Bosch GTR 30 CE Professional Tile Router archive
Tuesday 14 May 2013
Anthony Bailey has a go with this cracking piece of kit
If you need to splash out on a tile cutting tool, maybe Bosch's tile router is the one for you? I remember many years ago, an editor colleague at the time said "This gadget is going to do away with all woodworking routers." Well, it never happened I'm glad to say; the tool he was referring to was the RotoZip spiral saw which is still going strong in the USA, but here at home it has transmogrified into the Bosch GTR 30 CE tile router - a tool with much more limited objectives, i.e. routing tiles. It shares the features of one of the RotoZip machines and can be fitted with diamond dry core bits. It is a 'grip' router, which means it sits vertically and you hold it in your hand with a safety strap at the back for security when working on vertical surfaces, etc. It has a push-on, flick-off switch, variable speed dial, plenty of fan ventilation and it sits in a plastic base mounting. Remove the base and you have access to the collet with a spindle lock and one spanner action. The plastic base allows height adjustment and has an extraction outlet for the supplied hose and adaptor.