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Bosch MRC23EVSK Modular Router, 2.3 HP

Item #
40472
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The new flagship of the Bosch router line has arrived with a boatload of premiumfeatures and enhancements. Topping the list is the handle-mounted trigger on boththe plunge and fixed bases, an industry first you'll relish every time you turn the routeron. Another key feature is the excellent visibility in the crucial bit area, illuminatedwith clean, bright LED lighting whenever the router is plugged in, and surrounded by acrystal-clear polycarbonate sub-base. But dig in a little deeper, and you'll find that everyaspect of this premium router has been carefully engineered: from the glassy smoothplunge action and rotating turret plunge-depth stops with microfine depth adjustment,to touches like the cord swivel and the flat rubber top for stable inverted bit changes.And with a 15 amp motor with 2.3 HP under the hood, you'll be getting the mostpowerful router in its class.


Features:
  • Trigger Control System: Trigger power switch (with lock-on button) conveniently located in handle for enhanced control
  • Afterlock Microfine Depth Adjustment: Easy and precise adjustment at any plunge setting
  • Smooth Plunge Action, Spring-Lock Plunge Lever, and Depth Rod: For easy and precise plunge routing
  • LED Lighting: For enhanced visibility in bit area
  • Precision Centering Design: Makes it easy to keep bit on intended cutline when using jigs and other guidance devices
  • Two-Stage Quick-Clamp System
  • Variable-Speed Dial
  • Soft Start: Reduces start-up torque
  • Constant-Response™ Circuitry: Maintains constant speed under load

Plunge Base Features:
  • Smooth Plunge Action - Accuracy, ease of use
  • Springed Plunge-Lock Lever - Ease of locking at desired depth
  • 2" Subbase Holes - Wide Base Openings Ability to use larger bits
  • Quick-Clamp System - Easy to adjust and move motor
  • Aluminum Construction - Durable and lightweight

Fixed-Base Features:
  • Linear Depth Adjustment - Maintains bit position horizontally
  • Above-Table Height Adjustment - Ease of Use
  • 2" Subbase Holes, Wide Base Openings - Ability to use larger bits
  • Quick-Clamp System - Easy to adjust and move motor
  • Aluminum Construction - Durable and lightweight
  • Anti-Crash-out Design - Helps prevent motor from falling from table-mounted base

Motor Features:
  • Soft-Start - Enhanced control at start up
  • 1-Piece Armature Shaft - Accuracy, deep bit shank capacity
  • Two-Wrench Bit Change System - Ability to change bits in or out of bases
  • 10-Foot Rubber Cord - Maneuverability, Range and Durability
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(1) MR23EVS Motor
(2) Bases; MRF001 and MRP001
(1) 1/4" Self-Releasing Collet
(1) 1/2" Self-Releasing Collet
(1) Bit-Change Wrenches
(1) T-Handle Hex Wrench
(3) M4 Screws for Table Mounting
(1) Combo Kit Case
More Information
Brand Bosch
Manufacturer Part Number MRC23EVSK
Weight 25.0700
Tech Spec Plunge Base:
  • Plunge Depth Range: 3" (76 mm)
  • Afterlock Adjustment Range: 5/8" (16 mm)
  • Subbase/Base Openings: 2" / 3-5/16"

Fixed Base:
  • Continuous Depth Range: 1-5/8" (41 mm)
  • Macro Depth Steps: (3) 1/2" (12.2 mm)
  • Subbase/Base Openings: 2"/3.75"

Motor:
  • HP (Max.): 2.3
  • Amps: 15
  • Speed Range: 10000 - 25000 RPM

Technical Documents
Speed Range 10000 - 25000 RPM
HP 2-1/4 HP
Prop 65 Warning WARNING This product can expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/product
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So good I bought 2
Great router, no reliability issues whatsoever. Plenty of power! I milled a couple thousand feet of tongue and groove in western red cedar and it took it like a champ.

