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Model #DW618

12 Amp Corded 2-1/4 Horsepower Electronic Variable Speed Fixed Base Router with Soft Start

  • Includes Router, Motor Pack, Fixed Base, 2 Collets and Wrench
  • Spindle lock button allows single-wrench bit changes
  • Nickel plated motor housing
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Product Overview

The DEWALT 2-1/4 HP EVS Fixed Base Router with Soft Start offers all the power and versatility that professionals demand with its 12 amp motor with variable speed from 8000 to 24,000 RPM and soft start for extra-smooth finishes and exceptional performance when working with even the toughest hardwoods. With the micro-fine depth adjustment ring, you can count on accurate adjustment in 1/64 in. increments, while the clear LEXAN sub-base ensures durability and enhanced visibility. Comfortable to use with overmold rubber handles and a well-balanced body, the unique switch and cordset configuration allows you to keep the switch in your right or left hand, while a flat top and spindle lock further increase the ease of bit and depth changes.
  • 2-1/4 HP (maximum motor HP), 12 Amp electronic variable speed motor provides the power to rout smoothly through the toughest hardwoods
  • Electronic variable speed with full feedback control for constant speed under load from 8000 to 24,000 RPM and soft start to reduce start-up torque for better control
  • Micro-fine depth adjustment ring provides precise depth adjustments in 1/64 in. increments and adjusts vertically for a constant switch/cordset location
  • Adjustable, tool-free steel motor cam lock makes depth adjustment and base changes quick and solid-locking
  • Quick release motor latches for fast and easy motor pack removal for bit and base changes
  • Detachable cordset removes the need for a shorty cord motor pack and allows for convenient serviceability
  • Clear, LEXAN sub-base provides enhanced base durability, 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 smooth, long-lasting depth adjustment
  • Right or left switch and cordset location provides the ability to have the switch in your right or left hand
  • Includes: 2-1/4 HP EVS Fixed Base Router, DW618M Motor Pack, DW6184 Fixed Base, 1/4 in. and 1/2 in. Collets and Wrench
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Ratings
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Router Base TypeFixedFixedFixedFixed
Collet size (in.).5.50.5.50
Multiple baseYesNoYesNo
Depth AdjustmentYesYesYesYes
Amperage (amps)12111111
Cordless/ CordedCordedCordedCordedCorded
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Specifications

Dimensions

Collet size (in.)
.5
Product Depth (in.)
10.75
Product Height (in.)
7.25
Product Width (in.)
9.5

Details

Amperage (amps)
12
Color Family
Yellow
Condition
New
Cord Length (ft.)
6
Corded Tool Type
Router
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Depth Adjustment
Yes
Dust Collection
No
Maximum Speed (rpm)
24000
Multiple base
Yes
Peak Horsepower
2.25 hp
Product Weight (lb.)
10
Returnable
180-Day
Router Base Type
Fixed
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
Yes

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
3 Year Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

32Questions35Answers

Is that a toggle switch I'm seeing in the pics to start/stop?

Asked by ck October 23, 2018
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Yes, it is a toggle switch.

will this router work well mounted in a router table

Asked by Bobbi October 27, 2020
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Yes. Mine is currently mounted to a router table. My table has several holes to accommodate several types of routers. Both of my routers can be mounted to the table.

Does dw618 2 1/4 hp have a 1/2 collar

Asked by Donny March 12, 2018
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yes it does

Does it come in a bag or case to put it in

Asked by Janiej October 13, 2018
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Mine just came in a box. No bag or case.Michael

can you use a .25 inch dia. collet and .50 inch collet

Asked by baldman November 25, 2017
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yes

I could use it for metal right?

Asked by Kyle July 11, 2020
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Not unless you have metal cutting bits!

What is included with this model? Does it come with a caring case?

Asked by JSA December 1, 2015
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It does not come with a case. Came with manual , 2 detachable bases, 1/4 and 1/2 collets and wrench to change bits.

the largest bit diameter that can be operated with this router?

Asked by leo August 28, 2016
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The largest shank size is 1/2" since that is the largest collet size the router accepts. If your question concerns the maximum cutting head diameter, then I believe that is limited by the diameter of the opening on the base of the router. This router is supplied with 2 router bases, each having different opening sizes.

does this router come with everything i need to mount to a router table?

