|Review by ErikB||posted 03-09-2010 11:16 PM||2001 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
- Bosch 1613AEVS 2-1/4-Horsepower Electronic Plunge Router
- Brand: Bosch | Category: Routers
I’ve owned this router for two or three years and I’ve been very happy with its performance. The controls are easy to use, offers ample power, and there are several accessories available should you need additional features (template guides, straight edge guide, etc.)
Plunging the router is simple, and the depth gauge is awesome.
The variable speed motor runs well and offers soft start after you pull the trigger (in other words, it goes from zero to 100 gradually, not zero to 100 in a nanosecond).
The only problem I’ve faced with this router is the tool-free template guide adapter. This spring-loaded adapter rotates around the opening in the base and lets you swap template guides (not included) quickly. Well, somehow I managed to snap off the little stub that sticks up and lets you push the adapter to its open position. If memory serves me, I did it while using the wrench to loosen a bit. So, to get it to open nowadays, I need to use a screwdriver.
Besides that one small flaw (which could have been my fault), I would recommend this router with hesitation. This isn’t Bosch’s latest model, but if you’re looking to get a great router or to make your first plunge into the plunge router arena, this router can be had for a great price these days.