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Bosch 1617 2 HP Fixed-Base Router

Bosch 1617 2 HP Fixed-Base Router. 120V AC 11 Amp 25000 RPM
Price: $168.95
Product ID : 3671617
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Manufacturer: Bosch



Bosch 1617 2 HP Single-Speed Fixed-Base Router

Often copied but never equaled, the Bosch 1617 revolutionized the mid-size fixed-base router category: designed for a broad range of routing applications. The versatile 1617 was the first router in its class to have a 2.0 (Max.) horsepower rating, linear depth adjustment and numerous other routing innovations the powerful 11 Amp motor with its rated speed of 25,000 RPM handles tough routing jobs. The unit’s RA1161 fixed base features a quick-clamp system for fast, tool-free depth adjustments, and its linear microfine bit-depth adjustment system allows for accurate depth adjustment over the depth range of 1-5/8 inch. because the motor isn’t rotated during depth adjustment, (as it is on dated depth adjustment systems on many older routers), the horizontal location of the bit within the subwoofer or optional Templet guides remains unchanged. Moreover, if necessary, this precision centering design allows the sub-base or optional template guides to be re-centered around the bit, making it easy to keep the bit on the intended cutting-line when using guidance devices such as jigs and templates. For router table usage, the RA1161 includes threaded table-mounting holes in both the Bosch 4-hole pattern and the common 3-hole pattern. The base’s advanced bit-height adjustment system allows you to conveniently adjust the bit height from above the router table. Other innovations include the ability to have the switch located on either the right or left side of the tool. The switch stays in the same location during depth adjustment, not moving to a new location every time the depth is changed. The 1617 is durable and built for years of use. The motor housing and bases are made of aluminum, and the power switch is now completely dust-sealed. The router is backed by a 1-year limited warranty, 30-day money-back guarantee, and 1-year service protection plan.

  • 2 HP / 11 Amp motor 25,000 RPM
  • Precision Centering Design - makes it easy to keep bit on intended outline when using jigs, templets, dovetail fixtures and similar guidance devices
  • Macro and microfine Bit Depth Adjustment System with resettable depth indicator - for fast, precise depth adjustment
  • Large 3-3/4 In. base opening plus 2 In. subwoofer opening - accepts large bits
  • Right or left switch location - for user preference and consistency (motor does not rotate during depth adjustment)
  • One-piece Armature Shaft - for accuracy and long bit shank capacity
  • 10 ft. flexible rubber cord
  • Classic Hardwood Handles - for comfort and beauty
  • Now includes RA1161 fixed-base with system for adjusting bit height from above a router table
  • Optional RA1126 quick-change Templet guide adapter (sold separately) - for fast and easy change of Bosch RZ1-series Templet guide (or threaded Templet guides, if optional RA1100 adapter is also used)
  • T-Handle Adjustment Wrench sold separately
  • Fixed base has threaded holes for mounting to router table positioned in common 3-hole pattern
  • Power Switch - now includes dust-sealed power switch
Model No. 1617
Amperage 11
Base Diameter 6"
Base Opening 3-3/4"
Collet Capacity 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 8 mm
Contents Router, 1/4 In. and 1/2 In. Self Releasing Collet Chuck, 16 Mm. Shaft Wrench, 24 Mm. Collet Nut Wrench, Chip Shield, Fixed Base
Cord Length 10'
Country of Origin Mexico
Dust Collection
Fixed-Base Depth Range
Max. Motor HP
No Load RPM
Rating 120V AC
RPM 25,000
Service Baretool Numbers
Spindle Lock No
Subbase Opening 2"
Tool Level 4 - Corded – single speed basic
Use on Model No. RA1171, RA1180, RA1181, RA1182, RA1200 Router Tables
Voltage 120V
Warranty Limited 1 Year
Weight 8.3 lbs.

  • 1/4" S. R. Collet Chuck -- 2 610 906 283
  • 1/2" S. R. Collet Chuck -- 2 610 906 284
  • 16mm Shaft Wrench -- 2 610 991 388
  • 24mm Collet Nut Wrench -- 2 610 992 417
  • Chip Shield -- 2 610 991 389
  • Fixed Base -- RA1161

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