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Bosch 1617EVSPK Router Combo Package

Item #
62716
Rating:
96% of 100

This super package deal combines the 1617EVS motor with a plunge base and fixed base to handle a wide range of routing applications!


Features:
  • Microfine bit depth adjustment and quick clamp system that allows motor to be moved from base to base with ease
  • Plunge base has countoured soft grip handles for enhanced control and comfort at all plunge depths
  • Versatile fixed base can be used above or under the router table
  • Wide openings in bases and sub-bases allow use of larger bits and provide better visibility
  • Precision centering design makes it easy to keep bit on intended cut line when using jigs, templates, dovetail fixtures and similar guidance devices
  • Variable speed dial for matching speed to workpiece and task
  • Constant Response Circuitry maintains constant speed under load and provides overload protection
  • Right or left switch and cord location
  • Double insulated
  • With soft start to reduce start-up torque
With the Rockler Protection Plan, you'll get accidental damage coverage immediately upon purchase of your tool. Plus, we will extend the manufacturer's warranty for your choice of an additional 1 or 2 years. We'll take care of all parts and labor for any repairs, with no deductibles and no hassles. If your tool can not be repaired, we'll gladly replace it. Available in the US only. Click here to learn more. Standard Manufacturer's Warranty: 12 months
(1) Router Motor
(1) Plunge Base
(1) Fixed Base (1) 1/4" Self-Releasing Collet Chuck
(1) 1/2" Self-Releasing Collet Chuck
(1) 16mm Shaft Wrench
(1) Carrying Case
More Information
Brand Bosch
Manufacturer Part Number 1617EVSPK
Weight 20.9000
Tech Spec
  • 2-1/4 HP, 12 amp motor (8,000-25,000 RPM)
Tech Docs
Speed Range 8000 - 25000 RPM
HP 2-1/4 HP
4.8 / 5.0
25 Reviews
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Wood eater!!!
Powerful, steady and easy to calibrate and adjust. Wish I had had it ten years ago.
June 16, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
love the router
this router has all the power that i will need to do any wood working
June 4, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Did a lot of research
This is my first quality router, I have owned a couple of other cheap ones in the past.

I am very happy with the choice, it seems really easy to work with and adjust. There is a lot to like about this unit.

If I had to say one thing I thought needed to be changed, the plunge base is a bit stiffer than I expected but completely manageable and will likely soften up with use.

