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Bosch 1617EVS 2.25 HP Fixed-Base Electronic Router

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The Bosch 1617EVS 2.25 HP Electronic Fixed-Base Router produces exacting cuts every time, thanks to a 12 Amp motor that combines ample power with adjustable speed settings. Users can glide along the intended cutline using dovetail fixtures, templates, jigs and other guidance devices. A precision centering system and 3-3/4 In. base opening enable swift maneuverability along the intended path. This tool is also one of the quietest routers in its class.
Powerful Variable-Speed Motor - The Bosch 1617EVS steers through even the toughest routing jobs with the powerful 2.25-horsepower, 12 Amp motor and its versatile speed range of 8,000 to 25,000 RPM. The variable-speed dial allows the operator to set the optimal speed for the task. And with built-in Constant Response Circuitry, the router will maintain a constant speed throughout the cut, resulting in clean, accurate product.
Smooth Startup and Simple Operation - The Bosch 1617EVS delivers an integrated soft-start feature, so that the motor reduces torque upon startup for a smooth transition and easy handling. Its design adapts to let the user work with the switch and cord on the right or the left, for improved consistency and precision, as well as the confidence knowing that the motor won't rotate during depth adjustment. The one-piece armature shaft maximizes accuracy and long-bit shank capacity in the router.
Features:
  • 2.25 HP, 12 amp motor delivers 8000 - 25,000 RPM
  • Coarse and microfine bit depth adjustment system with the ability to reset the depth indicator - For fast, precise depth adjustment
  • Variable-speed dial - For matching speed to workpiece and task
  • Tool-free template guide adapter - For fast and easy template guide changes
  • Large 3-3/4 in. base opening plus 2 in. sub-base opening - Accepts large bits
  • Exclusive precision centering design centers bit precisely - Makes it easy to keep bit on intended cut line when using jigs, templates, 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, provides overload protection
  • This item may ship in the original manufacturer's packaging
Includes:
  • 2.25 HP Fixed-Base Electronic Router - 1617EVS
  • Motor - 16176
  • 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
  • Collet Nut Wrench - 2 610 992 417
  • Tool-Free Templet Guide Adapter - 2 610 991 370
  • 10 ft. Flexible Rubber Cord
  • Chip Shield - 2 610 991 389
  • Fixed Base - RA1161
  • T-Handle Hex Height Adjustment Wrench - 2610923193
  • Pack of 3 10-24 Screws for Table Mounting - 2610925813

Specifications

Weight: 7.7 lbs.
Amperage: 12
Base Dimensions (Fixed): 6 in. x 6 in.
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 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
Speed Controls: Dial
Speed Settings: Variable
Switch Type: Toggle
Voltage: 120V

