I have been mulling over what spindle to outfit my new Shapeoko 3XL/HDZ with. I originally bought the Carbide3D Makita clone, but I’m not feeling the 3/8" max tool size - and that’s with a hard-to-find split ring “collet” (airquotes are mine) that nobody seems to have in stock.
I like what I see when I look at the Bosch 1617EVS, but I don’t find any posts where anyone describes working with it. It’s so rare that I can’t even find a definite measurement of the OD. I assume it’s larger than the 80mm Shapeoko spindle clamp I just bought for a future 3-phase spindle, which is unfortunate.
Does anyone have experience with this router? Horror stories?