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Bosch Tools 2.25 HP VS Router Combo Kit - 1617EVSPK

Abt Model: 1617EVSPK | UPC Code: 000346318654
Retail Price : $225.00
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Variable Speed Dial For Matching Speed To Workpiece And Task/ Soft-Start/ Constant Response Circuitry/ Precision Centering Design/ Blue Finish
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4.6 (76 reviews) 4.5

Product Details

Bosch Tools 2.25 HP VS Router Combo Kit - 1617EVSPK

Features:

  • 2.25HP/ 12 AMP Motor 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
  • 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 cutline when using jigs, templets, dovetail fixtures and similar guidance devices
  • Microfine bit depth adjustment system on both bases — For fast, precise bit depth adjustment
  • Wide base openings and 2" subbase openings — Accepts larger bits & provides better visibility
  • Right or left switch location — For user preference and consistency (motor does not rotate during depth adjustment)
  • Contoured soft grip handles — For enhanced control and comfort
  • Double insulated
  • Now includes RA1161 Fixed-Base with system for adjusting bit height from above a router table
  • Fixed base has threaded holes for mounting to router table positioned in common 3-hole pattern
  • Rugged carrying case has compartments for all included items
  • Power Switch - Now includes dust-sealed power switch
  • Optional RA1126 Quick-Change Templet Guide Adapter (sold separately) — For fast and easy change of Bosch RA-Series templet guide (or threaded templet guides, if optional RA1100 adapter is also used.)

Specifications:

  • Amperage: 12
  • Base Diameter: 6" Fixed/ 6-11/16" Plunge
  • Case Type: Hard plastic
  • Collet Capacity: 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 8 mm
  • Cord Length: 10
  • FixedBase Depth Range: 1-5/8"
  • Max. Motor HP: 2.25
  • No Load RPM: 8,000-25,000
  • Plunge Depth: 2.25"
  • Rating: 120V AC
  • Used on Model No: RA1171, RA1180, RA1181, RA1182, RA1200 Router Tables (Router in fixed base only).
  • Voltage: 120V

In the Box:

  • 1/4" Self-Releasing Collet Chuck -- 2 610 906 283
  • 1/2" Self-Releasing Collet Chuck -- 2 610 906 284
  • 16mm Shaft Wrench -- 2 610 991 388
  • 24mm Collet Nut Wrench-- 2 610 992 417
  • Carrying Case -- 2 610 913 367
  • Fixed Base (RA1161)
  • Plunge Base (RA1166)
  • Fixed Base Chip Shield -- 2 610 991 389
  • Plunge Base Chip Shield -- 2 610 912 599
  • Motor
  • T-Handle Hex Height Adjustment Wrench -- 2610923193
  • Pack of 3 10-24 Screws for Table Mounting - 2610925813

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 19.5 lb
  • Shipping: 23 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Limited
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Bosch Tools 2.25 HP VS Router Combo Kit
 
4.6

(based on 76 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (32)
  • Durable (21)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Won't disappoint, feels great in-hand, just needs some clever supporting features to make day-to-day use more practical

    Since I purchased this router I have used it nearly daily, often for work I never would have thought would require a router. Basically a lot of little things that could have otherwise become...Read complete review

    Since I purchased this router I have used it nearly daily, often for work I never would have thought would require a router. Basically a lot of little things that could have otherwise become major headaches become small tasks, e.g. someone cuts an asymmetrical piece of siding with the lap-joints on the wrong side, the router can provide a satisfying remedy of the situation without wasting the entire sheet of siding. The point is that a router is a great and highly enabling tool... With regards to this router combo pack my first impression was amazing, I unpacked it, plugged it in, closed the switch and couldn't resist a smile; the sound of the motor was free of all sorts of harsh noises that most power tools emit and even better, aside from a smooth input of torque at the grips, this tool wasn't vibrating all over the place. Turning up the revs with the dial doesn't change any of this...it gets louder, but in a way that feels linear and controlled. It altogether sounds and feels like a well-made and well-balanced tool, which makes for both pleasant use and more control at the workpiece. In use it works perfectly. I have had no complaints so far with the way the tool performs. It has done everything I have come up with without flaw. I would, however, add that I am an advocate for design features which make a whole work process smoother...little things like keeping all of the parts for a tool together at a crowded work site. This router pack comes with a good case, but it could be better, e.g. by having a separate closeable sub-compartment to hold the dozen or so hardware pieces required for putting the router under a router table. Also the plastic guard on the fixed-base has to be removed and set down if you want to change bits...small, clear, plastic pieces that get set down at a work site have a way of getting broken or lost. I usually just pop the motor out of the base to make changes to avoid this, it's easy enough and this ease is one of the reasons to applaud this design for doing most things very well. Overall I would recommend it to anyone who appreciates quality tools and the quality work that they perform.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Excellent router with one major weakness

    I have owned the router for over 6 years now, and have used it extensively at times in and out of a router table. The router is one of those products that just feels...Read complete review

