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Milwaukee 2-1/4 Max-Horsepower EVS Multi-Base Router Kit with Plunge Base and BodyGrip Fixed Base
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2-1/4 Max-Horsepower EVS Multi-Base Router Kit with Plunge Base and BodyGrip Fixed Base

  • Patented BodyGrip design with precise depth adjustment
  • Electronic variable speed with soft start (10,000 - 24,000 RPM)
  • 5 year limited tool warranty
$242.49 /each

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The Milwaukee Multi-Base Router Kit with Plunge Base and BodyGrip Fixed Base offers superior design and features for professionals. You can adjust the router's linear depth at both micro and macro levels within a 0.016 in. You can also adjust the router's height to be above the table to have easy control of the router.

  • Adjustable (in 1/8 in. increments) 6-position metal turret stops for precise, multiple pass routing
  • Plunge system with 4-point PM bushing design and constant spring tension to help deliver smooth, non-binding plunge action throughout the plunge range (2-7/8 in.)
  • 3 in. metal depth scale
  • Adjustable pointer
  • 8 ft. cord to reach places around the room where you need to use the tool
  • 5-year limited manufacturer warranty
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Brand Bosch Milwaukee Porter-Cable Bosch
Ratings (81) (27) (9) (16)
Router Base Type Fixed/Plunge Fixed Fixed/Plunge Fixed/Plunge
Collet size (in.) 0.5 0.25 .5 0.5
Amperage (amps) 12 13 12 15
Reconditioned No No No No
Multiple base Yes Yes Yes Yes
Depth Adjustment Yes Yes Yes Yes
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Confused about this model 5616-24 kit and the H-D description; why are there inconsistencies?

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jimpg
August 11, 2012
The description mentions a 1-3/4 hp and a 2-1/4 hp motor. Is it the 2-1/4 hp model? The description also mentions that there is no variable speed; however, "EVS" is variable speed. Does this model have a collet lock or does it require two wrenches?
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April 12, 2013
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The 5616-24 kit includes the 5616-20 router which is 2-1/4 HP, variable speed, comes with 2 wrenches, and requires both.
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January 29, 2013
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It is a 2-1/4 hp motor. It is also variable speed, I believe 7 or 8 different speed settings. It does not have a collet lock, you need two wrenches but they are included with the kit.
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Laurel, IN, USA
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January 29, 2013
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5616-24 from Home Depot was a 2-1/4 HP. Yes it is variable speed. This model contains two collets, one 1/4", and one 1/2". It requires two supplied wrenches to change a bit, it does not have a "quick change collet".
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Southern Maine
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December 4, 2012
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Yes, this is a variable speed 2.25 hp motor without a collet lock.
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August 13, 2012
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Model 5616-24 is the 2-1/4 Max HP EVS Multi-Base Router Kit. It features a 13 amp, variable speed motor, and includes two 1-1/8" collet wrenches.
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Does this model accept 1/2 inch shanks, Specifications lead me to believe no but , reviews say yes?

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September 1, 2012
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April 12, 2013
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The Milwaukee 2616-20 router will accept 1/2" shanks.
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January 29, 2013
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Yes, it will accept both 1/4" and 1/2" shank bits. I was confused about this as well when I ordered mine.
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December 4, 2012
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Yes, it come's with both 1/4" and 1/2" collet assemblies to accept both 1/4" and 1/2" router bit shaft sizes.
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September 4, 2012
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The 5616-24 Milwaukee® 2-1/4 Max HP EVS Multi-Base Router Kit includes both a 1/4" Collet, and a 1/2" Collet, for a variety of applications. It will accept 1/2" shank bits.
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Table Mount Screw Pattern Compatible With Porter Cable 890 Router Series?

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Seattle, WA
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November 10, 2014
I have a Porter Cable 890 series router mounted in a table which uses three screws to hold the base to the underside of the table. Will this Milwaukee router mount using the same screw holes in my table?
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November 12, 2014
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I am using my Milwaukee router with a Porter router table and the holes line up perfect. The base plate has several options for use with multiple router tables. I really don't think you will have any issues.
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November 12, 2014
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Tommyreno, this router will not mount using the same screw holes.
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Will this work with the PC dove tail jig?

