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Lightweight, compact router excels at common routing tasks like edge profiling, flush trimming, and even mortising with the included plunge base.

DeWalt DWP611PK Compact Router

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41770
Rating:
98% of 100
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DeWalt DWP611PK Compact Router
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A light, ergonomic compact router with variable speed control, plus a full-featured plunge base-the ultimate handheld powerhouse! Smooth-sliding plunge base has rubber handles, a five-step turret stop, and sliding depth-rod with micro-rod for fine adjustments. LED lighting in base with clear sub-bases for optimum visibility. Powerful 1-1/4 hp motor is perfect for trimming laminate, cutting flutes, edge profiling and even mortising. All-metal motor can is designed for durability, and motor features soft-start and electronic speed control to maintain speed under load. Intuitive depth adjustment ring, quick-release tabs and adjustable clamp make adjustments a snap. 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.

With the Rockler Protection Plan, you'll get accidental damage coverage immediately upon purchase of your tool. Plus, we will extend the manufacturer's warranty for your choice of an additional 1 or 2 years. We'll take care of all parts and labor for any repairs, with no deductibles and no hassles. If your tool can not be repaired, we'll gladly replace it. Available in the US only. Click here to learn more. Standard Manufacturer's Warranty: 36 months
(1) DeWalt DWP611PK Compact Router
More Information
Brand Dewalt
Manufacturer Part Number DWP611PK
Weight 10.2000
Tech Spec
  • Router Type: Combination (Fixed & Plunge)
  • Power Used (Amps): 7
  • Operating Input Voltage: 110 volt / 120 volt @ 60hz (North America)
  • Horsepower (HP): 1.25 HP
  • RPM (Rotations Per Minute): 16,000 to 27,000
  • Collet Diameter: 1/4"
  • Plunge Stroke: 2"
  • Spindle Lock: Yes
  • Collet Capacity: 1/4"
  • Base Dimensions: 4" standard and 4-3/8" x 5-3/4" plunge
  • Plunge base accepts standard guide bushings
Technical Documents
Speed Range 16,000 to 27,000
HP 1-1/4 HP
4.9 / 5.0
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Very powerful, smooth Plunge
My first time using a router and this is one of the best options for freehand routing. I do own a BOSH 1617 Plunge but the plunge on the DeWalt is smoother with less effort to push down.
October 12, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Great price too!
After doing research, I selected the DeWalt... and it's lived up to my expectations. The only thing I'd consider missing from the kit is a vacuum attachment.... I think that should be standard.