Asked by brian July 11, 2016
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What I used to attach my router to my router table was the fixed router base itself. I removed the clear plastic base and used the screws securing it to the metal base to mount it to the router table; however, the router did not come with everything needed in mount the router to my table. Dewalt supplied: --- the 3 screws used to secure the plastic base to the fixed base. I supplied: --- a pencil for marking the location of the screw holes; --- a center punch; --- the drill motor for drilling holes in my router table top to match the holes in the fixed router base; --- the drill bit matching the size of the 3 screws; --- a screwdriver for installing the screws.

If you attach this router on a basic router table can the depth of the router bit be raised or lo...

Asked by George January 13, 2017
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I use the router on a router table, I have mounted it to the table using the holes on the fixed base (I removed the clear sub-base). The way I raise and lower the bit is using the adjustable dial on the router itself, shown as the black ring on the photo of the router. The router motor is "threaded" on the motor body and the black ring engages that thread allowing the bit to be adjusted either up or down. On the back side of the router (not seen in the photograph) is a locking mechanism, allowing the bit height to be locked in place once you have the bit at the desired height.

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Customer Reviews

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[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I build high end custom interments. I purchased my first DW618 in about seven years ago anti still performs day after. I initially purchased this to only cut 45 degree chamfers but now own four of these units and put them to the test day in and day out. Thank you Dewalt for building a long lasting product that does exactly what is expected of it.
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[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I have used many other brands of router and power tools from various brands, but I have to say that Dewalt is far superior to the other brands. That statement I will stand behind. This router has plenty of torque to hog off material regardless of the density of wood that you are working with. I use mine to flatten large live edge table tops and not once have I ever had to slow down cut speed or duration that I have been able to work due to the fact router doesn’t get hot due to the design Of the motor housing. The handles are comfortable and give you the perfect level of leverage to control the unit while working. If you pair this with the plunge base just takes the projects that can be taken on to a whole new level of ease and quality. The dust ejection works perfectly which saves time on the clean up after you had finished making your passes. This router came with both the 1/4” and 1/2” collet which allows the router to use various types bits.
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Installed this router in an Incra Master Lift II R on my Rockler router table. Nice fit and easy...
Installed this router in an Incra Master Lift II R on my Rockler router table. Nice fit and easy installation. Basic router with variable speed and simple on-off switch. Good choice for this router lift.
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I've owned this for 1 1/2 years in that time it was only used 3 times for less than an hour total...
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I've owned this for 1 1/2 years in that time it was only used 3 times for less than an hour total time. The motor went up in a cloud of smoke. Dewalt has so far refused to honor the warranty. Customer survey suggested I send it in anyway because they used to honor the warranty based on the date of manufacture stamped on the body. The service center told me that the motor is considered a consumable part and I would have to pay for repairs. On top of that it turns out it is cheaper to buy a whole new router case, base and all than it is to replace just the motor.
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Response from DewaltProductExpertNovember 6, 2018
Hi, we're sorry to hear of the trouble you are having with the 2-1/4 HP EVS Fixed Base Router with Soft Start. We would appreciate the chance to speak with you and assist you with warranty. Please email wecare@sbdinc.com and reference case #08701581. Many Thanks, Mitzy DEWALT Customer Care
Central Delaware
This is a powerful router. It works great on my CNC
The router is dedicated to my homemade CNC router. The router I had was 1-1/4 HP and could not take heavy cuts or the speed the CNC is capable of. This one allows me to use 1/2" shank bits with larger diameters, plus more profiles than available in 1/4" shanks. The soft start and speed control are features worth having, particularly when doing engraving. The spindle lock is much better than having to use two wrenches. The attached photos show it installed on the CNC. I am extremely happy with its performance.
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This is a good router
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This drill was a gift for my husband and he...
This drill was a gift for my husband and he was thrilled!
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Easy to use. Did the job I needed....
Easy to use. Did the job I needed.
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The product is heavy duty and i expect many years of use. The instructions that came it with we...
The product is heavy duty and i expect many years of use. The instructions that came it with were a joke. It was one big page with tiny print in numerous languages. You expect a nice booklet with page numbers that is well laid out. For the amount of money i paid i expected premium instructions. Come on dewalt is it worth saving a dollar to print ridiculous instructions on one large page that cost a penny. Obviously the top management is not in touch with the sales on the front line.
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