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July 30, 2013
I'm looking to buy this and the PC dove tail jig but I want to make sure they are compatible. Here is the jig: http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/100609458?storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&productId=100609458&R=100609458#.Uff5TGRxuQg

If this is compatible what other accessories would I need to purchase?
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October 12, 2013
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Yes. The jig is a handful to setup but this router will work.
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August 1, 2013
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Hi D, this model router will work with the Porter Cable dovetail jigs. The Porter Cable dovetail jig comes with a template guide. This is what keeps the router bit from cutting into the jig. Some of the Porter Cable models come with multiple templates and router bits.
Other accessories to consider is different size template guides. Watch some video on How To use the Porter Cable dovetail jig.
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Customer Reviews

2-1/4 Max-Horsepower EVS Multi-Base Router Kit with Plunge Base and BodyGrip Fixed Base is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 27.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2 1/4 hp Milwaukee plunge router No regrets, I owe maybe to many Milwaukee tools. (have o keep up with the younger generations). I am a millwork installer in constant battle for better tools against coworkers. This one left them in the dust (saw dust that is).- It's balanced, comfortable grip, plunge is smooth to activate and realease, EVS makes it smooth on cutting materials. I'm very satisfied with his product.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well-designed, quality, and Heavy-Duty My very first router, but by no means my first Milwaukee power tool. I'd been using my father's Bosch 1617 EVS for over 10 years. My first impressions after using it is that it's a well-thought-out design. The on/off switch is in a very intuitive location that is like right there when you're done routing a piece of wood. The collets and spindle are very meaty--indicative of large bearings and heavy duty design. The supplied wrenches are over-kill thick and heavy-duty, unlike my dads Bosch which the wrenches are bent because they're too thin. I love the soft start and there's an easy breakdown chart of the speeds to number dial relation on the router itself so you know what's ideal for the application and don't have to go hunting for the owners manual. The case is awesome and has plenty of room for a router bit storage. This is probably one of the best investments my wife and I have ever made towards home improvement. I'm sure it will last many years.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Milwaukee Router Totally satisfied with the router, easy to work with and has all the power you need.
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Machine, common for Milwaukee products! only downside case is a little big! Awesome Machine, common for Milwaukee products! only downside case is a little big!
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Impressed with my First Router The router feels comfortable and easy to handle with the Body Grip. Not nearly as loud as i had anticipated. The motor is easy to switch between bases and all the depth controls are easy to adjust and accurate. I look forward to seeing how it works when mounted in a table. Just another solidly-built tool by Milwaukee. And by the way, I disagree with others' comments about the case. It protects the tools well and who really cares about the size of cases? I had read and watched a ton of reviews online and was on the fence between this kit and Bosch's. Overall, I'd definitely recommend this router to all and have no regrets with my purchase.
Date published: 2016-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Love it Ok we all know Bosch Model # 1617EVSPK is well know to be a great router. I Owned it my self but did not last so I decided to try this Milwaukee.. Here is whats better from Milwaukee vs Bosh, Milwaukee: 1. Rubber grips 2. WAY better to remove from plunge and fix base. 3. A lot less vibration 4. Comes with a centering pin 5. The body grip,yea you have to try it to believe it. Here is whats better from Bosh Vs Milwaukee Bosh: 1. The plunge feels smother has less resistance. 2. Box it came with 3. Router Guide Options 4. Soft start My personal opinion, Milwaukee wins.
Date published: 2015-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Everything you expect from Milwaukee except where it's made I have never been disappointed with a Milwaukee power tool going back at least 20 years and this one delivered as expected. The plunge base operates smoothly and I particularly like the spring-loaded plunge lock lever. It is within easy reach of the thumb, not too stiff to operate, and locks crisply. Unfortunately the same thing cannot be said for the depth stop rod and lock. Setting the rod precisely is difficult because it wobbles around a lot before being locked into place with the locking screw. Lastly, I didn't realize until after I bought it that it was made in China. One of the reasons I have been so loyal to Milwaukee over the years is that most of their power tools were manufactured (or at least assembled) in the USA. I suspect that I will own a wider variety of brands in the future as "where it is made" no longer factors into the decision as to which to buy.
Date published: 2013-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy, reliable and accurate I'm very happy with my new Milwaukee router. The two bases swap out easily and the depth adjustment is both easy and precise with either base. The only minor negative is the case. Not all the parts stay in place.
Date published: 2016-05-18
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