Model # 5616-24

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


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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Product Overview

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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Name 2-1/4 Max-Horsepower EVS Multi-Base Router Kit with Plunge Base and BodyGrip Fixed Base 2-1/4 Peak HP, Multi-Base Router Kit with GripVac Attachment 15 Amp Corded Variable Speed Combination Plunge & Fixed-Base Router Pack with Hard Case 3-1/2 Max HP Fixed-Base Production Router
Brand Milwaukee Porter-Cable Bosch Milwaukee
Ratings (33) (1) (51) (23)
Router Base Type Fixed Fixed/Plunge Fixed/Plunge Fixed
Collet size (in.) 0.25 .5 0.5 0.5
Amperage (amps) 13 12 15 15
Reconditioned No No No No
Multiple base Yes Yes Yes Yes
Depth Adjustment Yes Yes Yes Yes
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Customer Questions & Answers

Confused about this model 5616-24 kit and the H-D description; why are there inconsistencies?

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?
Asked by: Anonymous
The 5616-24 kit includes the 5616-20 router which is 2-1/4 HP, variable speed, comes with 2 wrenches, and requires both.
Answered by: Dman
Date published: 2016-11-02

Does this model accept 1/2 inch shanks, Specifications lead me to believe no but , reviews say yes?

Asked by: Anonymous
The Milwaukee 2616-20 router will accept 1/2" shanks.
Answered by: Dman
Date published: 2016-03-04

Does the micro-depth adjustment knob work on the plunge base or only the fixed base?

Asked by: Anonymous
Josh it does work on both. You can fine tune the depth in the fixed base which adjust the motor in the base. In the plunge base application it only adjusts the stop rod. What i have done for lets say making a sign. I'll do a quick pass on a letter check the depth and if need to be deeper I'll undo the stop rod lock knob with the adjustment knob I'll fine tune the cut. Or with the bit in the motor push the base down till the bit just kisses the work surface release the plunge lock lever, lock the stop rod in place use the 3" steel measure plate on the base to set the movable pointer and use the adjusting knob to set the depth desired. You can use the LDA, Linear Depth Adjustment in both bases.
Answered by: TrikyRiky
Date published: 2017-03-18

Does this come with any bits?

Asked by: Rinati75
Rinati75 no. There are no bits included. The case does however have the ability to store bits, both 1/4" and 1/2" shank bits but there are none included.
Answered by: TrikyRiky
Date published: 2017-03-12
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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 4.7 out of 5 by 32.
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 I was looking at 2 other brands and chose this Milwaukee for a few reasons. 1. The body grip. I ... I was looking at 2 other brands and chose this Milwaukee for a few reasons. 1. The body grip. I use a trim router often and just by habit grab the router this way. This Body grip is very comfortable and holding the router this way give me a feeling of control with the router and better stability while routing edges. 2. The LDA Linear Depth Adjustment allows me do fine tune my cut with ultra fine adjustment. 3. The plunge-base literally float. It glides up and down with very little effort. It's like a finely crafted piece of machinery. The accessories includes a dust collection attachment, centering tool, 1/4" and 1/2" collets, T handle socket wrench if you mount the router in a router table and 2 wrenches to remove the collets or router bits. I've had this over a month and it has performs flawlessly. The 2 1/4 horse motor take anything thrown at it with power to spare. This is a 5 start router all day.
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely worth it I have always been a Milwaukee fan and this router set places the bar high. It's powerful, has adjustable speeds for the bit, comfortable grips, and is durable like all Milwaukee products. The dust collector could be better, obstructs your view and can be cumbersome trying to maneuver it with a hose attatched but thats probably true for any router. When you're using it on a router table with dedicated dust collection it shouldn't be an issue. The case is built well, the coarse and fine adjustments for the bit depth are very fluid, and the two different collets included are a perk. Love this router set.
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice, but... Great plunge action. Great motor. The palm grip and fixed base are nice. Compared to other 2 1/4hp routers (Bosch mrc23, DeWalt 618) the soft start is far more abrupt. Also, when compared to the mentioned routers the on/off switch is difficult to reach. I liked the case. It has preformed holes for 1/4 and 1/2 bits as well as the Milwaukee accessories. Overall, a very nice router that ultimately wasnot quite right for me.
Date published: 2017-03-21
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 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 Grate product ... Grate product
Date published: 2017-04-07
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