Model # 1617EVS

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Bosch 12 Amp Corded Electronic 2.25 Horse Power Variable Speed Fixed-Base Router
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Bosch

12 Amp Corded Electronic 2.25 Horse Power Variable Speed Fixed-Base Router

  • Rounded hardwood handles maximize user control
  • Use for precise bit plunging, edge forming, slot cutting and more
  • Includes RA1161 fixed-base with system for adjusting bit height
$16900 /each

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Product Overview

Make exacting cuts every time with the Bosch 2.25 HP Electronic Variable Speed Fixed-Base Router. One of the quietest routers in its class, the 12 Amp motor combines ample power with adjustable speed settings to steer through the toughest jobs. Glide along your 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 your intended path.

  • Constant response circuitry stabilizes start-up torque and maintains speed under increased load with overload protection
  • Accuracy and long-bit shank capacity maximized with 1-piece armature shaft
  • Adjustable speed dial (8000-25,000 RPM)
  • Make quick, accurate bit-depth adjustments at a macro or micro-fine level
  • Rounded hardwood handles maximize user control
  • Easily mounts to router table with threaded 3-hole base pattern
  • Dust-sealed power switch promotes tool longevity
  • 2 in. sub-base opening
  • Includes: (1) 2.25 HP fixed-base router, (1) 1/2 in. collet and (1) 1/4 in. collet
  • 1-year limited warranty
  • Fixed base has threaded holes for mounting to router table positioned in common 3-hole pattern
  • Double insulated
  • Power switch - now includes dust-sealed power switch
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Brand DEWALT Bosch Bosch Bosch
Ratings (61) (83) (11) (247)
Reconditioned No No No No
Depth Adjustment Yes Yes Yes Yes
Amperage (amps) 12 12 11 12
Router Base Type Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed/Plunge
Multiple base Yes No No Yes
Collet size (in.) .5 0.5 0.5 0.5
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Customer Questions & Answers

Does this electronic VS router utilize a soft start? Thank you

Asked by: Kayaker
Yes
Answered by: TDavis
Date published: 2016-11-04

Is a 0.25 inch collet included in the package as well as the 0.5 inch?

Asked by: PennsylvaniaJohn
Yes. As an FYI, I had an issue with the 1/2" collet which was already installed in the router. Apparently the factory over-tightened it and as a result, it absolutely would not accept standard 1/2" cutter bits. Point being, be sure to check that you can install cutters into each collet not long after buying it.
Answered by: kb
Date published: 2017-02-28

does this model come with a case?

Asked by: woodgod
No, just what you see plus a couple wrenches.
Answered by: kb
Date published: 2017-02-28

Does this router have the capability of being fitted with a plunge base?

Asked by: Cristee
yes
Answered by: TDavis
Date published: 2016-11-04
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12 Amp Corded Electronic 2.25 Horse Power Variable Speed Fixed-Base Router is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 82.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product met all of my expectations. I already have one on my router table and purchased this... This product met all of my expectations. I already have one on my router table and purchased this one so I would not have to keep taking the one off of the table. But to my surprise it came with the base mounting adjustment which I needed for the table. Perfect...
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I selected this router based on 2016 buyer guides, customer reviews, and personal choice. I have ... I selected this router based on 2016 buyer guides, customer reviews, and personal choice. I have had a few Bosch power tools through the years and I have yet to retire or discard one. It was a choice between this one and a Porter-Cable 2.25 HP fixed base unit which I actually bought and returned because the base for the in-store model would not accept a larger diameter bit I intended to use for my first project. The Bosch fixed base had a larger opening and would accommodate all the bits in a separate bit set I purchased. As a novice router user it was important to have an unobstructed view of my work through the fixed base. It was simple and easy to use, didn't break the bank, and has the versatility to use on a router table that I plan on purchasing. I recommend this router.
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Having never owned a router before I didn't know what I was missing - boy are these things incred... Having never owned a router before I didn't know what I was missing - boy are these things incredibly versatile. Obviously I can't compare the Bosch with any other units but I'm very happy with it... except for one thing. It came with two collets, 1/4" and 1/2". I just recently attempted to use a 1/2" cutter but it wouldn't fit into the collet. Measuring with digital calipers showed that the cutter bit was 0.4995" diameter, so that wasn't the problem. Measuring the empty collet (so it should have been expanded to its maximum diameter) showed 0.483". The cutter would absolutely not fit, even trying to tap it in. I have no idea what this collet is, metric maybe? I'm going to try and contact Bosch directly... wish me luck. 4-stars for the actual tool, minus one for an unusable collet. If they square this away I'll bump it to 5-stars.
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Strong router but where's the dust collection? A router does a couple things. It routes, and it expels dust/wood. This routers primary use is for leveling wood in my shop. The features are good, but in execution containing the dust is a huge problem for a small shop. Looked all over YouTube for something for dust collection and there is nothing. This router would probably get 5 stars for an under table usage, but not for free hand work. This unit should have come with a dust collection port.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plenty of power and very high quality construction Bought this to replace an old Craftsman router. It didn't fit my router table, but with a little machine work and careful planning, I made it fit and now my table is better than ever. Bit is easy to change and router is held securely to its base that is fastened to the table. The slower startup speed is a nice feature. The motor is quiet and very powerful. It blasted through a 3/4 oak board with ease.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Perfect I changed out an old Craftsman (30+ yrs) due to bearing issues. I installed the Bosch into the same table using the (3) screw hole pattern. My first use was moulding using a 1-1/2" Ogee. I dialed the speed down to 3, then from the front I unbuckled and easily adjusted to match the old moulding. Buckled up and turned it on. It ran smooth and cut smooth. That is all I ask for.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid and smooth I bought this Bosch because I wasn't happy with my DeWalt router because of the sticky plunge action and man what a difference between the two. The Bosch feels so much better in your hand, smooth plunge action, minimum noise level and adjustment is also smooth. I am glad I bought a Bosch brand.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Second Bosch Router This is actually my second Bosch Router. I built a nice Router Table and use it more than handheld. It was inconvenient to keep changing from Table to handheld, so I bought another Bosch Router so one can remain in the Router Table and the new one can be handheld or use Plunge Base.
Date published: 2017-05-09
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