Model#: BSHN1617EVSPK
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Bosch 1617EVSPK 12 Amp 2.25 HP Combination Plunge and Fixed-Base Router Kit

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The Bosch 1617EVSPK 2.25 HP Combination Plunge- and Fixed-Base Router provides all the components necessary for fixed-depth routing and plunge routing as well. It has top-level power, thanks to a 12 Amp motor that combines muscle with varied 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 long the intended path. This tool is also one of the quietest routers in its class.
Precise Routing - This router employs the Bosch Precision Centering Design, which allows the bit to be centered with the sub-base or optional template guides. This makes it easier than ever to keep the bit on the intended cutting-line when using guidance devices such as jigs, templates or dovetail fixtures. The router comes in a comprehensive kit that provides all the components necessary for fixed-depth and plunge routing. Microfine bit-depth adjustment on the fixed base, with an overall range of one inch and accuracy to 1/64 in., allows for accurate and fast changes.
Powerful Variable-Speed Motor - The Bosch 1617EVSPK steers through even the toughest routing jobs with its 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.
Features:
  • 2.25 HP, 12 amp motor delivers 8000 - 25,000 RPM
  • Variable-speed dial - For matching speed to workpiece and task
  • Soft start - Reduces start-up torque
  • Constant-Response circuitry - Maintains constant speed under load, provides overload protection
  • Precision centering design - Makes it easy to keep bit on intended cut line when using jigs, templates, dovetail fixtures and similar guidance devices
  • Quick clamp system on both bases for fast tool-free conversion - Move motor from base to base with ease
  • Microfine bit depth adjustment system on both bases - For fast, precise bit depth adjustment
  • Right or left switch location - For user preference and consistency (motor does not rotate during depth adjustment)
  • Tool-free template guide adapter system - For fast and easy template guide changes
  • Wide base openings and 2 in. sub-base openings - Accepts larger bits and provides better visibility
  • Plunge-base has contoured soft grip handles - For enhanced control and comfort at all plunge depths
  • This item may ship in the original manufacturer's packaging
Includes:
  • Motor - 16176
  • Fixed-Base - RA1160
  • Plunge-Base - RA1166
  • 1/4 in. Self-Releasing Collet Chuck - 2 610 906 283
  • 16mm Shaft Wrench - 2 610 991 388
  • 24mm Collet Nut Wrench - 2 610 992 417
  • 1/2 in. Self-Releasing Collet Chuck - 2 610 906 284
  • Fixed-Base Chip Shield - 2 610 991 389
  • Plunge-Base Chip Shield - 2 610 912 599
  • Carrying Case - 2 610 913 367

Specifications

Weight: 19.5 lbs.
Amperage: 12
Base Dimensions (Fixed): 6 in. x 6 in.
Base Dimensions (Plunge): 6-11/16 in. x 6-11/16 in.
Base Opening: 3-3/4 in.
Base Type: Fixed / Plunge
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
Plunge Depth: 2-1/4 in.
Speed Controls: Dial
Speed Settings: Variable
Switch Type: Toggle
Voltage: 120V

