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Model # 1617EVS

Internet # 203358965

2.25 HP Electronic Vs Fixed-Base Router

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$169.00 /each




Model # 1617EVS

Internet # 203358965

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 one-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

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Collet size (in.) 
Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Width (in.) 
Amperage (amps) 
Color Family 
Cord Length (ft.) 
Corded Tool Type 
Depth Adjustment 
Dust Collection 
Multiple base 
Peak Horsepower 
2.25 hp 
Power Tool Product Type 
Product Weight (lb.) 
10.23 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 4.8 out of 5 by 25 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 shaft wrench 24 mm Collet Nut Wrench T-Hex Wrench (Std with 1617EVS and 1617EVSPK only) Not sure how to proceed as I opened this package 3 months after purchase. March 8, 2015
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