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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
$138.85 /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 2-1/4 HP EVS Fixed Base Router with Soft Start 2.25 HP Fixed Base Router Kit 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 Porter-Cable DEWALT Bosch
Ratings (54) (29) (1) (27)
Router Base Type Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Collet size (in.) .5 0.50 .25 0.5
Amperage (amps) 12 12 12 12
Reconditioned No No No No
Multiple base Yes No No No
Depth Adjustment Yes Yes Yes Yes
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What is included with this model? Does it come with a caring case?

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February 23, 2016
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It does not come with a case. Came with manual , 2 detachable bases, 1/4 and 1/2 collets and wrench to change bits.
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January 20, 2016
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This model includes a 2-1/4 HP EVS fixed base router, DW618M motor pack, DW6184 fixed base, 1/4-inch and 1/2-inch collets and wrench.
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need table for this router

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September 16, 2015
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?
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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 Read More
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. Read Less
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Hi Cin, take a look at a Rockler catalog for great router tables. Some good table are from Bosch RA1181, Bench Dog.
You can also take a look at Woodcraft for additional table brands.
You can also save a lot of running around and take a look at Homedepot.com. We have some great router tables.
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Does this router come with an adjustable guide.

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Yes, the router does come with an adjustable guide.
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what is the voltage for this model

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July 11, 2016
I intend to buy this router and use at Hong Kong where the voltage is 240V. Can this router be used in Hong Kong. Thanks
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July 12, 2016
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This is a 110 volt model.
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2-1/4 HP EVS Fixed Base Router with Soft Start is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 54.
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 5 out of 5 by from Good Product Very good product, easy to set up. installed on the table i bought for it with no problems. It was missing a small set up tool. Home depot took care of the issue right away without me have to contact the Dewalt. That was nice. It works and i am now producing my own small runs of flooring, paneling and frames.
Date published: 2016-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice router Nice little router. I bought it to put in my router table. I like how easy it is to remove the motor from the base for bit changes. My only concern is that the collets are very thin compared to my old router. Home Depot had the best price and fast home delivery
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, solid, powerful router. However, the on/off switch with the standard grip is a little too f... Good, solid, powerful router. However, the on/off switch with the standard grip is a little too far away. Also the shaft lock is hard to operate if the router base is close to the button.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tool This is just what I wanted. It has plenty of power.
Date published: 2016-10-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I bought this online, purchase was easy, delivery was prompt. This was a Christmas gift. Howeve... I bought this online, purchase was easy, delivery was prompt. This was a Christmas gift. However I did not receive a shipping/sales receipt. This might seem like a small issue, but I will never buy again online from Home Depot. The product came clearly in a marked box with DeWalt, you actually knew what was being shipped to the home. Not a good idea with all the thefts of gifts being stolen from porches. Sorry Home Depot you have failed on so many levels.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Although I've only used this router for a couple of small projects, I've been pleased with the po... Although I've only used this router for a couple of small projects, I've been pleased with the power and smoothness of the cuts. Based on limited use, it's performance and ease of use is excellent.
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much more than expected regarding quality, but then again that is why I purchase Dewalt power too... Much more than expected regarding quality, but then again that is why I purchase Dewalt power tools. I am more than happy with the purchase, and I definitely would recommend this tool to others.
Date published: 2017-01-11
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