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High-performance precision tools: The new 1 600 class routers from Bosch

  • Powerful 1 600-watt motor with Bosch Constant Electronic and Soft Start
  • LED-illuminated working surface and transparent sub-base
  • “After Lock” fine adjustment system for precision adjustment of milling depth
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  • July 04, 2012
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Bosch is extending its range of 1 600 class routers to include two new tools: the GOF 1600 CE Professional precision plunge router and the GMF 1600 CE Professional plunge and copy router. Both tools are de­signed to make work easier in particular for joiners, cabinetmakers, shop fitters, window fitters and interior outfitters.

GOF 1600 CE Professional – high-performance precision plunge router
Thanks to its transparent sub-base and LED lighting, the GOF 1600 CE Professional precision plunge router allows a clear view of the working surface as well as the router bit, allowing users to achieve precise work results. When performing plunge cuts with router bits in the shank range of 8 to 12 millimeters or when working on edges, its powerful motor with Constant Electronic offers sufficient power reserves for fast and constant work progress even under load. Moreover, the plunge capacity of 76 millimeters ensures high flexibility in demanding routing applications.

A particular advantage of this new precision plunge router is the “After-Lock” fine adjustment system. This allows a cutting depth which has already been locked to be readjusted to within a tenth of a millimeter, saving time and allowing high accuracy. The GOF 1600 CE Professional also offers a reinforced column mount in the base plate. This provides high tool stability and allows for precision plunging of the router bit. Thanks to its flat housing cover, the router can also be easily stood on its head to enable fast router bit changes or easy adjustment work.

GMF 1600 CE Professional – plunge and fixed-base router with “Trigger Control”
Bosch offers the plunge and fixed-base router GMF 1600 CE Professional as an alternative version to also enable optimum tool control for copying work. The “Trigger Control” – a switch system in the handle – is unique to combination routers and enables professional tradesmen to guide the tool perfectly from the beginning. This is a major advantage for the user, be­cause until now conventional combination routers had to be switched on at the motor housing, meaning that one hand had to be taken off the handle to start the tool.

Moreover, the GMF 1600 CE Professional offers the widest range of appli­cations among hand-held routers, while simultaneously offering a high level of convenience. Its 1600-watt powerful motor can be fitted tightly in both the plunge unit and the fixed-base unit using an SDS locking system. The fixed-base unit can also be used in semi-stationary router tables. Further advantages of the GMF 1600 CE Professional include, as with the GOF 1600 CE Professional, the “After-Lock” fine adjustment, the transpa­rent sub-base, the LED lighting, the reinforced column holder in the base plate, as well as the flat housing cover for easy router bit changes and ad­justment work.

Bosch has an extensive range of accessories complementary to both tools. The Bosch routers will be available at Bosch stockists from September 2012 in a range of versions:

Precision plunge router GOF 1600 CE Professional
· This Bosch router comes in an L-Boxx complete with a plunge unit, high-quality precision-adjustable parallel stop and dust extraction accessories at a recommended retail price of 429 euros.
· The same package in a cardboard box for 399 euros.

Plunge and fixed-base router GMF 1600 CE Professional
· This Bosch router comes in an L-Boxx complete with a plunge and fixed-base unit, high-quality precision-adjustable parallel stop and dust extraction accessories at a recommended retail price of 489 euros.
· The same package in a cardboard box for 459 euros.
All prices are excluding VAT.

 Specifications GOF 1600 CE Professional
 Rated power input 1600 W
 No-load speed 10,000 – 25,000 rmp
 Toolholder 8 – 12 mm
 Max. router cage lift 76 mm
 Weight 5,8 kg


 Specifications GMF 1600 CE Professional
 Rated power input 1600 W
 No-load speed 10,000 – 25,000 rmp
 Toolholder 8 – 12 mm
 Max. router cage lift 76 mm
 Weight 5.8 kg (including plunge unit)
 4.3 kg (including fixed-base unit)


The Power Tools Division of the Bosch Group is one of the world’s leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2015, its roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.5 billion euros, about 85 percent of which outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch, Skil and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation. The division generated about one third of its sales in 2015 with products that have been on the market for less than two years. In 2016, Bosch Power Tools will again launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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