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Model # MRF23EVS

Internet # 202716972

Store SKU # 864202

120-Volt 2.3 HP Electronic 3-1/2 in. Corded Variable Speed Fixed Base Router with Trigger Control

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$219.00 /each




Model # MRF23EVS

Internet # 202716972

Store SKU # 864202

The Bosch 2.3 HP Fixed Base Router is powered by a robust 15 Amp motor. It features a smart, handle-mounted trigger with lock-on button. The variable speed dial and soft start give you complete control. Constant-Response circuitry maintains constant speed under load. Bright LED lighting illuminates when the router is plugged in to provide enhanced visibility in the bit area.

  • Includes 2.3 HP fixed-base router MRF23EVS, motor, MRF001 fixed base, 1/4 in. and 1/2 in. self-releasing collets, bit wrenches, T-handle hex wrench, 3 screws for table mounting
  • 15 Amp motor with 10,000 - 25,000 RPM speed range and durable aluminum construction
  • 1-5/8 in. (41 mm) of continuous, micro-fine adjustment range
  • Precision centering design makes it easy to keep bit on intended cutline
  • Smooth-plunge action, spring-lock plunge lever and depth rod for ease and precise routing
  • 2-stage, quick-clamp system and 2-wrench bit change system
  • 10 ft. swivel cord
  • Fixed base has 3 threaded holes for mounting to router table
  • 1-year warranty
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Collet size (in.) 
Product Depth (in.) 
8.85 in 
Product Height (in.) 
13.25 in 
Product Width (in.) 
13.2 in 
Amperage (amps) 
Color Family 
Cord Length (ft.) 
Corded Tool Type 
Depth Adjustment 
Dust Collection 
Multiple base 
Peak Horsepower 
2.3 hp 
Power Tool Product Type 
Product Weight (lb.) 
12.25 lb 
Router Base Type 
Tools Product Type 
Power Tool 
Variable Speed 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
1-UL Listed,CSA Listed 
Manufacturer Warranty 
1 Year 


Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great features , but Bought this about a month ago and have been using it building an entertainment center with my son-in-law. Like the power, the soft start, the led lights, two collet sizes, but was expecting a shaft-lock rather than two wrenches, and find the trigger must be squeezed and held hard, or else the unit turns off and a tighter squeeze on the trigger is required AGAIN. March 18, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Exudes the quality I expect from Bosch. Parts convey attention to real world use and details. You must pause for a moment operating free hand to wait for motor to reach set speed which is more refined and manageable than hard start designs, cutting 1/2 inch box joints through thick oak the power was well regulated. A convienant hex key elevation adjustment can be made with both hands mounted above the router table . This permits dialing in bit depth while using a reference gauge to verify precision, overall impression after two months is that this tool is very well designed and made with quality parts an d solutions. May 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A router for hardwoods I needed a router that could handle hardwood such as hickory. This router did not bog down when doing a 3/4" round over on hickory. The soft start is really great at reducing torque effects at startup. The hand grips provide great control and still being comfortable. The trigger switch on the hand grip also aids in control. May 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best router I own. Three years ago I bought this Bosch Router model number 1617EVS. I own a number of routers , but this is best. It has served me well and done every thing I have asked of it. I would buy this tool again. July 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by My First Router Just purchased this router the other day. It works great! I think what sold me was the trigger on the handle. You don't have to lift your hand off the machine to tun it off or on. A very save feature. I was considering another brand that was less expensive but from a lot of previous experiences, you sure get what you pay for. No more cheap tools for me. In the end they are just not worth it after all the hassles you go through. I can see I will be looking for more ways to use this router. March 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Performance exceeds my expectations, however, The routers' performance is exceptional and the powering up cycle is very smooth. However, the router that this new Bosch MRF23EVS replaced was faithful and used for twenty+ years, it just got old and the bearings gave up. The Bosch is everything that my old one was plus a little more power which I was looking for . So you will understand my surprise when setting up to run this new Bosch machine and found it DOES NOT HAVE AN AUTOMATIC SHAFT LOCK for installing router bits. After twenty years I didn't even think that all routers would not have that. I mean come on! Two wrenches needed to install a BIT??? When shopping I didn't even stop to consider current router technology would not have that, it should be a standard by now shouldn't it? I have faith that this Bosch will run as long as my old one but am very disappointed about the primitive bit installation. August 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 love everything about it I picked this router mainly because of the trigger switch which would be more enjoyable without the soft start feature.  The 2-wrench collet works better than the competitors'.  I had just finished making a clear base for another router, so naturally I am real pleased with this clear base.  This router also seams to be quieter than my others. I love the height adjustment system, especially the way it can be used in a router table. June 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Tool Great tool , good improvement from the 1617 Router. Good buy! July 24, 2012
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