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Bosch 1617 2 HP Fixed-Base Router

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Often copied but never equaled, the Bosch 1617 revolutionized the mid-size fixed-base router category: designed for a broad range of routing applications. The versatile 1617 was the first router in its class to have a 2.0 (Max.) horsepower rating, linear depth adjustment and numerous other routing innovations the powerful 11 Amp motor with its rated speed of 25,000 RPM handles tough routing jobs. The unit’s RA1161 fixed base features a quick-clamp system for fast, tool-free depth adjustments, and its linear microfine bit-depth adjustment system allows for accurate depth adjustment over the depth range of 1-5/8 inch. because the motor isn’t rotated during depth adjustment, (as it is on dated depth adjustment systems on many older routers), the horizontal location of the bit within the subwoofer or optional Templet guides remains unchanged. Moreover, if necessary, this precision centering design allows the sub-base or optional template guides to be re-centered around the bit, making it easy to keep the bit on the intended cutting-line when using guidance devices such as jigs and templates. For router table usage, the RA1161 includes threaded table-mounting holes in both the Bosch 4-hole pattern and the common 3-hole pattern. The base’s advanced bit-height adjustment system allows you to conveniently adjust the bit height from above the router table. Other innovations include the ability to have the switch located on either the right or left side of the tool. The switch stays in the same location during depth adjustment, not moving to a new location every time the depth is changed. The 1617 is durable and built for years of use. The motor housing and bases are made of aluminum, and the power switch is now completely dust-sealed.
Features:
  • 2 HP / 11 Amp motor 25,000 RPM
  • Precision centering design - makes it easy to keep bit on intended outline when using jigs, templates, dovetail fixtures and similar guidance devices
  • Macro and microfine bit depth adjustment system with resettable depth indicator - for fast, precise depth adjustment
  • Large 3-3/4 In. base opening plus 2 In. subwoofer opening - accepts large bits
  • Right or left switch location - for user preference and consistency (motor does not rotate during depth adjustment)
  • One-piece armature shaft - for accuracy and long bit shank capacity
  • 10 ft. flexible rubber cord
  • Classic hardwood handles - for comfort and beauty
  • Now includes RA1161 fixed-base with system for adjusting bit height from above a router table
  • T-handle adjustment wrench sold separately
  • Fixed base has threaded holes for mounting to router table positioned in common 3-hole pattern
  • Power switch - now includes dust-sealed power switch
  • Compatible with optional RA1129 Template Guide Adapter Set – for easy change of Bosch quick-release template guides and common threaded template guides; includes RA1126 Template Guide Adapter and RA1100 Interface for Threaded Template Guides (both also available in the RA1128 Template Guide Set)
Includes:
  • 2 HP Fixed-Base Router - 1617
  • Motor - 16171
  • 1/4 in. Self-Releasing Collet Chuck - 2 610 906 283
  • 1/2 in. Self-Releasing Collet Chuck - 2 610 906 284
  • 16mm Shaft Wrench - 2 610 991 388
  • 24mm Collet Nut Wrench - 2 610 992 417
  • Tool-Free Templet Guide Adapter - 2 610 991 370
  • Chip Shield - 2 610 991 389

Specifications

Weight: 7.5 lbs.
Amperage: 11
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
No-Load Speeds (RPM): 25000
Speed Settings: 1
Switch Type: Toggle
Voltage: 120V