And Rockler had the best price I was able to find!!!
September 26, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
It's great works very well for my job
August 6, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Yellow Tools
Love the new toy. Easy set up, good results.
July 28, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Perfect for sign making.
Have just used it for making signs so far but it is perfect for that application. Compact shape, light weight and good visibility really help.
July 12, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
NICE!!
The router is very easy to handle and a great supplement to my larger HD router. The soft start is also a nice touch. Highly recommend this router.
June 18, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ love it
May 18, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great Tool
Easy to use even for a Newbie.
May 17, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Great little router with two LED lights
This router is light, easy to maneuver and has two LED lights that light up your work area. I always do extensive research before buying any type of tool. I am very pleased with this. I most likely sound like a paid reviewer. Actually I am not. The only draw back is it will only accept 1/4" collet. A router with a 1/2" collet will be much bigger and heavier than this one. This one fits nicely in my hand and has plenty of power. I recommend this router.
May 7, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
One of the better tools I’ve purchased in the last 65 years. Beautifully engineered, beautifully manufactured and a dream to use. Far exceeded my every expectation.
May 6, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
It had all the features I needed and the price was right, lower than other suppliers.
Arthur S on Nov 12, 2018
Sign making
Gregory W on Sep 23, 2018
It had all the features I needed and the price was right, lower than other suppliers.
Arthur S on Nov 12, 2018
The LED lighting on the base
Ron W on Nov 7, 2018
Sign making
Gregory W on Sep 23, 2018
Great price, best option.
Seth P on Sep 16, 2018
I have a history of DeWalt products being excellent and long lasting. After researching the various brands/models, I found the reported ease of use, reported longevity of the product, and quality of materials to meet my needs.
Cecil Y on Aug 31, 2018
I am a "Dewalt" guy, and love all of their tools that I have purchased. I wanted a better trim router, so this was a no-brainer.
Tim C on Jul 4, 2018
I've been looking for a small plung router and this DeWalt comes with both bases which is nice and also the reviews are very good. I like DeWalt tools anyway. Thx
Jerry B on Apr 26, 2018
Was looking for a palm router to make signs and found this one on your flash sale.
Danny M on Apr 26, 2018
I needed a Router and the price is right.
Eric S on Apr 20, 2018
Ratings
Jerry F on Apr 18, 2018
It was the best price online or in store.
Hong C on Apr 13, 2018
LED lights illuminating the bit
Melvin K on Apr 13, 2018
Good history. This is my second one
M M on Mar 14, 2018
Good reviews and good price on sale
Gerald R. S on Feb 28, 2018
I trust DeWalt products for quality and affordability
VIC P on Feb 28, 2018
best price available & Brand name I like.
Robert R on Feb 26, 2018
Nacho cheese yellow is the complimentary color to the impulse-buy blue
Matt C on Feb 24, 2018
Watched a few videos & the reviews were very good
Steve S on Feb 23, 2018
Good product and price
Robert S on Feb 21, 2018
Tried a friends and it works great for the money and is very controllable for the compact size
Greg Z on Feb 19, 2018
Variable speed, size and need for a current project
Gene L on Feb 15, 2018
I have a larger router that works great, but needed something smaller and lighter for smaller projects. This is a great sale price.
Charles A on Feb 15, 2018
previous Dewalt purchases
Howard e J on Feb 14, 2018
My first router. I wanted a light weight router to start with.
David J on Feb 14, 2018
I need a router
Dale H on Feb 13, 2018
I saw the item for sale in a Rockler email
Jonathan N on Feb 10, 2018
Prefer DeWalt tools and this one has received good reviews.
John on Feb 9, 2018
need a compact router and it has great reviews
russell t on Feb 8, 2018
good reviews. dewalt tools have always been reliable.
Norm K on Feb 5, 2018
My son wanted it for his birthday.
Susan S on Jan 28, 2018
Great package deal.
Nat H on Aug 4, 2017
Nice package on sale.
Paul W on Aug 4, 2017
Looking for a compact router for a while and this one has good reviews
Michael S on Aug 2, 2017
Great reviews and my trim router is about 20 years old.
Betty P on Aug 2, 2017
Rated very well
Jeffrey L on Aug 1, 2017
Very versatile and compact especially for interior work ie, sign making etc.
Richard H on Jul 28, 2017
Price
Ted G on Jul 20, 2017
On Sale for 20% off.
Don A on Jul 17, 2017
price, and will fit my needs to make signs
David C on Jul 15, 2017
Price and quality
Smooth on Jul 14, 2017
It's powerful enough and small enough to store and use.
James E on Jul 8, 2017
just like the simplicity of the DeWalt router
gerald m on Jul 7, 2017
to work with the Rockler sign making templates that i had purchased before that didn't fit with the router i had before
Janet W on Mar 30, 2017
Have a DWP618 in my router table and I hope his new DeWalt will work as well so that I will not have to remove the other router from the table for bench type work.
John M on Mar 17, 2017
Reasonable price and just right for my level of expertise.
Jimmie G on Mar 10, 2017
I needed a router. This offer looked good.
Cletus M on Mar 5, 2017
I have one these routers and I have a grandchild that is interested in woodworking. I think this is a good entry level tool for a woodworker!
Dennis C on Mar 5, 2017
to do small circles
Joseph C on Mar 4, 2017
price
