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Model #DW618PKB

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12 Amp Corded 2-1/4 Horsepower Fixed and Plunge Base Router Kit

  • High-performance 12.0 Amp motor for smooth power rout
  • Integral dust collection system for collecting 95% dust
  • Micro-fine depth adjustment ring for precise depth adjustments
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Product Overview

The DW618PKB 2-1/4 HP EVS Fixed Base / Plunge Router Combo Kit with Soft Start has a powerful motor for routing through tough hardwood at the user's desired speed. Features precise depth adjustments and fast, easy motor pack removal for bit and base changes. The plunge base integral dust collection provides superior bit visibility.
  • 2-1/4 HP (maximum motor HP), 12.0 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 8,000-24,000 RPM and soft start to reduce start-up torque for enhanced control
  • Micro-fine, depth-adjustment ring provides precise depth adjustments in 1/64 in. increments and adjusts vertically for a constant switch/cord set location
  • Adjustable, tool-free, steel motor cam lock makes depth adjustment and base changes quick and solid locking
  • Integral, through-the-column dust collection collects 95% of the dust and provides superior bit visibility
  • Quick-release motor latches for fast and easy motor pack removal for bit and base changes
  • Detachable cord set offers cord set serviceability and removes the need for a "shorty" cord motor pack
  • Precision-machined brass bushings and casehardened steel guide rods provide a smooth and accurate plunge stroke
  • Spindle lock button allows for single-wrench bit changes
  • Clear, lexan sub-base provides enhanced base durability, bit visibility and accepts standard template guide bushings
  • Rubber over molded 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
  • Right or left switch and cord set location provides the ability to have the switch in your right or left hand
  • Flattop for easy bit and depth changes
  • Self-releasing, long, 8 slotted collets for better bit retention and elimination of frozen bits
  • 5-position, adjustable turret stop assists in stepped or repeated plunge cuts
  • Micro-fine depth adjustment on plunge base 5/128 in. per turn for precise routing in veneer and inlays
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Ratings
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Router Base TypeFixed/PlungeFixed/PlungeFixed/PlungeFixed/Plunge
Collet size (in.).50.50.50.5
Multiple baseYesYesYesYes
Depth AdjustmentYesYesYesYes
Amperage (amps)121212 A12 A
Cordless/ CordedCordedCordedCordedCorded
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Specifications

Dimensions

Collet size (in.)
.5
Product Depth (in.)
21.875
Product Height (in.)
12.563
Product Width (in.)
6.875

Details

Amperage (amps)
12
Color Family
Yellow
Condition
New
Cord Length (ft.)
8
Corded Tool Type
Router
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Depth Adjustment
Yes
Dust Collection
Yes
Multiple base
Yes
Peak Horsepower
2.25
Product Weight (lb.)
18
Returnable
180-Day
Router Base Type
Fixed/Plunge
Variable Speed
Yes

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
3 Year Limited Warranty 1 Year Free Service Contract 90 Day Money Back Guarantee

Questions & Answers

34Questions37Answers

Is it 1/2 inch or 1/4 inch shank or both?

Asked by Scott August 17, 2018
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1/2. They sell 1/4 for 10 dollars more.

Is a edge guide included with this kit ?

Asked by oreoes123 October 14, 2017
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no

Is this model variable speed?

Asked by Fred February 19, 2018
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yes

will a 1/4 inch collet fit this one

Asked by shumus March 29, 2018
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Yes it comes with 1/4 & 1/2 collets

I have a lot of .25 bits that went with my fathers old craftsman. I would like to purchase a rout...

Asked by Buck April 19, 2017
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yes

Does this model include LEDs like are on the compact router? If not, are there plans to add this to future models?

Asked by Robbie7925 July 24, 2017
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No led lights, would be nice for guide cut but they don't have any on it

What attachment do I need to connect this to my Rigid shop vac?

