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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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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.

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(1) DeWalt DWP611PK Compact Router
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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
118 Reviews
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The perfect router for detail work
Addicted to routers, and this is my go to, especially for fine work. Love it!
August 17, 2019
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Dewalt compact router
Just purchased a set of router guide bushings, just about ready to get started making new projects.
July 31, 2019
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Super palm router
Got this to use primarly with the Rockler State Park sign templets. Have a Ridgid palm router I really like but wanted a more powerful router with fixed and plunge abilty and this DeWalt was on sale at Rockler. Hope I can say this but this router is a powerhouse, really impressed. It was the middle price range of routers I checked. Would recommend the DeWalt anytime
July 25, 2019
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very nice professional light weight
May 29, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
great router
compact and user friendly. works great with the template letter set and also for edge work. Enables me to leave my larger router in the table.
April 4, 2019
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great product using it for lettering love the LED lights
January 13, 2019
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
A great little router
As a long time Dewalt user, I looked at this unit and was impressed. However, I also looked at other brands who had similar products. A friend who is in the retail business, said that the others we basically equals to the Dewalt except that the Dewalt had the LED lighting which is very helpful. Since my main reason for this purchase was for inlay work, the lighting was the 'seller' point and I made the purchase. Everything works very well and the only improvement I'd suggest to Dewalt is to improve their manuals which are poorly laid-out and may leave users to wonder. I would recommend this router for anyone wanting a small plunge router.
January 11, 2019
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
This is my first small router. Easy setup, easy to use. The plunge base makes this a really flexible, versatile tool.
I've been Dewalt tool fan for years. It works.
My very first router project: Wood Inlay to improve a new table. Everything worked out pretty well.
My very first router project: Wood Inlay to improve a new table. Everything worked out pretty well.
December 21, 2018
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Excellent combination Value
Nice router not too big and plenty of power for small to medium jobs. It will handle the big jobs too. If you making raised door panels every day then a bigger router is a must. If you're a weekend warrior and occasional need for large jobs, this will not let you down. The plunge base has a nice solid feel to it. It felt like I was using an industrial router with the benefit of a small package.

I will be hard pressed to find a need to go to a larger router. A major contributor to this are the flexibility of the two bases along with the power in this smaller router.
December 20, 2018
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Have been using this for a few weeks now, freehand routing signs and it is fantastic. Only used the fixed base thus far, but will be giving the plunge base a run soon. Can't beat the sale price being $159. Don't have any doubts if you're considering buying this.
December 20, 2018
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Recommended by Rockler for precision and quality
DAVID M on Jul 12, 2019
because I dont have one
CHRISTOPHER B on Jan 3, 2019
Recommended by Rockler for precision and quality
DAVID M on Jul 12, 2019
The thin metal frame attached to the clear base allows for better view of routing surface. The Makita and Bosch Colt have too much metal in the way to see the surface.
Mark G on Jun 15, 2019
because I dont have one
CHRISTOPHER B on Jan 3, 2019
Need a smaller router for a lettering kit
Strauss on Dec 24, 2018
Similar to other brands but has the LED lighting. Nice feature. Have used mostly Dewalt in the past, so I knew it'd be of good quality.
BigRhino on Dec 21, 2018
lightweight and compact plus has plunge attachment
Mario C on Dec 15, 2018
I like it
Dave M on Dec 14, 2018
My son wanted this for a gift. Could not find this model in local stores
Gwen Y on Dec 11, 2018
My husband wants it for Christmas. Don't know why he needs five routers, but if that's what he wants........
Laurie A on Dec 11, 2018
My son requested it for a Christmas present.
Tamara C on Dec 7, 2018
For my first router
Jennifer W on Dec 3, 2018
I did a lot of research and it came down to reviews and ratings.
Brad P on Dec 3, 2018
Needed to replace old router. Good online reviews.
Gary O on Dec 2, 2018
my husband broke his last one. Christmas gift.
Shelby I on Nov 29, 2018
Husband wish list
April D on Nov 29, 2018
Great tool good price
Paul Bean O on Nov 26, 2018
Upgraded router needed....
Kevin S on Nov 26, 2018
I have been looking for a router for a while. I was going to get a Bosch router but the Dewalt router kit had more of the features that I wanted.
John J on Nov 26, 2018
My sons said this was a great buy.
Tamara C on Nov 26, 2018
best price on DWP611PK I could find online .
Bill Weaver I on Nov 26, 2018
The reviews were good and the price was right.
Rose G on Nov 22, 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
Jerry 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
The thin metal frame attached to the clear base allows for better view of routing surface. The Makita and Bosch Colt have too much metal in the way to see the surface.
Mark G on Jun 15, 2019
Need a smaller router for a lettering kit
Strauss on Dec 24, 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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Can you use guide bushings with this router? I have the State Park font set templates. Do I need to get a different base plate?
Roboink on Jul 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes. I used the guide bushing supplied with the template kit and it works fine.
Will this fit in the Rockler Convertible Bench Top Router Table?
Lisa S on Jan 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Lisa, You just need to mounting plate that is compatible. I see the Rockler offers a compact router mounting bracket which should work. The Dewalt is a very nice compact router but could be under powered for some applications. Small and medium projects should be fine and would be in line with the capabilities of the bench top router table, I have a full size router table and a Porter cable router mounted to it. Works great for any application. Have 5 other routers too and the Dewalt is certainly one of of favorites for small projects.
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: I agree with Andy, a bigger router is better for a table, You can even get just the router rather than a kit. I have one router dedicated to the table which saves a lot of set-up time
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.
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
Complete Basic Router Table Kit With Accessory Kit
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.