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Milwaukee 5616-20 2-1/4 MAX HP BodyGrip Router

  • Milwaukee 5616-20 2-1/4 MAX HP BodyGrip Router
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Fully-loaded with an award-winning feature set, Milwaukee's new 2-1/4 max HP electronic variable speed BodyGrip Router offers the ultimate in router performance.
Features:
  • Exclusive BodyGrip design
  • Powerful 13 amp, 2-1/4 max HP Milwaukee motor
  • Premium electronic motor feedback maintains speed and power under load
  • Electronic variable speed with soft-start (10000-24,000 RPM)
  • Micro-fine linear depth adjustment to within 1/64 in.
  • Exclusive above-the-table depth adjustment system
  • Exclusive motor contamination shield minimizes damage, maximizes airflow
  • This item may ship in the original manufacturer's packaging.
Includes:
  • 2-1/4 Max HP BodyGrip Router - 5616-20
  • (2) 1-1/8 in. Collet Wrenches
  • 1/2 in. Collet
  • 1/4 in. Collet
  • T-Handle Wrench
  • Product Manual

Specifications

Height: 8.5 in.
Weight: 8.8 lbs.
Amperage: 13
Base Type: Fixed
Collet Capacity: 1/4 in. / 1/2 in.
Cord Length: 8 ft.
Depth Adjustment Increments (Fixed Base): 1/64 in.
Depth Adjustment Range (Fixed Base): 1-21/32 in.
Depth Adjustment System: Micro-Fine Depth Adjustment
Handle Style: Dual Knob
Horsepower (Peak): 2.2
No-Load Speeds (RPM): 10,000 - 24,000
Speed Controls: Dial
Speed Settings: Variable
Switch Type: Toggle
Voltage: 120V

Recommendations

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
20 Reviews
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Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (20)
Pros
Powerful (16)
Easy To Use (6)
Ergonomic Design (2)
Value (2)
Best Uses
Frequent Use (7)
Home Repair (2)
Large Projects (1)
Small Projects (1)
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Powerful
Value
This is an awesome router and is my second one of this model. I have one of the same model that is probably 15 years old. The old one still runs just as good as the new one. I am just getting lazy in my old age and do not like wasting as much time changing and setting up bits. I put a large offset base on this one for pulling the larger table edging bits and ai just leave it set up that way. There are certainly more powerful routers out there and I have a couple of those as well but they are heavier and do not have nearly the balance this router does. Edging a table top you have spent a lot of time on is NOT where you want a bobble or tip over.
November 13, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Havent had a chance to use it yet, but I did check it out.
I look foward to getting to use my new router. Checked out the power and feel, i am impressed so far. I will up date after I get to install and use it.
August 18, 2016
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
second one I own wouldn't buy any other brand!
Great to put on router tableand for my Use can't think of any cons
April 26, 2016
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Very Nice
This router is very powerful and compact. It is by no means small but it is a good happy medium. The variable speed is excellent and allows you to use larger router bits that require a lower rpm. I recently made some tongue and groove 1X6 oak boards for a table top and it didn't skip a beat. I did not use a router table and it kept steady rpms even when I was taking a bit more material than I probably should have. They came out perfectly even though my experience with a router is very limited. The dial depth adjustment is very nice and allows for perfect fine tuning of your bit. The grip and strap for your hand are very well thought out. It is a very natural feeling that gives you more control than you would have with a traditional router. For the money and the 5 year Milwaukee warranty it can't be beat.
February 29, 2016
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Great router for job at hand
The soft start of this router is perfect for the infrequent user. It lets you prepare for the power. I am quite pleased with how quite this router is compared to all the power it has. I do not think there is a job to big for this router, beets my old one hands down.
January 31, 2016
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
Great router easy install to table saw extension
Bought the router to make door panels, stiles and rails. It gets the job done. Had to return the first router due to shipping damage. Customer service was very quick and responsive getting a new one out to me within 2 days. I will use CPO again.
December 11, 2015
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Heavy Duty Router
This is a great fixed base router with excellent features like soft start, electronic variable speed and also comes with both 1/4 and 1/2 inch collets. Milwaukee tools seem to be more powerful and durable than others, by using larger motors and more use of metal instead of plastic.
November 26, 2015
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Typical Milwaukee
Couldn't be more pleased. I'm a big Milwaukee fan and they continue to impress.
July 18, 2015
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Brought reconditioned, looks brand new
Needed to cut 3/4" dadu in hard wood. have a craftsman 1-1/2"HP, but getting chatter and edge feathering.Bought this 2-1/4" Milwaukee, what a difference!! Provided a perfect cut, more than enough HP.
December 15, 2014
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best Uses
Frequent Use
This is one great router
I use this router for simple round over applications to raised panel doors, it has great variable speed settings, but what i most enjoy is the palm style grip.I own two of these routers, one for my table mounted needs and one for free hand needs,The only thing i could possibly ask more of these routers is to have a 3 horsepower model.
October 24, 2014

Questions & Answers

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What is the diameter of the router body?
sawdustjohn on Aug 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: My calipers read 3.3 inches
Where is this manufactured?
Auntie Mimi on Jul 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Milwaukee model 5616-20 is made in China
With which router table is this router compatible?
Russ on Feb 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This router will fit any router table that accepts routers of 8-1/2-in heights and 6-in diameter.
Can I use a Kreg insert plate to get to lift mechanism?
Woody on Dec 27, 2016

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 120 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: 2-1/4 Max HP BodyGrip Router - 5616-20,
(2) 1-1/8 in. Collet Wrenches,
1/2 in. Collet,
1/4 in. Collet,
T-Handle Wrench,
Product Manual
2-1/4 Max HP BodyGrip Router - 5616-80,
(2) 1-1/8 in. Collet Wrenches,
1/2 in. Collet,
1/4 in. Collet,
T-Handle Wrench,
Product Manual
Availability: In Stock Out of Stock
Warranty: 5 Year Limited 1 Year Limited

Warranty

The Milwaukee Warranty Every MILWAUKEE power tool is tested before leaving the factory and is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship. MILWAUKEE will repair or replace (at MILWAUKEE's discretion), without charge, any tool (including battery chargers) which examination proves to be defective in material or workmanship from five (5) years after the date of purchase. Return the tool and a copy of the purchase receipt or other proof of purchase to a MILWAUKEE factory Service/Sales Support Branch location or MILWAUKEE Authorized Service Station, freight prepaid and insured. This warranty does not cover damage from repairs made or attempted by other than MILWAUKEE authorized personnel, abuse, normal wear and tear, lack of maintenance, or accidents.

The warranty period for V28, M12 and M18 Li-Ion Battery Packs is two (2) years from the date of purchase. XC M18 Battery packs carry a (3) year warranty. The warranty period for Ni-Cd Battery Packs, Flashlights, Radios, and Professional Hoists (lever, chain, and electric) is one (1) year from the date of purchase.

*The warranty period for Portable Generators is two (2) years from the date of purchase.

THE REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT REMEDIES DESCRIBED HEREIN ARE EXCLUSIVE. IN NO EVENT SHALL MILWAUKEE BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS.

THIS WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, OR CONDITIONS, WRITTEN OR ORAL, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED FOR MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state and province to province. In those states that do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty applies to the United States, Canada, and Mexico only.

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