Model # DW618M

Internet #203164064

Store SO SKU #1000952763

DEWALT 2-1/4 HP Electronic Variable Speed Router Motor with Soft Start


2-1/4 HP Electronic Variable Speed Router Motor with Soft Start

$142.60 /box

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Product Overview

The DEWALT DW618M Router Motor is designed with electronic variable speed with full feedback control for constant speed under load from 8,000-24,000 rpm and soft start to reduce start-up torque for enhanced control. This 2-1/4 HP (maximum motor HP), 12.0 Amp motor provides the power to rout smoothly through the toughest hardwoods. This motor features a heavy-duty, precision machined, die-cast aluminum base and motor housing for durability and low tool weight.

  • Dust-Sealed Switch protects against dust ingestion for longer switch life
  • Spindle lock button allows for single-wrench bit changes
  • Nickel plated motor housing for a smooth, long-lasting depth adjustment
  • Flat top for easy bit and depth changes
  • Self-releasing, long, eight slotted collets for better bit retention and elimination of frozen bits

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Name 2-1/4 HP Electronic Variable Speed Router Motor with Soft Start 2-1/4 HP EVS Fixed Base Router with Soft Start 2-1/4 HP EVS Fixed Base Router Kit with Soft Start 11-Amp 2-1/4 HP Router
Ratings (4) (60) (1) (6)
Router Base Type Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Collet size (in.) .25 .5 .25 .50
Amperage (amps) 12 12 12 11
Reconditioned No No No No
Multiple base No Yes No No
Depth Adjustment Yes Yes Yes Yes
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Customer Questions & Answers

Collet size

Can this motor handle a half inch collet for larger mass bits?
Asked by: Mike
Ni Mike, yes this can handle the 1/2 collet. Below is from the instruction guide. Collets NOTE: Never tighten the collet without first installing a router bit in it. Tightening an empty collet, even by hand, can damage the collet. Two collets are included with the motor: one 1/4" and one 1/2". To change collet sizes, unscrew the collet assembly as described above. Install the desired collet by reversing the procedure. The collet and the collet nut are connected. Do not attempt to remove the collet from the collet nut.
Answered by: KA8HD
Date published: 2016-04-04
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Customer Reviews

2-1/4 HP Electronic Variable Speed Router Motor with Soft Start is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 3 year Warranty is laughable After 15 months, the speed control went out and the tool would only operate at max speed. I took it to the local authorized repair facility and was informed that because it was over a year old, it would have to be sent to Dewalt's repair facility in Norfolk VA. After sending it there I was informed that the warranty was not applicable. Here's the quoted portion from Dewalt's 3 year Warranty: "DEWALT will repair, without charge, any defects due to faulty materials or workmanship for three years from the date of purchase. This warranty DOES NOT COVER PART FAILURE DUE TO NORMAL WEAR or tool abuse." (caps in last sentence are mine). I was told over the phone that the extra 2 years basically applied only to safety recalls. I guess the warranty is limited to those who never take it out of the box. Five months later the motor went up in smoke - under no load! While I don't make purchases based on warranty, this ridiculous warranty has left such a bad taste in my mouth that I will never buy another Dewalt product again.
Date published: 2016-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Router This router work well. It has enough power to turn a door 2" dia panel which is what I needed. Much quieter than I expected.
Date published: 2015-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from everything fine Everything was as I expected. Is what I wanted. I will recomend it
Date published: 2015-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Got what I wanted I wanted a motor for my router table so I don't have to keep installing and n-installing my hand router motor. Works great!
Date published: 2014-06-06
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