DeWALT DW618PK 2-1/4 HP Fixed Base Plunge Router Tool Combo Kit

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SKU: DW618PK



Features
  • 2-1/4 HP (maximum motor HP), 12 amp electronic variable speed motor provides the power to rout smoothly through the toughest hardwoods.
  • Electronic variable speed with full feedback control for constant speed under load from 8,000-24,000 rpm and soft start to reduce start-up torque for enhanced control.
  • Micro-fine depth adjustment ring provides precise depth adjustments in 1/64'' increments and adjusts vertically for a constant switch/cordset location.
  • Adjustable, tool-free steel motor cam lock makes depth adjustment and base changes quick and solid-locking.
  • Integral, through-the-column dust collection collects 95% of the dust and provides superior bit visibility.
  • Quick release motor latches for fast and easy motor pack removal for bit and base changes.
  • Detachable cordset offers cordset serviceability and the ability to use the same motor pack for all bases.
  • Sub-base concentricity gauge included to ensure bit concentricity for best-in-class accuracy.
  • Precision machined brass bushings and case-hardened steel guide rods provide a smooth and accurate plunge stroke.
  • Spindle lock to allow for one wrench bit changes.
  • Clear, LEXAN sub-base provides enhanced base durability, bit visibility, and accepts standard template guide bushings.
  • Rubber overmolded handles and low center of gravity design provide best-in-class comfort, balance, and control.
  • Dust-sealed switch provides durability and long switch life.
  • Heavy duty, precision machined, die-cast aluminum base and motor housing for durability and low tool weight.
  • Nickel plated motor housing for a smooth, long-lasting depth adjustment.
  • Right or left switch and cordset location provides the ability to have the switch in your right or left hand.
  • Flat top for easy bit and depth changes.
  • Self-releasing, long, eight slotted collets for better bit retention and eliminates frozen bits.
  • Five position, adjustable turret stop assists in stepped or repeated plunge cuts.
  • Micro-fine depth adjustment on plunge base 5/128'' per turn for precise routing in veneer and inlays.
  • Easy to reach plunge lever and switch for superior control while routing.

What's in The Box

  • DW618M Motor Pack
  • DW6184 Fixed Base
  • DW6182 plunge base
  • 1/4'' and 1/2'' collets
  • Wrench
  • Sub-base concentricity gauge
  • Large hold sub base
  • Vacuum adaptor
  • Heavy-duty kit box
  • Owner's Manual

Warranty

  • 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee
Specifications
Amps 12
Horsepower 2-1/4 HP
No Load Speed 8,000-24,000 rpm
Collet Diameter 1/2, 1/4''
Plunge Stroke 2-1/2
Depth Stop Micro-fine Ring
Base Dimension 6''
Spindle Lock Yes

Customer Reviews

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very happy but

I am the one in a thousand tool owners that actually reads and uses the owners manual. the manual that comes with router is totally unfriendly first off it unfolds like a map and spreads out over the work bench! the pictures of parts are lettered and the chart with names is half the map away from pictures. very good router though.

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DeWalt PlungerBase - Fixed Base Router Combo

After reading many reviews on different routers, what sold me on this DeWalt model DW618PK was the extra base with a wider hole in the center and the plunger base had brass bushings. I already own two 1/4" routers. One set up in a router table and one is 40 years old and still works, but neither router accepts porter-cable size template bushing. Wow! I sure made the right choice. The plunger base works very smoothly, no noticeable play in accuracy of plunger system. I cut 8 mortise notches in maple using a 1/2" straight bit. Notches were 1/2" wide, 31/32" deep and 8 3/4" long. Cuts were made in 1/4" steps using the super nice step gage built into the plunger base. I used the vacuum system also, but it only worked good on the 1st. 1/4" of depth. I believe an up-cut bit would work best with the vacuum system. The fixed base system is very nice. Switch is in a good location. Depth adjustment is also good. Base plate takes the Porter-Cable size template guides 1 3/16" x 1 3/8". A fixed basd router wih only a hole big enough for the template guides is not a very practical router, especially for the wider bits. This is why it comes with an extra base plate with a lager hole in the center. Don't own any 1/2" shank bits yet, so I do not know how well it will handle bits with a wider cut. I did use 1 1/2" wide bits and didn't have any problems with the H.P. of the moter. As for the Factory Authorized Outlet Company, I think the word "Outlet" means there may be a defect in something you buy. In my case, the carrying case was damaged. Called the company, and had a new case in 7-8 days. Can't beat this for service. Staff were very pleasant to talk with. 5 Gold stars for the company.

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whats not to LOVE

DEWALT IS THE "TOOL" THE ONLY ONE ..nEVER HAD ANY TROUBLE CAN THEIR BE SOMETHING ELSE? SHOW ME

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great router

this router is very user friendly,powerful

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DeWALT 2-1/4 HP EVS Fixed Base / Plunge Router Combo

Great router. Easy to use and the setup instructions were simple and easy to understand. As with all my other DeWalt tools, ie: corded drill/20v cordless hammer drill, jig saw, 13.5 thickness planer, I am very pleased with this router. I would suggest this item to anyone.