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Model # DW618PK

Internet # 203164065

2-1/4 HP Electronic Variable Speed Fixed Base and Plunge Router Combo Kit with Soft Start

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  • Spindle lock button allows for single-wrench bit changes
  • 3-year limited warranty
  • Flat top for easy bit and depth changes

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Model # DW618PK

Internet # 203164065

Store SO SKU # 1000952738

The DEWALT 2-1/4 HP Electronic Variable Speed Fixed Base and Plunge Router Combo Kit with Soft Start features a 2-1/4 hp, 12 amp electronic variable speed motor that delivers ample power to rout smoothly through the toughest hardwoods. A versatile kit, both a fixed base and plunge base are included, giving you 2-tools-in-1 to tackle a wide range of applications. Providing superior accuracy, the micro-fine depth adjustment ring provides precise depth adjustments in 1/64 in. increments and adjusts vertically for a constant switch/cordset location. Loaded with ease-of-use, comfort and convenience features for increased job productivity, this router has a heavy-duty, precision machined, die-cast aluminum base and motor housing for exceptional durability and low tool weight.

  • Electronic variable speed with full feedback control for constant speed under load from 8000 to 24,000 RPM and a soft start to reduce startup torque for enhanced control
  • Adjustable, tool-free steel motor cam lock allows quick depth adjustment and base changes
  • Integral, through-the-column dust collection collects 95% of dust for superior bit visibility
  • Quick release motor latches for fast and easy motor pack removal for bit and base changes
  • Detachable cordset for convenient cordset serviceability and eliminates the need for a shorty cord motor pack
  • Precision machined brass bushings and case-hardened steel guide rods provide a smooth and accurate plunge stroke
  • Clear, LEXAN sub-base provides enhanced base durability and 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 a smooth, long-lasting depth adjustment
  • Convenient right or left switch and cordset location
  • Self-releasing and long, 8-slotted collets for better bit retention and elimination of frozen bits
  • Includes: 2-1/4 HP Electronic Variable Speed Fixed Base and Plunge Router, DW618M Motor Pack, DW6184 Fixed Base, DW6182 Plunge Base, 1/4 in. and 1/2 in. Collets, Wrench, Large Hole Sub Base, Vacuum Adaptor and Kit Box

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SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
Collet size (in.) 
.25 
Product Depth (in.) 
15.88 
Product Height (in.) 
9.13 
Product Width (in.) 
24 
Details
Amperage (amps) 
12 
Case Included 
Yes 
Color Family 
Yellow 
Cord Length (ft.) 
Corded Tool Type 
Router 
Cordless/ Corded 
Corded 
Depth Adjustment 
Yes 
Dust Collection 
No 
Multiple base 
Yes 
Peak Horsepower 
2.25 hp 
Power Tool Product Type 
Corded 
Product Weight (lb.) 
22.55 lb 
Reconditioned 
No 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Router Base Type 
Fixed/Plunge 
Tools Product Type 
Power Tool 
Variable Speed 
Yes 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
No Certifications or Listings 
Manufacturer Warranty 
3 year limited warranty 

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Brand: DEWALT
Price: $200 - $250
Router Base Type: Fixed/Plunge
Collet size (in.): .25
Multiple base: Yes
Depth Adjustment: Yes
Review Rating: 4 & Up
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fix base mount

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Does this router mount in a table and does it use a universal mounting configuration?
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Dartmouth Mass
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October 13, 2015
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Yes. I have mounted it in a bosch RA1181
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I think so but I have not done it yet.
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Fixed base and plunge base arrived, as described.
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St. Paul, MN
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January 6, 2015
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It will mount on a table. You'll need an A mounting plate and you'll have to take the handles off but since it's going to be on the table most of the time that shouldn't be a problem.
You'll need to remove the plate that it comes with and save it and the screws in a Ziploc bag in the original container so you don't misplace them.
I bought a table from Rockler with the stand and everything I need. On Read More
It will mount on a table. You'll need an A mounting plate and you'll have to take the handles off but since it's going to be on the table most of the time that shouldn't be a problem.
You'll need to remove the plate that it comes with and save it and the screws in a Ziploc bag in the original container so you don't misplace them.
I bought a table from Rockler with the stand and everything I need. On sale now for $300. Read Less
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Yes.
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January 20, 2014
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Hi Einstixx69, I contacted DeWalt to get you an answer. DeWalt stated , yes this router can mount to a table.
However it does not use universal mounting configuration. It uses DeWalt standards.
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Does this have an LED light?

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I'm looking at some different routers and I'm nearly sold on this DeWalt, what will seal the deal is if this has a LED light to light up the bit area so that it's easier to see while working.
I've seen a Bosch MRC23EVSK that has this feature but the unit is nearly $100 more. I read in one review that indicates an LED backlight but I do not see it listed on DeWalts web site or anywhere else.
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Pflugerville, Tx
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No, no LED, but visibility is good through the windows on the plunge router.
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January 2, 2016
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No
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Is this both 1/4" and 1/2" collet size?

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Yes, comes with both collets, though I've only used the 1/4" so far.
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Dewalt Router with Hard Case?

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Does this router still come with the Hard Case or bag? A friend recently purchased one and it came with a bag. If so, is there any way I can get the Hard Case?
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March 16, 2016
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The kit comes with a hard case.
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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 20 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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 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 Excellent Great tool, highly recommended for anybody looking for a new router. February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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 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 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
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