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Bosch 120V 1.25 HP Corded Fixed Based Palm Router Kit with Variable Speed and Adjustment System

Model # GKF125CEK|Store SKU # 1001168835

Overview

Model # GKF125CEK Store SKU # 1001168835

The Bosch GKF125CE Colt variable-speed palm-grip router with 1.25 horsepower (max) lets you feel the power in your hand. The GKF125CE has an ergonomic palm-grip design with soft-grip to make it very comfortable to hold, making it typically more convenient to use than larger routers. But it also has ample power, with a 1.25 HP (max) rating. It's far more than a laminate trimmer, as it is the ideal tool for rounding-over deck planks and railings, hinge mortising, decorative edge forming, slot cutting, window cutouts, decorative inlays, laminate trimming and more. The motor features soft-start circuitry, a variable-speed dial and Constant Response circuitry to maintain speed under load. Its PR101 fixed base features macro- and micro-fine depth adjustment and a centerable round sub base for easy guidance. The GKF125CEK Colt Palm Router Kit includes straight-edge guide is included that can guide the bit up to 3 5/8 inch in from the edge of workpiece, plus a carrying case.

  1. Robust variable-speed palm router construction made to provide precision and performance with a 1.25 horsepower (max.) motor, advanced electronics, rugged base and proven ergonomics and reliability
  1. Powerful 1.25 HP (max), 7.0-amp motor delivers abundant power for routing and trimming applications
  1. Ground-breaking depth-adjustment system ensures precise depth adjustment
  1. LED lighting provides enhanced view of bit area
  1. Rugged 360° (non-split) aluminum base housing with wide-bit capacity accepts bits up to 1-5/16 inch wide
  1. Variable speed dial from 16,000 to 35,000 rpm allows for accurately matching speed to workpiece and task
  1. Durable spindle lock allows for fast, easy bit changes
  1. Finger-support pockets - for enhanced stability and control
  1. Ball-joint cord swivel for easiest cord positioning
  1. Soft-start circuitry reduces start-up torque
  1. Constant Response circuitry monitors and maintains speed under load for consistent performance
  1. Round translucent polycarbonate subbase can be centered for worry-free guidance along templates

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in inches)
13.5
Assembled Height (in inches)
6
Assembled Weight (in lbs)
8.35
Assembled Width (in inches)
10.75
Packaged Depth (in inches)
13.5
Packaged Height (in inches)
6
Packaged Weight (In lbs)
8.35
Packaged Width (in inches)
10.75

Details

Amps
7
Batteries Included
No
Battery Power Type
Hardwired
Blade Diameter (In.)
1.31
Chuck Type
Keyless
Cordless/Corded
Corded
Country of Origin
MX-Mexico
Depth Adjustment
Yes
Handheld or Stationary
Handheld
Motor
Brushed
Number of Batteries Included
0
Number of Speeds
6
Power Tool Features
LED Light, Depth Adjustment
Power Tool Type
Woodworking Tools
Variable Speed
Yes
Voltage (volts)
120

