The Bosch MRC23EVSK was equipped with electrical connectors on the motor unit and on both bases that give the capabilities to them to mount the on/off switches on the hadles of each base. By this way, you can start and stop the router and handle it with your hands for the same time. This is very safe and makes you feel with proper control. This reflects another innovation from the Bosch, and it’s sure other router companies may emulate or copy it soon.
What is a little unfortunate is that there’s been a downside which in this case is the price- counting the new feature means that the most ideal price we could possibly find on the Internet and it is almost 100 dollars more than the bestselling Bosch 1617EVSPK which provides you with the same routing functionality.
What to look for when consider buying a best wood Router?
As router has a variety of functions, each wood worker and green hand users will have an occupation on a suitable router kit combination kit, consequently, an ideal kit will be your companion tool for wood working, and for most professionals one is not enough. Whereas, with its great versatility, choosing an ideal one that can help most at work is not always an easy job. In this article, we searched for a certain number of features that you should be thinking about, for example the router power ratings and variable speed, accurate depth setting with good adjustment control, the router bit size, and also the advantages and disadvantages of a Fixed Base Router VS a Plunge Router, and etc.
Horsepower Rating of the motor
When choosing a router, there is an important feature to be noticed, that is the horsepower rating of the motor. The Bosch MRC23EVSK has a powerful 2.3 hp whereby you make easily handle it by its enough power of pushing some bigger 1/2-inch shank bits into the stock with no bogging down. A variable speed motor is same important as the power, for the lager the bit, the slower the cutting speed needs to be. If you use a larger bit at a very high speed, you may burn the stock.
What’s more, the Bosch MRC23EVSK motor provides a big range of speed, that is from the speed of 10,000 to about 25,000 rpm, which gives you the possibility to specifically match the speed to the type of the cutter size and the stock. In order to limit the router tendency of making you hands twisted, most of the routers has a feature called soft start and so does the router products from Bosch. What’s more, the Bosch motor is very smooth. All the routers vibrate to some extend, as we know, the more vibration may result in less smooth in the cut, which consequently may reduce your comfortable feelings when using it. We’ve found that the minimal vibration of the Bosch MRC23EVSK together with the comfortable handles makes it very easy to use.
Router bit size
Another crucial factor in choosing a right router is about the bit shank size of the router.There are 2 common bit shank sizes, namely 1/2″ and 1/4″, and you need consider the projects which you need to finish, pay extra attention to the projects sizes. Here, we would like to tell you that the most common shank size is the 1/2″ and using it you will have a wider selection of bits available in the 1/2″ size. For the professionals, the extra specialist bits, they would also prefer to use the 1/2″. Also, large shank diameter makes the router less likely to vibrate strongly during working mode. Extra vibration may leads to a poor cut as is generally accepted as a basic rule. Meanwhile, you should also consider choosing a router with the largest shank diameter cutter as possible that your router can accept. Taking these factors into account, the Bosch MRC23EVSK with both 1/4-inch and 1/2-inch comes into our eyes.
Special Switches on Base Handles
The Bosch MRC23EVSK, unlike other router kits, has been equipped with on/off switches mounted on the handles of both two bases. Other router products mount the power switch on the motor unit. These possibility for us was because of the electrical connectors in the both bases and the motor unit. You may refer to the image on the right side. This is to say that you may keep both hands on the handles when routing and switching the router to on and off mode. This makes you feel more comfortable and give you more control over the router.
Accurate Fixed and Plunge Base Depth Adjustment
A router needs a good adjusting function whereby to accurately adjust bit depth. In fixed-base mode, depth-adjustment mechanisms come in one of two basic types, dials or rings. The Bosch MRC23EVSK provides a micro-adjust dial for making cutter depth on two bases. We found that dial adjusters is very easy to set proper tolerances.
What’s more, when you using the router on a router table, the fixed base can make you easy to adjust the height on the table. This is a unique feature found on dedicated fixed-base routers with the included hex wrench counted.