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Dewalt DW618PK Heavy-Duty 2-1/4 HP maximum motor HP EVS Fixed Base/Plunge Router Combo Kit w/Soft Start

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Heavy-Duty 2-1/4 HP (maximum motor HP) EVS Fixed Base / Plunge Router Combo Kit w/ Soft Start.

  • 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
  • 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
(1) DW618M Motor Pack
(1) DW6184 Fixed Base
(1) DW6182 Plunge Base
(1) 1/4" Collet
(1) 1/2" collet
(1) Wrench
(1) Sub-Base Concentricity Gauge
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Brand Dewalt
Manufacturer Part Number DW618PK
Weight 0.0000
Tech Spec
  • 3 Year Limited Warranty
Speed Range 8000 - 24000 RPM
HP 2-1/4 HP
5.0 / 5.0
4 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
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1 Star
Best Router For the Money
This is by far the best router for the money. I've used it for many years and it has never failed. I do a lot of woodworking and have put the tool through every test you can imagine bottom line buy this tool.
January 19, 2014
Although I originally bought this kit...
Although I originally bought this kit for the fixed base, which features a low squat stance for good control, the plunge base is a dream to use. The fixed base lived up to expectations, with good ergonomics and plenty of power. It is an extremely accurate machine, as evidenced by perfect fitting dovetails. One of the baseplates accepts standard P.C. style guide bushings, which is required for cutting dovetails. The other base has a wide opening for larger bits. The baseplates are interchangable. The plunge base is a real gem. I reach for it often and perform detailed inlays using an inlay bushing set. Once the baseplate is centered, the plunge base cut perfect inlays every time. This is one combo kit plunge router that is as good as any dedicated plunge router I have used. I also have the D-handle base, but don't use that much. The motor offers variable speed - a great feature for improved control. I have used this router regularly for over two years, and it is a great machine.
October 31, 2012
I put a lot of thought...
I put a lot of thought into this purchase after spending a year with my inherited Craftsman router and table. I am thrilled with the level of performance, flexibility, confidence, and feeling of safety I have with this unit. Excellent value!
October 24, 2012
Best router I've ever owned. I...
Best router I've ever owned. I use the fixed base in a jointer jig I made and the plunge base in a home made router table. With the tool-free cam lock system being so fast its like getting 2 routers for the price of one. The variable speed adjustment lets me fine tune each bit for the best results. I love this router and would recommend it to anyone. Stop paying harded earned money for junk routers and get the DW618PK you wont regret it.
June 25, 2012
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I like Dewalt products
Joseph W on Nov 19, 2017
good experience with the smaller dewalt router
R O on Mar 20, 2016
I like Dewalt products
Joseph W on Nov 19, 2017
Janeen G on Nov 27, 2016
good experience with the smaller dewalt router
R O on Mar 20, 2016
I am going to make my own bookcases and possibly other furniture.
Ted W on Jan 19, 2016
Joseph S on Jan 10, 2016
DAVID W on Nov 21, 2015
Needed a good router for woodworking projects. I have a preference for Dewalt products because of past experience.
Richard K on Jul 1, 2015
To replace a Dewalt 621 plunge router whose poorly designed switch components wore out and are not replaceable. This router has a simple toggle switch and better general design.
Ramon L on Apr 18, 2015
Janeen G on Nov 27, 2016
I am going to make my own bookcases and possibly other furniture.
Ted W on Jan 19, 2016
what size shank does it use? 1/2" or 1/4"?
Heidi M on Jun 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Both sizes. It has chucks for both.
recommended router table for this router set?
shelby f on Dec 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I use a Rockler HPL with an aluminum plate. I attached folding legs to make it more mobile as my work area is dependent on the project type and location.
What does it have in the way of dust collection system?
CJflyin on Oct 10, 2018
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