I have some bosch routers, 1617evs, I like them, I have one issue, the
quick release mechanism, I like the Milwaukee better.
I replace the motor cans on them, to Aluminum from Magnesium, I hated
the oxidation that prevented it from moving well. It took years but
Bosch finally owned up to the fact that the mag. was not working.
They now move like silk.
What is is that you don't like Rob?
On 3/2/2012 12:21 PM, Robatoy wrote:
I have one of the very first 1617EVS routers, I got it in the summer of
1998. The magnesium body was not a problem for me at all however the
motor housing oxidized immediately. I cleaned the motor housing up and
put TopCote on it IIRC and it has never been a problem in the past 10 or
so years. Was the motor housing magnesium too?
Ahhhh well that all makes sense now. The inside of the outer body
seldom gets contaminated with your hands touching it inside and probably
why I never realized the problem, so to speak. I knew early on about
the complaints. I thought only the outer housing was magnesium as the
motor body appeared different in color and did not have the magnesium
imprint in it.
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