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Bosch 1617EVSTB 2-1/4 HP Fixed-Base Electronic Router and Router Table Base

  • Bosch 1617EVSTB 2-1/4 HP Fixed-Base Electronic Router and Router Table Base
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This Bosch 2-1/4 HP Fixed-Base Electronic Router features variable-speed settings and depth adjustment, so you can make modifications to suit your needs. The 2-1/4 HP, 12 amp motor offers the power needed to rout through tough materials. The 10 ft. cord provides a sizeable reach. This router is UL and CSA listed.
Features:
  • 2-1/4 HP 12 amp motor delivers 8000 - 25,000 RPM
  • Variable-speed dial for matching speed to workpiece and task
  • Macro and microfine bit depth adjustment system with resettable depth indicator for fast, precise depth adjustment
  • Large 3-3/4 in. base opening and a 2 in. subbase opening
  • Exlusive Precision Centering Design centers bit precisely, making it easy to keep bit on intended cutline when using jigs, templets, dovetail fixtures and similar guidance devices
  • Right or left switch location for user preference and consistency, motor does not rotate during depth adjustment
  • Classic hardwood handles for comfort and beauty
  • One-piece armature shaft for accuracy and long bit shank capacity
  • Soft start reduces start-up torque
  • Constant Response Circuitry maintains constant speed under load, providing overload protection
  • Fixed-base has threaded holes for mounting to router table positioned in common 3-hole pattern
  • Double insulated
Includes:
  • 12 Amp 2-1/4 HP Fixed Base Electronic Router - 1617EVS
  • Router Table Base - RA1165
  • Fixed Base - RA1165
  • 1/4 in. S. R. Collet Chuck - 2 610 906 283
  • 1/2 in. S. R. Collet Chuck - 2 610 906 284
  • 16mm Shaft Wrench - 2 610 991 388
  • Collet Nut Wrench - 2 610 992 417
  • Chip Shield - 2 610 991 389
  • 10 ft. Flexible Rubber Cord
  • T-Handle Hex Height Adjustment Wrench - 2610923193
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Specifications

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

Recommendations

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Good for router table
I bought this router and base to permanently mount it in my router table and cabinet. I already had one of these routers with a plunge base but didn't want to keep switching it out of the table, so I was already familiar with the motor.

Mounting the router table base to my Woodpecker table was quick and easy and fit perfectly. Being able to adjust router height from the top of the table is a plus and the whole Bosch outfit cost less than many router lifts.

The only real minus to this table mount is that you still have to reach under/into the table to loosen the clamp that holds the router into the mount to raise and lower the motor. It would be better if the motor could be adjusted up and down without doing that. On the plus side to that arrangement is that once you close the clamp the motor is secure and won't creep on you. Just recheck that bit height hasn't shifted when tightening everything up.

For me that minor inconvenience is more than balanced by the cost savings of not having to buy an expensive lift.

I also use a table mounted on/off switch outlet so that I don't have to reach under the table and fumble with the switch on the router. That's good practice no matter what router and lift combination you use.

The router motor itself is powerful and realtively quiet. Being able to quickly switch to a half inch collet is a big plus as half inch shank bits are the best way to go in many cases.

All in all this was a very good buy.
August 2, 2012
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
Great router
This is my 2nd 1617, very smooth for the power. Couoled this one with the under-table base so i could keep 2 fixed bases ready. My only request of Bosch might be to include a template of some sort for marking the adjustment hole to drill in the table top. The combination of Bosch and PC mounting patterns is a nice feature.
July 10, 2012
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Good tool for shop and the price
Building my own router table. This unit is accepted by several base plate manufacturers. The hex wrench fine-adjustment feature is as practicle and useful as others on the market.
July 22, 2012
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
An outstanding router
Bought this mainly for the extra router table base. Since router lifts suitable for my DeWalt 618 set are so expensive, i have struggled without a decent router table for way too long. This was a complete top adjustable set up, so I ordered it and a router table and am now finishing the assembly.
The router seems to be very precision built, and a quick check with the other base (with handles) confirms adequate power. The 2 wrench system is less clumsy than the deWalt.
Can't really see any downside to the tool.

JB
June 6, 2012
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
bosch tools
I use the router to create trim and individual pieces that require router work. It is easy to control and very easy to adjust to various tips and needs. I have not found any thing to be bad about it as of yet.
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Very good product
I enjoy using the product on the Bosch router table because of its fine adjustments. It does what I want and need it to do.
August 26, 2012
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
Bosch is the best
Read all the reviews and Bosch router(s) were pretty much on top. I wasn't disappointed. Bit pricier than competition but worth it. I use it in Bosch router table and it performs great. Adjusts easily, plenty of power. Only con, would be nice if you didn't need two wrenches to change out bit.
September 11, 2012
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
wow nice
what a great router, The table base is great and with a quick turn on top I can adjust the height. Using the really nice wooden handles is easy on the hands and glides around the edge of wood very nice. If you need a router GET THIS ONE, you will be glad you did. I have had a few routers over the years, The craft.... made routers cant even be in the same catagory.
September 20, 2012
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
Excellent for a router table
Love how easy the router can be removed from router table to change bits.
November 20, 2012
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
The name is the thing
this is a replacement for a similar router without the above table adjustment capabilities. Bosch makes good tools.
April 26, 2012

Questions & Answers

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does it work on 220 Volts, since I plan to take it outside the US
jawadsaadi on Mar 28, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The Bosch 2-1/4 HP Fixed-Base Electronic Router is wired for 120 volt power. You can purchase a third party power converter if you want to use with 220 volt power.
Is this router
made in the United States ?
Dave on Jan 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The router is made in Japan.

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