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Blog entry by BootsTripp posted 05-16-2012 09:01 PM 1324 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided on the Bosch 1617EVS(PK), so kept my eyes peeled over the last week or so on the different retail sites, including craigslist and ebay for a possible used one.

Amazon’s price for the “Bosch 1617EVSPK 12 Amp 2-1/4-Horsepower Plunge and Fixed Base Variable Speed Router Kit with 1/4-Inch and 1/2-Inch Collets” was $200 (pretty competitive based on my searches but not a huge bargain), but today I realized that Amazon is having a Bosch tool promotion until May 31st. If you spend $100, you get $20 off… if you spend $200, you get $40 off.
Since Amazon was kind enough to price this package at $200 (instead of $199.99), I got an extra $40 off. Free shipping, and no taxes charged at checkout…. so $160.00 final price on the router I wanted!

I’m not sure if this is that great of a deal, but in only one week of keeping my eye out for this router, it’s by far the best deal I found.

I thought I would share this info in case others are in the market for this router or any other Bosch tool.

Note: You won’t see the discount applied until you get to the credit card page.

Hope this is helpful.

Also, I hope I put this in the right spot (blog)...I’m new at this.

-- The Dude abides



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MT_Stringer

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#1 posted 05-16-2012 09:25 PM

You will love it. I have that set up and it has been working very well for me. The fixed base is mounted under a table top. Easy to switch the motor back and forth.

Warning! The bolt pattern for the two bases are not the same so keep that in mind. Check it out when you get your delivery. Example: The Rockler Group “A” router table plate fits the fixed base but no way in heck will the plunge base fit it without you doing some hole drilling of your own. Crazy, huh?

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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sixstring

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#2 posted 05-16-2012 09:55 PM

That’s a sweet deal and I havent seen any better. Bought mine recently from HD for $200 but I dont regret it one bit. The router does what it’s supposed to do and hasnt failed me yet. The newer version has some added features but nothing made it seem worth the added cost for me.

I’ve yet to build my router extension table so havent tried mounting it. For freehand use, it’s damn smoooooth.

-- JC Garcia, Concord, CA : "It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission..."

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