Bosch 1617EVSPK Combination Plunge- and Fixed-Base Router

Last Updated on June 2, 2023 by Tyra Miller


  • Combination router: plunge and fixed
  • 12 Amp Motor
  • Adjustable speed settings
Bosch 1617EVSPK Combination Plunge and Fixed Base Router 1

The Bosch 1617EVSPK can be used as both a plunged router and a fixed base. Plunge based 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 it’s 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 are 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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