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Model # 1617EVSPKRA1181

12 Amp 2-1/4 HP Variable Speed Plunge and Fixed Base Corded Router Kit with Bonus 15 Amp Corded Benchtop Router Table

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  • Rounded hardwood handles maximize user control
  • Includes plunge base, fixed base, 1/4 and 1/2 in. chucks and more
  • Includes Bonus RA1181 benchtop router table
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About This Product

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 RA1181 Benchtop Router Table. The Bosch Benchtop Router Table was designed to fit a variety of routers and able to be mounted on any workbench. This router table is a versatile piece that serves as an indispensable part of any woodworking shop. Its 2-1/2 in. dust collection port offers better dust collection for a healthier work environment. The port fits standard 2-1/2 in. vacuum hoses.

Highlights

  • 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
  • RA1181: includes a set of 3 mounting plate insert rings, mounting hardware and 2 adjustable feather boards
  • RA1181: large precision-machined 27 in. x 18 in. die-cast aluminum work surface
  • RA1181: sturdy ABS plastic base for safe portability
  • RA1181: 4-7/8 in. x 25-1/8 in. aluminum fence with an adjustable MDF face plates, out feed can be offset for jointing
  • RA1181: rigid aluminum router mounting plate that is pre-drilled for a wide variety of routers
  • RA1181: starter pin and guard that offers support for routing curved work pieces
  • RA1181: feather boards that you mount on the fence or table to guide the work
  • RA1181: mounting plate insert rings that adjust the opening to the bit size
  • RA1181: dual outlet switch with 6 ft. power cord, the lock prevents unauthorized use
  • 1-year manufacturer warranty
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Product Information

Internet # 307397334

Model # 1617EVSPKRA1181

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Specifications

Dimensions: H 11.625 in, W 11.5 in, D 6 in

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)

6 in

Product Height (in.)

11.625 in

Product Width (in.)

11.5 in

Details

Amperage (A)

12 A

Collet Size (in.)

1/2 in.

Color Family

Blue

Condition

New

Cord Length (ft.)

6 ft

Corded Tool Type

Router

Cordless/Corded

Corded

Horsepower (HP)

2.25 hp

Included

Vacuum

Maximum Speed (RPM)

25000 RPM

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

368Questions
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Q:Does this router have a light built in to see the cutting process?
by|May 18, 2024
1 Answer
Answer This Question

A:  The 1617EVS does not feature a LED light. For further assistance, you may email us at bosch.tools@us.bosch.com or contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST.

by|May 22, 2024
    caret
    Q:Will a ridgid router fit this table
    by|Apr 29, 2024
    1 Answer
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    A:  Hi! We have not tested the RA1181 router table with the Ridgid models; however, the mounting plate will work with several manufacturers models. If your router does not match up with the pre-drilled holes, you can mark them off and drill the holes needed to mount it. For further assistance, you may email us at bosch.tools@us.bosch.com or contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST.

    by|May 2, 2024
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      Q:Will this work with DeWalt cordless router?
      by|Apr 14, 2024
      1 Answer
      Answer This Question

      A:  Thanks for asking! The router table has been tested to work with the DeWalt® DW616 and DW618 Routers (in fixed base only). For further assistance, you may email us at bosch.tools@us.bosch.com or contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST.

      by|Apr 25, 2024
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        Q:Why does the specifications say Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)?
        by|Mar 24, 2024
        1 Answer
        Answer This Question

        A:  Thank you for reaching out to Bosch. The extra-tall aluminum fence has adjustable MDF faceplates and featherboards to maximize precision and versatility. For further assistance, you may email us at bosch.tools@us.bosch.com or contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST.

        by|Apr 24, 2024
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          Customer Reviews

