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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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Amperage

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12 amps

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peak horsepower

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2.25 hp

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cord length

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6 ft

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Warranty

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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 12 Amp 2-1/4 HP Peak Corded Variable Speed Plunge and Fixed-Base Router Kit with Hard Case 2-1/4 HP Electronic Variable Speed Fixed Base and Plunge Router Combo Kit with Soft Start 2-1/4 HP Router Kit with Plunge Base 2-1/4 HP Multi-Base Router Kit with Router Kit Table Height Adjuster
Brand Bosch DEWALT Makita Porter-Cable
Ratings (237) (47) (5) (12)
Router Base Type Fixed/Plunge Fixed/Plunge Fixed/Plunge Fixed/Plunge
Collet size (in.) 0.5 .25 .50 .5
Amperage (amps) 12 12 11 12
Reconditioned No No No No
Multiple base Yes Yes Yes Yes
Depth Adjustment Yes Yes Yes Yes
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Customer Questions & Answers

fix base mount

Does this router mount in a table and does it use a universal mounting configuration?
Asked by: einstixx69
Yes. I have mounted it in a bosch RA1181
Answered by: FHVN242
Date published: 2016-05-14

Dewalt Router with Hard Case?

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?
Asked by: mflook1111
Yes
Answered by: Ricky77
Date published: 2017-01-04

Does this have an LED light?

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.
Asked by: W10
NO.
Answered by: grandad
Date published: 2016-12-21

picture seems to show 120V tool, do you have 240V

Asked by: jp
120
Answered by: Mule
Date published: 2016-12-20
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2-1/4 HP Electronic Variable Speed Fixed Base and Plunge Router Combo Kit with Soft Start is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 47.
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 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.
Date published: 2016-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth as butter I haven't used the router all that much yet. I had to hang some doors on a closet. I mpunted 2 2ft.widedoors. I bought the Ryobi hinge mortising jig and using the plunge base the mortises were as smooth as butter. I then made a quick jig and was able to mortise the door jamb also. I've also used the fixed base mounted to a table The bit height adjustment was nice and easy. I would definitely recommend this router.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yet another great Dewalt Product with only minor drawbacks. The variable speed feature works in e... Yet another great Dewalt Product with only minor drawbacks. The variable speed feature works in even increments of speed... not super slow or super fast like many others. The chuck lock actually locks in many positions, no need to spin the chuck 180 degrees to change the bit. Power cord is detachable and durable. The Plunge base works perfectly when used correctly however i would like to see an LED light either on the router motor or each of the bases it will fit into... any tool in this price range should come with lighting. lastly, the course and fine adjusting wheel is somewhat sloppy, the fine adjustments can easily be bumped or moved while working because it doesn't lock. Minor complaint but the case it comes with is absolutely massive & honestly could be designed better for storage purposes. Very powerful, easy to use, Dewalt quality and support always helps.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I have this router combo, and use it periodically (maybe once a month). When not in use, everythi... I have this router combo, and use it periodically (maybe once a month). When not in use, everything is stored in the big plastic case. I've had this router for a few years, and in the past month both the cord AND the little button you press to lock the shaft in place so you can swap out router bits have broken. The cord has an internal break in the wires where the cord changes from a soft, flexible material to a hard, rigid material, and the little button thing is plastic; I suppose you can only press on it so many times before the plastic starts to snap into pieces. Long story short, the tool itself works well and does everything I need it to do...when it's working. But with a jacked up cord and, now, no onboard way to easily change out router bits...I've got a feeling I'll be replacing it soon. As with most of my other DeWalt tools...they work well when they work, but overall aren't worth anywhere near the money required to buy them.
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The router is awesome , the only complaint is that... The router is awesome , the only complaint is that the 1/4" collet was missing . Someone apparently opened the case and took it , and then returned it . So I went to Amazon and purchased a 1/4" collet replacement.
Date published: 2017-04-19
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 4 out of 5 by from Like the router except on/off switch location. Be nice to have them on handles. Using sliding con... Like the router except on/off switch location. Be nice to have them on handles. Using sliding contacts on motor and base's could take care of this. Thanks Swampy
Date published: 2017-03-28
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