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Bosch 1617EVSPK Router Combo Package

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

  • 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
(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
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Standard Manufacturer's Warranty: 12 months
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)
Speed Range 8000 - 25000 RPM
HP 2-1/4 HP
4.7 / 5.0
58 Reviews
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The router performs well. Im happy with it...
March 26, 2020
4 weeks ago
verry nice routor
plenty of HP nice set up all you need to get started
February 23, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Yes. Met my expectations.
Like the ability to use 1/4” and 1/2” shaft.
January 9, 2020
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
I like it a lot nice and easy work with
December 15, 2019
4 months ago
Have been wanting a router for some time and quite a few of my tools are Bosch. So when the combo set was on sale, gave myself an early Christmas gift. It’s everything I expected.
December 10, 2019
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Bosch Router
This is a gift for my husband for Christmas. It is just what he wanted and I know he will be happy with it.
December 7, 2019
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
router package
used withy Bench Dog table saw insert. Router is great. cords get tight in table. I will extend when I install emergency shutoff.
August 13, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
I use it all the time very happy with it
July 22, 2019
over 2 years ago
Great buy
Easy to handle and switching between the fixed base and plunge cannot be any easier. The power switch starts at a good pace and not all sudden like other routers giving you more control.
July 14, 2019
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Bosch 1617 combo router
I wanted a good mid range router and this combo turned out to be a great choice, great price too. The plunge body is very accurate and the fixed body is also very sturdy. I highly recommend this combo.
July 10, 2019
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Highly rated, accepts both 1/4” and 1/2” chucks.
James G on Mar 5, 2020
Update my very old router
Richard A on Nov 29, 2019
Highly rated, accepts both 1/4” and 1/2” chucks.
James G on Mar 5, 2020
Use both1/4 and 1/2 router bit shafts
William T on Dec 19, 2019
Update my very old router
Richard A on Nov 29, 2019
This is the one my husband wants for his needs and I am getting a great price on his Christmas gift!
Phyllis R on Nov 14, 2019
Reviews by people and product name .
Peter J C on Oct 15, 2019
Good reviews and versatile.
Andrew M on Jun 6, 2019
Good value
Richard S on Jun 1, 2019
Quality Router combo that was on sale. Expect to get good service from the combo.
David W on May 22, 2019
My craftsman broke so I needed one, this one looks good and it’s on sale.
ron H on May 13, 2019
need a good router combo kit
pu w on Apr 26, 2019
this is the sort of router i need and its on sale!
Elmer Ray M on Mar 31, 2019
Previous experience with bosch tools, reputation and reviews.
R. Wayne A on Mar 28, 2019
Meets my requirements for what I need to do.
James M on Mar 25, 2019
Bob O on Mar 20, 2019
The reviews on this are stellar. It has strong motor, can handle 1/2 inch bits and is compatible with just about all router plates and lifts.
Daniel Statkus S on Feb 25, 2019
Research determined good quality
PAUL U on Jan 9, 2019
I had it before and it was stolen. Is great for what i do.
Tim m on Jan 5, 2019
Recommended by a woodworking friend
Lewis F on Dec 14, 2018
ues bosch at work and it was easy to operate
Charles B on Dec 7, 2018
After researching this is best utility router for small jobs out there.
Joseph F on Oct 23, 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.
holla2040 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. <br />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 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
Use both1/4 and 1/2 router bit shafts
William T on Dec 19, 2019
This is the one my husband wants for his needs and I am getting a great price on his Christmas gift!
Phyllis R on Nov 14, 2019
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
BEST ANSWER: get the lift kit
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
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
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
Is this router's mounting plate compatible with the Rockler Convertible Benchtop Router Table?
K R on Oct 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes if you buy the Rockler router table plate that is compatible with the Bosch router.
can this be used in a Rockler router table ?
fred b on Jan 18, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I do not have a Rockler Router Table, but I do have the fixed base mounted on a router table wing on my table saw that works excellent.
Can a 3/8" collet be purchased to go with this router?
Jeffery S on May 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I have not seen a 3/8” collet anywhere. Best way to find out for sure is check the company website. (Bosch)
Is the Bosch 1617EVSPK Router (item # 62716) compatible with the CNC Piranha FX (item # 52995)?
Dallas C on Feb 1, 2019
Bosch 1617EVSPK Router Combo Package
Bosch 1617EVSPK Router Combo Package
CNC Piranha Fx®
CNC Piranha Fx®
BEST ANSWER: The Piranha Fx is not capable of utilizing the Bosch 1617 router.