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Man it's so hard finding anything for this router now-a-days. My Bosch routers are still in great condition but I must admit, I didn't think back in the day that I'd need vac attachments. I'm older and more conscientious of what I'm breathing so now I begin, (started routing back in 1998). Maybe a home made option? Any ideas? Thanks!
 

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I don't know if one is offered or been retro fitted for those older router. I like you still use old Bosch....
I also have an old Bosch EVS 1613, (one of the best plunge routers one could buy back then). Recently I added a new Bosch 1617EVS to join up with two other routers I stll beat the daylights out of; a Freud FT 2000 and a cool little Rigid R2401. But the work horse is the 1606A. That's the one I want vac attachments for if anyone still makes them...:confused:
 

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I have a lot of the older Bosch routers. That particular model I don't think had a dust option. A lot of older Bosch routers were used in machinery in cabinet shops. Bosch and PC back then we're go to router when used in a machine base....
 

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I also have an old Bosch EVS 1613, (one of the best plunge routers one could buy back then). Recently I added a new Bosch 1617EVS to join up with two other routers I stll beat the daylights out of; a Freud FT 2000 and a cool little Rigid R2401. But the work horse is the 1606A. That's the one I want vac attachments for if anyone still makes them...:confused:
I don't see where it came with any dust collection. Maybe a universal one might fit? Links to universals
 

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UPDATE I was able to locate a NOS Bosch® 82989 Router Vacuum Attachment on eBay that will work with the 1606A. The literature did not specify that it can be used on the 1606A but it did specify routers 1601 through 1606. The difference is that the 1606A is a D-Handle router, (everything else is exactly the same). I can absolutely say it fits wonderfully and works like a charm.

On my 16136EVS I scrounged up an old Bosch attachment that was made for some other unit from back in those days and modified it to fit, (necessity is the mother of invention). :)

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