Fixed-Base 2-1/4-hp Router 1618EVS (D-Handle) - Fine Woodworking Tool Review
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Fixed-Base 2-1/4-hp Router 1618EVS (D-Handle)

Bosch - Fixed-Base 2-1/4-hp Router 1618EVS (D-Handle)

Bosch’s 2-1/4-hp fixed-base router features a variable-speed motor with soft-start capabilities. Also available with knob-style handles.

$204 (As of 8/1/2001)

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Editor's Review:

by Tom Begnal

review date: August 1, 2001

This routers can accept large bits and bit changing is a snap. The micro-adjust features work well, and the housing locks are rated as the best (tied with Makita). It scores well in the vibration category and have soft-start and variable-seed options. The switch and switch lock on the 1618EVS are seay to use. This model did well in the runout test, although it is a little noisier than average.

Editor Test Results:

Bit Changing N/A
Base Changing N/A
Plunge/Height Adjustment N/A
Runout 0.0015 in.
Quality of Cut N/A
Vibration at Handles Good
Router Table Suitability N/A
Noise Rating 97 dB (no load)

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Bosch
Manufacturer's Web Site
Manufacturer's Phone Number 877-267-2499
Opening at Base Size of opening in plastic subbase: 2 1/16 in.
Built-in Dust Collection Dust port: No
Horsepower 2.25 hp
Amps 11 amps
Watts N/A
Volts 120v
Speed 8,000 rpm to 25,000 rpm
Collet Size 1/4 in., 3/8 in. and 8mm optional
Maximum Plunge/Height N/A
Tilting Base N/A
Special Features Soft start: yes
Product Warranty N/A

Works great,no regret, chip guard is a plus.

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