Power Tools for Professionals



2 HP Fixed-Base Router

Often copied but never equaled, the Bosch 1617 revolutionized the mid-size fixed-base router category: designed for a broad range of routing applications. The versatile 1617 was the first router in its class to have a 2.0 (Max.) horsepower rating, linear depth adjustment and numerous other routing innovations the powerful 11 Amp motor with its rated speed of 25,000 RPM handles tough routing jobs. The unit’s RA1161 fixed base features a quick-clamp system for fast, tool-free depth adjustments, and its linear microfine bit-depth adjustment system allows for accurate depth adjustment over the depth range of 1-5/8 inch. because the motor isn’t rotated during depth adjustment, (as it is on dated depth adjustment systems on many older routers), the horizontal location of the bit within the subwoofer or optional Templet guides remains unchanged. Moreover, if necessary, this precision centering design allows the sub-base or optional template guides to be re-centered around the bit, making it easy to keep the bit on the intended cutting-line when using guidance devices such as jigs and templates. For router table usage, the RA1161 includes threaded table-mounting holes in both the Bosch 4-hole pattern and the common 3-hole pattern. The base’s advanced bit-height adjustment system allows you to conveniently adjust the bit height from above the router table. Other innovations include the ability to have the switch located on either the right or left side of the tool. The switch stays in the same location during depth adjustment, not moving to a new location every time the depth is changed. The 1617 is durable and built for years of use. The motor housing and bases are made of aluminum, and the power switch is now completely dust-sealed. The router is backed by a 1-year limited warranty, 30-day money-back guarantee, and 1-year service protection plan.

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  • 1/4" S. R. Collet Chuck -- 2 610 906 283
  • 1/2" S. R. Collet Chuck -- 2 610 906 284
  • 16mm Shaft Wrench -- 2 610 991 388
  • 24mm Collet Nut Wrench -- 2 610 992 417
  • Chip Shield-- 2 610 991 389
  • Fixed Base (RA1161)


  • 2 HP/11 Amp motor 25,000 RPM
  • Precision centering design - makes it easy to keep bit on intended outline when using jigs, templates, dovetail fixtures and similar guidance devices
  • Macro and microfine bit depth adjustment system with resettable depth indicator - for fast, precise depth adjustment
  • Large 3-3/4 In. base opening plus 2 In. subwoofer opening - accepts large bits
  • Right or left switch location - for user preference and consistency (motor does not rotate during depth adjustment)
  • One-piece armature shaft - for accuracy and long bit shank capacity
  • 10 Ft. flexible rubber cord
  • Classic hardwood handles - for comfort and beauty
  • Now includes RA1161 fixed-base with system for adjusting bit height from above a router table
  • T-handle adjustment wrench sold separately
  • Fixed base has threaded holes for mounting to router table positioned in common 3-hole pattern
  • Power switch - now includes dust-sealed power switch
  • Compatible with optional RA1129 Template Guide Adapter Set – for easy change of Bosch quick-release template guides and common threaded template guides; includes RA1126 Template Guide Adapter and RA1100 Interface for Threaded Template Guides

Technical Data

Amperage 11.0
Base Diameter 6"
Base Opening 3-3/4"
Collet Capacity 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 8 mm
Dust Collection No
Fixed-Base Depth Range 1-5/8"
Length 6.0"
No Load RPM 25,000
Rating 120V AC
Subbase Opening 2"
Voltage 120V
Weight 8.3lb
Width 10.0"
Works With Router Tables
RA1141 Portable Benchtop Router Table, RA1171 Cabinet-Style Router Table, RA1181 Router Table, RA1165 Router Table Base, RA1152 Offset Bit-Change Wrench Set T-Wrench
Router Guide
Template Guide System
RA1128 Template Guide Set, RA1129 Template Guide Adapter Set,
Centering Device for Subbases and Attached Template Guides
Dust Collection Attachments
RA1175 Edge-forming Dust Hood, RA1172AT Two-Hood Dust Hood Set, RA1173AT Three-Hood Dust Hood Set
Plunge Base
Includes 1/4" S. R. Collet Chuck -- 2 610 906 283, 1/2" S. R. Collet Chuck -- 2 610 906 284, 16mm Shaft Wrench -- 2 610 991 388, 24mm Collet Nut Wrench -- 2 610 992 417, Chip Shield-- 2 610 991 389, Fixed Base (RA1161)
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Owner's Manual


