Internet #307397334

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

  • 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
  • See More Details

Frequently Bought Together

Save $90.64 (22%)

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.


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.


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.

Speed dial icon

Speed Control Dial

For personalized cuts

Aluminum icon

Aluminum Body

Built to be lightweight and long lasting

Wood texture icon

Wood Handles

For comfortable control

Icon with arrows pointing at each other for various range sizes

Microfine Adjustments

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

Speed dial icon

Variable Speed Motor

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

Icon of material being blown away

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 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.
  • 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
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Info & Guides

You will need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader to view PDF documents. Download a free copy from the Adobe Web site.



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


Amperage (amps)
12 A
Color Family
Cord Length (ft.)
Corded Tool Type
Cordless/ Corded
Depth Adjustment
Dust Collection
Maximum Speed (rpm)
Multiple base
Peak Horsepower
2.25 hp
Product Weight (lb.)
10 lb
Router Base Type
Variable Speed

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
Limited 1 Year

Questions & Answers


Will this deal be back this year (currently almost December 2020) or some time soon?

Asked by Mark November 30, 2020

Bosch 1617 EVS router will not fit Bosch RA1181 router table.

Asked by PaulB November 30, 2020

Hi there! Kindly contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Mon-Fri 7A-7P CST for instructions.

Is a Wen RT6033 router compatible with this router table?

Asked by Bob November 28, 2020

Hi! The Bosch RA1181 router table works with several manufacturers routers. We have not tested it with the RT6033 yet. However, if your model does not match up with any of the holes in the mounting plate, you can mark off and drill the needed holes to match up with your router. For further assistance, contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Mon-Fri 7A-7P CST.

Is this table compatible with the Milwaukee 2723-10 Compact Cordless Router?

Asked by MKJ November 12, 2020

Hello, open up the Use and Care manual under the Product Details. Go down to pages 14 and 15. On page 14 there is a detailed diagram of all the hole patterns on the top plate. You may have to enlarge the diagram to scale for your router. Then see if any of the hole patterns line up. There are many patterns so one is sure to fit. Hope this helps.

Is not having a light on this router much of an inconvenience?

Asked by Macaroni November 8, 2020


Does this package come with a bit?

Asked by Tre November 5, 2020

"The 1617EVSPK Router Kit doesn't come with a bit. It only includes; 1/4"" Self-Releasing Collet Chuck - 2 610 906 283 1/2"" Self-Releasing Collet Chuck - 2 610 906 284 16mm Shaft Wrench - 2 610 991 388 24mm Collet Nut Wrench - 2 610 992 417 Carrying Case - 2 610 913 367 Fixed Base (RA1161) Plunge Base (RA1166) Fixed Base Chip Shield - 2 610 991 389 Plunge Base Chip Shield - 2 610 912 599 Motor T-Handle Hex Height Adjustment Wrench - 2610923193 Pack of 3 10-24 Screws for Table Mounting - 2610925813 For further assistance, contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Mon-Fri 7A-7P CST."

what is the size of the lift plate opening?

Asked by Jeff October 20, 2020

Hi there! I apologized for the confusion. Bosch doesn't have a lift though, you can use the T-wrench key from the fixed base of the Bosch Router or the under mount. For further assistance, contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Mon-Fri 7A-7P CST.

is there a way to attach the model i bought to this table? see pic

Asked by donut October 11, 2020

Hi there! RA1181 Bosch Router Table is not compatible with palm routers, as they are too small to be mounted on. For further assistance, contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Mon-Fri 7A-7P CST.

What's the difference between this model and the RA1141 model?

Asked by JSB October 10, 2020

Other than the size, I think the major differences are 1) this model has Aluminum Top so it is more durable while RA1141 has Laminated MDF top. 2) this model has fixed lags while RA1141 has folding legs which is easy to move and store. 3) Easy Click router mount system on RA1141 for quick router and bit change (I don't own this RA1141 model, just base on overview, other pictures and reviews)

Will the Porter-Cable 450pk (

Asked by Jake September 22, 2020

Hi there! The RA1181 Router Table will work with some of Porter Cable Router models 690, 7529 plunge and 892-895 fixed base. For further assistance, contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Mon-Fri 7A-7P CST.

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

Customer Reviews

  • 558 Customer Reviews
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars overall
95% of customers recommended.
Overall Ratings
Sort By:
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.
Was this helpful?
Ordered this with Bosch Gravity Rise Stand TS 2100. ...
Ordered this with Bosch Gravity Rise Stand TS 2100. Though stand was made for table saw, it works well for router table after drilling holes to adapt. Order came to shop on schedule. Very pleased with Home Depot service. Thank you!
Was this helpful?
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.
Was this helpful?
Response from BoschToolsApril 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.
I’m not sure why anyone has an issue with this product. It has performed well beynd my expectations. You will NOT be disappointeded!!
Was this helpful?
The only issue I had with this is the instructions for the assembly of the router table. Had to m...
The only issue I had with this is the instructions for the assembly of the router table. Had to muddle through it, and take a couple of screws and bolts on and off, but after it was assembled it proved to be a sturdy router table ... I would recommend this but to take your time in the assembly of the table.
Was this helpful?
Easy to assemble. Rock solid stable. Feature packed. Did a lot of research before buying. This is...
Easy to assemble. Rock solid stable. Feature packed. Did a lot of research before buying. This is the absolute best value. Been using it for a month and still love it. Made my first ever raised pa em door with this table and a Ridgid router. Had to drill one hole in the mounting plate for the Ridgid height adjustment. So it IS compatible with the R2200 Ridgid router.
Was 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!
Was this helpful?
Easy to assemble, fast shipping, Works wonderfully. Solid construction.
Easy to assemble, fast shipping, Works wonderfully. Solid construction.
Was this helpful?
Spring, TX
Wonderful Router, easy to learn how to use
Quality :
Value :
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.
Was this helpful?
Livingston, NJ
Review of Bosch 120 Volt Corded 27" X 18" Router Table
Quality :
Value :
After reading many reviews I selected the Bosch Router table as "best of breed" for the money. Believe me, I studied this for a while before making my purchase. I also went through several You Tube videos and was aware it took time to assemble this table. First, and much to my disappointment, the router table top and legs were scratched. It would have been impossible for the retailer to make the scratches because of the packaging so let me assume that Bosch send out the product on a day when their quality inspection team was on vacation. Second, and very important, is that there are a number of screws. It took me longer to determine where the screws went than it do to do the assembly. Why in the world would you not package the screws by the area in which they are destined to go rather then put them all in a single bag? Lastly, I will say that Home Depot was receptive to make everything right and agreed to take the product back with a full refund and a discount, but the time I invested in putting the table together helped me to decide otherwise. Bosh, I spend a lot of money on tools and accessories. I'm in Home Depot 2-5 times a week, but this is the last product of yours that will adorn my workshop.
Was this helpful?
Review this Product
Share your thoughts with other customers