Recommendations

Reviews

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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (4)
Pros
Easy To Use (4)
Powerful (4)
Ergonomic Design (1)
Value (1)
Best Uses
Home Repair (3)
Frequent Use (1)
Heavy Duty Requirements (1)
Large Projects (1)
Perfect for a router table
I have had this for several months now, and I have it mounted in a table that I made myself. The height adjustment works perfectly without having to buy separate router lift
July 22, 2017
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My Favorite Tool!
Been using this tool for several months now and I love the power, precision, and ease of use. Great buy, look forward to getting the plunge base soon.
February 11, 2016
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Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
Great tool at a great price
I bought this router to do round over on oak boards.plenty of power to get through this job.wooden handles are natural and very comfortable feeling.the weight of this router is heavy,but it really helps with control
December 26, 2015
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
best all around router for the price
I have a cabinet shop. I have used dozens of these. Best router for the price
December 1, 2015
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
The grand daddy of them all
I own 14 of these. I am buying some more to replace some that the bearings are going out after 21 years of working in a cabinet shop. No regrets
February 21, 2014
Still going strong
I have had this router for almost 5 yrs. and it has been in a router table most of that time.I have made everything from small moldings to raised panels using 3 1/2 " bits and a router speed control,This router has never let me down in anything I have tried to do with it.The power is there if and when you need it.Using it for cutting dovetails with a jig the wood handles on the base are comfortable and provide excellent control over the router.I would buy one again if I were to need a new one.
April 4, 2012
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Always gets the job done
The Bosch 1617 fixed-base router ALWAYS gets the job done. Set the collet and it stays. Wooden handles are comfortable and well placed. Unit is very durable.
June 16, 2011
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Questions & Answers

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I neeed a Bosch Router Manual 1617. Where is the resources section so that I can find the tab to down load the manual?
Hobbyist on Apr 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Please contact the manufacturer direct at 1-877-267-2499 for instructions on a manual

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 120 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: 2 HP Fixed-Base Router - 1617,
Motor - 16171,
1/4 in. Self-Releasing Collet Chuck - 2 610 906 283,
1/2 in. Self-Releasing Collet Chuck - 2 610 906 284,
16mm Shaft Wrench - 2 610 991 388,
24mm Collet Nut Wrench - 2 610 992 417,
Tool-Free Templet Guide Adapter - 2 610 991 370,
Chip Shield - 2 610 991 389
2 HP Fixed-Base Router - 1617-46,
Motor - 16171,
1/4 in. Self-Releasing Collet Chuck - 2 610 906 283,
1/2 in. Self-Releasing Collet Chuck - 2 610 906 284,
16mm Shaft Wrench - 2 610 991 388,
24mm Collet Nut Wrench - 2 610 992 417,
Tool-Free Templet Guide Adapter - 2 610 991 370,
Chip Shield - 2 610 991 389
Availability: In Stock In Stock
Warranty: 1 Year Limited 1 Year Limited
Price: $162.99 $119.99
You Save: N/A $43.00 (26%)

Warranty

Bosch Standard Warranty
Robert Bosch Tool Corporation ("Seller") warrants to the original purchaser only, that all BOSCH portable and benchtop 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 or benchtop power tool product, transportation prepaid, to any BOSCH Factory Service Center or Authorized Service Station. For Authorized BOSCH Power Tool Service Stations, please refer to your phone directory.

All Factory Reconditioned Tools are covered under the same terms and conditions as the new tool warranty, for one (1) year from date of purchase except as noted below:

  • Cordless Tool batteries are covered for one (1) year from date of purchase
  • ProVantage Protection Plan is not applicable to reconditioned tools
  • One Year Service Protection Plan is not applicable to reconditioned tools
  • 30-Day Money Back Refund or Replacement is not applicable to reconditioned tools
  • Dremel reconditioned tools are covered for 2 years from date of purchase
  • Tripods and Rods are covered for 90 Days from date of purchase
  • Reconditioned Tools/Kits may not contain the identical accessories, cases and kit contents of the New Tool version.

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.

ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES SHALL BE LIMITED IN DURATION TO ONE YEAR FROM DATE OF PURCHASE. SOME STATES IN THE U.S., SOME CANADIAN PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

IN NO EVENT SHALL SELLER BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LIABILITY FOR LOSS OF PROFITS) ARISING FROM THE SALE OR USE OF THIS PRODUCT. SOME STATES IN THE U.S. AND SOME CANADIAN PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

THIS LIMITED WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE IN THE U.S., PROVINCE TO PROVINCE IN CANADA AND FROM COUNTRY TO COUNTRY.

THIS LIMITED WARRANTY APPLIES ONLY TO PORTABLE AND BENCHTOP ELECTRIC TOOLS SOLD WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, CANADA AND THE COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO. FOR WARRANTY COVERAGE WITHIN OTHER COUNTRIES, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL BOSCH DEALER OR IMPORTER.