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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-03-2014, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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Hello and Thank you for the responses.
I contacted Bosch about the switch dust problem. They say the problem has been taken care of for routers manufactured after 2005 and the serial number is needed to track date of manufacture.
Does anyone have a relatively new (maybe 5 or 6 years) Bosch 1617 table mounted
and has had the switch problem??
Seems like the vent ports facing up while table mounted might still have the trouble.
I'm looking at the Bosch and Milwaukee 2+ 12 amp routers

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Bill, my 1617's are 14 years old now and never a problem with them. I do keep an air hose by my table and blow the dust out of them when changing bits. This is the easiest way to protect any brand of router.

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Mike; Thanks for the reply.
I guess the Bosch will do.

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Bill you will find the complete list of accessories for the 1617 in our General Routing section; this will be one of the sticky threads at the top of that page.

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The newer routers have the switch dust protected, I was told by Bosch. You can blow the dust out of the switch with compressed air. Happened to mine (1617) twice and the remedy worked each time. Keep it clean and you'll not have a problem.
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Thomas, Bosch will supply you with a new switch at no charge, even out of warranty. Bosch goes above and beyond their obligations.

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Have 2 1617s about 2009 models, one in the table. No problems whatsoever with switches. I don't have a easy setup for an air hose, but I think that blowing them out as Mike suggested is a good idea. Harry Sin also suggests looking into a Triton 3.25 hp for table use, like the Bosch, you can change bits from above the table and it has a lot of power. But you'll find a lot of Bosch fans swear by their 1617s.
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