          4.6 out of 5

          • 4.6 out of 916 reviews
          • 90% recommend this product
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          Not quite what I expected, but passable.
          I was expecting an all metal router table, the legs on this are plastic. When I opened the box it was taped not glue sealed and there was damage to the box. When I open it up and get all the parts out I carefully examined all of them and found some damage to the fence. I had to wait till Monday to call Bosch Customer Service. After an hour on the phone they said they are sending a new fence.
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            In Store Pick-Up Only
            I ordered this a few months back and just set it up this week. The package it was shipped in it was a mess and one of the legs was broken. There was no padding other than some bulled up packing paper. I pieced it together, but there were random pain splotches all over everything. Once the table was together is seemed to "work", but my router table combination was extremely loud and the table was only slightly more stable than the routing table I replaced. It is a little concerning that it doesn't seem like this went through any quality control process.
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            Response from BoschToolsJan 22, 2024
            We are sorry to hear about this issue. Home Depot is focused on ensuring complete customer satisfaction. As the manufacturer, we are very interested in supplying consumers with a quality product that delivers the expected performance. Please contact Home Depot customer service at 1(800)466-3337, for assistance with your order. If you need further assistance you may email us at bosch.tools@us.bosch.com or contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST.
              You get what you pay for - barely good enough precision
              This is the second table I've got because the first one was not even close to being anywhere near flat. The insert plate is cheap and they seem to have a natural bow to them. You can eliminate most of this if you win the machinery lottery and by adjusting the leveling screws to flatten it out. The miter slot isn't even close to usable with my Incra miter. The slot is oversized and there's a ton of play. The table near the miter slot has a noticeable dip in it as seen in pictures. You get what you pay for and maybe this is good enough for someone just starting out and wants to get better and inevitably upgrade. Otherwise don't waste your time and save up for something better in a different league.
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              Response from BoschToolsJan 22, 2024
              Hi! Home Depot is focused on ensuring complete customer satisfaction. As the manufacturer, we are very interested in supplying consumers with a quality product that delivers the expected performance.Our RA1181 has an acceptable flatness of.020 across the table top. Even if not perfectly flat as long as it is within tolerance the table will perform. As for the miter slot, it is designed to be slightly loose, which is a safety requirement. For further assistance, you may email us at bosch.tools@us.bosch.com or contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST.
                It’s great I also got the under mount accessory.
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                Router great but problem with table assembly
                Bought the bundle and am well pleased with the router. Didn’t assemble the table until a couple of weeks after the purchased. I checked the parts list in the instructions and all present and accounted for. However, upon assembly, I found the the “Front Fascia Plate” was too small (see photo). I could probably return everything to Home Depot but don’t want to, so called Bosch & they are sending the right part N/C. Will probably fab a new fascia whilst waiting.
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                Response from BoschToolsMay 30, 2023
                Hi there! Thank you for suing a Bosch tool router and router table. We apologize if you have received a wrong plate for your table. Rest assured that the one we will be sending is the correct one for you to use the kit for your application. Once it arrives, kindly let us know if you got the right one, or email us at boschtools@custhelp.com. Thank you!
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                  3 found this review helpful
                  Love/Hate Relationship
                  I like the steel deck, but the fence is really difficult to get squared and lined up with the bit perfectly. Also, the channel for mitre dealie is too wide. I did some beautiful cabinet doors with it, but that fence was a pain.
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                  Response from BoschToolsSep 7, 2022
                  Hi there! Thank you for posting your review of the RA1181. If you are having issues with the table, I suggest you contact us at 1-877-267-2499 for instruction or for available options. Just provide us with your details and your router table information. You may also email us at boschtools@custhelp.com. I hope to hear from you.
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                  5 found this review helpful
                  This is a fantastic and very versatile router with plunge...
                  This is a fantastic and very versatile router with plunge base. The design seems to have focused on making every little aspect of either the router, the fixed or the plunge base very controlled and precise. The handles are wide and comfortable for prolonged work, and variable speed is has enough spread between 8-25k rpm to work with range of wood from soft to hard woods. I needed the router type that can work with both 1/4 and 1/2 collet without having to buy an adapter. At 14 amp (1700 Watts) motor and top RPMs it leaves nice, clean, razor-sharp edges and cuts even on the hardest types of wood. It is definitely worth buying a router table with it, as it expands the functionality of the tool tremendously. I loved every aspect of the tool, the built quality is superb, with high level of precision and materials used. https://youtu.be/WQbvR5Ztr44
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                  3 found this review helpful
                  Easy to assemble. So far I’m really enjoying the table...
                  Easy to assemble. So far I’m really enjoying the table in combination with my new Bosch router.
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                  1 found this review helpful
                  I needed to replace 6 basement windows in my 90+ year old house. I bought this router table and a...
                  I needed to replace 6 basement windows in my 90+ year old house. I bought this router table and a new Bosch router as well, along with the appropriate window sash bits and dug in. I am very pleased with this table and the vacuum hose port. Normally when I use a router I have wood chips everywhere but the vacuum port eliminates this problem. Plug you shop vac into the power strip along with the router and when you turn the power on, the vacuum starts along with the router. I opted for the aluminum top because it will be stored in my damp basement and I was afraid the other tops would not fare well over time. The windows turned out great and the table was easy to use. One problem I did have is that the 4mm screws to mount the router to the plate were too long for one of the three locations (4mm X 20mm). A trip to HD fixed the problem with 4mm X 12mm screws.
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                  4 found this review helpful
                  My Bosch router platform
                  This is an excellent router platform. I also bought a Bosch router to ensure compatibility. Works great and very stable. I have used it many times in the last few years and very durable. I call it a router platform because a table it is not. Too low to use on the ground and too high if used on a workbench. What I did was build a custom table that makes this the best portable Router table on the market. Love my Bosch Router platform/table.
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                    35 found this review helpful
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