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Bosch 12 Amp 2-1/4 HP Plunge & Fixed Base Router Kit + Benchtop Router Table

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Home Depot has Bosch 12 Amp 2-1/4 HP Variable Speed Plunge & Fixed Base Corded Router Kit + 15 Amp Corded Benchtop Router Table (1617EVSPKRA1181) on sale for $299. Shipping is free, otherwise select free store pickup where stock permits. Thanks hankthetank0624

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  • Our research indicates that at the time of this post, the Bosch 12 Amp 2-1/4 HP Variable Speed Plunge & Fixed Base Corded Router Kit + 15 Amp Corded Benchtop Router Table (1617EVSPKRA1181) is $79.99 lower (21.1% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $378.99 if all items are purchased separately.
  • 411 reviews on HomeDepot.com give it a 4.6 out of 5 star overall rating. -Corwin

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Depot has a Bosch router and router table combo for $299. From what I see, the price beats the individual tools by almost $90.

Router $189
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Bosch.../100341666

Router Table $199
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Bosch-27-in-x-18-in-Aluminum-Top-Benchtop-Router-Table-with-2-1-2-in-Vacuum-Hose-Port-RA1181/100466926​ [homedepot.com]

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Bosch.../307397334
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Unless you're doing a ton of trim work 'in-place' or something, I would go corded, especially at 2+ HP.

With routers, and just IMO, get a big one and keep it in the table full time. I spent under 100 on a Craftsman Professional 2.75 HP. Get a 1/4" collet trim router (Bosch Colt, DeWalt, etc) for the finish work, and presto.

This router would be perfect for doing both jobs, and eventually leaving in the table when you get a smaller one, assuming you do that much routing. This table is great, and width-wise fits perfectly between the rails of a contractor-sized tablesaw (I have mine mounted in a Delta 36-725 on the left side of the blade).
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Great combo! I bought them individually last year, and they work together perfectly.
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I wish they had these in my stores. I have some store credit that I'd love to use towards this. :/ awesome deal op!
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I wish they had these in my stores. I have some store credit that I'd love to use towards this. :/ awesome deal op!
Same here and/or Menards 11% off stacks
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Agreed that this is an excellent deal. SO tempting.
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The router alone looks like a great unit, I am in the market. I still can't figure out if I want to go cordless or corded.
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The router alone looks like a great unit, I am in the market. I still can't figure out if I want to go cordless or corded.
Unless you're doing a ton of trim work 'in-place' or something, I would go corded, especially at 2+ HP.

With routers, and just IMO, get a big one and keep it in the table full time. I spent under 100 on a Craftsman Professional 2.75 HP. Get a 1/4" collet trim router (Bosch Colt, DeWalt, etc) for the finish work, and presto.

This router would be perfect for doing both jobs, and eventually leaving in the table when you get a smaller one, assuming you do that much routing. This table is great, and width-wise fits perfectly between the rails of a contractor-sized tablesaw (I have mine mounted in a Delta 36-725 on the left side of the blade).
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I have this combo and love it!!
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I don't think this is a good deal. Both can be had cheaper than $190 & $200 if you shop around, so not much of a savings @ $300 for the combo.
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I have both of these, and they're great. This version of the Bosh table is much better than the one with a MDF top, IMHO. I got the table last year for $150 from Amazon, and the router can be found around that price on sale as well. It's possible to beat this price with the historic low from each item, but if I needed them both I'd hop on this in a heartbeat.
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I don't think this is a good deal. Both can be had cheaper than $190 & $200 if you shop around, so not much of a savings @ $300 for the combo.
I kind of agree but at the same time disagree. For the combo this is the best deal I've seen. But if you get the bosch 1617 evspk for $189 and build your own router table then you're saving money. If you're getting into woodworking enough to buy this then you should be able to make a project of building a more functional router table then offered.

However this is still a good deal for what's offered.
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I don't think this is a good deal. Both can be had cheaper than $190 & $200 if you shop around, so not much of a savings @ $300 for the combo.
I think it's a pretty solid deal. Looking at past posts for these individually the cheapest it looks like it could have been is around $280. And there have only been a couple times you could pick each up at those lows (and not at the same time).
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I have one in order, but still have the chance to change my mind. I'm more interested in the performance of the router. As people mentioned above, the added table is good for entry level. Leaving option to diy a table to fit specific needs later on.

What size of workload are we looking in terms of a 2.5hp router? Good enough for small tabletop sized items. Or something large like say an End table? Not so much a decent sized coffee table and up correct? I'm just looking forward to see if I should focus on a dedicated plunge router instead.
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I have one in order, but still have the chance to change my mind. I'm more interested in the performance of the router. As people mentioned above, the added table is good for entry level. Leaving option to diy a table to fit specific needs later on.

What size of workload are we looking in terms of a 2.5hp router? Good enough for small tabletop sized items. Or something large like say an End table? Not so much a decent sized coffee table and up correct? I'm just looking forward to see if I should focus on a dedicated plunge router instead.
It's not the size of the project, but the size of the bit that matters. And this is a full sized router that will do fine with any bit short of those made for a shaper.

But even if you end up with a less powerful router, taking more passes with shallower cuts will make up for the loss in power.
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