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Bosch 60326C870 POF 1400 ACE Router
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- Enhanced ergonomic design with softgrip for convenient and safe working, integrated work light, dust extraction port
- The Bosch constant electronic keeps the selected speed constant at all times and ensures high cut quality
- Routing depth fine adjustment, accurate to 1/10 mm, easy and fast router bit changes due to integrated spindle lock
- Bosch SDS system enables easy, tool-free insertion of the template guide
- Material-specific preselection of the speed with setting wheel and accelerator switch
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Bosch routers are versatile and highly creative power tools. Routers work on the principle of ‘machining’ the processed material, i.e. they cut off and remove small chips, giving the workpiece a shape. Once you’ve got to know how useful they are, you won’t know how you did without them. Routers allow users to be creative, putting their ideas into practice. They are one of the most versatile power tools for working on wood. They enable you to work with a high level of convenience and precision. Professional results can be achieved in comparatively little time and with high precision.
Routers are suitable for:
- Edges and profiles: Build your own furniture and use the router to quickly profile the edges and to create your own personal style.
- Grooves: With parallel stop or guide rail you can easily rout grooves and rebates. This is an easy and effortless way to obtain sturdy wood joints.
- Template milling: For surface decoration or the coping of individual shapes.
- Free-handed routing: Decorations, patterns, shapes and writing characters are the highlight of working with a router. For this purpose the machine is guided freely over a design pattern traced with carbon paper onto the workpiece
There are many applications for a router, such as edge forming, grooving in wood, shaping, straight routing or groove cutting, core box routing, chamfering, mortising, laminate trimming, v-grooving and lettering, decorative grooving, frame routing, edge forming, drilling, rebating, profiling, rounding over, long-hole routing and copy routing.
The heart of the POF 1400 ACE is its motor, which makes the cutter (bit) rotate at speeds of up to 28,000 revolutions per minute. The motor position is on top of the milling cage, a kind of frame that allows the router bit to penetrate the material precisely from above with a maximum plunge depth or stroke of 55 mm.
Cutting Depth Fine Adjustment
The distinct cutting depth fine adjustment, with a 1/10 mm scale, allows precise depth settings even in the submerged position. The easily visible depth pre-adjustment with zero point setting is equipped with a scale in millimetres and inches. The depth stop can be adjusted in three stages. In this fashion you can pre-program successive cutting depths in one go. A spring-born lever ensures that the milling cage can be safely and easily loosened and tightened.
The parallel guide allows fine adjustment in 1/10 mm steps. A guide rail adapter with fine adjustment is available as an accessory and allows precise work and safe guidance for large workpieces.
The spindle lock allows you to lock the motor drive shaft. This helps you change the router bit with only one tool (without countering) easily and fast.
Bayonet Fitting for Template Guides - Bosch SDS
Template guides allow you to work with pre-fabricated templates. Bosch routers feature the unique SDS bayonet fitting for template guides. The SDS system allows quick template guide changes without an additional tool.
Electronic pre-selection of speed: control- and constant-electronic with speed selection ensures the optimal cutting speed especially when working with difficult materials (such as aluminium, mineral-bonded plastic or hard wood).
The POF 1400 ACE has a high range of additional features that help make it a pleasure to use. A transparent chip guard protects you from chips flying around and leaves a clear view of the workpiece. The sturdy aluminium footplate comes with an optimised removable plastic gliding shoe that ensures frictionless working. A convenient lamp illuminates the routing area. The ergonomic design with softgrip helps the users to balance the centre of gravity, which ensure safe guidance of the machine and higher convenience. The on/off switch is built into the handle grip. This ensures comfortable and safe handling and prevents accidentally moving the machine off track while you work
Don’t Let the Dust Fly
An extraction adapter is a precondition for clean work, so this router’s dust extraction adapter is ideal. Two knurled screws are used to attach the adapter to the base plate which is then linked up to a vacuum cleaner by a hose. You can use this for connection to a Bosch all-purpose vacuum cleaner or an ordinary household vacuum cleaner. Dust is directly extracted at the router bit via the extraction and fed to the vacuum cleaner.
Tips for Using Routers
When you work with a router, you should always be aware of the routing direction and its relation to the rotary direction of the router bit (which is always clockwise when you view the router from the top). The rotating bit, as it cuts into the material, develops forces that make it veer off a straight line. If you keep this relationship in mind and understand the principle of this characteristic, it can be used to your advantage and enable good control of the machine.
Without a guide fence the router will run off to the right if it is pulled towards the user as shown. In this case the parallel fence should be on the left of the router.
Without a guide fence the router will run off to the right if it is pushed forward or away from the user. In this case the parallel fence should be on the right of the router.
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Top Customer Reviews
It's only a moderately-powered "DIY" machine, and isn't really the right choice for doing kitchen worktop and similar heavy jobs; for that reason, it only comes with 6mm / 1/4" / 8mm collets, which won't take cutters large enough to do worktop. Be aware of this before you buy it! If you need to do worktop-type jobs, get something like a DeWalt DWW625EK - although I've never owned one of these, I've seen them well-reviewed elsewhere - which costs around 3 times as much as the POF 1400 ACE.
In addition, note that guide bushes are always manufacturer-specific sizes: to get the for a Trend jig, you usually have to use a Trend sub-base with its own guide bush, rather than use the Bosch guide bush that comes with the machine. This is the case for most routers. The real strength of any router is that by making your own jigs, you can use it for many tasks, and this is a great tool for that.
The two minor issues I've had with it are:
* The tool light only works intermittently, so I have to use it in well-lit areas - but then if you're using a dangerous tool like this, you should always be using it in a well-lit area, anyway;
* The spring on the plunge mechanism is very strong, making it difficult to adjust when the tool is operating - I have to set the depth-stop carefully beforehand, and depress the plunge mechanism slowly. I could probably take out the spring, but I haven't got round to it yet.
However, it's weighed down with features for a router at this price (depth stop, fine depth adjust, quick-release guide bush, parallel fence). Plus, I've found Bosch tools to be very reliable, having owned loads of them.
A fine tool to introduce new router-users like me to the process: maybe in a year or two, I'll upgrade when funds allow, but this does what I need at the moment, and was a very good price.
Also, surprisingly, I had GREAT difficulty in getting a 30mm dia guide bush (to use with a jig) at short notice, so I had to use the 17mm bush that came with the router. Careful measurement & skilled cutting was required.
Both a shame, as it took the edge off buying an otherwise excellent tool.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The guide that comes with this is a piece of junk - surprised that a reputable firm like Bosch are happy to put their name to it. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Ted
Cuts smooth, the easy depth adjustment is really useful and the built in led light makes what your doing allot clearer.Published 1 month ago by noel
Excellent purchase. Far superior to the Black and Decker machine it replacedPublished 1 month ago by Mike J.
This is a really good bit of kit. It is well made and comes in a useful case. The device is powerful but also smooth and is easy to operate.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very good product but difficult to see when the extraction cover is onPublished 2 months ago by Andrew Smith
never used one before purchasing this one found it very easy to set up and operate.Published 3 months ago by delbert