Bosch 1617EVSPK Vs Dewalt DW618pk Router

Wood routers are either hand or a power tool which is used to rout an area or a surface made of wood or plastic. Let’s compare the different routers Bosch 1617EVSPK vs Dewalt DW618pk in the below table with their features as follows.

This gives good shape and look to the material for which the routing activity is carried out. Check customer review of Dewalt DW618pk at amazon.

Generally workers prefer either plunge or fixed router in order to carry out their work. It also depends on the workers whether they prefer a combination of both routers or limited to plunge or fixed routers. Check customer review of Bosch 1617EVSPK at amazon.

There are many companies in the world which manufacture wood routers but we are going to discuss about Bosch and Dewalt routers which are among the very few companies which provide world class routers. Generally the wood routers should be selected based on the power, rpm, durability etc. 

Comparison Chart

Title
Bosch 1617EVSPK
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Dewalt DW618pk
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Bosch 1617EVSPK Wood Router Tool Combo Kit - 2.25 Horsepower Plunge Router & Fixed Base Router Kit with a...*
DEWALT Router Fixed/Plunge Base Kit, Variable Speed, 12-Amp, 2-1/4-HP (DW618PK)*
Current
12 amp
12 amp
HP
2.25
2.25
RPM
8000-25000
8000-25000
Weight
18.2 pounds
21.9 pounds
Durability
1 year
1 year
Dust collection
Dimensions
6.2x19.5x14.5 inches
15.9x24x9.1 inches
Rating
-
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Bosch 1617EVSPK
Title
-
Image
Bosch 1617EVSPK Wood Router Tool Combo Kit - 2.25 Horsepower Plunge Router & Fixed Base Router Kit with a...*
Current
12 amp
HP
2.25
RPM
8000-25000
Weight
18.2 pounds
Durability
1 year
Dust collection
Dimensions
6.2x19.5x14.5 inches
Rating
-
Dewalt DW618pk
Title
-
Image
DEWALT Router Fixed/Plunge Base Kit, Variable Speed, 12-Amp, 2-1/4-HP (DW618PK)*
Current
12 amp
HP
2.25
RPM
8000-25000
Weight
21.9 pounds
Durability
1 year
Dust collection
Dimensions
15.9x24x9.1 inches
Rating
-

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Bosch 1617EVSPK Vs Dewalt DW618pk

As already stated routers are used to work on wood or plastic material to hollow out an area or surface of the material to provide a nice look to the material.

Bosch 1617EVSPK Vs Dewalt DW618pk Router

What is the difference between Bosch 1617EVSPK and Dewalt DW618pk router?

Difference between Bosch 1617EVSPK and Dewalt DW618pk router is that the former is powered with 15 amp power whereas the latter is powered with only 12 amp of power.

This makes Bosch tool a top notch product as it can go through very hard surfaces and material and create the right impression also along the edges of the material. Check Bosch 1617EVSPK Vs Dewalt DW618pk Router comparison.

More the power of the tool better is the output of the machine used to hollow or rout a surface. Clearly the indications are Bosch is better than Dewalt because it can also cut all types of wood but when it comes to hollow out tough surfaces, it lags behind Bosch tool. The clear winner is Bosch 1618EVSPK router tool.

Speed

For a tool to be run to its full capacity the speed of the motor plays a very crucial role as it is the parameter which decides how fast the work can be completed with efficiency.

The rpm of Bosch is 8000-25000 whereas Dewalt’s rpm is also 8000-25000. Both have very good speed of the motor but for Dewalt motor starts to lag when it reaches the peak speed.

Both the machines are provided with variable speed option which can be controlled to use the speed of the machine in an efficient way. The option of providing variable speed is very good feature in both the router tool. Since Bosch router tool handles the peak load efficiently it wins the race comprehensively.

Dewalt DW618pk Router

Dust collection

When workers work around the wood or plastic materials to rout the surfaces, dust collection becomes an integral part of the machine. It makes the work of the workers easy to collect the dust and throw it off.

Bosch router tool is not provided with dust collection whereas Dewalt is provided with dust collectors. This makes the work easy of the workers instead of needing to sweep and clean the workplace.

Dust collector is a good addition to the Dewalt router which would be loved by the workers using the machine. Hence my take is that Dewalt wins the competition here easily.

Weight

When consumers purchase a router tool to hollow or rout a surface, the weight of the tool becomes important as it should be easily carried to the workplaces and also should not make the consumers fatigue.

Bosch is well placed here because the weight of the machine is around 18 pounds whereas Dewalt machine is weighed around 21 pounds. More the weight of the machine leads to fatigue sooner than later.

Bosch is relatively less weighed machine compared to Dewalt router tool. Weight of the machine should generally be less so that it becomes easy for the consumers to use the machine. Hence here Bosch router tool wins the race hands down.

Durability

Durability of a machine is also very crucial as suppose if the machine starts to wear and tear then the durability of machine comes into play in order to replace the parts.

Both the router tools Bosch and Dewalt are provided with 1 year warranty. This is a decent warranty provided by both the companies Bosch and Dewalt for their router tool machines.

Durability of a machine is also to be taken care of when consumers purchase the router machines. Hence would say that both the machines have won here comprehensively.

Pricing

In terms of pricing Dewalt is slightly less priced than Bosch. Price of a product does vary from company to company because of few extra features added in each of the router machines.

Dewalt is provided with dust collector whereas Bosch is not, but performance wise Bosch is a top notch device compared to Dewalt. Hence the price is less for Dewalt machines. My take is that Dewalt wins here but Bosch is the preferred choice.

Conclusion:

After a thorough comparison of both the router machines Bosch 1617EVSPK and Dewalt DW618pk one can say that Bosch wins in almost all the parameters except for the pricing.

The performance, power and speed of Bosch router is very good when compared to Dewalt router tool. Pricing wise Dewalt does win it but since the performance and efficiency of Bosch is too good Bosch wins the race.

The comparison of above two router tools would say that Bosch is a better router in terms of performance, power, rpm whereas Dewalt is provided with dust collector which Bosch is not provided with.

Pricing wise both are almost equally priced with Dewalt being slightly being on the lower side. Durability wise too both have a good warranty period provided.

One can clearly come to a conclusion that though Dewalt is priced less, Bosch router tool is a top notch router in the market and would be the preferred choice among the professionals to purchase the router tool. Bosch wins the race at all fronts.