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

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

  • Spindle lock button allows for single-wrench bit changes
  • 3-year limited warranty
  • Flat top for easy bit and depth changes
$203.93 /box

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3-year limited warranty

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Light and durable, the heavy-duty, precision machined, die-cast aluminum base and motor housing will last a long time

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Made for user comfort with rubber overmold handles and low center of gravity design

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12 amps

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peak horsepower

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2.25 hp

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6 ft

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3 year

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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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Name 1-3/4 HP Fixed Base / Plunge Router Combo Kit 2-1/4 HP Electronic Variable Speed Fixed Base and Plunge Router Combo Kit with Soft Start 12 Amp Corded 3-1/2 in. Variable Speed Plunge and Fixed-Base Router Kit with Hard Case (12 Accessories) 15 Amp Corded Variable Speed Combination Plunge & Fixed-Base Router Pack with Hard Case
Brand DEWALT DEWALT Bosch Bosch
Ratings (20) (38) (81) (16)
Router Base Type Fixed/Plunge Fixed/Plunge Fixed/Plunge Fixed/Plunge
Collet size (in.) .5 .25 0.5 0.5
Amperage (amps) 11 12 12 15
Reconditioned No No No No
Multiple base Yes Yes Yes Yes
Depth Adjustment Yes Yes Yes Yes
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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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February 19, 2015
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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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April 2, 2014
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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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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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August 28, 2016
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DW618PK comes with hard case; DW618PKB comes with bag ( B repr for bag ).
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May 30, 2016
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I purchased this one back in March and it came with a very nice hard case. Plenty of built in room for accessories.
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March 16, 2016
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The kit comes with a hard case.
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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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Stockton, CA.
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August 9, 2016
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This kit did not come with an LED light, but I can add one very cheaply, and for what i wanted, that was a minor point as I use good shop lamps when i work.
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No, no LED, but visibility is good through the windows on the plunge router.
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Is this router ok to mount in a table?

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I've read a few reports that this router has serious issues with the variable speed going out after its been mounted to a table.
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I did not come across that story about the speed control going out after the router being mounted inverted on a table, but as to the reliability of the speed control in mine, and since there is no warning about mounting this router unit inverted, I can see no problem in doing so. In fact, I have plans already drawn to use the solid base to do just that, and use the plunge base for hand held usage, which Read More
I did not come across that story about the speed control going out after the router being mounted inverted on a table, but as to the reliability of the speed control in mine, and since there is no warning about mounting this router unit inverted, I can see no problem in doing so. In fact, I have plans already drawn to use the solid base to do just that, and use the plunge base for hand held usage, which was the reason I bought this set. The ONLY reason I can see for such a failure is that the speed control is now below the cutter and dust can now fall down towards the speed control, but that will be true with almost any router. If that is a concern, i will just uses some low tack painters tape to quickly cover the control, after i set it. I hope this helps. Read Less
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2-1/4 HP Electronic Variable Speed Fixed Base and Plunge Router Combo Kit with Soft Start is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 37.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This kit is all that it promised to be! I got this router combination for making jigs and wood projects. I have found it to be an excellent value and have since picked up a few Dewalt accessories for the set. One of the reasons i purchased this set was the collet system for holding the router bits ( two different sizes ). The other was the choice between a solid base and a plunge base, making this a very versatile tool. I especially loved the sturdy case that keeps everything together and easily portable.
Date published: 2016-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Needed to build some round table tops and this plunge router was the tool I needed to get the job... Needed to build some round table tops and this plunge router was the tool I needed to get the job done. The router is powerful and accurate making cuts in the hard woods I was using. I had never had a plunge router before and it makes the job a lot faster and easier. I have had the router for several projects now and have nothing negative to relate concerning the tool. The instruction on the other hand are another story. The instructions fold out like a old city map. They need to make the instructions like a book. Don't mix up the languages and the diagrams. This will help first time users. I did figure it out just sitting down and playing with it but I try to read the instructions when all else fails. De Walt makes good tools. I own several. The case is a great added plus with this router and makes storage easy. The case also holds other router bits that I have. The router does a lot of things better than my old router.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good one After the second try, i got a new item, instead of the open box on the first try with missing parts. Thank you home depot for making the exchange a simple process. The new item works great so far. Im new to woodworking, but boght a dewalt because i know im in it for the long haul. All my other dewalt tools are workhorses and it feels like this one will be too. Thanks again
Date published: 2016-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My first router I researched for 2 months and decided that this was the best option for me. This router set with both fixed and plunge base was exactly what I was looking for. I also wanted the ability to use both 1/4" and 1/2" shanked bits. The soft start is a nice feature. The blow molded case is a bit large and could have been designed better. Dewalt rocks!
Date published: 2016-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is an excellent router for all my projects. I chose dewalt because it's a great brand. All m... This is an excellent router for all my projects. I chose dewalt because it's a great brand. All my tools are dewalts because I know I can count on them for my projects.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dewalt 2.25 hp router/ plunge router To be honest I haven't even used it but knowing the quality of dewalt products, I expect it to work as well as ALL of my dewalt tools!
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Returned Several features that are not logical. On off switching one of them. The blade adjustment is awful and needs to be able to lock in.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I expected, bought as a Christmas gift and it arrived inside a nondescript box! Perf... Exactly what I expected, bought as a Christmas gift and it arrived inside a nondescript box! Perfect! Thank you so much!
Date published: 2017-01-03
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