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12 Amp 2-1/4 HP Plunge and Fixed Base Corded Router Kit with Bonus Guide, Dust Extraction Hood and Adapter

  • Use for precise bit plunging, edge forming, slot cutting and more
  • 1617EVSPK: Includes plunge and fixed base, collet chucks & more
  • Bonus RA1054 deluxe router edge guide for fine adjustment control
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Product Overview

Hands holding Bosch router in use.

Combo Plunge- and Fixed-Router Kit

The 1617EVSPK Combo Kit provides all the components necessary for fixed-depth routing and plunge routing, with top-level power.

Product image of Bosch router with various components

Variable-Speed Motor

The router motor steers through even the toughest routing jobs. Its speed range of 8,000 to 25,000 RPM allows the optimal speed for the task.

Hands on Bosch Router tool cutting in template guide.

Precision Centering Design

This design allows the bit to be centered with the sub-base or optional template guides. This makes it easier to keep the bit on the intended cut line.

Bosch Router in use on template guide.

Top Tier Power

Among the most powerful routers for woodworking at 12-amps, 2.25-horsepower, and 8,000-25,000 RPM. The wood router’s advanced speed-control technology monitors and maintains desired RPM for consistent performance.

Close up of Bosch router on edge of wood.

Versatility

The hand router’s variable-speed dial allows you to set the optimal speed for the routing task and material. Base Diameter: 6 inches Fixed/ 6-11/16 inches. Rounded hardwood handles maximize user control.

Bosch router in use for wood project.

Durable and Comfortable

The motor housing and bases are made of aluminum and the power switch is completely dust-sealed for added durability.

Product image of Bosch router tools in kit.

Accuracy

This versatile kit provides all the components necessary for fixed-depth routing. Microfine bit-depth adjustment on the base, with an overall range of 1 in. and accuracy to 1/64 in., allows for accurate and fast changes.

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Speed Control Dial

For personalized cuts

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Aluminum Body

Built to be lightweight and long lasting

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Wood Handles

For comfortable control

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Microfine Adjustments

With an overall range of 1 in. and accuracy to 1/64 in.

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Variable Speed Motor

12-Amp motor has a versatile speed range of 8,000 to 25,000 RPM

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Chip Deflector

Keeps cuts clean and visible

The Bosch 1617EVSPK 2.25 HP Plunge and Fixed-Base Router Kit is a versatile kit for a broad range of applications, including precise bit plunging, edge forming, slot cutting, laminate trimming and dovetail cutting. You can also use it with a router table. The kit features a 25,000 RPM, 12 Amp motor that delivers the power needed for smooth routing. Includes bonus RA1054 Deluxe Router Edge Guide. The Bosch Deluxe Router Edge Guide greatly expands the versatility of Bosch routers. It makes it possible to do edge-forming using non-piloted bits and guides cuts along the workpiece edge or up to 8 in. from the edge. Featured equipment includes a dust extraction hood and vacuum hose adapter that allows connection to 1-1/4 in., 1-1/2 in. and 35 mm hoses. The edge guide also includes a pivot plate and can be easily converted into a circle guide for making circles and arcs up to 32 in. Dia.
  • 1617EVSPK: includes a plunge base, fixed base, 1/4 in. and 1/2 in. collet chucks, shaft wrench, collet nut wrench, chip shields and carrying case
  • 1617EVSPK: variable-speed dial that matches the speed to your workpiece and task
  • 1617EVSPK: micro-fine bit depth adjustment system for fast, precise bit depth adjustment
  • 1617EVSPK: constant-response circuitry that maintains constant speed under load and provides overload protection
  • 1617EVSPK: precision centering design that keeps the bit on your intended cut line when using jigs, templates, dovetail fixtures and similar guidance devices
  • 1617EVSPK: option for a right or left switch to meet your needs
  • 1617EVSPK: quick clamp system for fast, tool-free conversion
  • 1617EVSPK: soft start to reduce startup torque
  • 1617EVSPK: 1-year limited manufacturer warranty
  • RA1054: includes edge guide, pivot plate, dust extraction hood, vacuum hose adapter and attachment hardware
  • RA1054: precision fine-adjustment control for accuracy
  • RA1054: guides cuts along the workpiece or up to 8 in. in from edge
  • RA1054: easily converts into circle guide to make arcs and circles up to 32 in. in diameter
  • RA1054: works with 1611 series/1613/1615/1617/1618/1619EVS series and routers and bases, MRF23EVS, MRP23EVS and MRC23EVSK



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Router Base TypeFixed Base/Plunge BasePlunge BaseFixed Base/Plunge Base
Amperage (amps)12 A1115
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
6 in
Product Height (in.)
11.625 in
Product Width (in.)
11.5 in

Details

Amperage (amps)
12 A
Collet Size (in.)
1/2 in.
Color Family
Blue
Condition
New
Cord Length (ft.)
10
Corded Tool Type
Router
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Horsepower (HP)
2.25 hp
Included
Wrench
Maximum Speed (rpm)
25000
Portability
Handheld
Power Tool Features
Depth Adjustment,Multiple Base,Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
10 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Router Base Type
Fixed Base/Plunge Base
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
Limited 1 Year

Questions & Answers

109Questions18Answers

Does this product come with the hard case?

