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Anybody have the Bosch 1617EVSPK Router? If you do, any problems with the power switch not working? I've been reading reviews on this router in Amazon.com and two people said they had problems with the switch and had to get it repaired. I was thinking about getting this router package also since our local Lowe's Hardware Store is selling a promo package which includes extra accessories valued at $100 for free just for getting the kit. Lowe's normally sells the kit for $219 without the extra accessories. I'm not sure if I should get it because of what I read in Amazon. Any opinions? I managed to take 2 pictures with my picture phone. Check it out!
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If the package is a real good buy, you could always buy a new switch and replace
the defective one fairly easy. Parts are available form Bosch. The manufacturer
will warranty the kit, and if it's defective they will repair it free.

Hope this helps, Woodnut65
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Sweet router kit! I've had one for a few months and have used the heck out of it. No switch problems. There was a batch that escaped the factory with corrison problems between the motor housing and bases, but mine hasn't shown any. Bosch is taking care of those as they are reported. There 'shouldn't' be that problem with new stock.
Do be aware that the plunge base that comes with the kit is not recommended for table mounting.
I purchased all the accessories that they are including, and yes they do cost over $100. The edge guide is the best I have seen.
For that price, with the accessories I would not hesitate.
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I bought the 1617 combo kit and have had zero trouble with it. The problem is with a batch of the 1617evs combo kits. I would take the Craftsman back and get another 1617 combo kit. Loews will get you a good one. Find out where the closest service center is to your location. If you have a bad switch they will replace it at no charge and then you have a known good one.

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Anybody have the Bosch 1617EVSPK Router? If you do, any problems with the power switch not working? I've been reading reviews on this router in Amazon.com and two people said they had problems with the switch and had to get it repaired. I was thinking about getting this router package also since our local Lowe's Hardware Store is selling a promo package which includes extra accessories valued at $100 for free just for getting the kit. Lowe's normally sells the kit for $219 without the extra accessories. I'm not sure if I should get it because of what I read in Amazon. Any opinions? I managed to take 2 pictures with my picture phone. Check it out!



I wouldn't base my buying decision on the switch problem alone. Be aware of Lowe's batch of these routers. I bought one and it has the corrosion problem so I took it back and looked at all their Bosch routers and all had the corrosion problem. I liked the router so well that I'm sending it back to Bosch to have the motor housing replaced.
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CFM Bosch has answered my many E-Mails usually the same day sometimes the next. Michelle has been very helpful to me and I'm suprised you haven't gotten a reply. I went to their web site to the "contact us" sent an e-mail and had an answer right away. Try again...........I'm certain that they want to help. You might try calling and asking for Michelle. Good luck.
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I too have the Bosch router and thank God no problems with it. Before I bought my router last year I did check on reviews of the router and also did some asking around and even emailed Bosch about the nature of the situation and they did respond the next day. I think Bosch is a great company and no one should have any problems dealing with them. Anyway, happy routing everyone and stay safe! Until next time...

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