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

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  • 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 Details

The DW618PKB 2-1/4 HP EVS Fixed Base Router / Plunge Router Combo Kit with Soft Start has a powerful motor for routing through tough hardwood at the user's desired speed. This wood router combo kit 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. The DW618PKB Wood Router Combo Kit includes DW618M motor pack, DW6184 fixed base, DW6182 plunge base, 1/4" and 1/2" collets, wrench, large hole sub-base, vacuum adapter, and a soft carry bag.
  • 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
  • 4-position orbital action provides control of cut quality and speed
  • Adjustable dust blower keeps line of cut clear of chips
  • 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, lean 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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Questions & Answers

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Q:will this router work with a Ryobi hing template
by|Jan 26, 2023
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A:  The DW618PKB accepts standard template. Please check with the manufacturer for their requirements and compatibility.

by|Jan 26, 2023
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    Q:Where can I find a replacement vacuum adapter to fit this router base? I don't believe mine came with an adapter. I have many adapters, but none of them fit this small vacuum port in this plunge router base.
    by|Jan 22, 2023
    1 Answer
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    A:  The adaptor model number is DW6913

    by|Jan 24, 2023
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      Q:Since Dewalt does not make a router table, will this router work/fit the Bosch RA1181 Router Benchtop Table?
      by|Nov 22, 2022
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      A:  It would not have been tested by the manufacturer DEWALT with that router table and is not recommended for use with it.

      by|Jan 23, 2023
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        Q:Can I use this router to cut laminated glass?
        by|Oct 20, 2022
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        A:  This router is not recommended by the manufacturer DEWALT for use on laminated glass.

        by|Oct 20, 2022
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          Customer Reviews

          4.5 out of 5
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          1/4 adapter is just garbage
          Just bought the DeWalt 2 1/4 Hp Router Kit (w/plunge attachment) yesterday. The unit comes with an 1/4 collet adapter, for cutting a 1/4in. dado in plywood. After two perfect dadoes and on the third dado the router was taxing, I stopped and was shocked to see the adapter cage was mangled and almost ruined the plywood. The adapter is made of thin mild steel - not suitable for this quality of router. I am going to call sales and see if they offer a proper 1/4in. collet before I return this.
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            Missing1/2 collet waiting a month since March17
            DEWALT SUPPORT CENTER. Called on March 17 brand new missing a 1/2" collet and had been waiting since then. Cases request #4034824 # 4181284 # 4218308.
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            Response from DewaltProductExpertJun 23, 2022
            Please contact us directly at wecare@sbdinc.com and reference your new ticket #4765079. We can assist you further and provide you with the information found regarding the previous order.
            Thanks, Doris DEWALT Social Rep
              3 found this review helpful
              Less than 1 year of use, motor burned up.
              Used less than a year in very light use. I went to route some slots in the floor, and within 30 minutes, the motor stopped working in a big puff of white smoke! Took the top off and the brushes were chipped looks like holders are shifted. <8hrs total use
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              Response from DewaltProductExpertFeb 10, 2022
              Hi ASINY

              We appreciate your feedback. We would like to speak to you about the experience you had. Please contact support at WECARE@sbdinc.com and include a brief description of the issue you are having along with your contact information.
              I look forward to hearing from you.

              Thank you
              Sherri C
              DEWALT
                4 found this review helpful
                Power and versatile!
                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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                  5 found this review helpful
                  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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                  4 found this review helpful
                  Everything you’d expect from a DEWALT power tool....
                  Everything you’d expect from a DEWALT power tool.
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                  2 found this review helpful
                  Major upgrade from ryobi
                  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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                    7 found this review helpful
                    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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                      5 found this review helpful
                      Powerful and smooth
                      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] 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.
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                        Cordless/CordedCordlessCordedCordedCorded
                        Router Base TypeFixed BaseFixed Base/Plunge BaseFixed Base/Plunge BaseFixed Base/Plunge Base
                        Amperage (amps)0 A1212 A12 A
                        Collet Size (in.)1/4 in.1/2 in.1/2 in.1/2 in.
                        Horsepower (HP)1.25 hp2.25 hp2.25 hp2.25 hp
                        IncludedDust CollectionDust CollectionWrenchVacuum
                        Tool Only| KitTool Only
                        Motor TypeBrushless
                        PortabilityHandheldHandheldHandheldHandheld
                        THD SO SKU1004486407
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