Virtually no dust collection option - I've tried all the bosch accessories and they are lame - but this router kit is the bomb.
Top view of the motor. Diameter is 3.75" excluding bump-out.
Side view of the motor, showing bump-out for power switch. Diameter is 3 29/32" including bump-out.
February 22, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Very durable and lasts compared to others I’ve used. Does everything I need it to.
December 13, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
The router works as advertised. No problems.
December 22, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Cutting depth adjustment is fantastic. Progressive torque start-up makes for easier use than any router I've tried. Plunge is smooth and easy
March 20, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
is the best router, easily slides down and its performance is excellent made my day
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February 15, 2016
Worth the wait. This is a...
Worth the wait. This is a great combo router system. Well built, smooth plunge action, and lots of power. Add to that the trigger control, LED lights, and well thought out power cord connection to the motor. I've used it to round-over oak edges on a kids desktop. It worked flawlessly. Waiting to use the plunge base with the Mortise Pal jig.
June 7, 2011
First the bad part. The plunge...
First the bad part. The plunge action sticks I added some gun oil works a little better and the two LED lighs might as well not even be there unless you plan on routing in the dark. Now the good very strong motor, micro adjuster works very well the grips were comfortable also the trigger lock is good and the plunge lever is easy to access
June 5, 2011
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
This product wast highly recommended. For power tools, I prefer to purchase locally from a "brick & mortar" store, but no retailers in my area carried this product.

The item I ordered appeared on other woodworking tool websites at a slightly lower cost, but I have had excellent service with Rockler (and Wood Workers Supply).
Mike K on Jan 27, 2019
Needed a high quality plunge routers, and felt the updated controls (on/off switch on router handle) was a valuable upgrade.
Patrick D on Apr 23, 2018
This product wast highly recommended. For power tools, I prefer to purchase locally from a "brick & mortar" store, but no retailers in my area carried this product.

The item I ordered appeared on other woodworking tool websites at a slightly lower cost, but I have had excellent service with Rockler (and Wood Workers Supply).
Mike K on Jan 27, 2019
Friend recommendation
Matthew S on Jun 6, 2018
Needed a high quality plunge routers, and felt the updated controls (on/off switch on router handle) was a valuable upgrade.
Patrick D on Apr 23, 2018
Friend recommendation
Matthew S on Jun 6, 2018
What router lifts will the MRC23EVSK work with and what is the dimension of the motor?
rich N on Jul 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: the MRC23EVSK will work in the Incra lift or the Prolift with adaptor.
The interesting thing about this router kit, Rockler item #40472 is that you can use the standard base with a router plate and use the key that comes with it to raise and lower the router from the top of the plate. You will have to drill a hole for the key as router plates are not usually drill out for them
with which router table is the router MRC23EVSK compatible?
Serhat A on Apr 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This router should work with any of the router tables that Rockler offers. The main thing to remember is to use the correct router plate - in this instance, that is Rockler's Group A plate, #58316.
Rockler Aluminum Pro Router Plates
Rockler Aluminum Pro Router Plates
I have this router and the Rockler Pro router lift. Which adapter do I need to mount it?
Brian on Aug 13, 2018
Which insert plate will work with this?
Charles H on Apr 17, 2017
Will this router work in the Jessem router lift?
Jan N on Feb 26, 2018
Is it 220 V / 240 V or 110 ?
Goran Z on Sep 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 110 volts. This is my first plunge router. Be sure someone shows you where the 2 releases are for large vertical movements there are 2 that have to be pressed together. It's a good router.
Does this lift work with bosch's mrc23evsk?
L U on Jun 28, 2019
Bosch MRC23EVSK Modular Router, 2.3 HP
Bosch MRC23EVSK Modular Router, 2.3 HP
Rockler Pro Lift Router Lift (8-1/4'' x 11-3/4'' plate)
Rockler Pro Lift Router Lift (8-1/4'' x 11-3/4'' plate)
BEST ANSWER: It works great with my makita. Very similar
What is the motor diameter?
Michael P on Feb 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: There is a bump out running the length of the motor so it's not completely smooth. This bump-out contains a slot for the power switch to slide up and down.

The diameter of the motor body is approximately 3.75".
The diameter of the motor body including the bump out is 3 29/32".
Without a lift, can it raise above the table for easier bit change?
Jevon E on Jan 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, if you use the plunge base. Otherwise the fixed base plate needs to be unclamped before adjusting and then reclamped after making the adjustment less precise.
Anyone know if the Bosch MRC23EVSK is compatible with the Rockler Ellipse/Circle Router Jig #27712 ?
Paul S on May 3, 2019
Bosch MRC23EVSK Modular Router, 2.3 HP
Bosch MRC23EVSK Modular Router, 2.3 HP
Rockler Ellipse/Circle Router Jig
Rockler Ellipse/Circle Router Jig
will the Rockler universal router base work with this model ?
TomW. on Jul 23, 2018