    I have owned the router for over 6 years now, and have used it extensively at times in and out of a router table. The router is one of those products that just feels like a quality product as soon as you pick it up. The variable speed works well, and the height adjustment is very precise. The motor is adequately strong for a variety of bits and materials. As noted by another user, the switch position is not conveniently placed especially when placed under a router table. Unfortunately, this otherwise excellent router has a major weakness -- the power switch. When used in a router table, the switch fills with saw dust and eventually stops working, so the router cannot be turned back on. This has happened a number of times, and can be temporarily fixed by removing the dust from the switch. I thought Bosch would have fixed the switch issue by now, so I called customer support, and explained my problem. To my surprise, the customer support person was very reluctant to assist me given the age of the router. I was eventually able to convince the support person to at least send me a new swtich, so I could do the replacement myself. When the new switch arrived, it was exactly like the one already in the unit. It too has failed, which I can temporarily fix by taking apart the router, dumping the dust out of the switch, and reassembling. I am generally a fan of Bosch tools, and have several other Bosch tools including the excellent glide miter saw. If it weren't for the switch problem, I would rate the router much higher for effectiveness and value.

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    5.0

    Works Like a Champ!

    By UFOsecrets

    from North Aurora, IL, United States

    Comments about Bosch Tools 2.25 HP VS Router Combo Kit:

    I finally took my router out of the box for a test drive and it worked great! Very smooth operation and comfortable to operate.

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    5.0

    A Fantastic Router

    By Neophyte

    from Pasadena, CA, United States

    Comments about Bosch Tools 2.25 HP VS Router Combo Kit:

    I bought this router, after exhaustive reviews between it and other makes, in February this year but just started using it as things conspired against me. I had only used a cheap router many years ago and was more than surprised at how well behaved this Bosch was. I find I can do anything with it. I feel like I’m in total control while working on all my project.

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    5.0

    Great router set

    By tylera

    from Allen, TX

    Comments about Bosch Tools 2.25 HP VS Router Combo Kit:

    I've had this router for a couple years now. It's great to have the separate bases. For my handheld routing, I use the plunge base, and I keep the fixed base attached to my router table. Bosch makes some solid quality tools.

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    5.0

    Great Lathe Combo

    By KnotJustWoodworking

    from Lakeside, CA, United States

    Comments about Bosch Tools 2.25 HP VS Router Combo Kit:

    I bought this lathe about 2 months ago as an upgrade to a Skil model I had been using for about 2 yrs. My level of use is daily to at least weekly as I am a hobbiest who owns a modest online woodworking business. I am extremely impressed with this set. The bases hold very steady and I have yet to experience any wobble in a routed line using a multitude of different bits. Further, the precision adjustment that comes with the combination push button adjuestment (larger depth adjust) and the turn screw (smaller increments) is nothing short of amazing. The only negative I can point out for this product so far is that there is no light incorporated with the router motor as is found on some other models. It is not generally a concern but when I find myself trying to complete a project and natural light becomes short in supply in the evening, I sometimes need to position a shop light very specifically to ensure I can see the task at hand clearly. Overall, I would purchase this set again without question, even lacking the lighting feature.

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    4.0

    Nice Router But ...

    By Jimichan

    from Florida

    Comments about Bosch Tools 2.25 HP VS Router Combo Kit:

    I bought this router for use primarily in a router table. The standard base will stay on the table, but I still have the plunge base if I need to do something by hand. Very convenient package for that. There is even an above table adjustment feature on the standard base. But that is where I ran into trouble. There is a snap ring on the adjustment rod that bears the weight of the router when mounted under the table. The first time I used the router, that ring came out of its groove and rode up the rod, causing the router to slide down. Now, I can see how this might happen if you try to adjust the height without releasing the lock-down lever, but I don't think I did that. I replaced the clip and everything seems ok, but it seems like a weak point and a design flaw.

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    5.0

    I bought this unit about ...

    By CBoselli

    from Orleans, ON, Canada

    Comments about Bosch Tools 2.25 HP VS Router Combo Kit:

    I bought this unit about a month ago, and just love it.

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    5.0

    Great Product!

    By rclund

    from Manhattan, KS, United States

    Comments about Bosch Tools 2.25 HP VS Router Combo Kit:

    After several hours of use, I have found this product to be crafted of very high quality materials. Everything seemed to fit together very precisely and it has worked flawlessly thus far. At this point, I have not needed a feature that it didn't include. I'm very happy with it.

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    5.0

    Very Good

    By ralf

    from Harrisburg, PA, United States

    Comments about Bosch Tools 2.25 HP VS Router Combo Kit:

    The tool is great for what I want to do with it. I have also found some other work that I want to use it for.

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    4.0

    Great flexibility

    By jalryan

    from Georgia, United States

    Comments about Bosch Tools 2.25 HP VS Router Combo Kit:

    This router has an extremely smooth start. Only negative is that large adjustments are a little awkward on the regular base, but the micro-adjust makes up for it.

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    5.0

    Fantastic Router

    By WhoCaresAboutNickName

    from Nashville, TN

    Comments about Bosch Tools 2.25 HP VS Router Combo Kit:

    I love this router. Plenty of power. Easy to hold and maneuver. Came with very nice hard case. I only wish it had an led light built in. I've got many hours of use behind me with this router and it has held up well. So far no problems.

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