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And another router thread!
« on: June 19, 2012, 01:11:26 am »
Hello!

I am in the process of planning and gathering whatever is needed to build my first cab. I have some power tools but I do not have a router.
I would like your opinion on this particular Bosch model as I can get it for a very decent price:
http://www.bosch-do-it.co.uk/boptocs2-uk/DIY/Tools/GB/en/hw/Routers/95237/POF+1200+AE/14147/3165140451659/index.htm

Judging from the specs, it does not have micro adjustment and it also does not accept 1/2" shank router bits (only 1/4"). Is this router capable to complete the common arcade cabinet routing tasks:
1. making the cab sides identical with flush trim bit
2. routing a slot for t-molding
3. routing the CP for use with Sanwa or Seimitsu screw-in buttons (the have a shallow mounting depth, take a look here to see what I mean http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=101312.msg1071556#msg1071556 )

I plan to use 3/4" birch plywood if it also matters.

Thanks in advance for your answers!

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Re: And another router thread!
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2012, 03:01:55 am »
This exact same router is in my to-buy list as well, so I'd be more than glad to get an answer to these question! Thanks for asking this ;)
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Re: And another router thread!
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2012, 04:07:52 am »
Hi,

The router should be just fine.

I build my cabinet using it's bigger brother the POF 1400 ACE, and the basic functionality is pretty much the same (see the attached comparison).

I specifically went for the POF 1400 because of the routing depth fine adjustment. I found this feature particularly handy when cutting the slot for the T-molding.


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Re: And another router thread!
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2012, 04:17:57 am »
Thanks for the reply on my behalf. I'll be going for the 1400 then.  :cheers:
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Re: And another router thread!
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2012, 04:04:22 am »
Hi,

The router should be just fine.

I build my cabinet using it's bigger brother the POF 1400 ACE, and the basic functionality is pretty much the same (see the attached comparison).

I specifically went for the POF 1400 because of the routing depth fine adjustment. I found this feature particularly handy when cutting the slot for the T-molding.


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Thanks, Razzer!

I think will go with 1200 as I can get it for almost half the price of 1400. I just hope that the lack of micro adjustment will not be a huge inconvenience.

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Re: And another router thread!
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2012, 07:39:48 am »
I found the 1400 from amazon.co.uk for the same price as 1200 at the local store. Just wanted to let you know, in case you hand't checked amazon yet :)


Thanks, Razzer!

I think will go with 1200 as I can get it for almost half the price of 1400. I just hope that the lack of micro adjustment will not be a huge inconvenience.
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