Bosch routers are versatile and highly creative power tools. Routers work on the principle of ‘machining’ the processed material, i.e. they cut off and remove small chips, giving the workpiece a shape. Once you’ve got to know how useful they are, you won’t know how you did without them. Routers allow users to be creative, putting their ideas into practice. They are one of the most versatile power tools for working on wood. They enable you to work with a high level of convenience and precision. Professional results can be achieved in comparatively little time and with high precision.
Routers are suitable for:
There are many applications for a router, such as edge forming, grooving in wood, shaping, straight routing or groove cutting, core box routing, chamfering, mortising, laminate trimming, v-grooving and lettering, decorative grooving, frame routing, edge forming, drilling, rebating, profiling, rounding over, long-hole routing and copy routing.
The heart of the POF 1400 ACE is its motor, which makes the cutter (bit) rotate at speeds of up to 28,000 revolutions per minute. The motor position is on top of the milling cage, a kind of frame that allows the router bit to penetrate the material precisely from above with a maximum plunge depth or stroke of 55 mm.
The distinct cutting depth fine adjustment, with a 1/10 mm scale, allows precise depth settings even in the submerged position. The easily visible depth pre-adjustment with zero point setting is equipped with a scale in millimetres and inches. The depth stop can be adjusted in three stages. In this fashion you can pre-program successive cutting depths in one go. A spring-born lever ensures that the milling cage can be safely and easily loosened and tightened.
The parallel guide allows fine adjustment in 1/10 mm steps. A guide rail adapter with fine adjustment is available as an accessory and allows precise work and safe guidance for large workpieces.
The spindle lock allows you to lock the motor drive shaft. This helps you change the router bit with only one tool (without countering) easily and fast.
Template guides allow you to work with pre-fabricated templates. Bosch routers feature the unique SDS bayonet fitting for template guides. The SDS system allows quick template guide changes without an additional tool.
Electronic pre-selection of speed: control- and constant-electronic with speed selection ensures the optimal cutting speed especially when working with difficult materials (such as aluminium, mineral-bonded plastic or hard wood).
The POF 1400 ACE has a high range of additional features that help make it a pleasure to use. A transparent chip guard protects you from chips flying around and leaves a clear view of the workpiece. The sturdy aluminium footplate comes with an optimised removable plastic gliding shoe that ensures frictionless working. A convenient lamp illuminates the routing area. The ergonomic design with softgrip helps the users to balance the centre of gravity, which ensure safe guidance of the machine and higher convenience. The on/off switch is built into the handle grip. This ensures comfortable and safe handling and prevents accidentally moving the machine off track while you work
An extraction adapter is a precondition for clean work, so this router’s dust extraction adapter is ideal. Two knurled screws are used to attach the adapter to the base plate which is then linked up to a vacuum cleaner by a hose. You can use this for connection to a Bosch all-purpose vacuum cleaner or an ordinary household vacuum cleaner. Dust is directly extracted at the router bit via the extraction and fed to the vacuum cleaner.
When you work with a router, you should always be aware of the routing direction and its relation to the rotary direction of the router bit (which is always clockwise when you view the router from the top). The rotating bit, as it cuts into the material, develops forces that make it veer off a straight line. If you keep this relationship in mind and understand the principle of this characteristic, it can be used to your advantage and enable good control of the machine.