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Model#: SKLN1817
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Skil 1817 1-3/4 HP Fixed-Base Router with Soft Start

  • Skil 1817 1-3/4 HP Fixed-Base Router with Soft Start
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$89.99
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$69.99
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Details

Features:
  • Soft Start technology - For smoother start-ups and increased motor life
  • 1/2 in. collet capacity - For larger profile applications
  • Micro-fine depth adjustment - For precise depth measurements
  • Dual position on/off switch - For user convenience and better control
  • Quick-release button - For easy motor adjustments and removal
  • LED SiteLight - For improved visibility and powered tool alert
  • Soft grip handles - For improved comfort and support
Includes:
  • 1-3/4 HP Fixed-Base Router w/ Soft Start - 1817
  • Aluminum Fixed-Base
  • Chip Deflector
  • 1/4 in. Collet Adapter
  • Collet Wrench

Specifications

Amperage: 9.5
Base Dimensions (Fixed): 6 in. x 6 in.
Base Opening: 1-9/16 in.
Base Type: Fixed
Collet Capacity: 1/4 in. / 1/2 in.
Cord Length: 6 ft.
Depth Adjustment System: Micro-Fine Depth Adjustment
Handle Style: Dual Knob
Horsepower (Peak): 1.75
No-Load Speeds (RPM): 25000
Speed Settings: 1
Switch Type: Toggle
Voltage: 120V

Recommendations

Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
47 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
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2 Stars
1 Star
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Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (39)
No, I would not recommend this to a friend (2)
Pros
Powerful (33)
Easy To Use (31)
Cons
Heavy (1)
Best Uses
Home Repair (18)
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
Powerful. Fine adjust needs improvement.
When my branded expensive trim router struggled to slot a 12 feet length composite deck board, I was lucky to have the Skill 1-3/4 HP router as my backup. It cut (slot) thru the 12 feet lengths like bread and I was able to complete my work in less than 2 hours. I was impressed with the power this machine has. It took me good chunk of time to adjust the router bit to the correct height. The fine adjustment knob requires the base clamp to be released, which causes the router and base to sit in a lose fitting when the clamp is released. Fine adjustment done this way is not correct and I had do the height adjustment very carefully with multiple trial & errors. This definitely needs improvement. Rest is good. Highly recommended.
July 8, 2014
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Really Pleased With This Purchase
This router replaces one that I have had for 30 years and I am surprised at the quality and power. Much better than I would have expected at this price. Much better than the router it replaces.
June 19, 2014
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
A must when your work will not fit on top of router table!
Great for enlarging existing counter openings for sinks/range-tops. Putting sculpted edges on existing 90 degree cabinets and shelving. Need to use with "wet/Dry" vacuum with dust attachment.
August 8, 2015
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
Good value for the price!
I was skeptical when I ordered, but when I used this a couple times it worked great!! Easy and simple. Plenty for the casual user at home!!
February 21, 2016
Very small learning curve
I used my "brand X" for many years so I was comfortable using it. (There is little room for error with ANY router
With my new 1817 it was only a matter of a couple of cuts and boom, back in the "groove".
August 21, 2013
Originally posted at
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Very Happy First Time Buyer
This is my first router and I love it. With a diablos bit it made dadoes very easily and neatly. After using it the first day my comment to my husband was, "I wish I'd gotten a router years ago!" It makes building cabinets so much easier. I am very satisfied with my Skil router. I bought the factory refurbished unit and see no difference between it and a new unit.
January 16, 2013
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
Good Router for the price
Once mounted in router table, hard to adjust height
January 22, 2013
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
very pleased
So far, very happy with the performance. It comes with the adapter for 1/4" shank bits, but so far I've used only 1/2" bits. The "soft start" is a nice feature - improves safety and makes it easier to use. The built in LED task light is also very nice. Depth adjustment mechanism is easy to use and works fine. Its certainly powerful enough for any normal uses. Oh, yeah, the "dual" on-off with actuator mechanism is pretty slick, and quite handy to use. There may well be "better" routers, with "better features" - but this one is just fine for me.
May 14, 2014
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
I would buy this from cpo again and again.
I'm using this router to furnish my tiny house on wheels.
Goes thru softwood and hardwood easy.
September 26, 2015
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
Skil Router
This is a GREAT tool for the price. For the DIY person, it is a great investment for the work around the house projects!
March 21, 2016

Questions & Answers

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Will this router fit the craftsman 37599 router table without modification?
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Jimbob on Nov 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No,there would have to be some modification.
Is there a plunge base available for this router?
Eric on Oct 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No,you would have to purchase a 1830 to get a plunge base.
Will this router work with RAS800 Table?
slimtom on Feb 13, 2013
BEST ANSWER: There will be no problem mounting this router to the RAS800 table.

New Vs. Reconditioned

What's the difference between New and Factory-Reconditioned?

Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
  • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
  • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
  • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee; New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 60 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: 1-3/4 HP Fixed-Base Router w/ Soft Start - 1817,
Aluminum Fixed-Base,
Chip Deflector,
1/4 in. Collet Adapter,
Collet Wrench
1-3/4 HP Fixed-Base Router w/ Soft Start - 1817-RT,
Aluminum Fixed-Base,
Chip Deflector,
1/4 in. Collet Adapter,
Collet Wrench
Availability: In Stock Out of Stock
Warranty: 1 Year Limited 1 Year Limited

Warranty

Skil Portable Power Tools Warranty

Skil strives to build tools that provide dependable service for years. Our warranties reflect this dedication to quality. We provide complete warranty information for the Skil tools you own today or are considering buying.

LIMITED WARRANTY OF SKIL CONSUMER PORTABLE POWER TOOLS FOR HOME USE ROBERT BOSCH TOOL CORPORATION ("Seller") warrants to the original purchaser only, that all Skil consumer portable power tools will be free from defects in material or workmanship for a period of one year from date of purchase.

SELLER'S SOLE OBLIGATION AND YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY under this Limited Warranty and, to the extent permitted by law, any warranty or condition implied by law, shall be the repair or replacement of parts, without charge, which are defective in material or workmanship and which have not been misused, carelessly handled, or misrepaired by persons other than Seller or Authorized Service Station. To make a claim under this Limited Warranty, you must return the complete portable power tool product, transportation prepaid, to any SKIL Factory Service Center or Authorized Service Station. For Authorized SKIL Power Tool Service Stations, please refer to your phone directory.

THIS LIMITED WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO ACCESSORY ITEMS SUCH AS CIRCULAR SAW BLADES, DRILL BITS, ROUTER BITS, JIGSAW BLADES, SANDING BELTS, GRINDING WHEELS AND OTHER RELATED ITEMS.

ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES SHALL BE LIMITED IN DURATION TO ONE YEAR FROM DATE OF PURCHASE. SOME STATES IN THE U.S., SOME CANADIAN PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

IN NO EVENT SHALL SELLER BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LIABILITY FOR LOSS OF PROFITS) ARISING FROM THE SALE OR USE OF THIS PRODUCT. SOME STATES IN THE U.S. AND SOME CANADIAN PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

THIS LIMITED WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE IN THE U.S., PROVINCE TO PROVINCE IN CANADA AND FROM COUNTRY TO COUNTRY

THIS LIMITED WARRANTY APPLIES ONLY TO PORTABLE ELECTRIC TOOLS SOLD WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, CANADA AND THE COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO. FOR WARRANTY COVERAGE WITHIN OTHER COUNTRIES, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL SKIL DEALER OR IMPORTER.

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