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post #21 of 24 Old 06-11-2017, 08:42 PM
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I prefer to have an interchangeable base.
The 1617 Bosch is what I use in my router table and by hand, it has a soft start so it doesnt try and yank out of your hand and while it needs an adapter for PC fittings I still feel it was the best choice for the money I spent.

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I prefer to have an interchangeable base.
The 1617 Bosch is what I use in my router table and by hand, it has a soft start so it doesnt try and yank out of your hand and while it needs an adapter for PC fittings I still feel it was the best choice for the money I spent.
That's one of the issues with the Hitachi. If you start it at full speed, it feels like it'll take off. I used to start it on low speed and crank it up until that mechanism broke...

Now the plunge base won't hold in the down position.

I'm done.

Does the 1617 have a trigger in the handle?
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Late entry. I've owned several routers over the years. Presently I have Makita, Porter Cable and DeWalt. The Makita has been the best router I've ever owned. A Wen was the worst and a Craftsman lasted about a year of hard use.

If you don't have time to do it right the first time, when will you have time to do it over?
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