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I have the Bosch 1617...While the height adjustment does work it leaves a lot to be desired.I would rather not have the setup like with the adjustment from the top.Well I can skip using that and still adjust from the bottom.It leaves a lot to be desired......Not quality at all....a piece of junk...Router itself Im sure is ok but this adjustment is ugh!
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What specifically don't you like about it (that makes it "junk"..."not quality at all")? Did you try it before you bought it?
I have one and have absolutely no problem with depth adjustments. It does take a few uses to get used to it, I will admit
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Have you considered a separate lift...? The 1617 motor would come and mount in the lift...for example, the Jessem...

I don't think you'll get anything different in a different router...
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I have the Bosch 1617...While the height adjustment does work it leaves a lot to be desired but this adjustment is ugh!
specifically why???...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Forget the primal scream, just ROAR!!!
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The Bosch ‘lift’ action of the plunge base is useless under a table - believe me i tried to make mine work, but it works fine above board. I went with the Jessem Rout-R-Lift II and fitted it to the Bosch RA1181 table - required a 1/16” trimming on all edges of the phenolic base. Used Bosch leveling hardware and made holes for snugging in place.

For $189 it is the a great value and works very well. The router motor mounts and releases easily via a hex bolt. Build quality is excellent. Highly recommend.
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OK, hold on guys; Mike specifically said 11617EVSThat's the fixed base...no mention of a plunge base. Frankly, if you have the EVSPK you have both fixed and plunge; why would you try and mount the plunge base when you have a perfectly good fixed base to mount in the table?
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OK, hold on guys; Mike specifically said 11617EVSThat's the fixed base...no mention of a plunge base. Frankly, if you have the EVSPK you have both fixed and plunge; why would you try and mount the plunge base when you have a perfectly good fixed base to mount in the table?
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DAN!!!!

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That sounds like SWMBO calling; "DAN!!!"
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That sounds like SWMBO calling; "DAN!!!"
Should I change that to !!!""DANIEL""!!!

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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"SNORK Mountain Congressional Library and Taxidermy”

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The Bosch 1617 evs clamp/release doesnt work smooth at all.It is coarse and hard to turn. Ive messed with it and tried to make it work.But it won't do good.I would be satisfied if I could just take the base away and just reach under the table and adjust it up as needed but the adjustment is coarse.....hard.It will work but not like my Milwaukee used to at all..The clamp /whole mechanism on it is a piece of junk!
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