Asked by Josh April 16, 2021
4
Answers

YES

Does it accept 1/4 and 1/2 inch bits

Asked by Lilly March 8, 2021
2
Answers

Yes, it has collets for both.

Does it come with a hard carrying case as well

Asked by Frederick March 5, 2021
2
Answers

Yes, the 1617EVSPK comes with a hard carrying case. For further assistance, contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Mon-Fri 7A-7P CST.

Is this in stock at any store

Asked by Bill February 24, 2021
1
Answer

Hello Bill, the Deluxe Router Edge Guide Accessory with Dust Extraction Hood and Vacuum Hose Adapter is not held in any Home Depot. We thank you for your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping with The Home Depot!

Will this work with Ryobi fixed base router. Model P601??

Asked by Luke February 23, 2021
1
Answer

Hi there! The RA1054 Deluxe Router Guide is designed for Bosch Routers only. For further assistance, contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Mon-Fri 7A-7P CST.

What is the distance between the rods? Will this fit a Ryobi fixed base router?

Asked by ScubaJim February 12, 2021
2
Answers

Thank you fro your question. The RA1054 Deluxe Router Guide size is 3.5 x 15.5 In. 10mm rods, 4" center to center spacing. Smallest diameter circle that you can do is 6 inches. Also, this RA1054 is designed for Bosch Routers only. For further assistance, contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from M-F 7a-7p CST.

There is a dust collection attachment in picture 6 above that connects to a shop vac hose. Where ...

Asked by JDE February 11, 2021
1
Answer

The 1617EVSPK is compatible with dust extraction attachments RA1175 Edge-forming Dust Hood, RA1173AT Three-Hood Dust Hood Set. You may check it with homedepot providing the model number. For further assistance, contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Mon-Fri 7A-7P CST.

Will the bosch 1617EVS router work with this table?

Asked by Dennis February 1, 2021
2
Answers

1617EVS Bosch Router will work with Bosch router tables, RA1141, RA1171 and RA1181 using the fixed base. For further assistance, contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Mon-Fri 7A-7P CST.

Whats the distance between the two guide rods , center to center please???

Asked by Jay January 27, 2021
2
Answers

100mm or 10cm. There are 4 holes the posts can go in to. The outer holes are exactly 100mm apart (3.94"), as in the image. If the rods were in the inner holes, they would be 2.25" (57.15mm) apart. If you did one side on an outer hole, and one side on an inner hole, they would be 78.575mm (3.094") apart.

Can it be used on a P601 Ryobi Router?

