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Bosch 1617EVSPK Wood Router Tool Combo Kit - 2.25 Horsepower Plunge Router & Fixed Base Router Kit with a Variable Speed 12 Amp Motor

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I read complaints of the switch location, but has not really bothered me and I don't know of a better place to put the switch where it would not create other problems. This is why I tend to have multiple routers chosen and setup for specific jobs, and leave them that way once things are dialed in.

I am attempting to learn dovetails and not having the bit centered in the bushing is detrimental to learning the joint. You line up the arrow on the motor with the one on the base and then start it going down as you turn the motor.This doesn't look refurbished just used and they took a quick inventory and through in what they thought was missing. The depth adjustment system feature coarse and microfine bit depth adjustment with resettable indicators. Flat top makes for easy bit changes and ensures that router does not turn itself on for those of us who do not unplug the unit (bad habit). You may find that the Dewalt with the spiral type adjustment isn't as accurate as the threaded Milwaukee.

Both bases have large base openings with 2-inch subbase openings, accepting larger bits and providing better visibility.

Bosch really put a lot of time into designing this router and its carefull placement of things, even the switch. While building, I realized that the router base needed to be propped up so that it's "level" once the whole thing is assembled. Reddit and its partners use cookies and similar technologies to provide you with a better experience. Users can glide along the intended cutline using dovetail fixtures, templates, jigs and other guidance devices.

Additionally, the Porter Cable jig I am looking at has guides that will fit the Dewalt but from other forums, not the Bosch directly. My only complaint is that you cannot leave the guide locking screws in the fixed base of the router when storing in the case.on April 08, 2017, 11:35 AM Might seem like a crazy question but will the Bosch FSN OFA router adapter plate fit the Festool rails and does the detent pin line up with the holes in the Festool rail? To reduce the risk of serious injury and/or damage to your Festool product, always read, understand and follow all warnings and instructions in your Festool product's Instruction Manual. It has the power switch in the one knob and is very helpful for keeping balance when turning on the power. My Bosch hasn ’t seen a lot of use in 10 years, but has had two visits to the hospital to have the speed control replaced.

The tool-free templet guide adapter allows quick changes and both bases feature the Bosch exclusive precision centering design for centering optional templet guides. The professional blue power tools from Bosch are engineered for excellence – meeting the highest standards in speed, precision and robustness for great, professional work results. It features a Heavy Duty 12 amps, 2-1/4 HP, 8,000-25,000 rpm (no load) with plunge base and fixed base in a rugged heavy duty plastic tool case.It may be that Bosch corrected the issues with bit wander mentioned previously, but I've had no such issue. I noticed it sounded like the router was trying to adjust the RPM/speed and then would just turn off. I'm going to test it with the new route base plate and if it still needs weight on the other side, I'll find some sort of weight to make it work. I have the 1617 mounted in a regular router top and adjust using the built in adjustment from the top. I have purchased other Bosch reconditioned products (hammer drill) from CPO Outlets and haven't had any issues in multiple projects.

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