This router is on my list. Of course we need some bits. Someone can
probably help us both with suggestions.
A direct quote from Igor's post:
Bosch 1617EVSPK. Usual $220 Amazon price for unit w/ 2 bases. Amazon is
offering some extra bells and whistles with it, "$100 accessory package":
centering cone, 5/8-, 7/16-, and 5/16-inch template guides, dust hood
(though they do not tell you which one), and fine adjustment extension
knob. (watch URL wrap)
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And, you can get $25 off if you stop here first for details:
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If you haven't had a chance to use a Bosch 1590 EVSK, it can be a real eye
opener. I love mine. I recently used it _instead_ of the bandsaw to cut
things that could have gone either way.
$169.99 at amazon.com.
I agree. That is one sweet jigsaw. I couldn't have done my bar top
without it. It would have been tricky trying to negotiate the 7 foot
by 16 inch by 1 5/8inch thick piece of cherry around a bandsaw. The
1590 didn't even hesitate...
I find I have to stop short when I describing this saw. It is almost a
spiritual experience to use. Try turning the speed down to almost zero and
just feel the buttery smooth action. I think if I could only have one saw,
this would be it. I doubt anyone will go back to a "cheap" saw after using
I'm wishing for a #4 or #6 Veritas Plane (or both if Santy thinks I've
been good enough this year).
The problem with SWMBO buying tools is we need to be VERY specific
about the tool - saying a #4 Smoothing plane is a recipe for disaster
- how ya gonna replace it with the one you really want?
*groan* Yeah, I'm the somewhat umm... proud? owner of a "Tool Shop"
drill press and a "Duracraft" plunge router after last year.
Definately not what I would have chosen- but she did try, and I've
gotten some limited use out of both. So, this year I did what I used
to do with my parents- only ask for one thing, very specific, and tell
them that if they can't find it, can't afford it or just don't want to
give me it, I'll just take a gift card! (this year, it was this bad
http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.asp?pageI708&category=1,41182,41186&ccurrency=2&SIDI told her that if I get it, I won't be *forced* to go out and get a
That's a really sweet plane. I have the LV LA Smoother - same plane,
Rumor has it that a bevel-up version of the #7 is in the works, from LV,
I left a 'tagged' copy of the LV Christmas specialty catalog on the wife's
desk yesterday. Now I have to behave. Last year, I screwed up by buying
several tools for myself while working on her Christmas presents. My
eldest son ratted me out, when they went tool shopping for me. "Dad
already bought one of those last week." She was 'agitated'. Yeah, that's
the polite word for p#ssed.
There were a couple of Bessey 50" K's under the tree, though. And a nice
sized gift cert from the local Rockler.
who is enjoying his new/old 'quiet jointer'...
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