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

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

  • 3-year limited warranty
  • Spindle lock button allows single-wrench bit changes
  • Nickel plated motor housing
$14999 /each
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The DEWALT 2-1/4 HP EVS Fixed Base Router with Soft Start offers all the power and versatility that professionals demand with its 12 amp motor with variable speed from 8000 to 24,000 RPM and soft start for extra-smooth finishes and exceptional performance when working with even the toughest hardwoods. With the micro-fine depth adjustment ring, you can count on accurate adjustment in 1/64 in. increments, while the clear LEXAN sub-base ensures durability and enhanced visibility. Comfortable to use with overmold rubber handles and a well-balanced body, 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.

  • 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 8000 to 24,000 RPM and soft start to reduce start-up torque for better 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 removes the need for a shorty cord motor pack and allows for convenient serviceability
  • Clear, LEXAN sub-base provides enhanced base durability, bit visibility and accepts standard template guide bushings
  • Rubber overmold 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 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
  • Includes: 2-1/4 HP EVS Fixed Base Router, DW618M Motor Pack, DW6184 Fixed Base, 1/4 in. and 1/2 in. Collets and Wrench
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Name 1.75 HP Fixed Base Router 2-1/4 HP EVS Fixed Base Router with Soft Start 2-1/4 HP EVS Fixed Base Router Kit with Soft Start 12 Amp Corded Electronic 2.25 Horse Power Variable Speed Fixed-Base Router
Brand DEWALT DEWALT DEWALT Bosch
Ratings (10) (64) (3) (91)
Depth Adjustment Yes Yes Yes Yes
Router Base Type Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Multiple base No Yes No No
Collet size (in.) .25 .5 .25 0.5
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Specifications

Dimensions

Collet size (in.)
.5
Product Depth (in.)
10.75
Product Height (in.)
7.25
Product Width (in.)
9.5

Details

Amperage (amps)
12
Color Family
Yellow
Cord Length (ft.)
6
Corded Tool Type
Router
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Depth Adjustment
Yes
Dust Collection
No
Multiple base
Yes
Peak Horsepower
2.25 hp
Product Weight (lb.)
10lb
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

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Customer Questions & Answers

Is there a router table available to use with this router?

Is there a router table available to use with this router?
Asked by: Dov69
We do not currently offer a router table.
Answered by: SBD_Product Expert
Date published: 2017-08-04

What is included with this model? Does it come with a caring case?

Asked by: JSA
It does not come with a case. Came with manual , 2 detachable bases, 1/4 and 1/2 collets and wrench to change bits.
Answered by: Matt
Date published: 2017-01-10

need table for this router

I already have this router (DEWALT 2-1/4 HP EVS FIXED BASE ROUTER WITH SOFT START) but am having a hard time finding a table that will fit the 1/2 collet. Can you recommend something?
Asked by: cin
Most router tables - whether manufactured or DIY usually will fit your DEWALT router. The 1/2" (& 1/4")collet is the diameter of the router bit (shank) that fits into your DEWALT router. If the diameter of the cutting surface of any router bit fits into the diameter of the PLATE hole, you are good to go! Consider reviewing your operators router manual or get a book about using a router for more information.
Answered by: woodchux
Date published: 2016-06-17

How big is the hole in the base plate for the bit to go through?

Asked by: Andy
This router accepts 1/4" and 1/2 " bits. It comes with both collets.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2017-02-27
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Customer Reviews

2-1/4 HP EVS Fixed Base Router with Soft Start is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 64.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am a novice woodworker and purchased this router having never used one before. It is a great p... I am a novice woodworker and purchased this router having never used one before. It is a great product, easy to use, not too noisy, and easy to change bits. I think I have purchased an exceptionally well-engineered router! It exceeded my expectations.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent price and shipping. I unpacked the router and everything was as it should be with fit ... Excellent price and shipping. I unpacked the router and everything was as it should be with fit and finish top notch. I have not had an opportunity to use the router but will update this review when I do.
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from bought this to use in router table. it has all the power for making raised panels and very well c... bought this to use in router table. it has all the power for making raised panels and very well constructed.
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this router is light weight and easy to use. Designed to do what I need it to do for me. this router is light weight and easy to use. Designed to do what I need it to do for me.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dewalt 21/2 HP Router I have so many reasons I selected the Dewalt 2 1/2 HP fixed base router. 1. Power 2. Variable speed 3. 1/4 & 1/2 collet 4. Ease of bit change out 5. Detachable power cord for safety 6. Built by Dewalt I use this router for jig joiner work and it has proven to be perfect.
Date published: 2016-07-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Excellent router with a major flaw When it works, it is an excellent router and of tremendous value compared to other brands. I believe this may be suitable for handheld work but it definitely is not suitable for router table mounting. The smallest amount of dust that creeps into the router will blow the electronic variable speed control. I've had this happen to me twice in a 6-8 month period. What you're left with is a single speed 24,000rpm router that still works. No thank you. I switched out with a Triton 3.15hp unit. Again, this may be fine for above table work but I def cannot recommend it for mounting.
Date published: 2016-05-10
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