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[Home Depot] Bosch 2.25 HP Combination Plunge- and Fixed-Base Router $237

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Bosch 2.25 HP Combination Plunge- and Fixed-Base Router $237

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$237 pm???
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33%
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Home Depot
Bosch 1617evspk combo router with fixed base and plunge base is on sale at Rona for $263 right now (https://www.rona.ca/en/variable-speed-router). I just Price matched at Home Depot online (it’s only online for this item) and they happily beat by 10%. So it came out to $237+tax. Been waiting for a good opportunity to get this, and think this is a reasonably good price for a top quality router combo.
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I am very tempted by this.
I've been reading some reviews, and this seems like a well liked machine. Slightly better than the Dewalt 618
thanks for the post OP!
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Another possible good deal here is the DeWalt DWP611PK. Regularly $239, on sale at Rona for $191.20, and then PM at HD for $172.

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/dewalt ... 1000851823

I was actually going to get the DeWalt one but I think paying a little more for the Bosch one OP posted was worth it. Still, I think the DeWalt is a good buy too.
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The DeWalt on has 1/4" collet, and I *think* that this is the one that has an issue when it is upside down, like in a router table, that the dust can ingested into the machine
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Also a lot less power on the Dewalt 1.25 vs 2.25hp
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I have six 1617 series routers. I also have a handful of others but the 1617 is the workhorse of my shop.

It’s a good price for a great router that will plunge, work fixed, or be in a table. And because it has been the standard for all midsized routers for years, there are lots of aftermarket accessories that fit it.
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Feb 7, 2017
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how do you price match with home depot online? is there an email address or similar?
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alfrules79 wrote:
Apr 15th, 2019 2:22 pm
how do you price match with home depot online? is there an email address or similar?
Make the online order. start a chat.... ask them for a price match... give them ur order number and rona link.

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Jan 20, 2015
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OOS on home depot now
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Out of stock. But nevermind, back in stock now.
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Ericwebber wrote:
Apr 15th, 2019 1:57 pm
I have six 1617 series routers. I also have a handful of others but the 1617 is the workhorse of my shop.

It’s a good price for a great router that will plunge, work fixed, or be in a table. And because it has been the standard for all midsized routers for years, there are lots of aftermarket accessories that fit it.
How smooth is the plunge on this? I have an old (from the mid 1990s) DeWalt 625 which is really powerful but incredibly stiff plunge with very strong springs. I also have a few of the MAXIMUM Fixed/Plunge Routers which I pick up when they are half price at CT, but I find the plunge on these to be imprecise and I tend to use just the bodies in router tables. Finally I have a couple of trim routers, one Bosch, one DeWalt, but neither of those plunge. What I'm looking for is a model that is powerful enough to drive a 2" long bit into hardwood, but smooth enough action that I can use it reliably for cutting accurate mortises etc. Does this model fit that purpose?

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