jul 15, 2019
Been using these routers since they came out and they are great. I have at least 6 and keep different bits in them for specific operations. In a professional shop, it's more cost effective than paying someone to change bits, especially at this price. And they last for years.
Larry S on Jul 15, 2019
Love Bosch routers and wanted a smaller one for smaller projects
Gary E on Jul 15, 2019
I have had this router on my CNC router for 3 years and have had no problems. It is running great. This is the back up.
Mitch's Big Bag on Jul 14, 2019
Needed a small compact router for a new project
Jim M on Apr 7, 2019
I wants it
Patrick T on Dec 28, 2018
Used on the job site prior to retirement. Now I have this option for my shop. Will be helpful in sign crafting with stencils and various small detailed projects.
Awfull on Nov 26, 2018
Brand and value
Jim S on Nov 26, 2018
Needed
Joseph P on Nov 25, 2018
More than once, I've had need of a smaller more portable router, and found it cumbersome and inconvenient to use a full sized one.
Randolph G on Nov 24, 2018
To use with sign making stencils
Thomas D on Nov 23, 2018
Wanted one and this was the best buy.
needed for door locks
Vickie H on Nov 4, 2018
I wanted a second one to keep mounted in my plunge router base permanently.
Marion C on Jul 17, 2018
Price, clamp adjustment on base
Brad S on Nov 5, 2019
Versitility of use. I hope.....
M.O. on Nov 3, 2019
Does it come in a case?
rleeq on Jul 31, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, just packed in a cardboard box. I was glad it did not have a case which I wouldn't have used.