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BOSCH 1617EVS 2.25 HP Electronic Fixed-Base Router


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  • 12 Amp router motor – Combines ample power with adjustable speed settings, allowing users to glide along cutlines
  • Adjustable speed dial (8000-25,000 RPM). 2 inch sub-base opening
  • Fixed base has threaded holes for mounting to router table positioned in common 3-hole pattern
  • 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
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    Product Description

    Bosch 1617EVS wood router tool kit 12 amp 2 1/4 Horsepower fixed base hand router with 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch collets. Case type: Hard plastic. Double insulated.

    Handle a broad range of routing applications with the versatile Bosch 1617EVS Variable-Speed Router. This router kit includes a powerful motor with advanced speed-control technology, a fixed base for upright use or use in a router table, and plenty of high-performance features to help you get a variety of jobs done quickly and accurately.

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    The Bosch 1617EVS Variable-Speed Router includes:
    • RA1161 fixed base
    • 1/4-inch and 1/2-inch self-releasing collets
    • Drop-forged wrenches
    • Chip shield
    • Above-table height-adjustment wrench
    • Mounting hardware

    Bosch’s Precision Centering Design delivers accuracy and control. View larger.

    Powerful, Variable-Speed Motor with Soft Start
    Take care of even the toughest routing jobs with the powerful 2.25-horsepower, 12-amp motor and its versatile speed range of 8,000 to 25,000 RPM. The variable-speed dial allows you to set the optimal speed for the task. And with built-in Constant Response Circuitry, your router will maintain a constant speed throughout the cut, so you get clean, accurate results.

    With its integrated soft-start feature, the motor reduces torque upon startup for a smooth transition and easy handling. The 1617EVS’s design adapts to let you work with the switch and cord on the right or the left, giving you improved consistency and precision, as well as the confidence knowing that the motor won’t rotate during depth adjustment.

    Accurate Fixed Base Cuts
    This versatile kit provides all the components necessary for fixed-depth routing. Microfine bit-depth adjustment on the base, with an overall range of one inch and accuracy to 1/64 inch, allows for accurate and fast changes. And the Bosch Precision Centering Design allows the bit to be centered with the sub-base or optional template guides. This makes it easier than ever to keep the bit on the intended cutting-line when using guidance devices such as jigs, templates, or dovetail fixtures.

    The fixed base includes threaded holes for mounting to router tables, and its advanced bit-height adjustment system allows you to conveniently adjust the bit height from above the router table. The base also features a quick-clamp system for fast, tool-free conversions, so moving the motor between two bases takes only seconds and requires no equipment.

    Rugged Design for Increased Durability
    The Bosch 1617EVS Router is durable and built for years of use. The motor housing and bases are made of aluminum, and the power switch is completely dust-sealed for added durability.

    This router is backed by a one-year limited warranty, 30-day money-back guarantee, and one-year service protection plan.

    What’s in the Box
    Bosch 1617EVS 2-1/4 HP Variable-Speed Router, RA1161 Fixed Base, 1/4-inch and 1/2-inch self-releasing collets, drop-forged wrenches, chip shield, above-table height-adjustment wrench, and mounting hardware.

    The motor’s speed range features Constant-Response Circuitry for clean, consistent results.

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    From the Manufacturer

    The Bosch 1617 EVS router features a 12 amp, 2-1/4-horsepower, no-load 8,000 to 25,000 rpm motor. Its exclusive precision centering system delivers accurate, repeatable cuts at any depth setting. The router includes a microfine bit depth adjustment with re-settable indicator ring and an adjustable sub-base. The router is made of strong, lightweight, all-magnesium construction. It features a precision self-extracting collet system, quick templet guide-change lever, and one-piece armature shaft for accuracy and long bit shank capacity. Its collet capacities are 1/4 inch, 1/2 inch, 3/8 inch, and 8 mm.


    • 2-1/4-horsepower, 12 amp motor, 8,000 to 25,000 rpm: the most powerful in its class
    • Variable speed: match speed to work piece and task
    • Coarse and microfine adjustment system with re-settable depth indicator
    • Constant-response circuitry monitors and maintains desired rpm for consistent performance
    • Large 3-3/4-inch base opening plus 2-inch sub-base opening accepts large bits
    • Exclusive precision centering design centers bit precisely
    • Magnesium construction, durable and lightweight
    • Right or left switch and cord location
    • 1-piece armature shaft for accuracy and long bit shank capacity
    • Classic hardwood handles


    • Rating: 120 volts
    • Amps: 12 amps
    • Max motor horsepower: 2-1/4
    • Collet capacity: 1/4 inch, 3/8 inch, 1/2 inch, 8 mm
    • No-load speed: 8,000 to 25,000 rpm
    • Base diameter: 6 inches
    • Weight: 7.7 lbs.


    • 1/4-inch S.R. collet chuck
    • 1/2-inch S.R. collet chuck
    • 16 mm shaft wrench
    • Collet nut wrench
    • Chip shield

    This Bosch power tool comes with a one-year limited warranty from the date of purchase.

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