Hi Bob. Craftsman is actually making 2 very good routers at this time. The 27683, 2HP and the 27680 pro series, 2-1/2 HP. Many of the parts are the same as the Bosch 1617. They take the same MuscleChuck. Both the Craftsman routers have the same above table adjustment, and have a spindle lock for changing bits above the table. You cannot easily change the bits on the Bosch from above the table without adding the MuscleChuck. I have both of these Craftsman routers and have had no complaints on either of them.
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