Skil 1-3/4 HP Fixed Base Router-1817 - The Home Depot


Model # 1817

Internet # 203362505

1-3/4 HP Fixed Base Router

Skil 1-3/4 HP Fixed Base Router

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$75.98 / each


Model # 1817

Internet # 203362505

Get more pro features in this DIY router. Soft Start Technology starts the bit up slowly for more control and longer motor life; a new, more comfortable design plus many more. Soft-Grip Control Handles for increased comfort and less fatigue.

  • Soft start technology for reduced start-up torque(smoother start-ups) and longer motor life
  • 1/2 in. collet capacity for larger profile applications
  • Micro-fine depth adjustment for precise cuts
  • Dual-position on/off switch for user convenience and better control
  • Quick release lever for easy motor adjustments and removal
  • LED site Light for improved visibility and powered tool alert

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Assembled Depth (in.)  11 in  Assembled Height (in.)  7.5 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  8.75 in  Collet size (in.)  .50 
Product Depth (in.)  11  Product Height (in.)  7.5 
Product Width (in.)  8.75 
Amperage (amps)  9.5  Case Included  No 
Color Family  Red  Cord Length (ft.) 
Corded Tool Type  Router  Cordless/Corded  Corded 
Depth Adjustment  Yes  Dust Collection  No 
Multiple base  No  Peak Horsepower  1.75 hp 
Power Tool Product Type  Corded  Product Weight (lb.)  8.9 lb 
Reconditioned  No  Returnable  90-Day 
Router Base Type  Fixed  Tools Product Type  Power Tool 
Variable Speed  Yes 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  1-UL Listed,CSA Listed  Manufacturer Warranty  1 Year 


Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 6 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Easy operation This is my first router. Reading the manual and watching some Youtube videos really made this fun to use. I've routed edges of shelves and cut grooves to mount book shelf features. June 3, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dangerous design flaw Bought this recently.  Even with the clamp tightened all the way, the fine adjustment knob rotates from the vibration of the machine, especially when using 1/2" shank bits.  This causes the bit to slowly drop as you use it, destroying the workpiece and you, too, if your have a body part in the wrong place at the wrong time. There is no latch or lever to lock the fine adjustment knob.  It is free to rotate and it does. October 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Eaey to adjust bit depth of bits, runs smooth For the last 6 week ends I have used it for everything from round-overs to dove tails and it has handle everything great. Easy to set-up. October 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very small learning curve I used my "brand X" for many years so I was comfortable using it. (There is little room for error with ANY router) With my new 1817 it was only a matter of a couple of cuts and boom, back in the "groove". August 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great basic router - i've tried em all the current trend to variable speed routers is baffling- as a professional wood worker for 35 years, I cannot recall one instance where I wished for a slower turning router - these variable speed systems always fail, leaving you with an expensive paper weight. skil model 1817 - simple one speed router with good power, good collet and easy adjustment. great price too. February 11, 2014
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