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Bosch 1619EVS 3-hp Plunge Router

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Bosch
Model:
1619EVS
Price:
$325

Description

* 3-1/4-horsepower electric plunge router; soft start, micro-fine depth adjustments
* 2-Inch sub-base opening for large bits; variables speeds of 8,000 to 25,000 rpm
* Aluminum construction; wooden handles on fixed base; soft-grip handle on plunge base
* Includes plunge router, collet chucks, collet nut wrench, template guide adaptor, dust extraction hood, vacuum hose adapter, fine adjustment control extension
* 6-1/2 by 12 by 13-1/2 inches; 14.2 pounds; 1-year warranty

WOOD magazine review

Good for handheld and table use

Review Summary

High Points:  A built-in plunge-spring bypass eases router-table height adjustments, and reengages quickly for handheld use.  Well-balanced with comfortable, easy-to-grip handles and good bit visibility during handheld routing.  The spring-loaded plunge-lock lever locks when released—our favorite system. Low Points:  The speed dial, marked in increments from 1 to 6, requires using a reference chart in the owner’s manual to translate to actual speeds.  The depth stop rod allowed the most
slippage in our testing (1/32" over 25 holes) of 3-hp routers. More Points:  An extension handle attaches to the leadscrew height adjuster to make cutting-depth changes easier than most, even in a router table.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

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