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Skil 1817 1-3/4 HP Fixed-Base Router with Soft Start
Model#: SKLN1817
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Skil 1817 1-3/4 HP Fixed-Base Router with Soft Start

Model#: SKLN1817
Retail:
$84.99
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$74.99
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Details

Features:
  • Soft Start technology - For smoother start-ups and increased motor life
  • 1/2-in collet capacity - For larger profile applications
  • Micro-fine depth adjustment - For precise depth measurements
  • Dual position on/off switch - For user convenience and better control
  • Quick-release button - For easy motor adjustments and removal
  • LED SiteLight - For improved visibility and powered tool alert
  • Soft grip handles - For improved comfort and support
Includes:
  • 1-3/4 HP Fixed-Base Router w/ Soft Start - 1817
  • Aluminum Fixed-Base
  • Chip Deflector
  • 1/4-in Collet Adapter
  • Collet Wrench

Specifications

Amperage: 9.5
Collet Capacity: 1/2-in and 1/4-in
Cord: 6-ft
Horsepower: 1.75
RPM: 25,000
Voltage: 120V

Reviews

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4.3

(based on 27 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (22)
  • Good grip (21)
  • Easy to use (19)
  • Good safety features (12)
  • Easy to store (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • In the workshop (20)
    • Home repair (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid do-it-yourselfer (13), Casual do-it-yourselfer (9)

    Reviewed by 27 customers

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    4.0

    Powerful. Fine adjust needs improvement.

    By Raj

    from Shrewsbury, MA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Grip
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Repair

      When my branded expensive trim router struggled to slot a 12 feet length composite deck board, I was lucky to have the Skill 1-3/4 HP router as my backup. It cut (slot) thru the 12 feet lengths like bread and I was able to complete my work in less than 2 hours. I was impressed with the power this machine has. It took me good chunk of time to adjust the router bit to the correct height. The fine adjustment knob requires the base clamp to be released, which causes the router and base to sit in a lose fitting when the clamp is released. Fine adjustment done this way is not correct and I had do the height adjustment very carefully with multiple trial & errors. This definitely needs improvement. Rest is good. Highly recommended.

       
      5.0

      Really Pleased With This Purchase

      By Tat the Woodworker

      from Rockport, TX

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Grip
      • Good Safety Features
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • In The Workshop

        This router replaces one that I have had for 30 years and I am surprised at the quality and power. Much better than I would have expected at this price. Much better than the router it replaces.

         
        4.0

        very pleased

        By fairdeal

        from Key West, FL

        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Grip
        • Good Safety Features
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • In The Workshop

          So far, very happy with the performance. It comes with the adapter for 1/4" shank bits, but so far I've used only 1/2" bits. The "soft start" is a nice feature - improves safety and makes it easier to use. The built in LED task light is also very nice. Depth adjustment mechanism is easy to use and works fine. Its certainly powerful enough for any normal uses. Oh, yeah, the "dual" on-off with actuator mechanism is pretty slick, and quite handy to use. There may well be "better" routers, with "better features" - but this one is just fine for me.

           
          4.0

          Refurbished Skil router

          By Mikesam4

          from Harbor City, CA

          About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Grip
          • Good Safety Features
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • Kinda Big For My R-table

          Best Uses

          • Home Repair
          • In The Workshop

          I am setting this up on my router table so I don't know how it will perform or it's ease of use when changing bits.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          no use at this time

          By fatboy

          from WAXAHACHIE TEXAS

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Store
          • Good Grip

          Cons

          • Hard To Use
          • Need Edge Guide No Good W

          Best Uses

          • Dont Know No Guide

          if it had edge guide i could use it ..need guide for my work ..can not find one may send back ..no good to me at this time CAN SAY IF GOOD OR NOT yet

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          • 1-3/4 HP Fixed-Base Router with Soft Start

            Q:

            Will this router work with RAS800 Table?
            Asked on 2/13/2013 by slimtom

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              A:

              There will be no problem mounting this router to the RAS800 table.

              Answered on 2/14/2013 by Ken from Atlanta, GA
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          New Vs. 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: 1-3/4 HP Fixed-Base Router w/ Soft Start - 1817,
          Aluminum Fixed-Base,
          Chip Deflector,
          1/4-in Collet Adapter,
          Collet Wrench
          1-3/4 HP Fixed-Base Router w/ Soft Start - 1817-RT,
          Aluminum Fixed-Base,
          Chip Deflector,
          1/4-in Collet Adapter,
          Collet Wrench
          Availability: In Stock In Stock
          Warranty: 1 Year Limited 1 Year Limited
          Price: $74.99 $41.99
          You Save: N/A $33.00 (44%)

          Warranty

          Skil Portable Power Tools Warranty

          Skil strives to build tools that provide dependable service for years. Our warranties reflect this dedication to quality. We provide complete warranty information for the Skil tools you own today or are considering buying.

          LIMITED WARRANTY OF SKIL CONSUMER PORTABLE POWER TOOLS FOR HOME USE ROBERT BOSCH TOOL CORPORATION ("Seller") warrants to the original purchaser only, that all Skil consumer portable power tools will be free from defects in material or workmanship for a period of one year from date of purchase.

          SELLER'S SOLE OBLIGATION AND YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY under this Limited Warranty and, to the extent permitted by law, any warranty or condition implied by law, shall be the repair or replacement of parts, without charge, which are defective in material or workmanship and which have not been misused, carelessly handled, or misrepaired by persons other than Seller or Authorized Service Station. To make a claim under this Limited Warranty, you must return the complete portable power tool product, transportation prepaid, to any SKIL Factory Service Center or Authorized Service Station. For Authorized SKIL Power Tool Service Stations, please refer to your phone directory.

          THIS LIMITED WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO ACCESSORY ITEMS SUCH AS CIRCULAR SAW BLADES, DRILL BITS, ROUTER BITS, JIGSAW BLADES, SANDING BELTS, GRINDING WHEELS AND OTHER RELATED ITEMS.

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