arby on Jan 16, 2017
I have no idea why i chose this
ANDRE V on Jan 9, 2017
The LED lighting on the base
Ron W on Nov 7, 2018
Great price, best option.
Seth P on Sep 16, 2018
What model edge guide can be used with this router?
A shopper on Sep 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Not sure but check out the Dewalt site and then order it from Rocker if you want a factory one. I think if you know the dimensions of the place the guide will mount into most any when calibrated will work so just ask your Rocker people for assistance. Might have one in the store that fits and woks better than the factory one!
Can this be used with sign making kits?
John H on Feb 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes.
Can it be used on aluminum?
A shopper on Jul 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I think the correct question in this case would be: What it the correct Bit and should cutting fluid be used. Sounds like a milling machine designed for metal work is the best bet. You know, the right tool for the right job. Does not sound to safe to me.
will it accept standard 1 3/16 pattern guides?
Roger W on May 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If you mean the standard porter cable guide, it will fit the plunge base. If you want to use guides with the router base, you need to order the round base and replace the one that comes with the kit. They are available for around $6-7. Also advise that you get or make a centering guide which is basically a sliding cone on a 1/4" rod. If the base is not centered to the collet your cuts will be off when using a pattern guide.
Is there a D handle base that is made to fit this router? I know there is one for the larger dewalt routers, not sure if they would fit this smaller unit. I would sure appreciate any input.
Philip V on Aug 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I am not aware of a "D" handle made for this router and a standard "D" handle base will not fit due to the smaller diameter of this router.
Will the DeWalt DWP611PK Compact Router accept the universal style template guides with the DEWALT DNP613 Round Sub Base?
Daniel R on Aug 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I use my Porter Cable set -- I think that's universal. So I would say yes.
Does the plunge base accept standard size bushings for inlay work
Glenn A. C on Mar 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it does.
Does the base accept guide bushing 43877 for use with Jigit Mortiising System?
Bradley R on Apr 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes
This is probably not big enough to cut rabbits is it?
Todd K on Jun 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I’ve made 3/8 (and 3/4 with two passes) rabbits through pine and 7x birch ply without issue. Also depends on depth, I generally cut 1/4 depth per pass and does not bog down with chips.
I purchased a DeWalt DWP611PK. I would like to purchase the plunge base. Are they sold separately?
Dale M on Jan 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The router comes with the plunge base and a bag to keep it in. You should be good to go.
I already own the Dewalt 1/4" router but it did not come with plunger base. Can the plunger base be purchased as a separate item?
Jeff H on Mar 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi Jeff. I own the DeWalt trim router but I purchased mine with the plunge base included. I have not seen the plunge base advertised separately. I recommend you contact Rockler by phone and ask them if they sell it separately. Apparently you asked them this question via the internet and them forwarded the question to me because I purchased the router and have helped others with questions regarding its use. I would call their Customer Service Department direct and ask them your question. Hope this helps.
I am considering the Dewalt 1.25 hp plunge router combo as well as the 2.25 hp Dewalt plunge router combo. I plan to make a number of signs, but will probably use the router for other things. I like the compactness of the 1.25 hp model but am concerned that there are some jobs that I would need a larger router for. Could you tell me the pros and cons of the two router sizes and are there any jobs I could not do with the 1.25 hp model? Also, can I use the 1.25 hp model in a router table?
James O on May 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The 1.25 hp is an awesome trim router but in a router table I'd want a larger machine with the ability to use a 1/2" collet.
Is this the right plunge router for using keyhole slot template tools?
Teresa H on Jan 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It can be. When using this router to do a key hole, or any router, I typically use a narrow straight bit first, the same size or a bit wider than the narrow part of the bit, but smaller than the large part of the bit. This way the keyhold bit doesn't have to work so hard. If you do that, than this will be a fine router to use for this task.
What size shank 1/2" or 1/4"?
Robert S on Jul 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: the collet size is 1/4" so it will work with 1/4" shanks
Does this come with the contractor's for easier travel from job to job?
Chris G on Oct 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This comes with a fabric carrying case.
Will the Dewalt 611 router fit the pre-drilled holes?
A shopper on May 27, 2015
DeWalt DWP611PK Compact Router
DeWalt DWP611PK Compact Router
Complete Basic Router Table Kit With Accessory Kit
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BEST ANSWER: This router table is designed for full-size routers.

The Dewalt 611 is primarily intended as a palm router, and its smaller size is not compatible with the table.
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