Accessories For 1617

Arbors for Slotting Cutters
Bearing Enlarger Set
Bearing Enlargers
Bowl- and Sink-Trim Bits
Carbide-Tipped A-Line Edge Aligning Bits
Carbide-Tipped Beading Bits
Carbide-Tipped Beading Stile and Rail Bits
Carbide-Tipped Bevel-Bowl Bit
Carbide-Tipped Bullnose Bits
Carbide-Tipped Chair Mat Edge Bit
Carbide-Tipped Chamfer Bits
Carbide-Tipped Classical Bits
Carbide-Tipped Classical Groove Bits
Carbide-Tipped Convex Edging Bit
Carbide-Tipped Core Box Bits
Carbide-Tipped Cove Bits
Carbide-Tipped Cove Raised Panel Bit
Carbide-Tipped Cove Vertical Panel-Raiser Bit
Carbide-Tipped Cove and Bead Bits
Carbide-Tipped Dish Carving Bit
Carbide-Tipped Doorlip Bit
Carbide-Tipped Double-Flute Flush and Bevel Laminate Trim Assemblies
Carbide-Tipped Double-Flute Flush and Bevel Laminate Trim Bits
Carbide-Tipped Double-Flute Straight Bits
Carbide-Tipped Double-Flute Templet Trim Bit
Carbide-Tipped Dovetail Bits
Carbide-Tipped Drawer Lock Joint Bit
Carbide-Tipped Edge Beading Bits
Carbide-Tipped Extended Round Nose Bits
Carbide-Tipped Finger Pull Bit
Carbide-Tipped Flush Trim V-Groove Bits
Carbide-Tipped Four-Flute Flush and Bevel Laminate Trim Assemblies
Carbide-Tipped Helical Laminate Trim Bit
Carbide-Tipped Hinge Mortising Bits
Carbide-Tipped Lock Miter Bit
Carbide-Tipped Lock Mortising Bits
Carbide-Tipped Multi-Bead / Reed Bit
Carbide-Tipped Multi-Form Bit
Carbide-Tipped No-Drip Edge Bit
Carbide-Tipped Ogee Bits with Fillet
Carbide-Tipped Ogee Raised Panel Bits
Carbide-Tipped Ogee Stile and Rail Bits
Carbide-Tipped Ogee Vertical Raised Panel Bit
Carbide-Tipped Ogee and Bead Bit
Carbide-Tipped Overhang Cutoff Bits
Carbide-Tipped Plunge Roundover Bits
Carbide-Tipped Plywood Mortising Bits
Carbide-Tipped Rabbeting Bits
Carbide-Tipped Raised-Panel Groove Bit
Carbide-Tipped Reverse Curve Ogee and Bead Bit
Carbide-Tipped Reversible Glue-Joint Bit
Carbide-Tipped Roman Ogee Bits
Carbide-Tipped Roundover Bits
Carbide-Tipped Single-Flute Straight Bits
Carbide-Tipped Stair Routing Bit
Carbide-Tipped Table Edge Bit
Carbide-Tipped Tongue and Groove Bits
Carbide-Tipped Top Bearing Dado Clean Out Bit
Carbide-Tipped Top Bearing Straight Trim Bits
Carbide-Tipped Traditional Raised Panel Bits
Carbide-Tipped Traditional Vertical Raised Panel Bit
Carbide-Tipped Triple-Flute Flush Laminate Trim Bits
Carbide-Tipped Triple-Flute Flush and Bevel Laminate Trim Assemblies
Carbide-Tipped Triple-Flute Templet Trim Bit
Carbide-Tipped Under Round Bits
Carbide-Tipped V-Groove Bits
Carbide-Tipped Wavy Edge Bits
Carbide-Tipped Wedge Groove Bit
Carbide-Tipped Wedge Tongue Bit
Combination-Flush and Bevel-Trim Bits
High-Speed Steel Double-Flute Straight Bits
High-Speed Steel Single-Flute Straight Bits
Keyhole Router Bits
Non-Marring Bearing Set
Non-Marring Bearings
Pilot Panel Down Spiral Bits
Single Flute Pilot Panel Bits with Drill-Through Point
Solid Carbide Bevel-Trim Bits
Solid Carbide Double-Flute Acrylic Bit
Solid Carbide Double-Flute Chipbreaker Spiral Bits
Solid Carbide Double-Flute Compression Spiral Bit
Solid Carbide Double-Flute Downcut Spiral Bits
Solid Carbide Double-Flute O-Flute Bits
Solid Carbide Double-Flute Straight Bits
Solid Carbide Double-Flute Straight Bits
Solid Carbide Double-Flute Upcut Spiral Bits
Solid Carbide Fiberglass Bit/Burr Bit
Solid Carbide Flush-Trim Bits
Solid Carbide Hole and Flush Trim Bit
Solid Carbide Rip and Slotter Bit
Solid Carbide Single-Flute Compression Spiral Bit
Solid Carbide Single-Flute O-Flute Bits
Solid Carbide Single-Flute Straight Bits
Solid Carbide Triple-Flute Downcut Spiral Bit
Solid Carbide Triple-Flute Upcut Spiral Bit
Solid Carbide V-Groove Bit
Solid Carbide Veining Bits
Staggertooth Pilot Panel Bit
Staggertooth Router Bits
Three-Wing Slotting Cutters
Two Flutes Pilot Panel Bits with Drill-Through Point
Two-Wing Slotting Cutter


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