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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
$14900 /each

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Product Overview

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 (7) (61) (2) (83)
Reconditioned No No No No
Depth Adjustment Yes Yes Yes Yes
Amperage (amps) 11 12 12 12
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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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

If you attach this router on a basic router table can the depth of the router bit be raised or lo...

If you attach this router on a basic router table can the depth of the router bit be raised or lowered depending on what job is needed? I'm using a router table that does not have the ability to move the fixed router up or down. So I'm asking if the router itself has the ability to move the bit up or down.
Asked by: George
I have a simple router table Bocsh . I made sure it would line with the set screws on the router. The depth is controlled from the router not the table. You will have no problems setting a depth. This is a well thought out unit.
Answered by: EV
Date published: 2017-01-13
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2-1/4 HP EVS Fixed Base Router with Soft Start is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 61.
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 I liked this router from the moment I got it out of the box. I like all the features on it, the e... I liked this router from the moment I got it out of the box. I like all the features on it, the ease of installing the bit, six different speed settings, removable cord. The feature I like the most is the soft start. It really is. You can have it down on your board, hit the switch and it stays on your mark.It has plenty of power, handles well. Excellent quality, especially for the price. I'm just getting a good start on building a 9x9 foot interior barn door. Using it for datoing all the frame work and panels. It comes with two collets for 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch shank bits. This router should last a long time.
Date published: 2017-02-08
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 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 4 out of 5 by from My intention was to mount this in a table to use, so I built my own, and it works just fine. Maki... My intention was to mount this in a table to use, so I built my own, and it works just fine. Making adjustment with the unit after being mounted is somewhat cumbersome, but I can live with that. Change out of collets & bits are simple.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from the product came as advertised the only reason why I did not give it a 5 star is they did not acc... the product came as advertised the only reason why I did not give it a 5 star is they did not accompany purchase receipt with it nor return address hence would be a hustle if at all I wanted to return it in case of defect.
Date published: 2017-02-14
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
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