We have 2 Bosch routers, GOF 1300 ACE models (i think they have a different
model designation in the US), that have a pivoting lever mechanism to lock
the spindle to change router bits. Well in the space of 3 weeks the section
of the casting that the pivot for this lever fits into has snapped off.
Anyone else have this problem.
No, but I stay away from two things:
Bosch tools and Pella windows.
Have a Bosch laminate trimmer that
broke immediately (adjustment
mechanism) then the replacement
broke immediately, and they were
arrogant about it.
Well they are the school's routers. We have 2 Makita 3612C's and bought the
Bosch routers a while ago because some students found the weight of the
Makitas too much and the Bosch ones seemed good at $300AU at the time and
with a distinct difference in weight. So i also have to try and fit the
money for repairs or replacement into our faculty budget.
I'm leaning towards getting 2 smaller 1/4" plunge routers instead of paying
$150AU to repair each router because they have to replace the whole casting.
If you do go to a couple small routers, don't go cheap.
I learned the hard way. 2 cheap ones, and 1 1/2 years later, both were
Some of the kids have no respect for tools, and try to break them.
How do I know? I'm a high school shop treacher , too.
Jim in NC
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