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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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from Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States
Comments about Bosch Tools 2.25 HP VS Fixed-Base Router:
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!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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
Excellent fit and finish
from Bethlehem, GA, United States
I've spent several hours using mine. I have two of them. The soft start and very easy height adjustment are essential to me and work flawlessly.
from Wenatchee, WA, United States
I've been using a 20 year old B&D router that a friend was throwing out for years. What a difference this one makes ... the soft start really works well, the old one wanted to jerk out of your hand every you flipped the switch. I'm using it now for cutting dados for shelving, the variable speed comes in handy. It's easy to adjust, unlike my old one and does what it supposed to do very well. I haven't used it on hardwood but it seems plenty powerful. Hopefully this is the last router I own.
from Kimball, MI, United States
Powerful, percise, and easy to work with. Love the look, everything I wanted in a fixed base router. Money well spent!!
I use it for dove tail production,and it holds its settings very well.
from Las Vegas, NV, United States
This is my first router. I've never used one before so after doing some research I picked this router for its good reviews, variable speed, and softstart. I use this both by hand and mounted to a router table. The router has plenty of power.
from Illinois, United States
purchased this several months ago and it is a dream tool to work with excellent ergonomics excellent power excellent control excellent results would highly recommend to the serious home woodworker. YOU will not be disappointed
from york pa.
Just brought the router mounted it on my router table. Works great just like all my other bosch tools.
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