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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-18-2018, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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Hey all. I'm in the market for my first router. Leaning towards the Bosch 1617.

I found a local guy who has one for $45 but he states the bearings need to be replaced. I am torn, bearing and new brushes would be $25. I am comfortable with doing the repair but is it worth is? Looks like you can get the entire 1617 package for $150 as a refurb.

What would you do?
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take the refurb.. the warranty and accessories...
https://www.cpotools.com/factory-rec...er-combo-packs
if the bearings need replacing, that router has seen A LOT of use...

CPO refurb is a no worries purchase... VOE...

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Agree with Stick 110%.
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I agree with Stick. I have a 1617 mounted in my CNC. I have been using it since August weekly and sometimes daily, with some work lasting several hours. I am sure my router has as many hours, and possibly a lot more than the one you looked at. Mine is still going strong. Just sayin'.

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CPO refurb has a good reputation around here. I'm not much for repair or rebuilding tools.
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Hey, Robbie; welcome!

Just to be clear, the 1617EVS is the fixed base only. The 1617EVSPK is the combination kit with both the fixed and plunge bases.
I made the mistake of buyig the EVS and immediately regretted not going all in and getting the plunge base as well.
In my own defense, I had a plan and I thought it made sense...so basically that's two mistakes I made.
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Robbie listen to Dan. There are some jobs that can't be done well or safely or both by a fixed base router but can be with a plunge and a plunge will do any job that a fixed base will.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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Well that answered my question. Thank you all. I'll wait until its back in stock
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Well that answered my question. Thank you all. I'll wait until its back in stock
order now and wait ...
that's what many do which depletes replacement stocks quite rapidly...

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Well that answered my question. Thank you all. I'll wait until its back in stock

Great choice Robbie.

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