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Bosch Tools 2.25 HP VS Fixed-Base Router - 1617EVS

Abt Model: 1617EVS | UPC Code: 000346304732
Bosch Tools - 1617EVS - Power Saws & Woodworking
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$169.00  
2.25HP/ 12 AMP Motor/ Variable Speed Dial/ Macro And Microfine Bit Depth Adjustment System/ Exclusive Precision Centering Design/ Double Insulated/ Includes Dust-Sealed Power Switch/ Blue Finish
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Bosch Tools 2.25 HP VS Fixed-Base Router - 1617EVS

Features:

  • 2.25HP/ 12 AMP Motor 8,000-25,000 RPM
  • Variable speed dial — For matching speed to workpiece and task
  • Macro and microfine bit depth adjustment system with resettable depth indicator — Fo fast, precise depth adjustment
  • Large 3-3/4" base opening plus 2" subbase opening — Accepts large bits
  • Exclusive Precision Centering Design centers bit precisely — Makes it easy to keep bit on intended cutline when using jigs, templets, dovetail fixtures and similar guidance devices
  • Right or left switch location — For user preference and consistency (motor does not rotate during depth adjustment)
  • Classic hardwood handles — For comfort and beauty
  • One-piece armature shaft — For accuracy and long bit shank capacity
  • Soft Start — Reduces start-up torque
  • Constant Response™ Circuitry — Maintains constant speed under load, provides overload protection
  • Fixed base has threaded holes for mounting to router table positioned in common 3-hole pattern.
  • Double insulated
  • Power Switch - Now includes dust-sealed power switch
  • Now includes RA1161 Fixed-Base with system for adjusting bit height from above a router table
  • 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"
  • Base Opening: 3-3/4"
  • Case Type: No Case Included
  • Collet Capacity: 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 8 mm
  • Cord Length:10 ft
  • FixedBase Depth Range: 1 5/8"
  • Max. Motor HP: 2.25
  • No Load RPM: 8,000-25,000
  • Rating: 120V AC
  • Subbase Opening: 2"
  • Used on Model No.: RA1171, RA1180, RA1181, RA1182, RA1200 Router Tables
  • Voltage: 120V
  • Works With:
    • Attachments Model No:
      • RA1054
      • RA1161
      • RA1172AT
      • RA1165
      • RA1166
      • RA1171
      • RA1181
      • RA1151
      • RA1126
    • Tools: RA1172AT 2-Hood Dust Extraction kit

In the Box:

  • 1/4" S. R. Collet Chuck -- 2 610 906 283
  • 1/2" S. R. Collet Chuck -- 2 610 906 284
  • 16mm Shaft Wrench -- 2 610 991 388
  • Collet Nut Wrench -- 2 610 992 417
  • Chip Shield -- 2 610 991 389
  • Fixed Base (RA1161)
  • T-Handle Hex Height Adjustment Wrench - 2610923193
  • Pack of 3 10-24 Screws for Table Mounting - 2610925813

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 8.3 lbs
  • Shipping: 11 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Limited
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Bosch Tools 2.25 HP VS Fixed-Base Router
 
4.8

(based on 11 reviews)

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      Variable Speed solved my problems

      I was attempting to use larger router bits with my fixed speed router. After a little research, I found that you need a variable speed router for larger bits like raised panel bits....Read complete review

      I was attempting to use larger router bits with my fixed speed router. After a little research, I found that you need a variable speed router for larger bits like raised panel bits. I did more research and picked the Bosch 1617EVS mainly because I own other Bosch tools and appreciate the quality of them. Once again, I wasn't disappointed. After I mounted it in my router table and began using it at low speed, I was thrilled to find it didn't bog down and worked smoothly. My panels came out great! I love this router.

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      5.0

      Awesome Router

      By Gregad

      from Tecumseh, MI

      Comments about Bosch Tools 2.25 HP VS Fixed-Base Router:

      Use in my homemade router table but got old real fast when needed to use hand held so I went out and bought another one. Now have one in table and one out fo table. Smooth, powerful and easy to set up and use.

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      5.0

      Good Router

      By Bill3031

      from Alabama

      Comments about Bosch Tools 2.25 HP VS Fixed-Base Router:

      I bought this router to use in a second router table. I'm an old retired guy and A bit of system redundancy works well for me. I decided to try the 1617EVS router in a Bosch RA1181 router table. Not only is the setup easy with this system but all the functionality is there as well. Bosch used several well thought out ideas. The router has plenty of power for not only edge shaping but its use as a jointer works very well. I've ran a good amount of red oak through it and the router4 has not faltered once. There is no appreciable run-out and bits are easy to change. Adjusting the height through the table is a definite plus. I would buy this router again.

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      5.0

      Great router to mount in a stationary table

      By Steve14

      from Oshawa, ON, Canada

      Comments about Bosch Tools 2.25 HP VS Fixed-Base Router:

      Great solid router great features,easy to operate.

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      5.0

      Super Router

      By Cowboy

      from Shelburn, In

      Comments about Bosch Tools 2.25 HP VS Fixed-Base Router:

      This router is everything I was looking for and more. It has plenty of power, easy to maneuver when doing freehand routing and a breeze to change a bit. I highly recommend it to anyone.

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      5.0

      Like the hand held and plunge in the same tool

      By bluebanjo

      from Boca Grande, FL, United States

      Comments about Bosch Tools 2.25 HP VS Fixed-Base Router:

      This is my second 1617EVS. Great rpm and the fact that it's adjustable. Works well with my jigs. Only problem is that it's difficult to find 1/2" bits locally and I have to order them for mail delivery.

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      5.0

      Expectations met

      By royT

      from NY upstate

      Comments about Bosch Tools 2.25 HP VS Fixed-Base Router:

      I use the fixed base under a router table. The ability to micro adjust depth from above the table (I had to drill a hole to match the position in the router) makes for perfect tenon fitting. And the variable speed is perfect for working different hardness of wood. I read other reviews befor buying this router and I am not disappointed, it is every bit as good as I hoped it would be.

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      3.0

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      By testito

      from New York, NY, United States

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      5.0

      Very user friendly.

      By marintheman

      from Rossland, BC, Canada

      Comments about Bosch Tools 2.25 HP VS Fixed-Base Router:

      This router is used in conjunction with the Bosch router table I recently purchased. The two go very well together.

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      5.0

      Easy to use

      By Mickfig

      from 97701

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      • High Quality

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          Comments about Bosch Tools 2.25 HP VS Fixed-Base Router:

          I bought this router for my Krieg router table. It is easy to set up and fine adjustments are quick. Well worth the money

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          5.0

          Great Router

          By Jon B.

          from Cincinnati, OH

          Pros

          • Durable
          • High Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Bosch Tools 2.25 HP VS Fixed-Base Router:

              I got this router to add some detail to my woodworking projects. With a second fixed base mounted to a router table, this router serves double duty. The micro adjustments are great for making fine adjustments. The tools feels great when in use, nice balance and plenty of power.

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