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Bosch 1617EVSPK 12 Amp 2.25 HP Combination Plunge and Fixed-Base Router Kit

Model#: BSHN1617EVSPK
Retail:
$259.99
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$239.99
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$219.00
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Product Overview

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Features:
  • 2.25 HP, 12 amp motor delivers 8000 - 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, provides overload protection
  • 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 cut line when using jigs, templates, dovetail fixtures and similar guidance devices
  • Microfine bit depth adjustment system on both bases - For fast, precise bit depth adjustment
  • Right or left switch location - For user preference and consistency (motor does not rotate during depth adjustment)
  • Tool-free template guide adapter system - For fast and easy template guide changes
  • Wide base openings and 2 in. sub-base openings - Accepts larger bits and provides better visibility
  • Plunge-base has contoured soft grip handles - For enhanced control and comfort at all plunge depths
  • This item may ship in the original manufacturer's packaging
Includes:
  • Motor - 16176
  • Plunge-Base - RA1166
  • Fixed-Base - RA1160
  • 1/4 in. Self-Releasing Collet Chuck - 2 610 906 283
  • 16mm Shaft Wrench - 2 610 991 388
  • 24mm Collet Nut Wrench - 2 610 992 417
  • 1/2 in. Self-Releasing Collet Chuck - 2 610 906 284
  • Fixed-Base Chip Shield - 2 610 991 389
  • Plunge-Base Chip Shield - 2 610 912 599
  • Carrying Case - 2 610 913 367

Specifications

Weight: 19.5 lbs.
Amperage: 12
Base Dimensions (Fixed): 6 in. x 6 in.
Base Dimensions (Plunge): 6-11/16 in. x 6-11/16 in.
Base Opening: 3-3/4 in.
Base Type: Fixed / Plunge
Collet Capacity: 1/4 in. / 3/8 in. / 1/2 in. / 8mm
Cord Length: 10 ft.
Depth Adjustment Range (Fixed Base): 1-5/8 in
Depth Adjustment System: Micro-Fine Depth Adjustment
Handle Style: Dual Knob
Horsepower (Peak): 2.25
No-Load Speeds (RPM): 8,000 - 25,000
Plunge Depth: 2-1/4 in.
Speed Controls: Dial
Speed Settings: Variable
Switch Type: Toggle
Voltage: 120V

Reviews

Product Reviews

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Bosch12 Amp 2.25 HP Combination Plunge and Fixed-Base Router Kit
 
4.7

(based on 159 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (68)
  • Easy to use (64)
  • Good grip (58)
  • Easy to store (53)
  • Good safety features (42)

Cons

  • Heavy (7)
  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • In the workshop (65)
  • Home repair (17)
  • In the field (11)
  • Gifts (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (39), Casual do-it-yourselfer (16), Professional (11), Beginner (3), Novice (3)

Reviewed by 159 customers

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5.0

Exactly as advertised and then some.

By JackFox

from Peterborough, NH

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Store
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop

    Comments about 12 Amp 2.25 HP Combination Plunge and Fixed-Base Router Kit:

    I haven't had a chance to use this router yet, but by all appearance exactly what I will be needing to create some fluted columns in our bedroom, as well as, doing some dovetails in the near future.

     
    4.0

    pretty nice router

    By dust huffer

    from Oregon

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Grip
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • In The Workshop

      Comments about 12 Amp 2.25 HP Combination Plunge and Fixed-Base Router Kit:

      Pretty nice router, replacing and old craftsman I'd been using for years. Love the soft start, the router is less top heavy than my craftsman was so it feels more stable. A lot quieter and a lot more power.
      The router motor was definitely used, some marks on the body from moving in the base, but it seems to be minimal. Collets we both new, the bases seemed to be new. the chip guard on the fixed base was broken but bosch sent another in a few days, no hassle.
      For the money on this particular item it seems it is a tossup on whether new vs refurb was the way to go. The refurb was just a little more than I've seen the same thing sell for used so there you go.
      All in all I am satisfied with the purchase. definitely an upgrade from what I was using.

       
      5.0

      I really didn't know how ...

      By HeyK

      from Easton, PA, United States

      Comments about Bosch 12 Amp 2.25 HP Combination Plunge and Fixed-Base Router Kit:

      I really didn't know how useful this tool is. Surprised to say, don't know how I managed carpentry all these years without a router. Only drawback is: On off switch could be lower near the handles instead of near the top, though I'll work around it.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Why did I wait so long

      By Don

      from Lexington, NE

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Grip
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • In The Workshop

        Comments about 12 Amp 2.25 HP Combination Plunge and Fixed-Base Router Kit:

        After owning other less expensive routers in the past, I decided to purchase this Bosch router. The difference was immediate. The power and ease of use was amazing. The first task was to router T-track slots for a work table. The 3/4 inch router bit walked through the particle board easily and with no required second pass. What a please to operate after my past router experiences.

         
        5.0

        Workhorse

        By Shawn

        from Toronto, ON, Canada

        Comments about Bosch 12 Amp 2.25 HP Combination Plunge and Fixed-Base Router Kit:

        I don't usually write reviews for tools because the tools in questions always have incredible reputations, but this router is quite the exception. For 3 years, the router has held up like no other in the garage. I'm a guitar luthier and routing is a the most common task aside from sanding. Both table and hand work.

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        • 12 Amp 2.25 HP Combination Plunge and Fixed-Base Router Kit

          Q:

          Does this router come with a clear base? or is one available?
          Asked on 5/15/2015 by DONALD from Raphine, Virginia

          0 answers

        • 12 Amp 2.25 HP Combination Plunge and Fixed-Base Router Kit

          Q:

          Is the plunge base for the 1617ev available by itself. I already have a Bosch 1617.
          Asked on 3/4/2015 by Frank from Spring Lake, MI 49456

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            The plunge base model number is Bosch RA1166 Plunge Router Base @ $89.99 in stock.

            Answered on 3/5/2015 by Dennis from Atl
        • 12 Amp 2.25 HP Combination Plunge and Fixed-Base Router Kit

          Q:

          DOES IT HAVE ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL?
          Asked on 2/5/2015 by SAWDUSTCONER

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            This unit has a variable speed dial for matching speed to workpiece and task.

            Answered on 2/19/2015 by RS from Atlanta
        • 12 Amp 2.25 HP Combination Plunge and Fixed-Base Router Kit

          Q:

          Does it comes with different insert sizes (for different bit sizes)
          Asked on 3/2/2013 by Hank from Miami, Fl.

          2 answers

          • A:

            According to the product description, it is adjustable to accept different sized bits.

            Answered on 3/3/2013 by Community Answer from None
          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            The collet capacity for this item is 1/4-in, 3/8-in, 1/2-in, 8mm.

            Answered on 3/4/2013 by Ken from Atlanta, GA
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