Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 20
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mackman Great Router
Love this thing. Smooth and powerful, no matter what I throw at it. I put it in my makeshift table as soon as I got it, and while I haven't used it without the table yet, I'm sure it'll impress me just as much when I do. I'm no pro, so this is about as much as I can tell you...it's a good purchase if you're looking for a powerful router to put in a table.
May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RichOfPville New to routers, but really like this one
Have used this router in both the fixed base (installed in router table) and plunger configurations a number of times for hobby woodworking. So far I have been very pleased with the features and performance of the router used both ways. The soft start is very useful in reducing the start up torque when used in plunger configuration and in both plunger and fixed base to reduce the AC power surge. The plunge action is quite useful once I got used to that mode.
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by COWOOD Best router you can buy
I have gone through Hitachi, Porter Cable, Makita, and Milwaukee routers. The DW 618 is a professional grade unit. I build cabinets and furniture for a living. Every Dewalt router I've owned has outlasted the competition. This one will be no different. Both bases are very simple to setup and use. I currently have the fixed base in a router table and the plunge base for every day routing. I believe the 618 is the ideal router for 99% of routing tasks. I plan on buying a couple more when the need arises.
December 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KSSM Excellent
Great tool, highly recommended for anybody looking for a new router.
February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BillW54 Router Deal I Was Looking For
I have always wanted a plunge base for my router. That, and the hard case, made this a much needed valuable upgrade to my routing abilities. Dewalt's incentive discount was also helpful. I used both bases and have realized this will last me many years and do everything I ask of it.
January 12, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by mbar57 Was great until...
I loved this router for about 8 months. It is powerful enough for just about anything as long as you don't do anything stupid, like raise a panel in one pass. The plunge base is great, I love the ability to fine tune the depth and then with a turn only cut a small amount than turn it back and finish your cut. Not impressed with the fixed base, height adjustment is sloppy and the adjustment ring backs off so if you make a cut and loosen the motor to adjust, it drops down. This also renders the reference measurements on the ring useless. Then a couple of days ago I got a chatter while cutting a dado and that was it!! sparks flying around in the motor case, and it's useless. Called DeWalt and since I'm within a year I can take it to my "closest" service center and it will be fixed for free (we'll see). I called the service center and was told two weeks. In the mean time I purchased a Bosch 2 1/4 hp. motor so I can at least use my table and when the DeWalt is back it will be used only for hand routing. I have been a DeWalt user for many years, but have been disappointed in 4 of my last purchases. I'm on to Bosch.
January 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Friscotxman Dewalt router
Great router, if you are not paying attention soft start, saves you, but pay attention and hold it right. Hand grips allow for easy movement. Plows through cutting easy and smooth.
December 22, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chuck GREAT ROUTER
Nice case, easy instructions. Really good router, runs true, powerful to cut hard woods. Soft start is a real nice feature. Plunge depth attachments easy to use. Vacuum attachment a little awkward, but they always are since they add a hose to your router.
December 25, 2015