Bosch 1617 EVSPK plunge question

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Forum topic by Sirgreggins posted 06-07-2012 02:44 PM 1444 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-07-2012 02:44 PM

I saw this at Rockler the other day and really like the spring loaded plunge lock feature. At rockler it was $229.99. I saw this same router at Lowes for $209.99, but the one at lowes didn’t have the spring loaded plunge lock. Do you guys think it’s because it’s a floor model and has been beaten up, or is there actually 2 seperate plunge bases depending on the store you buy it from? Thanks

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#1 posted 06-07-2012 03:29 PM

I have the 1617 kit and it has the spring plunge feature. I bought it from Lowes several years ago and Lowes had it on sale for $179 at the time. I seriously doubt that Bosch has changed the design in this model and would guess that their floor model has been played with so much and might be missing something.
You can also but it on for $199 and no taxes and a lot of the time with free shipping.

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#2 posted 06-07-2012 03:31 PM

Great thanks. It had me a little worried but that makes sense. I just dont know why anyone would spend more money for the exact same product.

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#3 posted 06-07-2012 04:47 PM

I also have two of the same router and one of them is pretty old and have had good luck with them.

I agree that Bosch is unlikely to have two routers with the same model numbers.

Amazon does often times have good deals.


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#4 posted 06-07-2012 06:39 PM

With both Fixed and Plunge bases, it’s 199 at amazon – I just bought one a few weeks ago. I love it.

Gotta watch out for the no tax thing that Greg mentioned, it depends on the state. Amazon charges tax in PA.

-- Ryan - Bethel Park, PA

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#5 posted 06-07-2012 07:51 PM

Free shipping is usually for Prime members as well. So, watch that shipping cost too if you’re not a Prime member.

Yeah, I don’t know of any difference in the 1617’s besides what bases the kits come with and the older 11 amp 2 HP version (the newer ones are 12 amp 2.25 HP). I’m not really sure about the older ones though and never bothered to look… it may just be marketing or a small design update.

Either way, the 1617EVSPK at $200 is a solid deal and, as far as I know, the same no matter who sells it.

-- "Well, at least we can still use it as firewood... maybe." - Doss

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#6 posted 06-07-2012 07:57 PM

Cool Thanks everyone. I just wasnt sure why the one at lowes wasnt spring loaded. My guess was that it is just an old beat up floor model. I have a cousin that works at lowes and i’ll use his discount

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#7 posted 06-08-2012 02:10 AM

Skip Lowe’s, get it from amazon. Find something by bosch for another $1 and you get $40 off. That router kit for $160 is a steal. It’s an extremely smooth router.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#8 posted 06-09-2012 11:59 AM

I have had mine 10years or so…real good envestment…...if noah had one when he built the ark you would read about it in the bible..LOL


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#9 posted 06-10-2012 07:30 AM

We also would have probably read about electric power plants, alternating current, and dinosaurs too.

If you get the Bosch and plan to use guides, go ahead and get the adapter or the Bosch specific ones because you probably won’t find either in the store.

-- "Well, at least we can still use it as firewood... maybe." - Doss

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#10 posted 06-12-2012 04:41 AM

Thanks for the Amazon tip, NiteWalker. I was able to pick up the 1617 kit and RA1100 adapter for $166, no tax and free shipping (Prime member).

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