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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-20-2011, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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Default DeWalt 611 Vs Bosch 1617

I have the 1617 and I'm looking for a 3rd router. The reviews for the 611 are all excellent and have the high sign from BJ. What I'm liking about this router is lower weight, smaller footprint and spindle lock.

Would it be crazy to use the 611 for 1/2" bits and the 1617 for 1/4" bits? I know this is kinda bass akwards but the 611 would seem to fit my workflow better (less work for to speak).

I wish I could get the 611 as a plunge only and save a few bucks.
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Hi Burt,

Just my personal opinion, but isn't the 1617 built for heavier use than the 611? I would think that using 1/2" (does it accept 1/2"?) bits in the 611 would wear the thing out that much faster, so what is to be gained economically?
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Hi Burt - I'm trying to follow the logic too.

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