DEWALT 2-1/4 HP EVS Fixed Base Router with Soft Start-DW618 - The Home Depot


Model # DW618

Internet # 203070198

2-1/4 HP EVS Fixed Base Router with Soft Start

DEWALT 2-1/4 HP EVS Fixed Base Router with Soft Start

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Price Valid : 11/23/2014 - 12/26/2014
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Model # DW618

Internet # 203070198

Store SO SKU # 1000469663

Featuring a 12-amp motor that delivers variable speed performance from 8,000 to 24,000 RPM, the Dewalt DW618 2-1/4-HP fixed-base router offers all the power and versatility that professionals demand. Soft start provides an extra-smooth finish and helps ensure that this tool even performs well when working with the toughest hardwoods. With a micro-fine depth adjustment ring, you can count on accurate adjustment in 1/64 in. increments, while a clear, Lexan sub-base ensures durability and visibility. The long, eight-slot collets are self-releasing to provide excellent bit retention for dependability. A steel motor cam lock and quick-release motor latches make adjustments and base changes tool-free, fast, and easy when you need to switch tasks, and a unique, detachable cordset helps keep this tool easy to service. This router also provides over-molded, rubber handles and a well-balanced body for increased operator comfort and control. The unique switch and cordset configuration allows you to keep the switch in your right or left hand, while a flat top and spindle lock further increase the ease of bit and depth changes. The switch is also dust-sealed for durability and longevity. Kit includes DW618M motor pack, DW6184 fixed base, 1/4 in. and 1/2 in. collets, wrench, and is backed by Dewalt's 3 year limited warranty.

  • 2-1/4 HP (maximum motor HP), 12-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 in. 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
  • Quick release motor latches for fast and easy motor pack removal for bit and base changes
  • Detachable cordset offers cordset serviceability and removes the need for a shorty cord motor pack
  • Spindle lock button allows for single-wrench bit changes
  • Clear, Lexan sub-base provides enhanced base durability, bit visibility, and accepts standard template guide bushings
  • Rubber overmolded handles and low center of gravity design provide best-in-class comfort, balance, and control
  • Dust-Sealed Switch protects against dust ingestion for longer switch life
  • Heavy-duty, precision machined, die-cast aluminum base and motor housing for durability and low tool weight
  • Nickel plated motor housing for a smooth, long-lasting depth adjustment
  • Right or left switch and cordset location provides the ability to have the switch in your right or left hand

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Assembled Depth (in.)  10.75 in  Assembled Height (in.)  7.25 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  9.5 in  Collet size (in.)  .5 
Product Depth (in.)  10.75  Product Height (in.)  7.25 
Product Width (in.)  9.5 
Amperage (amps)  12  Color Family  Yellow 
Cord Length (ft.)  Corded Tool Type  Router 
Cordless/Corded  Corded  Depth Adjustment  Yes 
Dust Collection  No  Multiple base  Yes 
Peak Horsepower  2.25 hp  Power Tool Product Type  Corded 
Product Weight (lb.)  10 lb  Reconditioned  No 
Returnable  90-Day  Router Base Type  Fixed 
Tools Product Type  Power Tool  Variable Speed  Yes 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  CSA Listed  Manufacturer Warranty  3 Year Limited Warranty 


Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 19 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is a powerful router. It works great on my CNC The router is dedicated to my homemade CNC router. The router I had was 1-1/4 HP and could not take heavy cuts or the speed the CNC is capable of. This one allows me to use 1/2" shank bits with larger diameters, plus more profiles than available in 1/4" shanks. The soft start and speed control are features worth having, particularly when doing engraving. The spindle lock is much better than having to use two wrenches. The attached photos show it installed on the CNC. I am extremely happy with its performance. July 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Routing Good The tool was easy to assemble and use changing the bits is effortless. Helps make my projects look that much better August 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best router ever Great router! Handles great, more than I expected. August 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Much better than Craftsman This router has a much better arrangement for keeping the adjusting threads clean. It is easy to take apart and to make depth adjustments. The power is outstanding and makes cutting smooth. July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by As expected, Dewalt products are quality. I am a DIY'er and have used the router on a bookcase, for T&G on a barn door, and for let-in bracing on that door. I plan to make a tool chest and will use the router for T&G boards. This router was $25 more than the Craftsman I was thinking of purchasing, but after reading the reviews on the Craftsman & the Dewalt, the choice was easy. June 28, 2013
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