DeWalt DWP611 Compact Router, Fixed Base  Zoom

DeWalt DWP611 Compact Router, Fixed Base

Item #: 41767
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Overview

This compact, lightweight router with variable speed control offers the comfortable ergonomics of a trim router and the power and features of its full-sized cousins. LED lighting in base with clear sub-base for optimum visibility. With 1-1/4 hp, it's perfect for a variety of tasks, from trimming laminate, cutting flutes, edge profiling and even mortising with the plunge base (sold separately). The all-metal motor can is designed to stand up to jobsite abuse, and the motor features soft-start and electronic speed control to maintain its speed under loads. An intuitive depth adjustment ring, quick-release tabs and an adjustable clamp make adjustments a snap. The 1/4" collet is extra-long for better contact with the bit, and the spindle lock features a large button and 12 detentes for easy bit changes.

Tech Spec

Brand Dewalt
Manufacturer Part Number DWP611
Weight (lbs) 5.8000
HP 1-1/4 HP

Reviews

Customer Reviews

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We make hand carved wood signs...

Guest from Las Cruces, NM Posted March 21, 2012
We make hand carved wood signs with this router. Excellent router. Bought another to keep from having to change bits. Will probably buy a third. First...it is quiet. Don't need earplugs with this router. Second... easier to control those fine line cuts we make with sign lettering. Third... precise control of the router bit depth is achievable. All routers ought to have this kind of adjustment setup. Fourth... We run these routers for hours on end. They get warm but not hot. Nice. Only con: Needs handles like the big routers. Will probably modify ours with add on handles also, needs a two-inch hole on the backside of the base to allow for chips to escape and let light in on the cutting blade.

My rating is downgraded from excellent...

C W from Verona, NJ Posted November 25, 2011
My rating is downgraded from excellent solely due to its 1/4"-ONLY collet availability. P-C/DeWalt did this to preclude use of extra-large bits that are only made with 1/2" shanks because they are so large in the first place, as if they think we all don't know enough not to use router-table-only size bits in a lightweight less-than-industrial size P-C 7500 Series router, free-hand or otherwise. Most Pros and serious amateurs have almost all 1/2" shank bits and after adding one of these routers then have to duplicate existing bit inventory in smaller-shank versions, a completely needless expense. A warning label not to use over 1" or 1-1/2" bits would be sufficient without wasting customers' money on duplicate bits, and nudniks ignoring safe operating directions are on their own as to consequences of doing so. Anyway, among other things, these routers 41767 and fixed-base in the 41770 Combo are OUTSTANDING for use routing door hinge, latch plunger and striker plate mortises, due to much lighter weight and more slender profile which make it much easier to control and balance by feel both on narrow edges and when using hinge and latch-&-striker templates such as Porter-Cable's 59370 & 59375 respectively, plus, these template packages also include the required bits which just happen to only have 1/4" shanks - a perfect match-up. Overview suggests using the "plunge base, sold separately." That is not necessary, plus doing so adds another manipulation to the operation that could be tricky while balancing the router on a narrow lightly attached template. The bits usually used for this have a guide bearing, and a guide bushing typically used with plunge bases would probably not match uo with the available templates meant for use with the bit with guide bearing. Plus it isn't necessary to plunge, just lower the preset depth-adjusted bit with router on or off carefully into the template or freehand if you so dare and follow the template with the bearing on the bit.

I was excited to bring the...

Guest from Seattle, WA Posted September 17, 2013
I was excited to bring the package home and trim out some cabinets I had edged with 1/4-3/8" poplar. Out of the box the unit looked nice and felt ok in my hand. I liked the way the machining surfaces were finished, no glaring sharp edges to contend with while handling the body of the router. However from the get go the electronic speed control was faulty. I'd turn the thing up and find that as I cut the speed would Jitter with the vibration of the cut, not good. Secondly the base was wobbly, not loose but the sub base had sink marks from manufacturing that left hills and valleys and offered poor registration on 3/4-1" panels. To add to the flatness problem of the sub-base there was a "flash" issue with the plastic. This had left sharp edges that stood out and wound up gouging the faces of my cabinet panels. I promptly returned it and after hearing of another router with the same issues I went with the other router offering they had. If you're looking to use the router as is, with the fixed base included, look elsewhere. The features that this router has makes it a prime candidate for the small NC Carving setups with the LED and heft of the body.

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