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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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Solid and smooth
from Massachusetts, United States
Comments about Bosch Tools 2.25 HP VS Fixed-Base Router:
I bought this Bosch because I wasn't happy with my DeWalt router because of the sticky plunge action and man what a difference between the two. The Bosch feels so much better in your hand, smooth plunge action, minimum noise level and adjustment is also smooth. I am glad I bought a Bosch brand.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Greenwood, IN, United States
I am truly happy with this machine it great. I use it a couple of times a week.
Plenty of power and very high quality construction
By Live Free or DIe
from Woodhead IL
Bought this to replace an old Craftsman router. It didn't fit my router table, but with a little machine work and careful planning, I made it fit and now my table is better than ever. Bit is easy to change and router is held securely to its base that is fastened to the table. The slower startup speed is a nice feature. The motor is quiet and very powerful. It blasted through a 3/4 oak board with ease.
By Tom we try
from Grand Rapids, MI, United States
It works great, I enjoy using it!! The two bases are a great asset to my shop.
from West Palm Beach, FL, United States
So far it works great. Reviews were consistent about dust screwing up the trigger switch do I am waiting for that to happen.
Does exactly what a router should do
from Baton Rouge
I have not used the router for complex work nor have I used it with a table. The hand held work works great and it has the power to cut deep and smooth with little effort. The large handles give great control for a 2 1/2 hp router.
This router is a master in my workshop
from CT, United States
I have been using this for a few months and it has never let me down. I am impressed with the build quality and it tackles all wood species with ease
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States
Extremely quiet and vibration free. Very smooth cutting. High class quality router. I don't impress easily and I'm impressed! Well done Bosch Tools!
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Good, controllable workhorse
from Fredericksburg, VA, United States
I've had one of these for several years. It is strong and accurate in both the fixed base and the router table. The slow start and variable speed features are excellent. I have only two complaints: 1. The motor body sometime soon binds in the base making it hard to adjust the height, and 2. This router is screechingly loud. Hearing protection is essential!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Router has great power nicely built only con is it is very loud
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