Warranty / Certifications

Limited 1 Year
120V 1.25 HP Corded Fixed Based Palm Router Kit with Variable Speed and Adjustment SystemBosch 120V 1.25 HP Corded Fixed Based Palm Router Kit with Variable Speed and Adjustment SystemThe Bosch GKF125CE Colt variable-speed palm-grip router with 1.25 horsepower (max) lets you feel the power in your hand. The GKF125CE has an ergonomic palm-grip design with soft-grip to make it very comfortable to hold, making it typically more convenient to use than larger routers. But it also has ample power, with a 1.25 HP (max) rating. It's far more than a laminate trimmer, as it is the ideal tool for rounding-over deck planks and railings, hinge mortising, decorative edge forming, slot cutting, window cutouts, decorative inlays, laminate trimming and more. The motor features soft-start circuitry, a variable-speed dial and Constant Response circuitry to maintain speed under load. Its PR101 fixed base features macro- and micro-fine depth adjustment and a centerable round sub base for easy guidance. The GKF125CEK Colt Palm Router Kit includes straight-edge guide is included that can guide the bit up to 3 5/8 inch in from the edge of workpiece, plus a carrying case.
Bosch
1001168835
CAD209
The Home Depot Canada
120V 1.25 HP Corded Fixed Based Palm Router Kit with Variable Speed and Adjustment System is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 24.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Router [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Best trim router ever! It was my first trim router and out performs, by far, my larger other name brand router
Date published: 2021-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect size [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Plenty of power, perfect fit for me. Light weight.
Date published: 2021-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best trim router ever! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I have owned this trim router for several years and it does the work of any router I have used otherwise. Never bogs down with hardwoods, gives good results on softwoods and is easy to handle in tight spaces.
Date published: 2021-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all around trim router [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] As a small residential remodeler this trim router comes in handy almost everyday. The variable speed makes it a great option for multiple tasks. From trimming sheathing out of window openings to trimming edge banding and laminate this router does it all!
Date published: 2021-07-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Design is Lacking! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The router works well and is user friendly except for adjusting the cutting depth. I can not get the depth, fine, adjustment to function properly. I can get it to decrease the depth but if I try to adjust it for a deeper cut it just clicks, like it's stripped, and does not move.
Date published: 2021-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent for rounding over, beading and flush trim bits. ... excellent for rounding over, beading and flush trim bits. Because of its handy size it has ample support for routing edges of boards and also plenty of power for its size.
Date published: 2021-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was replacing a number of doors in my new... I was replacing a number of doors in my new home and I had to route 3 hinge mortices on each. I knew my existing Bosch 1617EVSPK could easily do the job, but I also knew it is really heavy. I decided to get the right tool for the job. At 4.25 lbs. the Bosch 1.25 HP Colt router was light enough to handle with one hand at awkward angles. I made the right choice. With the 1.25 HP Colt I breezed through those doors in no time at all. I am now considering doing some decorative routing on a set of built in cabinet doors. I've decided that the Colt will be my go to tool for hand routing projects and the 1617 will be installed into a routing table for heavier jobs. Good routing all.
Date published: 2021-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This little, handheld router was an incredible tool. We... This little, handheld router was an incredible tool. We were replacing bifold doors with two panel slabs in several closets in our home, and with the help of a template kit, the mortises came out absolutely perfect using this router. I couldn’t have done the work with my regular two-handed plunge router. I would definitely recommend it for small and intricate work.
Date published: 2021-03-06
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Is there a plunge base to go with this model?

Is there a plunge base to go with this model?
Asked by: ChrisB
The GKF125CEK Palm Router is compatible with plunge base PR111. For further assistance, contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Mon-Fri 7A-7P CST.
Answered by: BoschTools
Date published: 2021-07-12

What's the thread pitch of the collet

What's the thread pitch of the collet
Asked by: Tim
If it's a 1/4 collet to use 1/4 shank, then the collet nut thread is not 1/4-20
Answered by: Tim
Date published: 2021-06-24

I saw where a user indicated he had a lot of trouble attaching the guide. is it that difficult?

Asked by: greg
Not difficult once you go through it once.
Answered by: Dave
Date published: 2021-01-28

What's the difference between the Colt 1.25 HP router and the Colt 1.25 HP router kit (Model # GKF125CEN Store SKU # 1001180310)?

Asked by: stuart
The GKF125CEN Colt Router only comes with (1) PR101 Fixed Base (1) 1/4 In. Self-Releasing Collet Chuck (1) Collet Chuck Wrench while the GKF125CEK Colt /Palm router Kit comes with (1) GKF125CE Colt 1.25 HP (Max) Variable-Speed Palm Router (1) PR101 Fixed Base (1) PR102 Straight-Edge Guide (1) PR114 1/4 In. Self-Releasing Collet Chuck (1) Collet Chuck Wrench (1) Carrying Case For further assistance, contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Mon-Fri 7A-7P CST.
Answered by: BoschTools
Date published: 2021-06-03

Does it accept template guides

Asked by: Larryboy
The GKF125CE Palm Router accepts template guides by using PR110 Sub-base for the threaded guides. For further assistance, contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Mon-Fri 7A-7P CST.
Answered by: BoschTools
Date published: 2020-04-03

Can the 1/2" collet tighten down on a 5/16" bit?

Asked by: Dave
The collet size of the palm router is 1/4" and it is fixed. It can't be tighten to a smaller bit. This goes the same with the fixed/plunge base router that has 1/2" collet. For further assistance, contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Mon-Fri 7A-7P CST.
Answered by: BoschTools
Date published: 2020-01-10

Does the GKF125CE router accept industry-standard threaded temlpate guides, or do I have to get a separate sub-base? If I need the separate sub-base, can I attach the straight edge guide at the same time, or do I have to switch back to the original base?

Asked by: jerry
The GKF125CEK Palm Router needs PR110 sub-base for threaded template guides. You can still attach the straight edge guide. For further assistance, contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Mon-Fri 7A-7P CST.
Answered by: BoschTools
Date published: 2021-06-03
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