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Model#: MILN5616-20
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Milwaukee 5616-20 2-1/4 Max HP BodyGrip Router

  • Milwaukee 5616-20 2-1/4 Max HP BodyGrip Router
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Fully-loaded with an award-winning feature set, Milwaukee's new 2-1/4 max HP electronic variable speed BodyGrip Router offers the ultimate in router performance.
Features:
  • Exclusive BodyGrip design
  • Powerful 13 amp, 2-1/4 max HP Milwaukee motor
  • Premium electronic motor feedback maintains speed and power under load
  • Electronic variable speed with soft-start (10000-24,000 RPM)
  • Micro-fine linear depth adjustment to within 1/64 in.
  • Exclusive above-the-table depth adjustment system
  • Exclusive motor contamination shield minimizes damage, maximizes airflow
  • This item may ship in the original manufacturer's packaging.
Includes:
  • 2-1/4 Max HP BodyGrip Router - 5616-20
  • (2) 1-1/8 in. Collet Wrenches
  • 1/2 in. Collet
  • 1/4 in. Collet
  • T-Handle Wrench
  • Product Manual

Specifications

Height: 8.5 in.
Weight: 8.8 lbs.
Amperage: 13
Base Type: Fixed
Collet Capacity: 1/4 in. / 1/2 in.
Cord Length: 8 ft.
Depth Adjustment Increments (Fixed Base): 1/64 in.
Depth Adjustment Range (Fixed Base): 1-21/32 in.
Depth Adjustment System: Micro-Fine Depth Adjustment
Handle Style: Dual Knob
Horsepower (Peak): 2.2
No-Load Speeds (RPM): 10,000 - 24,000
Speed Controls: Dial
Speed Settings: Variable
Switch Type: Toggle
Voltage: 120V

Recommendations

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
18 Reviews
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1 Star
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Would you recommend?
Yes (18)
Pros
Powerful (14)
Easy To Use (4)
Best Uses
Frequent Use (6)
Home Repair (1)
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Great router
Bought this and another smaller 1.75 HP Milwaukee to add to our collection of routers. I have been a Bosch man for over 20 years but have been disappointed with their recent models - they just don't make the Bosch like they used to. We had bought 3 Bosch routers in the last 3 years and all of them had bad switches (which they say they have resolved) and the adjustment system didn't work smoothly like ones made back in the '90's. So, their loss is Milwaukee's gain. After 2 weeks of hard use in router tables the Milwaukee's are running great. And we LOVE the adjustment system with the hex wrench from the top - very sweet.
September 1, 2012
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Wel made router with good features.
I was replacing an old Ryobi I burnt out doing raised panels in white oak. I still have two 1-3/4 PC routers, and wanted something more powerful. The only issue I can see that might concern some is the overload circuit. While cutting the raised panels with a 3-1/4" bit, the motor cut out several times. However, that sure beats burning one up...so I can live with that. My white oak is some old stuff from up New York way, and it is heavy and hard! The Milwaukee still has good old fashioned quality as far as I can see, unlike many of the other name brands these days. This is my third Milwaukee power tool, and I'm proud to own each one.
October 20, 2011
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
I like the quality of Milwaukee Tools
I don't switch tools often, I began switching primarily from B&D to Milwaukee 15 years ago with an electric drill. With this purchase, my shop is now almost exclusively equipped with Milwaukee products. I've a large list of outside get done projects, I haven't had the opportunity to set this router to wood yet, but after toying with an old used B&D I bought at auction 30+ years ago, I am well satisfied I chose to replace it with my first new one, a dream come true, and give the old B&D a Heave Ho. I've checked it out, started it up, liked the feel, easy adjustment and visibility of the work area. In short, there's no comparison! I'm confident the new cupboards I'll build with it, will be done easier, quicker, and hopefully with better results. I'll be happy to recommend one to a friend, but it's more likely he'd rather borrow mine.
February 23, 2012
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
Very Satisfied
I purchased this as a refurbished model to use in a Bosch router table and couldn't be happier with it. It arrived quickly, and looked brand new. I have owned it for several months now, used it at least 3 days per week, and it has performed flawlessly.
November 25, 2012
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
router
the top adjustment feature
December 19, 2013
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Very Nice
This router is very powerful and compact. It is by no means small but it is a good happy medium. The variable speed is excellent and allows you to use larger router bits that require a lower rpm. I recently made some tongue and groove 1X6 oak boards for a table top and it didn't skip a beat. I did not use a router table and it kept steady rpms even when I was taking a bit more material than I probably should have. They came out perfectly even though my experience with a router is very limited. The dial depth adjustment is very nice and allows for perfect fine tuning of your bit. The grip and strap for your hand are very well thought out. It is a very natural feeling that gives you more control than you would have with a traditional router. For the money and the 5 year Milwaukee warranty it can't be beat.
February 29, 2016
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
Nice!
I like the soft start ....
Bolts to roter table good
April 29, 2009
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best Uses
Frequent Use
This is one great router
I use this router for simple round over applications to raised panel doors, it has great variable speed settings, but what i most enjoy is the palm style grip.I own two of these routers, one for my table mounted needs and one for free hand needs,The only thing i could possibly ask more of these routers is to have a 3 horsepower model.
October 24, 2014
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Brought reconditioned, looks brand new
Needed to cut 3/4" dadu in hard wood. have a craftsman 1-1/2"HP, but getting chatter and edge feathering.Bought this 2-1/4" Milwaukee, what a difference!! Provided a perfect cut, more than enough HP.
December 15, 2014
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Typical Milwaukee
Couldn't be more pleased. I'm a big Milwaukee fan and they continue to impress.
July 18, 2015