Recommendations

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
107 Reviews
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (67)
No, I would not recommend this to a friend (1)
Pros
Easy To Use (56)
Powerful (54)
Value (4)
Ergonomic Design (1)
Cons
Not Durable (1)
Loud (1)
Best Uses
Home Repair (19)
Frequent Use (3)
Large Projects (2)
Small Projects (1)
Good router with issues.
I bought this router specifically to be mounted on a router table. The two main reasons for purchasing this router were the variable speed and the above the table bit height adjustment. This is well made quality router. It would get 5 stars, but it has two really bad flaws.
Number 1: Getting the motor back into the fixed base is worse than pulling teeth. My old router (PC 690) was infinitely easy to remove and replace the motor into the base. Hence, I would remove the router from the base to make all my bit changes. That is not an option with this router. I have to leave the router in the base permanently and change the bits from above the table. This made it necessary to purchase a bent shaft wrench ($15).
Number 2: The 1/4 collet was way too tight. I placed a centering bit into the 1/4 collet to center the router to the insert plate and only finger tightened the bit into the collet. Getting the centering bit out of the collet was a nightmare. I severely damaged the centering bit with pliers that had to be used to pry the bit out of the collet. That 1/4 inch collet in now in the trash. I now can only use 1/2 inch bits.
I think this would have been a much better hand held router. The above the table bit height adjustment is great, but it comes with the woes of replacing the motor into the base.
December 3, 2018
Originally posted at
great router
purchased the 1617evs because I needed a router with 1/2 collet. Have 3 other routers but all with only 1/4 collets. This is without a doubt the best of the bunch not only because of the duel collet sizes but it is quiet, easy to set up, and simply a great router.
December 3, 2018
Originally posted at
Feature rich
Does it all with ease. One negative: instructions must have been written by engineers - sparse explanations, illustrations & examples.
December 2, 2018
Originally posted at
Great power
I bought the 1618EVS because of the 1/2 Collet and rated power. I needed to level up a 30 inch diameter Maple wood cookie for an end table. I needed to cut down over an inch of material on one side of the cookie and using the Bosch Router with a 1 inch straight bit I was able to do it easily. The chips flew and the router
hummed. Job done!
November 16, 2018
Originally posted at
Great tool and appears well made
Also purchased router table mount. I have a custom router table and needed a router that adjusted vertically without "twisting" the motor in the housing. This one fit the bill and, bonus, has a top access micro adjustment! Never owned a Bosch router but seems to be well made. I'm impressed with the tight fit of motor in housing.
October 31, 2018
Originally posted at
Great buy
I purchased the router about a month ago. I looked at different brands and makes and I remembered back to my high schookl years the router I sued to make an end table, Bosch. I had never purchased a router for myself however after reflecting on the past I bought Bosch for my un coming project. I believe Bosch stands for quality, durability and grfeat preformance. I bought this router specifically for a floor I'm making. My friend and I are making a solid wood floor out of 3" wide wood planks, tongue and groove. I bought this router for this project and so far it does the job great. I haven't used it for anything else and I can't be any more specific than this. Some of the features attracted me to this router, the variable speed, motor speed and so much more. I'm not a professional but I would recommend this router for the "do it yourself" handy man.
October 15, 2018
Originally posted at
The best router I've ever owned!
This router has done everything I've asked it to do...perfectly.
October 10, 2018
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A+
Bosch never disappoints! This is an excellent router along with the Bosch router table it's a win win!!
September 17, 2018
Originally posted at
Great router
I bought this router to mount in a table to do tongue and groove 3/4 inch oak flooring ,worked great ,like the soft start , bit changes a bit hard using 2 wrenches
September 14, 2018
Originally posted at
Had to return it
Motor seized up first 30 minutes of use. Must be just bad luck. Returned it with no problem. The new one works great. Very smooth even on seasoned oak. I like it a lot
September 8, 2018
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Questions & Answers

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What is the black thing on the cord?
A shopper on Sep 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Your question will be best answered by the manufacturer, who can provide you with the accurate information. The number to reach the technician directly is 1-877-267-2499 or online at www.boschtools.com.
Once installed in a router table, can the 1617EVS height adjustment be made from above the table? If so, does a tool or special wrench come with the router? Thanksw
Marty on Nov 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes with the supplied key
Do you have to use a wrench to change the bits?
redneck on Feb 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I use a MuscleChuck with mine and it works fantastic. Simple turn of a hex nut, bit comes out, new one in, a simple turn and you're back at work.
I want to replace the base..the original is cracked. How do I get the up/down adjustment assembly off the old base?? I appears that a small Allen wrench fits into the bottom of the rod. I removed the C-ring, but it doesn't want to come out.

Thanks for any help,

Ron
ronwiltx on Jan 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Please contact Bosch directly at 877-267-2499 for technical assistance

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: 2.25 HP Fixed-Base Electronic Router - 1617EVS,
Motor - 16176,
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,
Collet Nut Wrench - 2 610 992 417,
Tool-Free Templet Guide Adapter - 2 610 991 370,
10 ft. Flexible Rubber Cord,
Chip Shield - 2 610 991 389,
Fixed Base - RA1161,
T-Handle Hex Height Adjustment Wrench - 2610923193,
Pack of 3 10-24 Screws for Table Mounting - 2610925813
2.25 HP Fixed-Base Electronic Router - 1617EVS-46,
Motor - 16176,
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,
Collet Nut Wrench - 2 610 992 417,
Tool-Free Templet Guide Adapter - 2 610 991 370,
10 ft. Flexible Rubber Cord,
Chip Shield - 2 610 991 389
Availability: In Stock In Stock
Warranty: 1 Year Limited 1 Year Limited
Price: $149.00 $129.00
You Save: N/A $20.00 (13%)

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.