Bosch introduces precision plunge base for Colt Palm Routers
Building on the success of the Bosch brand’s signature Colt Palm Routers, Bosch Power Tools is releasing the PR011 Plunge Base, and PR20EVSPK combo kit, to deliver the ultimate in precision plunge base routing. Woodworkers of all types will appreciate the features the plunge base offers, including its enhanced control, accuracy and power for slot cuts, decorative band, wood inlay cuts and more.
A staple in the market for more than seven years, the Bosch PR20EVS Colt Palm Routers quickly became some of the most popular routers for remodelers, custom furniture and cabinet makers, store fixture manufacturers, countertop and laminate fabricators and general carpenters. The PR20EVS fixed-base model’s 5.6 Amp motor and variable-speed dial quickly won users over as they could easily adjust their speed depending on the material and application. A soft-start feature reduces start up torque and Constant Response Circuitry monitors and maintains desired RPM, delivering consistent performance.
The new PR011 Plunge Base is designed to expand the versatility of the Bosch palm routers. The PR011 offers exceptionally smooth plunge action and simple microfine depth adjustments with depth scales printed on the tool in both inch and metric measurements. The plunge base offers fast and accurate depth setting with a 7-step depth stop, two of which are adjustable.
The PR011’s plunge lock lever is conveniently located near the left handle and springs to the locked position when released, as most users prefer. A clear sub-base allows woodworkers to see their work piece at all times, and the unit’s precision centering design makes it easy to adjust the subbase to keep a bit on the intended cut line when using jigs, templets, dovetail fixtures and other guidance devices.
The PR20EVSPK combo kit includes the router motor, fixed base and plunge base. Both bases feature ergonomic, soft-grip areas for comfortable use and enhanced control. A tool-less motor clamp allows users to quickly remove the router from the bases with ease.
The kit is compatible with a wide variety of Bosch router bases, guides and dust hoods. The PR20EVSPK comes standard equipped with a 10-millimeter shaft wrench, 17-millimeter collet wrench, PR002 Straight Edge Guide and a well-organized carrying case.
The Bosch PR011 Plunge Base sold by itself will retail for $89 to $99 and will be available in October at authorized dealers nationwide. The Bosch PR20EVSPK combo kit will retail for $199 and will be available in November. To find out more or to locate a dealer, visit www.boschtools.com or call 877-BOSCH-99.