Rated 4.8 out of 5Â by 11
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Markg573 Strong performer
I've owned this router for some time now and it's been a bulletproof performer. Gobs of power for large bits such as rail and stile. Always accurate, wouldn't have any other in my router table
July 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Trapshooter I like the features of - on/off switch and plunge release available without removing hands from handles - depth adjustments when mounted under table - interchangeability of edge guide with 1613EVS model
July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Blakert More than expected
I am an aspiring woodworker and have been building cabinets and custom furniture for about 3 years now. I started out with harbor freight tools and what I could find for decent prices at pawn shops. I have slowly been upgrading my equipment. I replaced my dewalt 2.5 hp plunge router with the bosch 3.25 hp plunge router. This was evidently a serious upgrade. I had no clue that there could be so much difference. I have always loved my dewalt tools, but this bosch is smooth, more than strong, quite, and easy to handle. It has changed my entire perception of what quality should be. I just built an armoire with a barrel top and used the router to cut my forms for the barrel top out of 2x10s. It cut all the way through in a single pass without any strain whatsoever. I will definitely be checking out more bosch tools.
September 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JPCabinetmaker Well engineered with effective dust extraction
As a professional cabinetmaker I consider every tool purchase an investment. I waited a long time before replacing my very old makita 3 HP. plunge router with this one. I was especially looking for good dust extraction as most of the routers on the market don't seem to have any. Since I have a shaper to do most of my edge treatments I couldn't justify the expense of the Festool.
Having used the Bosch for a few weeks now I feel it is a very good value particularly with the optional fence which has it's own dust port. Depth adjustments are precise and well thought out. The machine is heavy but well balanced.
Home Depot offered it at a very good price with free shipping. I would definitely recommend this router to serious woodworkers.
June 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by lakecav Easy to set up.
Bought this Router about 2 months ago, and have no regrets. As a long time woodworker, I have owned and used several routers and this model with the option of the 2 different bases is everything I need. Have not set it up in the router table yet but do not see any problems when that time comes. The variable speed is quite the deal when it comes to the different cuts and hardness of wood.
March 3, 2014