Tool Test: Bosch Cordless Palm Edge Router

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Tool: Palm Edge 12V Max EC Brushless Router

Producer: Bosch

MSRP: $ 149 (bare instrument)

There is something to be said about the form of a tool that affects your desire to pick it up and use it, especially when the form is designed to go through a particular process. And thatThat’s what initially caught my eye with this Bosch router.

The 12 volt Bosch handheld cutter is designed for cutting jobs, with its elongated base and handle that centers your hand directly on the tip. The module provides an unusual level of balance for most other trim routers in this category. The traditional barrel shape of the cutters prompts the user to tilt the tool when uneven pressure is applied.

During my tests, I had no issues with rough edges due to tipping and found the fine adjustment to be comfortable and simple. A black button releases a coupling from the adjustment thread and the black plastic nut turns deep. Bit changes were easy with the prominent red spindle locking bar. IS even if it only uses a 12 volt
battery, it had a lot of power for all the edge routing and trim I do over the course of a project.

I tested the fall detection technology advertised in our office and was surprised to find that the router had to hit the floor with generous force before the tool automatically shut down.

And you really canIt doesn’t beat the convenience of a cordless router. Just like most stores today use cordless drills, a wireless router is a great addition to your arsenal. At just over 3 “tall when lying on its side, this router fits snugly into any toolbox drawer, ready for board work.

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