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Bosch 2-1/4 HP Multibase Router Kit 1617EVSPK

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.9
out of 5
Brand:
Bosch
Model:
1617EVSPK
Price:
$225

Description

• 2.25 HP, 12 Amps, 8,000-25,000 RPM
• Variable speed dial for matching speed to workpiece and task.
• Soft start reduces start-up torque.
• Constant-Response circuitry maintains constant speed under load, provides overload protection.
• Quick clamp system on both bases for fast tool-free conversion: Move motor from base to base with ease.
• Precision centering design makes it easy to keep bit on intended cut line when using jigs, templates, dovetail fixtures and similar guidance devices.
• Microfine bit depth adjustment system on both bases for fast, precise bit depth adjustment.
• Right or left switch location for user preference and consistency (motor does not rotate during depth adjustment).
• Tool-free template guide adapter system for fast and easy template guide changes.
• Wide base openings and 2" subbase openings: accepts larger bits & provides better visibility.
• Plunge-base has contoured soft grip handles for enhanced control and comfort at all plunge depths.
• Amperage: 12
• Base Diameter: 6" Fixed/ 6-11/16" Plunge
• Collet Capacity: 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 8mm
• Cord Length: 10'
• Max. Motor HP: 2.25
• No Load RPM: 8,000 - 25,000
• Weight: 19.5 lbs

Includes
• Motor
• Fixed Base (RA1161)
• Plunge Base (RA1166)
• 1/4" Self-Releasing Collet Chuck
• 1/2" Self-Releasing Collet Chuck
• 16mm Shaft Wrench
• 24mm Collet Nut Wrench
• Fixed Base Chip Shield
• Plunge Base Chip Shield
• T-Handle Hex Height Adjustment Wrench
• Carrying Case

WOOD magazine review

Steady power, smooth operator

Review Summary

High Points: Plenty of power with no drop-off during heavy cuts. The plunge-base depth scale is among the easiest to read, marked in inches and millimeters. Spring-loaded plunge lock is easily reached without removing your hand from the handle and never slipped during our tests. Clear chip shield on the plunge base flips down for easy access to the collet.
More Points: Bosch includes an adapter to use its snap-in guide bushings, but you need to buy another adapter to use Porter-Cable-style guide bushings.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

Reader Reviews

Two of my best

Review Summary

I have two of these. One is mounted in a router table and has been there for over 7 years. I am retired so it gets alot of use. I got my second one in an open box sale. It had a couple of small pieces missing so I even got it for less. These two routers are the best I have had yet. I also have a 3hp router that I am still using. I wore out three smaller routers,then I was able to move up to the higher Hourse Power. Now these two are my goto routers.
IMO if you want or need a new router spend or Save a few dollars and go with this kit.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Love this router!

Review Summary

I bought this router set a few years ago and I've used it for everything from edge routing and mortising to using the fixed base in the router table. I can't imagine ever having a better router. Some guys say you need a 3 horsepower router for using big bits in the table, but I've used my Bosch 1716 without any trouble -- I just feed the boards slower and it does a nice job! Well worth the price!

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

My go to router

Review Summary

This is one of my favorite tools in my shop. It is a very well made tool and has some very good accessorys available. Power is great and and the depth of cut can be set to hair splitting tolerances. If you are looking for a new router I would highly suggest the Bosch 1617evspk.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

Powerful with very little vibration

Review Summary

I have this one in a Bench Dog table with cast iron top. Together they are smooth and accurate with low vibration and chatter. IMO, half-inch shank bits are the best to use with this router.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

Home run!

Review Summary

This an excellent tool set. Dependable, accurate, easy to use. Having the two bases and collets makes this a must have for any woodworker.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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