Bauer (HF) Compact Router

zdorsch

Zach
Senior User
Anyone have this router?


Looking at getting a compact router for smaller projects and this looks suspiciously similar to the Bosch and Makita for $30 less.

I usually steer clear of HF stuff, but this seems like a deal.
 

FredP

Fred
Corporate Member
Grizzley seems to have a love hate relationship. If you get a good one it's great. If not, well....you are holding a tool in your hand that spins really fast. Do ya feel lucky?:rolleyes:
I recommend the Bosch colt or makita.
I've used the ridged and it seems ok as well and may be a bit cheaper.
 

PeteM

Pete
Corporate Member
HF has been upping their game lately with better quality tools. The Bauer line gets pretty good reviews overall. I don't see much difference between it and the Bosch and Makita. You can get a 2 year no questions asked warranty for 10 bucks. If you're a pro banging it out daily get a Festool. Otherwise, the Bauer will do the job just fine for the average home shop guy.
 

joegyoung

Joe
User
Well I just picked one of these up used for $40, as a tool for light, close work but have not used it yet. It's my deep backup tool I'd never expect a lot of. Had good reviews on HF so we'll see. might have a job for it this week if so I'll post my impression.
 

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