Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 32
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Frankk 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Superduper Nice router
A very powerful yet quiet machine very impressed!!
August 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John Worked as expected.
I have most of the tools that DeWalt offers. I have continued to purchase this brand as I have not been let down yet. This product was specifically purchased for a toy box that I was making for my nephew and 2 nieces. (3 Toy boxes) Never used a router before but figured it was time to learn. Router worked exactly as I had hoped. Wasn't sure before purchase if I should purchase this one or another without the soft start. After experiencing the soft start I then realized it was the better choice for me. Completely satisfied from the price to the results.
December 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Roy Dewalt 2 1/4 HP
Well made router compared to others within price range.
June 30, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by AzGyeyGhost I wanted to like it
Worked very well until I installed a template guide. With the guide properly installed, the problem showed up. Each time you close the latch to lock the moter in place the bit moves, and is not centered. It could have been a defect on this one, but it could also be a design/manufacturing problem. When not using the guide it worked very well. Soft start is great!!
June 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill A quality product with power and easy to use features
I table-mounted this unit for general routing applications.
The setting features were easily accessed and operated just like advertised. With the installed spindle lock and a single wrench, bits were a breeze to change. I also operated this unit with the original face plate in guide-controlled applications. Easy to control with enough power for any application I threw at it.
May 8, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYinMA13 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Areanna Great tool For its price
This router is Awsome, I have been wanting one for a very long time so I spent a lot of time researching and for the price and features i chose this dewalt. it was between this or the bosch. I decided to go with this one because it had soft start which btw is an awsome feature. especialy if you are new to routers like I am. while cutting through wood i had no issues with the motor getting bogged down. it operates smoothly. changing the bits is easy. I love this router. as far as durability i don't know for now but it seems very well built.
April 9, 2015