Compare Bosch Colt Palm Router to Porter-Cable Model 100


Anyone have a good comparison? How about you, Pat Warner?
I recently posted about the Bosch Colt Palm router and it sounds like a great little machine. So before I buy it, which wil be soon, let me leave no stone unturned and ask about the PC Model 100.
I over-analyze everything......
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I bought a couple of Ridgid laminate trimmers. I use one as a trimmer, the other as a small router for round-over bits etc. They came with excellent guides and the base-plate takes PC-type bushings. I have gone through quite a few other trim-routers, including Bosch, PC and Makita and prefer the Ridgids. I cannot comment on longevity as I have only had them for about 3 months. I almost forgot to mention that they soft-start and are variable speed, light, and the waist-line is small enough for single handed grip. If they have a decent life expectancy they're winners in my book.
I have no affiliation with Home Depot, in fact, I'm not crazy about them.... but credit due where credit is due, I always say...well, not always, but when I think about it I say it.
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Take a look at the current Fine Homebuilding. They reviewed several laminate trimmers, including the Bosch Colt Palm router.

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Well, I went to the supermarket to buy a Fine Homebuilding. Either the issue you refer to is last months or it hasn't hit the newstands yet. The issue I saw has a cover of laying tile and reviews biscuit joiners.
I called my public library and they do not subscribe to Fine Homebuilding.
Perhaps you could just tell me the results.
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My appology..... In fact, the review was in Tools of the Trade. I'm looking at the article now, it's in the July/August 2005 issue, page 43.
The review included the Bosch PR20EVS, Dewalt DW673K, Makita 3708FC, Porter-Cable 97310, and the Rigid R2400. The bottom-line, is that the reviewer(s) liked the Porter-Cable if your doing a lot of laminate work. However, for odd-job routing and laminate work, they preferred the Bosch with the Rigid coming in second. They had mixed emotions about the Makita.
To paraphrase the reviewer comments; The Bosch was very popular with the crew. They felt that the router was more versative with the variable speed control. Everyone was impressed with the base, liked the soft-start feature, and the visibility was good.

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