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3285jeff

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05-03-2020 11:58 AM

i have the bosch 1617evs and it being a great router,,,do they make a router that has more depth when you adjust it,,i was looking for one that you have a longer adjustment arm


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#1 posted 05-03-2020 02:36 PM

What are you trying to do?

If you can adjust the router until the entire bit is exposed what more do you need?

If the router is in a table and you can’t reach the collet nuts then they sell offset wrenches for that.

Outside of that I’m unsure what you’re asking.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#2 posted 05-03-2020 04:12 PM

the collect does not go up high enough with the depth screw attached,,,i have it on a router table

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#3 posted 05-03-2020 05:02 PM

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#4 posted 05-03-2020 05:29 PM


the collect does not go up high enough with the depth screw attached,,,i have it on a router table

- 3285jeff


The depth screw shouldn’t keep you from full motion as long as you swivel the graduated stop knob (or what ever it’s called) out of the way. Are you using the plunge base under a table? If so, use the fixed base. If not, I use the Bosch offset wrenches.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#5 posted 05-03-2020 05:58 PM

I have a big Milwaukee under my router table. As part of the installation prep it was stripped of the base, handles, plunge stops, etc.

Be sure to cover any openings with metal tape to prevent dust infiltration. This includes guide slots that would otherwise self clear when used upright, but that capture dust when inverted. (You can just see the tape on the base under the plate below.)

With the plunge base mounted to a plate, the base and plate release with one button. This bares the entire motor for bit and speed changes.


One button removes the plate and base for total access.

Bit height is roughly set initially and fine tuned with a digital readout after being replaced in the table. This takes out any hanging sag.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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