Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Triad, NC (from the PNW)
I used the Bosch 1617 in a generic router table with the Bosch adapter (p/n RA1165). In all honesty, the Bosch lift leaves a LOT to be desired. It was easily plugged up with shavings and didn't lift very smoothly. I had to push up on the router motor while using the key in the table to keep it from binding. Lowering was okay but it's nowhere near as good as a proper lift. At the time, it was my primary router for all things routered, so I used it both in and out of the table.
Now, I use the new Bosch solely for hand-work. I bought an Incra router table and permanently mounted a big Porter-Cable in there. Not even a fair comparison between the two setups. So for me, I was not looking to use the Bosch in a table so the switch in the handle totally makes sense for my use.
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Last edited by ChiknNutz; 07-17-2020 at 02:50 PM.