if you are new to routers I would have to say you cant go wrong with this unit at all, I would buy it again in a heat beat.
May 4, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Wonderful piece of equipment. Fast and easy to use.
May 2, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
This router works wonderfully
April 22, 2018
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Awesome quality
I looked at several routers and studied reviews. Although there are less expensive routers this is a tool that needs to perform. Bosch routers are superior in quality and at a professional level. Even the case it comes with is of great quality. This is the right choice in routers for anyone and I would recommend purchasing this one over any other.
March 26, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great piece of equipment!
I love the soft-start and smooth operation of this router!
January 8, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Good buy
Can’t beat it for the price plunge router works great with the sign making kits
December 28, 2017
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
New Bosch Router
Like all the Bosch tools I've owned before purchasing this router, it appears very solid and well built. Accuracy in all points and adjustments seem flawless and well-fitted. The ergonomics are perfect for me, providing great comfort during use and the power provided is ample. I recommend this router highly.
December 1, 2017
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Highly recommended
October 28, 2017
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
good price Saw item in your store in Portland, Me
Jill M on Apr 24, 2018
It’s Bosch and it’s sold by someone I trust. I know Rockler will make things right if ever a problem occures I feel secure with Rockler.
Plus I don’t need anything larger,the one I chose will be all I need.
Becky M on Mar 28, 2018
good price Saw item in your store in Portland, Me
Jill M on Apr 24, 2018
I watched this complete YouTube review from Workshop Addict, "Bosch 1617 EVS 2.25 HP Variable Speed Router", then purchased based on his comments.
Craig H on Apr 2, 2018
It’s Bosch and it’s sold by someone I trust. I know Rockler will make things right if ever a problem occures I feel secure with Rockler.
Plus I don’t need anything larger,the one I chose will be all I need.
Becky M on Mar 28, 2018
I have used this router for many years in my shop and it is time to replace with a new one.
David S on Dec 28, 2017
bought it to go with the Rockler table and FX lift I purchased
Bryan M on Dec 19, 2017
Price and it fit the lift table
Steve H on Nov 30, 2017
Reviews, Features, and price.
A Lover of Good Photos on Nov 22, 2017
Popular Mechanics Magazine review.
Ellen H on Nov 1, 2017
Quality of router as a combo kit and price.
Ronald P on Oct 28, 2017
I have several Bosch tools and they are well designed and dependable. This router package is flexible and adequately powerful for my needs, and I have been waiting for it to go on sale!
BILL S on Oct 24, 2017
High reviews. Ability to raise bit from top of router table.
Stu J on Oct 23, 2017
the reviews,and the price
ronney g on Oct 21, 2017
good reviews, and best price online at the moment
Pavle A on Oct 19, 2017
After a lot of research this router fits my needs and is very vesatile and easy to use.
Jeff D on Oct 15, 2017
Strong motor and plunge
Lindsey P on Oct 7, 2017
Reviews read in wood working mags
Jerry S on Oct 5, 2017
Highly recommended from several sources. Both fixed and plunge base package.
Karen M on Oct 4, 2017
Purchased primarily for use in a router lift, but the plunge base would be useful for other specialty routing tasks. Very versatile router package. The 2.25 HP router is powerful enough from most general purpose routing needs.
William M on Sep 30, 2017
Great price! Like the reviews on this product. Had been shopping around for months on this particular router. Free Ship!
Karen L M on Apr 7, 2017
After reading the reviews I decided to go with Bosch. I like the interchangeable bases. This router runs like a dream and is very comfortable in the hands and easy to control.
Robert A on Mar 6, 2017
Best router for the money - was also in sale which was a bonus.
Noel K on Jan 27, 2017
good price
Alan C on Dec 31, 2016
good reviews
Jose F on Dec 9, 2016
Need power for small or bigger routing jobs
JOSE D on Nov 30, 2016
My own use
marjorie s on Nov 21, 2016
I do many projects and have wanted a plunge router.
Richard B on Nov 3, 2016
I need a new router. Bosch has an excellent reputation for quality, this model had the features I want, the reviews were excellent, and it was on sale!
William R on Oct 28, 2016
needed new router
Mike H on Sep 12, 2016
Widely acknowledged as one of the best routers for use in router tables. The package also comes with a plunge attachment, so it becomes dual purpose.
Darrin W on Jul 9, 2016
Met my needs at a good price. Know others that have this router and are happy with it.
Tom J on Jul 8, 2016
The reviews for this router are very good
JOHN M on Aug 6, 2015
Features and Price
Henry D on Jul 31, 2015
It fit my router lift and a good brand.
Lynn C on Jul 22, 2015
Building up my shop.
Dennis F on Apr 20, 2015
I watched this complete YouTube review from Workshop Addict, "Bosch 1617 EVS 2.25 HP Variable Speed Router", then purchased based on his comments.
Craig H on Apr 2, 2018
I have used this router for many years in my shop and it is time to replace with a new one.
David S on Dec 28, 2017
When used with router table, just how good is the above table micro adjuster as opposed to using a router lift kit? Is it good enough to perform style and rail work for cab doors?
squarehead on Feb 14, 2016
What plate type would I need if I have a Bosch 1617EVSPK Router Combo, and want to use the fixed base in this table? (I can only see the Bosch 1619 and MRC23 Series routers listed.) Thanks!
A shopper on Apr 10, 2015
Bosch 1617EVSPK Router Combo Package
Bosch 1617EVSPK Router Combo Package
Rockler Pro Phenolic Router Table, Pro Fence, Stand and Plate
Rockler Pro Phenolic Router Table, Pro Fence, Stand and Plate
BEST ANSWER: If I'm reading it right, bosch 1617 is listed right after the MRC23 under Plate A.
It is posble to get this router 220 volt?
A shopper on Aug 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Given this is a U.S. model, my first inclination is that it isn't available as a 220V model. However, Bosch is a European company, and I did find some information on the Web for their model Bosch 1617.161. That model looks similar to this one and it might be possible to add the plunge base as an accessory if you have a need for it. Ultimately, I would suggest checking with Bosch for any information on 220V versions of this router combo.
So I bought this router and went to put rockler guide bushings for sign making in the plunge plate and realised they are much to small. My question is what plate would I need to get to house the guide bushings on the plunge?
Jake W on Oct 21, 2016
Does this type of plunge router work good for creating bowls for a baseball display?
Darrall on Nov 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have not used the router for that purpose but with proper bits I think it could be done. I do like the router very much and it is very virsital. I've just never had occasion to use it as you describe
This comes with both a 1/4" and 1/2" collet? They are easily interchangeable?
mlowry on Mar 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Unscrew one and attach the other - the collets are self contained with each nut