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Model #1617EVS

12 Amp Corded Electronic 2.25 Horse Power Variable Speed Fixed-Base Router

$18900
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  • Rounded hardwood handles maximize user control
  • Use for precise bit plunging, edge forming, slot cutting and more
  • Includes RA1161 fixed-base with system for adjusting bit height
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Product Overview

The Bosch 1617EVS 2.25 HP Electronic Fixed-Base Router has the power to get results, with a 12 Amp motor and adjustable speed settings. The variable-speed dial allows the operator to set the optimal speed. Constant Response Circuitry, the router will maintain a constant speed throughout the cut, resulting in clean, accurate product. Users can glide along the intended cutline using dovetail fixtures, templates, jigs and other guidance devices. The Bosch Precision Centering Design allows the bit to be centered with the sub-base or optional template guides.
  • 12 Amp router motor - combines ample power with adjustable speed settings, allowing users to glide along cutlines
  • Constant Response circuitry stabilizes start-up torque
  • Adjustable speed dial (8000-25,000 RPM)
  • Microfine bit-depth adjustment
  • Rounded hardwood handles maximize user control
  • Right or left switch location - for user preference and consistency (motor does not rotate during depth adjustment)
  • Threaded three-hole base pattern
  • Dust-sealed power switch
  • One-piece armature shaft
  • 2 In. sub-base opening
  • Fixed base has threaded holes for mounting to router table positioned in common 3-hole pattern
  • Double insulated
  • Power switch - now includes dust-sealed power switch
  • Now includes RA1161 fixed-base with system for adjusting bit height from above a router table
  • Compatible with optional RA1129 Template Guide Adapter Set – for easy change of Bosch quick-release template guides and common threaded template guides; includes RA1126 Template Guide Adapter and RA1100 Interface for Threaded Template Guides
  • Includes : 1/4" S. R. Collet Chuck, 1/2" S. R. Collet Chuck, 16mm Shaft Wrench, Collet Nut Wrench, Chip Shield, Fixed Base (RA1161), T-Handle Hex Height Adjustment Wrench, Pack of 3 10-24 Screws for Table Mounting



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Ratings
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Cordless/ CordedCordedCordedCordedCorded
Router Base TypeFixed BaseFixed BaseFixed Base/Plunge BaseFixed Base
Amperage (amps)8.5121211
Collet Size (in.)1/4 in.1/2 in.1/2 in.1/2 in.
Horsepower (HP)1.5 hp2.25 hp2.25 hp2 hp
Power Tool FeaturesDepth AdjustmentDepth Adjustment,Variable SpeedDepth Adjustment,Multiple Base,Variable SpeedDepth Adjustment,Variable Speed
IncludedBitsDust CollectionDust CollectionBits
PortabilityHandheldHandheldHandheldHandheld
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
12.26
Product Height (in.)
7.75
Product Width (in.)
10.1

Details

Amperage (amps)
12
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
Dust Collection
Maximum Speed (rpm)
25000
Portability
Handheld
Power Tool Features
Depth Adjustment,Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
10.23
Returnable
90-Day
Router Base Type
Fixed Base
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

Warranty / Certifications

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

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.7
    out of 245 reviews
  • 94%recommend this product
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Poor design lift
Bought this router along with the RA1181 router table. When I installed the router onto the base, I noticed the The adjustment Device and dial indicator move freely up and down as if they’re not connected to anything. I moved the router into the 1st locked position and then mounted it to the base plate of the router table. While trying to adjust the height of the router, it was obvious there was an issue. The router was not moving up or down. The spring inside the tension lever may have broken which would be a plausible explanation as to why it just spins and does not move the router up or down. Also, the dial indicator was loose and spines freely. Very poor design. The router is virtually useless while mounted to the router table. What a disappointment. I returned it to Home Depot. Going with a Pro Lift from Rockler. I would rather have something that works than a paperweight. See video. https://youtu.be/yDgULjbwklI
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Response from BoschToolsSep 21, 2020
Hi there! Thank you for providing us the video and feedback of your router that's mounted on the RA1181 Router Table. We apologized for the experience. Kindly contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Mon-Fri 7A-7P CST. Or email us at boschtools@custhelp.com to discuss this concern that you have and for the available options we can provide you. You may bring it back to the store for return or replacement within 30 days from the purchased date. We will also forward your comment to our Product Managers for review. Thank you for your time.
    The Bosch 1617 EVS router is a workhorse of a router for not only using with the plunge/fixed bas...
    The Bosch 1617 EVS router is a workhorse of a router for not only using with the plunge/fixed bases, but also for using in a router table. I've owned 3 of these routers and have gotten great results using everything from a straight bit to large diameter profile bits. If you are going to run raised panel bits every day you may want to get a router with more power, but for everything else, this router fits the bill. Pros: - Great price - Works with both 1/4" and 1/2" bits - If using in a router table, and your router table insert plate has the proper holes, you can raise the bit from above the table using the included tool. This isn't the best option, but it works. - Bosch carries plenty of accessories for this router including an edge guide, dust collection adapters, collets and more. - Plenty of power for everyday use. Been using these routers for roughly 8 years now. Cons: - Although I did mention the ability to raise the bit from above the table, that mechanism doesn't work well for very long and you will have to keep dust out of the screws that raise and lower the machine. - After you get some use on the router, the collets are a pain to get the bits out when changing bits. They get stuck and require other means of getting them out.
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      • Recommended
      2 people found this helpful
      Great router well built but my unit came with a broken plate so had to return it and get a replac...
      Great router well built but my unit came with a broken plate so had to return it and get a replacement. Lost time working only problem.
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        • Recommended
        Very nice router. I used for the first time today (3/17/19) to plane a 48" X 24" desk top I am ...
        Very nice router. I used for the first time today (3/17/19) to plane a 48" X 24" desk top I am building. I had to make 3 passes on top and bottom using a 2" Bottom Cleaning bit. No power issues as all. Very smooth operation during the whole process. I know this is based on one use as this is my first time using - and it done well to start. So far - Happy.
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        • Recommended
        Having never owned a router before I didn't know what I was missing - boy are these things incred...
        Having never owned a router before I didn't know what I was missing - boy are these things incredibly versatile. Obviously I can't compare the Bosch with any other units but I'm very happy with it... except for one thing. It came with two collets, 1/4" and 1/2". I just recently attempted to use a 1/2" cutter but it wouldn't fit into the collet. Measuring with digital calipers showed that the cutter bit was 0.4995" diameter, so that wasn't the problem. Measuring the empty collet (so it should have been expanded to its maximum diameter) showed 0.483". The cutter would absolutely not fit, even trying to tap it in. I have no idea what this collet is, metric maybe? I'm going to try and contact Bosch directly... wish me luck. 4-stars for the actual tool, minus one for an unusable collet. If they square this away I'll bump it to 5-stars.
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          • Recommended
          5 people found this helpful
          Good router
          Good solid router. Have to get used to the twist for attaching the motor to the base but otherwise easy to use.
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          • Verified Purchase
          Well balanced easy to use
          A powerful enough for anything
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          • Verified Purchase
          • Recommended
          Great Product
          Great product at a good price.
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          • Verified Purchase
          • Recommended
          I already had the version of this router that comes...
          I already had the version of this router that comes with a fixed base and a plunge base and was very pleased with it. I recently got a router table and bought this for use in that. Motor is smooth and strong.
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            Excellent tool
            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I bought this to use on my rotor table with a lift. Has great features and is very strong and powerful. Due to the quality and long life I will buy Bosch tools whenever I add to or replace my existing tools.
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