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I know there has been a lot of discussion about the Bosch 1617EVS and the Craftsman Pro model 27680 both being manufactured by the same company. I am of the opinion that they probably are. Part of the reason for believing this is the fact that some of the parts for my Craftsman routers came in Bosch bags. I also found that the collet nuts are the same because they both take the same TYPE 4 MuscleChuck. This all seemed odd to me. Then I ran across this article on the Sawmill Creek website. It seems as though the fixed bases for both routers are the same. I also found that the collet nuts are the same because they both take the same TYPE 4 MuscleChuck. I really don't think there are 2 plants in China producing the exact same parts. It could be that the motors are produced in separate plants, but I highly doubt that. The Craftsman router does use 2 more amps of power than the Bosch, but that may only be because of a little heavier wire size in the windings. The same coil winders could produce the exact same motors by simply changing the wire size. I am not saying one router has any comparison of the routers durability, only time will tell that. I believe much of the confusion about these 2 routers is hidden in the corporate gobbledegook of trying to hide who manufactures what.

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That makes a lot of sense, Dick, as Sears jobs everything out. Who better than Bosch to build their routers?
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That is correct, Bosch manufactured this router for Sears for a number of years. Except for the color and the craftsman screw pattern, they are the identical router.

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That is correct, Bosch manufactured this router for Sears for a number of years. Except for the color and the craftsman screw pattern, they are the identical router.
Mike I had to reread that article, but even the base plate screw pattern is the same. If what they say is true, a Craftsman base plate can be used on the Bosch 1617 for mounting PC style buahings.

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