Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 25
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tunlaw Great router
I bought this router as to have a second motor with a system that includes Bosch router table, plunge router and fixed base(s). Plenty of power for most work. I built raised panel kitchen cabinets with it. The router has variable speed and handled a flat raised panel bit just fine in hard beech. The micro adjustment system is simple and accurate.
March 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Curly Excellent
This is the second Bosch router i have purchased and really like them both.
April 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by headhunter Excellent router
Recently I purchased a cnc and bought a porter cable router..After about 20 hours use the motor burned out...Replaced it with another PC and the bits kept slipping and after a ruined $60 bit and a plunge going through my waste board into the bed of the cnc, enough was enough. Replaced it with this router and have not had 1 bit of a problem since. The variable speed is great for when I carve harder woods. I use slower speeds for roughing, then higher speeds for finishing. This is an excellent tool for the job!
January 31, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Beau The combo pack does it all
This is a great combo router which can do everything with the power, variable speed and different bases to accomplish any routing task.
March 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JohnBo First timer
I never had a router before, but I read the manual and then watched a few Youtube videos and my very first project came out great.
February 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WWDude Bought as a back-up
I have the Bosch router set which includes both bases and case but got this to leave permanently in the router table. Have owned the initial Bosch (same model) for 5 years with no problems. Was going to buy the motor only, but for $10 more, could get it with the fixed base. Bargain.
April 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill3031 Good Router
I bought this router to use in a second router table. I'm an old retired guy and A bit of system redundancy works well for me. I decided to try the 1617EVS router in a Bosch RA1181 router table.
Not only is the setup easy with this system but all the functionality is there as well. Bosch used several well thought out ideas. The router has plenty of power for not only edge shaping but its use as a jointer works very well. I've ran a good amount of red oak through it and the router4 has not faltered once. There is no appreciable run-out and bits are easy to change. Adjusting the height through the table is a definite plus. I would buy this router again.
May 24, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by spilt Didn't come with standard accessories
I haven't used it yet as the standard accessories weren't shipped with the router. Thus I wasn't able to attach a 1/4inch router bit shanks into the router. It didn't come with
1/2" collet chuck
24 mm Collet Nut Wrench
T-Hex Wrench (Std with 1617EVS and
Not sure how to proceed as I opened this package 3 months after purchase.
March 8, 2015