Asked by JMSiefer October 6, 2017
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Your normal attachments that come with your shop vac

New to routers; would like to use it to plane surfaces. I have a Bottom Cleaning 1-1/2 in. Dia 1/...

Asked by DMK November 24, 2020
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Discovered the answer to my own question: The additional plate that comes with the kit will only fit on the fixed base, I was attempting to use it on the plunge base which has a different screw hole pattern. Thank You'll for your response

Does this router come with any starter bits?

Asked by surfinboy August 19, 2020
3
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No bits are included

Can this router be used on a Ryobo router table.

Asked by Duke November 5, 2017
2
Answers

Yes it can.

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Power and versatile!
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Alright! I am a professional home builder that uses my tools daily on the job for many different things. I don’t use the plunge stand often. So this review will not include that feature. 95% of the time I have this guy mounted To a table! It has a lot of power and I keep it turned down for most of the wood products I use. Southern Pine, Walnut, Maple, Cherry etc that realm. I can tell you I have never had a hiccup and it does it’s job on every piece of wood I throw at it! From time to time I make I my own trim even with this guy on the table! Honestly you won’t be disappointed with this unit!
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This is a really nice router. I bought it to replaced a single speed, 40 year old Craftsman route...
This is a really nice router. I bought it to replaced a single speed, 40 year old Craftsman router I had handed down to me. This router is miles ahead with soft start, variable speed, both a 1/4" and a 1/2" shank and an interchangeable plunge base, it's worth every penny. It handled a 3 1/4" raised panel door bit like it was nothing.
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First off if the latch held the routers height like it was designed to do, I would change my rati...
First off if the latch held the routers height like it was designed to do, I would change my rating and recommend this router, buuuut it didn't. I ruined twohard wood boards before I realized the bit was moving down no matter how tight the bit was because the way you screw the motor up and down to adjust height, err depth which ever you call it, the latch on my specific router would not hold the in place when turned on don't by this routeri was afraid of this before I got it but the price was right. So I returned it and got the Bosch 15 amp MRC23EVSK ang got exactly what I thought I was getting from the Dewalt except a little more power.
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Everything you’d expect from a DEWALT power tool....
Everything you’d expect from a DEWALT power tool.
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Major upgrade from ryobi
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I had the ryobi plunge base router before this. I went through 2 of them in 4 months. Finally I decided to make the upgrade- something I should have done from the get go. The ryobi is all plastic, and really kind of ugly. The dewalt on the other hand is machined aluminum with rubber like grips, much better construction. The plunge lock is metal as well and actually holds the router at a certain depth. I leveled the entire slab in the picture almost 3/8" and never had to touch the depth once. Can not recommend highly enough this product
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Absolutely the best money I've spent on a tool!
It is hilarious because it literally cost $50 more than my tablesaw did! It is a great tool and well worth the money. know that the dust collection will only work on the plunge base, but that isn't a deal breaker for me. The tool has lots of power and really doesn't struggle with much. I'm a newbie with routers, so I probably work it too hard, but it doesn't care. I originally wanted a Porter Cable (Norm Abrams had like 20, so they must be good!) but they didn't have one with a plunge base at my store. I needed it for a project that I was doing that day, so I just hoped for the best.... I'm here to tell you, I got it! The only issue I have with it is that the plunge base has two posts. If you put down pressure on the larger one's side, it plunges smoothly. If you put it on the smaller one's side, it is a jerky movement. That is the only issue that seems like a design flaw. It is still the best one I've ever used and if you remember that one thing (maybe just my model) you can just push on the one side and it's great!Overall, I love this router and I would buy it again in a heartbeat.
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Powerful and smooth
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I purchased these to help with flattening this eucalyptus slab. It did just a great job and didnt bog down at all. I would highly recommend this router to flatten any slab. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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Great tool, clean and neat cuts case would be better for the price but it's a great tool over al
Great tool, clean and neat cuts case would be better for the price but it's a great tool over al
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Smooth operation. Nicely built.
Smooth operation. Nicely built.
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