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Reviews

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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (104)
Pros
Easy To Use (96)
Powerful (96)
Value (10)
Ergonomic Design (8)
Cons
Heavy (8)
Loud (1)
Best Uses
Home Repair (35)
Frequent Use (9)
Large Projects (8)
Small Projects (8)
Great features and precision built.
The first item you notice is the nice heavy duty case with places to store accessories and router bits. I like the ability to keep it all in one place. Operation is very smoth. Assembly was a bit awkward at first due to high degree of precision machining. I found it very stablr during use. THe plunge base offers smoth operation. I'm glad I purchased this router and plan to keep ir for many years
February 1, 2019
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Very good router
Just got this router and it’s an upgrade from the hand me down I had. It just works and is very well designed and built.
January 19, 2019
Originally posted at
Good with one draw back
Machines wirks well. Ample power. After using with fixed head, i felt it was top heavy and the on off swith should be closer to finger tips.
January 16, 2019
Originally posted at
Strong, precise, versatile.
Bought the 1617 primarily for a router extension table that I’m making for my table saw. I’ve been using the 1617 some to prepare the extension for its new home and have admired its feel and precision as a handheld configuration as well. The soft start makes for a SAFE start. My old Bosch 1604 only had a toggle switch and though it had less power the torque generated by instant power was unnerving. Looking forward to using larger raised panel bits that an available lower RPM will make possible. I was very impressed with the included proper forged collet wrenches instead of the usual stamped sheet metal one usually gets with power tools. Nice touch. One minor nit to pick is the lack of a dust control shroud in the package. I plan to order the micro-adjustable fence and it does have a DC attachment. Thankfully the router lift I’m installing allows for quick mount and removal because I see now the 1617 will be the goto choice of my router fleet.
January 10, 2019
Originally posted at
Number two
I bought the fixed base a few weeks ago. I mounted it under my router table. I liked it so much I bought the combo package also. I really like having a 1/4" and 1/2" collet and not having to use a 1/4" adapter. Adjustment is super easy too. Can't beat it.
January 5, 2019
Originally posted at
nice router
used router once for about an hour (not non stop worked great quieter than other routers i have and smooth start great so far
January 2, 2019
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Accurate
I have only had the router for a few days. I have used the fixed base with Bosch template that proved to be more accurate than Porter Cable's with the Porter Cable dovetail jig. So far I can't find anything to complain about. Looking forward to a lot of woodworking with this tool.
December 31, 2018
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Great so far
Bought this to replace a competitor's that went out after about 3 years with only about 125-150 foot of routing done with it. Starts easily and is much quieter than previous one. The only thing I would change on this would be the wood handles. I used this to trim off siding before putting in replacement windows and even though the router was easily controlled I would have rather had some heavy plastic/rubber ones with better grips than smooth wood ones. Project done with about 50 foot of trimming done. Router still running great.
December 30, 2018
Originally posted at
Nice Router
I have been looking for a plunge router for some time, after extensive research I landed upon the Bosch combo kit. Great tool, easy to use, comes with 1/4" & 1/2" shank adapters, nice plunge & lock feature. I especially like the option of motor switch & plunge lock being able to place on either side. Being left handed this makes for easy use.
December 26, 2018
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Quality package
I purchased this combo package about 3 weeks ago. Plenty of power for any material. The plunge base works smoothly and better than any others I’ve ever tried. The hard case it comes with provides a designated spot for almost all the accessories for this router combo kit. This router fits the needs of professional wood craftsman yet is easy for those who dabble in wood projects around the home.
December 16, 2018
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After several weeks of research I have decided to purchase this product from CPO in order to get the most recent model available, the lowest price and free shipping. My local Lowes offers the same price, but they are stocking a slightly older model that does not have the dust-proof switch cover. It is my understanding that Bosch has modified this model to include the dust cover and provide the depth adjustment while mounted to a router table.

I want to verify that the unit shipped to me from CPO will in fact be the newest model with these 2 features. Can any recent CPO customers, or staff confirm this for me? The reason I ask is that other suppliers include a long hex wrench in the product specifications/included with listing. I did not see this in CPO's list of included parts.

Please help, I am anxious to order and begin working with this unit
Ed on Sep 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: For assistance with this question, please contact our sales department (1-866-577-3014) or customer care department at (1-800-714-0918)
Does this router come with a clear base? or is one available?
Donald on May 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, unfortunately, we do not have a clear base available for this unit.
Will the reconditioned model come back?
Kevin F on Oct 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We do not understand your question. Please contact our customer care department at 1-800-714-0918. The agent will be able to better assist you. The hours are Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm EST.
How do I remove the collet from the collet nut? It is stuck in it. This is how it was packaged.
Belva P on Aug 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Your question will be best answered by the manufacturer directly, 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.
Is the plunge base for the 1617ev available by itself. I already have a Bosch 1617.
Frank on Mar 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The plunge base model number is Bosch RA1166 Plunge Router Base @ $89.99 in stock.
DOES IT HAVE ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL?
SAWDUSTCONER on Feb 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This unit has a variable speed dial for matching speed to workpiece and task.

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: Motor - 16176,
Fixed-Base - RA1160,
Plunge-Base - RA1166,
1/4 in. Self-Releasing Collet Chuck - 2 610 906 283,
16mm Shaft Wrench - 2 610 991 388,
24mm Collet Nut Wrench - 2 610 992 417,
1/2 in. Self-Releasing Collet Chuck - 2 610 906 284,
Fixed-Base Chip Shield - 2 610 991 389,
Plunge-Base Chip Shield - 2 610 912 599,
Carrying Case - 2 610 913 367
Motor - 16176,
Plunge-Base - RA1166,
Fixed-Base - RA1160,
1/4 in. Self-Releasing Collet Chuck - 2 610 906 283,
16mm Shaft Wrench - 2 610 991 388,
24mm Collet Nut Wrench - 2 610 992 417,
1/2 in. Self-Releasing Collet Chuck - 2 610 906 284,
Fixed-Base Chip Shield - 2 610 991 389,
Plunge-Base Chip Shield - 2 610 912 599,
Carrying Case - 2 610 913 367
Availability: In Stock Out of Stock
Warranty: 1 Year Limited 1 Year Limited

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.

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