if it's from CPO it's a sure bet...
You guys didn't really finish answering Matt's question. He wants some specific info on the MRF23EVS.
From the cheap seats here, Matt, Bosch makes great stuff, and they stand behind their products.
Who did the refurbishing? It'd be interesting to know what the warranty is and who covers it(?).
Lots of reasons for a product to be recalled and refurbished; for example, it may have been due to a manufacturer's recall that involved a lot of specific production, and was returned from all over the US.
I cannot compare the user experience between the Bosch 1617 and the MRF23. Im own two Bosch MRC23 in addition to a Makita 3612 and a Triton TRA001. The fixed base (MRF) in a table is my go to router for table use. I do see how there might eventually be a problem with the electrical contacts between the bae and the motor. I seem to be a problem magnet nut so far no prpblems with the contacts described as a possibility by @Terry Q.The major difference between the two Bosch routers is that the 23 has the on/off switch built into the grip. They do this by having a electronic contact between the base(s) and the motor. Perhaps the contacts prove problematic or something and make it impossible to use the motor in a lift?
For hand held use the 23 is nicer to use because of the on/off switch. It also has a LED light to make it easier to see. Neither a benefit for under the table use.
In woodworking there is always more then one way to accomplish something.
https://www.cpooutlets.com/tools-and-equipment/tools-and-equipment,default,sc.htmlOK, who specifically is CPO? Intrigued by the good word about this company. Wife has pondered buying a scroll saw. TIA.