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Bosch Tools 2.25 HP VS Router Combo Kit - 1617EVSPK

Abt Model: 1617EVSPK | UPC Code: 000346318654
$219.00  
Variable Speed Dial For Matching Speed To Workpiece And Task/ Soft-Start/ Constant Response Circuitry/ Precision Centering Design/ Blue Finish
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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
More reasons to buy the Bosch Tools 1617EVSPK from Abt Electronics
  • Abt.com is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Bosch Tools 1617EVSPK is Brand New.
  • The Bosch Tools 1617EVSPK Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
 
TypeRouter Kit
  

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Bosch Tools 2.25 HP VS Router Combo Kit
 
4.7

(based on 105 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (80)

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    (4)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (31)
  • Durable (21)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

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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

Grear Router

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from Brooklyn, NY, United States

Comments about Bosch Tools 2.25 HP VS Router Combo Kit:

I have the the 1617EVS for about 10 years. Great router. Went underwater in Storm Sandy, washed it in fresh water, dried it out and to this day still works. I liked it so much I bought a second 1617EVS.

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5.0

Simple to use

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from Rutherford, NJ, United States

Comments about Bosch Tools 2.25 HP VS Router Combo Kit:

I was amazed on how easy this product was to use and the quality of work it produces. My wife asked me to build a small coffee table. I was able to finish the edges of the table top with my router to add some style to it. I then used the plunger to engrave a heart in the middle of the table to personalize it for her. The dust collecter worked great and made my clean up so much easier. I am loving this router and looking forward to more challenges with it.

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5.0

I have owned this router ...

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from East Amherst, NY, United States

Comments about Bosch Tools 2.25 HP VS Router Combo Kit:

I have owned this router for many years. What I like about it is, it's easy to control with the big handles. The power more than adequate for any job .... Thanks BOSCH

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5.0

Versatile monster of a router

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from Oklahoma City, OK, United States

Comments about Bosch Tools 2.25 HP VS Router Combo Kit:

Bought this router a year ago and it's been incredible. No problem finding accessories and it has performed without fail.

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5.0

The router to own

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from Pickerington, Ohio

Comments about Bosch Tools 2.25 HP VS Router Combo Kit:

Great combo. All the power you need to get the job done. Great accessories are available, the plunge feature works great. I only have one concern and that is the on off switch. Small and hard to locate. A trigger switch would be safer.

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5.0

Smooth plunge operation

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from Dallas, TX, United States

Comments about Bosch Tools 2.25 HP VS Router Combo Kit:

I mostly use this router with the plunge base. This router's plunge base has the smoothest plunge operation I have ever experienced among many brands. The plunge lock lever is also the easiest, among the different brands I have tried, for me to reach and operate with my left hand remaining in position on the handle. Those things were the most important deciding factors for me when I purchased this particular router. The handles for both bases feel absolutely amazing to me but especially the plunge base handles. The power switch, speed control and every part of the depth adjustment seem to just be in the perfect place for easy manipulation as well.

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5.0

Excellent tool

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from Undisclosed

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This is exactly the tool I needed for my around the house work.

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4.0

Get a handle on it!!

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Comments about Bosch Tools 2.25 HP VS Router Combo Kit:

I have purchased two of these routers and used them both extensively over the past few months. There has been a lot to like about them so far. The soft start is a nice feature, and they have buckets of power. I have deliberately tried to bog them down a couple times with a large pass on hard wood, and they responded with plenty of power to maintain the speed I set them for. I have one in a Bosch router table, and the other in a Bosch plunge base. I like the adjustment turret on the plunge base, and the plunge function works smoothly. The only fault I can find with the entire package is that the handles on the plunge base repeatedly come loose. This is a complaint I have seen in a number of other reviews for this package, so I was not surprised to see that my base had the same issue. Other than that, I am very happy with the performance of both routers.

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5.0

great router

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from new jersey

Comments about Bosch Tools 2.25 HP VS Router Combo Kit:

I purchase this router based on previous reviews and am not disappointed, later I purchase the router table to complete the system and the offset wrenches to make bit changing a breeze. here again as said on previous reviews purchase the beat router bits you can afford and your work will be much easer and cleaner.

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4.0

Router review

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from New Orleans, LA, United States

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Purchased 2.5 years ago used only a few times but has plenty of power and simplicity in use . Great router top quality

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