As much as i like my 1617's, i think Bosch has confused people by offering the "RA1165 Table Base". That table base is actually the fixed base without the wooden handles. Depending on the size of the table plate opening, the handles of many routers need to be removed to drop into the table. So... the "table base" was born. I simply mounted my fixed base in the table, and use the plunge base for hand-held, spare wooden handles are in the case. (then i bought a second kit, so there's a spare fixed base, and i keep an Emerson clamp mount on one of the plunge bases for a sort of "track router".)
If you do get the 1617EVSPK--no need for the table base. Bought my first one used, for something like $85--excellent condition and it came with the dust collection stuff...i got lucky. Second kit was a reconditioned, current recon price at CPO is $174. No problem with any recon tool i've ever bought--usually they are simply returns that didn't actually get used.