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Dewalt DW618B3 Heavy-Duty 2-1/4 HP maximum motor HP Three Base Router Kit

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Dewalt DW618B3 Heavy-Duty 2-1/4 HP maximum motor HP Three Base Router Kit
Dewalt DW618B3 Heavy-Duty 2-1/4 HP maximum motor HP Three Base Router Kit

Heavy-Duty 2-1/4 HP (maximum motor HP) Three Base Router Kit.


Features:
  • Integral, though-the-column dust colection
  • 2-1/4 HP (maximum motor HP), 12.0 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
  • D-handle incorporates trigger switch with lock-on feature
  • 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
  • There is an additional $28.50 shipping charge for this item.
  • Ships directly from the manufacturer.
  • Must be shipped within 48 Contiguous United States.
  • Estimated Delivery time: 10 business days.
  • 10% restocking fee.
  • Please call customer service before returning product.
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(1) DW618M Motor Pack
(1) DW6184 Fixed Base
(1) DW6182 Plunge Base
(1) DW6183 D-handle Base
(1) 1/4" Collet
(1) 1/2" collet
(1) Wrench
More Information
Brand Dewalt
Manufacturer Part Number DW618B3
Weight 0.0000
Tech Spec
  • 3 Year Limited Warranty
Technical Documents No
Type Router Base
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This is an excellent kit, and...
This is an excellent kit, and I rate it at the top of the class of mid-size combo kits. The fixed base has the lowest center-of-gravity of any modern router. This helps control cuts when edge profiling. The plunge base is second to none, and most wooworking magazines recognize this in their tool tests. The Bosch 1617 sometimes rates well, but I found the bases very sticky, and difficult to change. In contrast, the Dewalt 618 motor pulls straight out of the base - no twisting required. This router accepts standard P.C. style bushings for dovetail or inlay work. It also comes with a large-opening baseplate for larger bits. I found the accuracy of this machine to be excellent. Inlays fit precisely every time. As a furniture builder, it does everything I need it to. This router is equally at home in a fine woodworking shop or a construction site. Chamfers, hinge mortising, dovetails, inlays, circle jigs. No problem. After 2 years of regular use, it still works like new. The plunge action is excellent, and the handles are the most comfortable I have tried. You can use one wrench or two for changing bits. It comes with separate 1/4" and 1/2" collets which grip bits firmly. Height adjustments are easy and lock securely. I don't use the D-handle base as often as I thought. With the handle extending so far from the base, it can feel tippy until you get the hang of it. I think I'll mount an offset baseplate on the D-handle and use it for edge profiling. I would like to see an overmolded handle on the D-handle base. Otherwise no complaints - just another great Dewalt tool.
October 31, 2012
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just works
THOMAS D on Jul 31, 2018
just works
THOMAS D on Jul 31, 2018
Needed a new mid range router and reviews I have seen are very good. Also comes with (3) bases added feature I really like.
Bob C on Jun 15, 2018
Needed a new mid range router and reviews I have seen are very good. Also comes with (3) bases added feature I really like.
Bob C on Jun 15, 2018
Is there a table this will mount to?
Andrew D on Jan 26, 2018
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