Questions & Answers

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What is the diameter of the router body?
sawdustjohn on Aug 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: My calipers read 3.3 inches
Is this model ( the 2 1/4 HP BodyGrip) also a "plunge" router?
Greg on Apr 14, 2013
BEST ANSWER: No this comes with fixed base only. Model 5616-24 includes the plunge base
is this new or refurbished
Ron on Apr 6, 2013
BEST ANSWER: This router is new and will ship in original manufacturer's packaging.
Does milwaukee make a table for there routers
Jack on Mar 2, 2013
BEST ANSWER: No, Milwaukee does not currently make tables for any of their routers. There are many other companies though that do make tables to use.
Where is this manufactured?
Auntie Mimi on Jul 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Milwaukee model 5616-20 is made in China
With which router table is this router compatible?
Russ on Feb 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This router will fit any router table that accepts routers of 8-1/2-in heights and 6-in diameter.

New Vs. Reconditioned

What's the difference between New and Factory-Reconditioned?

Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
  • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
  • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
  • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee; New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 60 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: 2-1/4 Max HP BodyGrip Router - 5616-20,
(2) 1-1/8 in. Collet Wrenches,
1/2 in. Collet,
1/4 in. Collet,
T-Handle Wrench,
Product Manual
2-1/4 Max HP BodyGrip Router - 5616-80,
(2) 1-1/8 in. Collet Wrenches,
1/2 in. Collet,
1/4 in. Collet,
T-Handle Wrench,
Product Manual
Availability: In Stock Out of Stock
Warranty: 5 Year Limited 1 Year Limited

Warranty

The Milwaukee Warranty Every MILWAUKEE power tool is tested before leaving the factory and is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship. MILWAUKEE will repair or replace (at MILWAUKEE's discretion), without charge, any tool (including battery chargers) which examination proves to be defective in material or workmanship from five (5) years after the date of purchase. Return the tool and a copy of the purchase receipt or other proof of purchase to a MILWAUKEE factory Service/Sales Support Branch location or MILWAUKEE Authorized Service Station, freight prepaid and insured. This warranty does not cover damage from repairs made or attempted by other than MILWAUKEE authorized personnel, abuse, normal wear and tear, lack of maintenance, or accidents.

The warranty period for V28, M12 and M18 Li-Ion Battery Packs is two (2) years from the date of purchase. XC M18 Battery packs carry a (3) year warranty. The warranty period for Ni-Cd Battery Packs, Flashlights, Radios, and Professional Hoists (lever, chain, and electric) is one (1) year from the date of purchase.

*The warranty period for Portable Generators is two (2) years from the date of purchase.

THE REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT REMEDIES DESCRIBED HEREIN ARE EXCLUSIVE. IN NO EVENT SHALL MILWAUKEE BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS.

THIS WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, OR CONDITIONS, WRITTEN OR ORAL, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED FOR MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state and province to province. In those states that do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty applies to the United States, Canada, and Mexico only.

Please call Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation for warranty questions at 800-729-3878

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