Asked by customer January 25, 2021
1
Answer

Hi there! The RA1054 Deluxe Router Guide is designed to be used with Bosch Routers. We haven't tested it yet with Ryobi P601 Router. For further assistance, contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Mon-Fri 7A-7P CST.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.8
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  • 98% recommend this product
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Garbage Router Table
This is a terrible router table. The insert plate is of an atypical size, which disallows the use of any upgraded insert plate. Be warned, if you buy this router table, you will be left with a unit that can't be upgraded. You'll just end up buying a different router table down the line anyway. The router height adjustment that you'll be stuck with, if you purchase this table, works, but not very well. After a long enough time, you'll want a fine adjustment from a different lift, but won't be able to use one because of Bosch's crappy design. Good luck finding a router plate insert that's 11-3/8" wide! DON'T BUY THIS ROUTER TABLE!! Fun fact: Bosch deleted my review from their website; I'm guessing because they don't want people knowing this gigantic flaw in their product. I think people should know this prior to purchasing, as it matters a LOT to the consumer.
by JakeV
Response from BoschToolsApr 21, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review of the RA1181 router table. Your feedback will be sent to our product managers for review for further consideration of future enhancements. Regarding your review on the BoschTools website, we will look into this matter. The only reason your review would not have been published is if the review didn't meet the review writing guidelines. For further questions or assistance, please contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Mon-Fri 7A-7P CST. Thank you.
25 people found this helpful
Perfection
I’m not sure why anyone has an issue with this product. It has performed well beynd my expectations. You will NOT be disappointeded!!
by PapaG75
3 people found this helpful
I was shopping for a router, found the Bosch and decided it was the one. Then Home Depot suggest...
I was shopping for a router, found the Bosch and decided it was the one. Then Home Depot suggested this to go with it. They hit it on the head! I'm doing a lot of rabbets and dados on furniture projects and I wanted cleaner more precise cut than my dados on my table saw was giving me. With this addition on my router I'm able to dial in depths perfect and repeatable. So far mostly rabbets, from 1/4 inch to 3/4 inch and this device made it so much easier than trying to haul around a side of a bookcase to the table saw. If you are planning on doing any router work off of a router table, you can use this, in fact I would go as far as suggesting you need this. Just because sometime it does make more sense to bring the tool to the project than to bring the project to the tool.
by txgent10
5 people found this helpful
My last router was just not doing the job I needed it to do and one of my projects on "the list"...
My last router was just not doing the job I needed it to do and one of my projects on "the list" is a home made router table. So buying a new router became a mission for me. Besides reading tons of reviews, watched many YouTube videos, I also went to the woodworkers group I belong to. I was expecting a wide range of suggestions of which is better, in fact I was expecting suggestions for the very high end ones. Out of about 25 responses, 24 suggested this router and the one who didn't suggested one in the $1000 range, but also said this router was a good router too, a high praise for this guy. When we received our router, I went through the manual, then my wife and I went into the shop and went to work with it, We are working on making furniture that needed precise dados and rabbets. This router did them faultlessly! Can handle both 1/4 and 1/2 bits, comes with a fixed and plunge base and more than enough power to do the job! You looking for a router, look no more, you have found it!
by txgent10
11 people found this helpful
Wonderful Router, easy to learn how to use
Very first router i've purchased, but learned how to use it very quickly. Only thing, it didn't come with the 1/4" collet like it said it should, but i contact Bosch and they sent it to me. Great customer service is worth the extra money spent on the tool.
by Red
4 people found this helpful
Great router set!
I received this router set primarily for using with a circle-cutting jig so the plunge base was a must have. I knew once I owned it that I would use it for much more. I researched, read reviews and talked with a few wood-workers that I know. All recommended the Bosch or Porter Cable routers for general use. I ended up with Bosch because quite frankly, I love the wooden handles on the fixed base. Yeah, I'm that guy. The soft-start feature helps keep the router from torquing when you switch it on and the optional dust collection kit is really well done. Especially for the plunge base. I'm more than pleased with this set and after borrowing mine, my finicky brother ordered the same set of routers. I may have been equally pleased with the Porter Cable or a few other notable brands but this Bosch set feels good in my hands, functions really well with the depth controls and adjustments intuitive and easy to operate. The router also feels solidly built and mills away wood without straining, and changing bases is very easy. Two complaints that I read on various sites were the switch becoming fouled with dust and the handles being slippery, loosening or just being difficult to hold on to. The switch issue was addressed by the factory some time ago and with regard to the handles, mine have not loosened up and more importantly they feel great in my hands and I feel that I have great control of the tool because they are so comfortable. I realize this is personal preference so take it with a grain of salt.
by Woodguy921
26 people found this helpful
Easy to set up and work!
Have only used this product for straight edge work; have yet to try radial cuts. This router guide is simple and quick to set up and start working. Place two rods into port on base (fixed or plunge), move to desired distance, and screw two wingnut-like screws by hand to hold distance. You can then move the router in either direction with ease. I didn't notice any skipping or bouncing. This edge worked very well with Bosch 1617EVSPK plunge router (see image) up to about 8-12" in from edge. You could likely build your own edge guide for less $$, but this is the answer if looking for a quick and easy solution!
by shippedbroken
7 people found this helpful
Easy to Use
This is the first router I have ever used. It is light enough to make handling it very managable. So far I have used it on 3/4" finish plywood. It cut like butter. The bit adjustment is very easy. I am buying a Rockler universal router base to attach to it to make a larger base for stability. (but it works just fine without it)
by Karen
2 people found this helpful
router works great
It has been years since i have used a router for any of my projects. I use to use an old craftsman router and it worked ok but this one is so much better. I have not even come close to using it for everything that it is capable of but i am sure it will do whatever you want it to. It is the smothest and quietest router I have used. If you are looking for one I would definetly recommend this one.
by jd9810
18 people found this helpful
Overall a great multi-purpose router
I've never owned a Bosch tool before so was a bit apprehensive buying. I had the old Porter Cable plunge many years ago and it was a very nice router but sold all my equipment and have now recently bought a full shop again. I couldn't resist this kit finding it on a good sale and I think I also had a 10% coupon off one item. But even at the full retail price, the Bosch router with plunge still remains a good value. I have used it several times now and really love how it handles. It is a very smooth tool, with it's soft-start a very nice feature. Adjusting the speed wheel fixes any rough cuts or burning I have had so far. There is plenty of power, though I have not yet tried it mounted on a table. If I were to complain about something it would be the location of the switch. This is not only Bosch but most other manufacturers as well that place the power switch in pretty inconvenient locations, making it a bit awkward at times. One other nitpicking suggestions would be for Bosch to replace the outdated looking wood grips and use something with a textured or rubberized surface. Overall, these are pretty small details that wouldn't influence my opinion of this being a fantastic router. I would highly recommend it to any woodworker who needs one!
by Daniel
6 people found this helpful
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