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2-1/4 HP EVS Fixed Base Router with Soft Start

  • 3-year limited warranty
  • Spindle lock button allows single-wrench bit changes
  • Nickel plated motor housing
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Product Overview

  • 3-year limited warranty
  • Spindle lock button allows single-wrench bit changes
  • Nickel plated motor housing
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
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Product Overview

  • 3-year limited warranty
  • Spindle lock button allows single-wrench bit changes
  • Nickel plated motor housing
Model #: DW618
Internet #: 203070198

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
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Key Features

Product Overview
Key Features
  • 3-year limited warranty
  • Spindle lock button allows single-wrench bit changes
  • Nickel plated motor housing
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
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Product Overview

  • 3-year limited warranty
  • Spindle lock button allows single-wrench bit changes
  • Nickel plated motor housing
Model #: DW618
Internet #: 203070198

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
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Info & Guides

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Ratings (31) (134) (124) (223)
Depth Adjustment Yes Yes Yes Yes
Router Base Type Fixed Fixed/Plunge Fixed Fixed/Plunge
Multiple base No Yes Yes Yes
Collet size (in.) .25 .25 .5 .25
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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.)
10lb
Returnable
90-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

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.)
10lb
Returnable
90-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

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

Is that a toggle switch I'm seeing in the pics to start/stop?
Asked by: ck
Yes, it is a toggle switch.
Answered by: Sam
Date published: 2018-10-30

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

Asked by: Janiej
Mine just came in a box. No bag or case.Michael
Answered by: Dozerguy
Date published: 2018-10-16

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

Asked by: Donny
yes it does
Answered by: evroom1
Date published: 2018-11-25

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

can you use a .25 inch dia. collet and .50 inch collet
Asked by: baldman
yes
Answered by: bear
Date published: 2019-02-27
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Customer Reviews

DEWALT 2-1/4 HP EVS Fixed Base Router with Soft Start is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 124.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 3 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-08-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from third time get broke As an amateur wood worker, I own a router DW618, my big concern is that this is the third time get broken at the magned ring. This time small pieces of the magned ring damaged the armature. I am sure that this defect is due to manufacture defect, which I would like to claim for a new one, specially because this router is very expensive and I love to buy good equipment. I look forward to hear from you guys, very soon with a very good solution.
Date published: 2019-07-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from magnet ring under main bearing broke The magnetic ring under the main bearing broke after 2 years of light use. Expected more from this product. Bought a second one because I have the accessories. there are two other reports of the same problem. If this one breaks I will not buy Dewalt again.
Date published: 2019-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2019-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my first router. I found it easy to... This is my first router. I found it easy to set up and operate the first time. It made a great edge on the sheet of plastic I was using.
Date published: 2019-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Runs good!... Runs good!
Date published: 2019-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A quality product with power and easy to use features I table-mounted this unit for general routing applications. The setting features were easily accessed and operated just like advertised. With the installed spindle lock and a single wrench, bits were a breeze to change. I also operated this unit with the original face plate in guide-controlled applications. Easy to control with enough power for any application I threw at it.
Date published: 2012-05-09
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