Top positive review
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Excellent quality, at a remarkable price......
on 27 July 2012
I'm a big fan of BOSCH products, and just about every power tool I have is from them; I have been planning on purchasing a Router for some time, and have had the BOSCH model on my wishlist, but due to the quite high price (even with quite a decent reduction) I have been reluctant.
However a friend contacted me recently and said that he had seen a BLACK AND DECKER router on Amazon for £45.00! I was a bit unsure initially, but on checking the reviews and searching the internet for price comparisons, I could see that it did appear to be a real bargain; so I gave it a go!
On arriving I was immediately struck by the size of the carry case, it is of good quality and looks like it will last for some time. The tool is sturdy, comfortable to use, and despite it being my first use of a router I have been surprised at just how straight forward it is is produce excellent (and surprisingly professional)results.
The kit comes with six cutting pieces to get you started; one thing to note is that this is a 1/4 inch router, this appears to be a common size with a huge amount of additional router bits available; it's just that there also are 1/2 inch routers available, so make sure you buy the right bits!
Only one minor quibble really; the instruction manual. I've certainly seen worse, but considering that this is a potentially tricky bit of kit to use, and that the quality of everything else is so good, it is lacking somewhat and a bit of a disappointment.
This Router is outstanding value at the price offered (£45.00) when compared to other models available, and I'm glad I haven't stuck to my BOSCH only rule on this occassion!