Model # 1817

Internet #203362505

Skil 8 Amp Corded 1-3/4 Horse Power Variable Speed Fixed Base Router with LED Light
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Discontinued Skil

8 Amp Corded 1-3/4 Horse Power Variable Speed Fixed Base Router with LED Light

  • Quick release lever for easy motor adjustments and removal
  • LED site light for improved visibility and powered tool alert
  • Soft start technology
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Product Overview

  • Quick release lever for easy motor adjustments and removal
  • LED site light for improved visibility and powered tool alert
  • Soft start technology
Get more pro features in this DIY router. With new Soft Start Technology and an updated design, the 1827 Plunge Base Router is ideal for the beginning to intermediate woodworker. The tool's Soft-Grip Control Handles allow for increased comfort and less fatigue. In addition to increased comfort, the tool is variable speed for optimal control.
  • 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
  • Depth rod and adjustable turret for repeatable plunge routing applications
  • Quick clamp release lever for easy motor adjustments and removal
  • Includes: 1817 motor unit, aluminum plunge base, chip deflector, 1/4 in. collet adapter, collet wrench and carrying bag
  • LED site light for improved visibility and powered tool alert
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Product Overview

  • Quick release lever for easy motor adjustments and removal
  • LED site light for improved visibility and powered tool alert
  • Soft start technology
Model #: 1817
Internet #: 203362505

Get more pro features in this DIY router. With new Soft Start Technology and an updated design, the 1827 Plunge Base Router is ideal for the beginning to intermediate woodworker. The tool's Soft-Grip Control Handles allow for increased comfort and less fatigue. In addition to increased comfort, the tool is variable speed for optimal control.

  • 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
  • Depth rod and adjustable turret for repeatable plunge routing applications
  • Quick clamp release lever for easy motor adjustments and removal
  • Includes: 1817 motor unit, aluminum plunge base, chip deflector, 1/4 in. collet adapter, collet wrench and carrying bag
  • LED site light for improved visibility and powered tool alert
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Brand Skil Bosch Porter-Cable Porter-Cable
Ratings (25) (45) (7) (44)
Depth Adjustment Yes Yes Yes Yes
Router Base Type Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Multiple base No No No No
Collet size (in.) .50 0.25 .25 0.5
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Specifications

Dimensions

Collet size (in.)
.50
Product Depth (in.)
11
Product Height (in.)
7.5
Product Width (in.)
8.75

Details

Amperage (amps)
9.5
Color Family
Red
Cord Length (ft.)
6
Corded Tool Type
Router
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Depth Adjustment
Yes
Dust Collection
No
Multiple base
No
Peak Horsepower
1.75 hp
Product Weight (lb.)
8.9lb
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
90-Day
Router Base Type
Fixed
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
No

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,CSA Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year

Specifications

Dimensions

Collet size (in.)
.50
Product Depth (in.)
11
Product Height (in.)
7.5
Product Width (in.)
8.75

Details

Amperage (amps)
9.5
Color Family
Red
Cord Length (ft.)
6
Corded Tool Type
Router
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Depth Adjustment
Yes
Dust Collection
No
Multiple base
No
Peak Horsepower
1.75 hp
Product Weight (lb.)
8.9lb
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
90-Day
Router Base Type
Fixed
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
No

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,CSA Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year

Questions & Answers

Can Collet size be changed?

Can the collet size be changed from 1/2 to 1/4 on thsi unit?
Asked by: Dan
Yes, it comes with a 1/4 inch adapter
Answered by: yekrats7
Date published: 2017-04-06

What do you do with these routers? I saw some old ones on ebay, but I thought you could sand flo...

What do you do with these routers? I saw some old ones on ebay, but I thought you could sand floors with them. Any way they were very old and looked like these, only not new like this one and they wanted $800.00 for them. I am elderly female and want to sand my dining room but you people don't rent sanders any more, and I have no transportation and am in a rural area. I can really get down on the floor because of bad arthuritis, but can sit on a little ottoman to use a hand sander. Can you suggest anything?
Asked by: ANGEL111
This is not a sander Routers trim edges of wood. the have bits that make many different shapes in your wood like the trim in your house was made with a router.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2017-03-28

What is the speed range of this tool?

Continuously variable?
Asked by: Richard
Actually, this router is not variable speed as the add says. I believe the speed is 24,000 RPM's.
Answered by: yekrats7
Date published: 2017-01-24

Is this fixed or plunge base?

Item label says it is a #1817 fixed base router. However the description says that it includes #1827 router motor, and aluminum plunge base.
Asked by: MSG2U
fixed.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2017-05-25
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Customer Reviews

8 Amp Corded 1-3/4 Horse Power Variable Speed Fixed Base Router with LED Light is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Router was great! It is powerful and cut smoothly.... This Router was great! It is powerful and cut smoothly. I bought it for the 1/2 inch collet and it handled the large 45° angle cutter with out any problems. I am so glad I bought this! I recommend this as a first router. I am not a wood worker and this makes it look like I know what I am doing.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This router did not fit my needs, as the base plate was not designed to accommodate a bushing for... This router did not fit my needs, as the base plate was not designed to accommodate a bushing for use with a dovetail jig. For that reason I did not accept delivery at Home Depot.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good *IF* you know what you are getting Really, a 3.5 star would be best. As long as you understand what you are getting and are prepared to deal with it, it's a great value. It's very hard to find a 1/2" collet router for this price and to get the price this low, there are a few shortcomings. First, not variable speed, so be prepared to be running full speed all the time with all bits and all materials. Second, no dust collection so it's gonna make a huge mess. Third, and this is mentioned in a lot of reviews, the depth adjustment is garbage. I've not had any issues with it holding once I've locked it in place, but the process of unlocking and locking it into place moves the router. Because of this, there will be a lot of guess work and trial and error in getting the depth correct. If you are going to be setting it once and then running it at the same depth for many cuts in a row it's not a big issue. If you are making lots of smaller cuts with different depths or bits, it will probably drive you mad. That being said, I'm pretty happy with it as it serves its purpose I knew about these shortcomings when I bought it. Still a pretty good value.
Date published: 2016-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Had to return this router after trying to use for a few days. My problem was in did not work well... Had to return this router after trying to use for a few days. My problem was in did not work well in my router table which is also a Skill. The depth adjustment would like get hung up, it was like the housing would get cock and bind up, very frustrating when your trying to make some fine adjustments. I never try to use it by it self so I can't say how that would have been. Over all it's a nice looking router with enough power for most DIY projects.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from router works well , soft start is a nice feature, and the 1/2"/1/4" collet is nice although it sl... router works well , soft start is a nice feature, and the 1/2"/1/4" collet is nice although it slows down when using large bits but works ok
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from un-matched price wise...................victor- un-matched price wise...................victor-
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice Router I was surprised at the great way that form follows function for the price. The handles are very comfortable to grip, the alternate on/off switch by your thumb is a nice addition, I have never owned a soft start router before and will never buy one without after using this machine. The micro-feed is very accurate and a handy feature for depth control. The L.E.D. light is fantastic, it lights up when plugged in so you can see what you are doing before starting the router. The only let down was that I could not find a edge guard for this router anywhere. I had to make my own.
Date published: 2016-02-17
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