Bosch 1617EVSPK Combination Plunge- and Fixed-Base Router

Overview:

  • Combination router: plunge and fixed
  • 12 Amp Motor
  • Adjustable speed settings

dual wood router from bosch

The Bosch 1617EVSPK can be used as both a plunged router and a fixed base. Plunge base on this one is very precise, and it accurately set any depth within 1/64th inch increments. The fixed base handle is good and will be comfortable even if you have large hands. The case is plastic, but it fits everything well. It’s a great router overall, and its excellent for one-handed operation.

The large diameter of the plate is suitable for routing with more stability. The fine tune adjustment is excellent on this router. It has a good plunge stop. Can be used as both a plunge router and a fixed. Very high-quality build and performance is great. The price is great for its features, weight, and power.

The soft start feature comes standard on this one and makes things safer for handheld operation. It’s quiet too. Low vibration, and not a lot of noise while using it. The case is suitable for storing the unit. Easy to switch the motor between the plunged base and fixed base. Came in a huge box and a massive carry case which is good for storage. Smooth spinning on this router without the vibration. Buttons are easy to reach, and overall usability is great.

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