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Bosch 1613AEVS Plunge Router

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Bosch
Model:
1613AEVS
Price:
$200

Description

* Exclusive after lock microfine bit depth adjustment system for fast, microfine depth adjustment at any locked plunge position; convenient front spindle lock for fast, easy one-wrench bit changes
* Wide 3-5/16-Inch base opening and 2 sub base openings allows use of larger bits, better visibility; precision centering design makes it easy to keep bit on intended cut line when using jigs templates, dovetails fixtures and similar guidance devices
* Depth rod and adjustable depth stop turret for easily-repeatable plunge routing applications--now with an adjustable step
* 12-Amp rating; variable-speed dial 11,000-22000 rpm range; soft-start; constant response circuitry
* Convenient front spindle lock for fast, easy one-wrench bit changes
* 1/4", 1/2" collet
* speed range 11,000-22,000 rpm
* 2-1/4" max plunge depth
* 8 depth stop
* 2-1/2" subbase opening
* 2-1/2" base opening
* 9' cord length
* 1 year warranty
* 10.4 lbs

WOOD magazine review

Powerful, feature-packed top plunger

Review Summary

This router has been discontinued by the manufacturer. High points: This was the Top Tool in our 2003 test of mid-size plunge routers. Spring-loaded plunge lock returns automatically to locked position,so you always know where to find it. Satin-smooth plunge action. Our favorite depth-setting system with microadjustability to 1/256", and functionality even with the plunge lock engaged. Hinged chip guard flips out of the way for bit changes.
Low points: Dust-extraction port mounts on the flat side of the D-shaped base, so you’ll need to remount it for fence-guided cuts (or use a fence lower than 5/8"). Spring-loaded plunge lock proves more difficult to work with for router-table use compared to handheld use. More points: Guide-bushing adapter comes with the router, but accepts only Bosch quick-release guide bushings (or Porter-Cable bushings—the industry standard—with an optional accessory).

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

4

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