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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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Technical Details
Part Number 060326C870
Item Weight7 Kg
Product Dimensions39.5 x 33.5 x 20.4 cm
Item model number060326C870
Item Package Quantity1
Plug FormatG - 3 pin British
  
Additional Information
ASINB001E4EJ6M
Best Sellers Rank 3,614 in DIY & Tools (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7 Kg
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Date First Available16 Sept. 2008
  
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Product Description

Product Description

The POF 1400 ACE has a number of useful features.
The POF 1400 ACE has a number of useful features. Click here for a larger image.

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.

Parallel Guide

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.

Spindle Lock

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.

Easy Electronics

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).

Other Features

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.

There are several different ways to work with a router.
There are several different ways to work with a router. Click here for a larger image.

Box Contains

  • 1 x Bosch POF 1400 ACE router
  • 1 x straight bit (8 mm diameter)
  • 1 x centering pin
  • 1 x template guide
  • 3 x collets - diameter inch 1/4, 6, 8
  • 1 x open-end spanner
  • 1 x parallel guide
  • 1 x dust extraction adapter
  • 1 x instruction manual
  • 1 x plastic carrying case



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    I've owned this tool for 3 or 4 months now, and I've been very pleased with it.

    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.
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    I always do my reviews after I've owned & used the item a while,how can you do a review when you've just unwrapped it? Bosch has given me somewhat of a mixed bag with purchases recently,which has left a nasty taste in my mouth after being a Lifelong "Bosch FanBoy!".Im happy to report this is one of my better (Note all my Bosch Purchases used to be GREAT) Bosch recent purchases.This router has lots to recommend,the micro adjustment is excellent,the speed adjustment is excellent,the depth gauge is excellent,the guide is great,Ive used this regularly with a 25mm cutter and never felt as though the router was in need of more power,I certainly would recommend the tungsten carbide bits over the cheaper sets-in the long run it will be cheaper! The tungsten bits have chewed through nails etc with no signs of wear! Obviously this isn't recommended,but when carrying out repairs on existing doors etc it WILL happen! I very much recommend going for this higher wattage 1400 model,i have never felt it was over worked.Im very happy with this purchase which i made months ago (Nov '13).Highly recommended! NOTE:- I use this in a professional manner for cutting access holes fro turnings,and for machining notches & hole in dado turnings & plastics & woods.
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    I wanted to cut circular sections in perspex panels, and had agonised for some time as to which tool to use. This is the perfect machine to do all sorts of fancy/decorative work on wood or plastic. I was up and running with in half an hour and have found the router very precise and easy to use. Certainly good value!
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    I have been using this router for about a year now so it has had plenty of use. I would say that generally it is quite good but there are a few things that let it down. First it can be quite difficult to set the depth, this is because the plunging mechanisim isnt very smooth. The other problem i find is when i come to change the bits. They become very tight inside the collar, when you use more force to untighten it the locking button will slip. This process can be a pain and frustating, i dont think this part has been designed very well. Things that are good - it has plenty of power and has coped when ive done large cuts. It is also very robust, i knocked it off the top of my work bench onto a stone floor and it wasnt damaged. The fine adjustment is a good feature and it comes with a nice case. Overall its not bad for the money.
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    1400ACE a top quality router as I would expect from Bosch, instructions clear. BUT, I bought it to cut kitchen worktops, and Bosch helpline said (after I bought it) that I should get a pro router min 1700W, one which takes 1/2" shank cutters. The 1400 ACE is easily powerful enough, providing you go down in successive cuts (not all in one pass), & it doesn't take 1/2" shank bits. I did get a 1/4" shank cutter with the required 1/2" dia blade, but it is only 35mm blade length, only juuuust enough to do the job.

    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.
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    This arrived the day before Amazon stated so well done them.I have used it several times its a smooth operating well made bit of kit. The slow start feature is nice makes it easy if you not used a router before.Variable speeds make things easy too. Shame its a 1/4 instead of a 1/2 drive as its motor is easily powerful enough however there is plenty of 1/4 size bits available to cater for what you need. I would say this router would suit anyone starting out right up to an advanced home DIY user.
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