Model # DW618D

Internet #203164062

Store SO SKU #1000952748

0028877357478

DEWALT

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

  • Spindle lock button allows for single-wrench bit changes
  • Flat top for easy bit and depth changes
  • D-Handle incorporates trigger switch with lock-on feature
$ 221 35 /box
store icon Loading Buying Options...
package icon Loading Buying Options...
Sorry, but we ran into issues loading these options. Please try refreshing.

Frequently Bought Together

Frequently Bought Together

Product Overview

  • Spindle lock button allows for single-wrench bit changes
  • Flat top for easy bit and depth changes
  • D-Handle incorporates trigger switch with lock-on feature
The DEWALT DW618D Router is designed with a 2-1/4 HP (maximum motor HP), 12.0 Amp electronic variable speed motor that provides the power to rout smoothly through the toughest hardwoods. This router features 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. A micro-fine depth adjustment ring provides precise depth adjustments in 1/64 in. increments and adjusts vertically for a constant switch/cord set location.
  • Nickel plated motor housing for a smooth, long-lasting depth adjustment
  • 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 cord set offers cord set serviceability and removes the need for a shorty cord motor pack
  • Clear, Lexan sub-base provides enhanced base durability, bit visibility, and accepts standard template guide bushings
  • Two position, rubber overmolded handle 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
  • Self-releasing, long, eight slotted collets for better bit retention and elimination of frozen bits
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

  • Spindle lock button allows for single-wrench bit changes
  • Flat top for easy bit and depth changes
  • D-Handle incorporates trigger switch with lock-on feature
Model #: DW618D
Internet #: 203164062

The DEWALT DW618D Router is designed with a 2-1/4 HP (maximum motor HP), 12.0 Amp electronic variable speed motor that provides the power to rout smoothly through the toughest hardwoods. This router features 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. A micro-fine depth adjustment ring provides precise depth adjustments in 1/64 in. increments and adjusts vertically for a constant switch/cord set location.

  • Nickel plated motor housing for a smooth, long-lasting depth adjustment
  • 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 cord set offers cord set serviceability and removes the need for a shorty cord motor pack
  • Clear, Lexan sub-base provides enhanced base durability, bit visibility, and accepts standard template guide bushings
  • Two position, rubber overmolded handle 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
  • Self-releasing, long, eight slotted collets for better bit retention and elimination of frozen bits
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Info & Guides

You will need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader to view PDF documents. Download a free copy from the Adobe Web site.

Compare Similar

Compare Similar Products
Brand DEWALT DEWALT DEWALT DEWALT
Name 2-1/4 HP EVS Fixed Base Router Kit with Soft Start 12 Amp 2.25 HP Fixed and Plunge Base Corded Router Kit 2-1/4 HP Electronic Variable Speed D-Handle Router with Soft Start 2 HP Electronic Variable Speed Plunge Router
Price
$168.00 /box
$199.00
$221.35 /box
$242.77 /box
Ratings (6) (99) (14) (8)
Depth Adjustment Yes Yes Yes Yes
Router Base Type Fixed Fixed/Plunge Fixed Plunge
Multiple base No Yes No No
Collet size (in.) .25 .5 .25 .25
View Product View Product View Product View Product

Specifications

Dimensions

Collet size (in.)
.25
Product Depth (in.)
13.31
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
Multiple base
No
Peak Horsepower
2.25 hp
Product Weight (lb.)
11.75lb
Returnable
90-Day
Router Base Type
Fixed
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
No

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year limited warranty

Specifications

Dimensions

Collet size (in.)
.25
Product Depth (in.)
13.31
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
Multiple base
No
Peak Horsepower
2.25 hp
Product Weight (lb.)
11.75lb
Returnable
90-Day
Router Base Type
Fixed
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
No

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year limited warranty

Questions & Answers

Does it come with 1/2 and 1/4 collet?

Asked by: Nt
I’m pretty sure it comes with both
Answered by: Me
Date published: 2019-05-18

What size Diameter is the motor body? None of your router spec;s list this information and if you...

What size Diameter is the motor body? None of your router spec;s list this information and if you're using a lift its somthing you have to know. Home Depot needs to fix this its a mistake not listing this dimension on the spec's. They also need to show optional parts you can get like if a route comes with a 1/4" collet you can buy a 1/2 collet for it as well separate. Most of them you can. Its called a tie in sale!
Asked by: Bobbg
I purchased my new router from Home Depot three weeks ago . There was both a 1/2 "and A 1/4 " with it. And today isn't it down flat without bringing the collet up and it broke the two of the fingers in the collet. I called the service phone number spoke to a lady, explained the problem and she said she would send me a replacement at o charge and said I should have it within the week. That type of service explained why my shop is filled with yellow and black tools
Answered by: Marshall
Date published: 2017-08-02

? No 1/2 Inch Collet?

At $80 + more than the step down and a larger and smarter motor ... there is no 1/2 inch Collet? I am out looking for a 1/2 inch and spied this one ... very cool functional looking ... but the $119 step down from this has a 1/2 conversion ability ... not sure I get it? Why are the routers with a 1/2 collet so difficult to purchase?
Asked by: Cowboy68
  • y_2019, m_5, d_21, h_17CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_2.0.12
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_3
  • loc_, sid_203164062, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=NUM_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=BEST_ANSWER_FEEDBACK_COUNT, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=POSITIVE_ANSWER_FEEDBACK_COUNT, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=NUM_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_homedepot
  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-3.1.1
  • CLOUD, getContent, 28ms
  • QUESTIONS, PRODUCT

Customer Reviews

2-1/4 HP Electronic Variable Speed D-Handle Router with Soft Start is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good overall, needs an Led light I like the router overall, but I have seen other reviews commenting on the lack of a Led light. Very difficult to see what you are doing without a light.
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk Died on first use. Wound not restart. Do not buy.!
Date published: 2018-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful and smooth 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.]
Date published: 2018-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the extra money I looked around that many different routers. there are definitely some cheaper options out there but unfortunately they are just that... cheap. it was nice to see you after spending the extra money that I got what I paid for. This is by far the best router I've ever used. It's amazing to see some of the work it does. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mid range router I use my router for just about every project from jointing edges, profiling, inlaying, to planing slabs. It’s handled everything with pretty much no problem. I have a beefy Amana bit I use for planing slabs and it cuts like a hot knife through butter. Nice durable build! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from very powerful I had mine for about 4 years, runs great, very powerfull, the only problem is the adjustment noob on the height, not very accurate. but not lot of a problem, still recommend [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Router Picked this up about 2 months ago. Very powerful. Variable speed. This is the first plunge router I’ve ever owned and I am very happy with it. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-11-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from magnet blow bushing shattered After less then two years of light use the magnet below the ball bearing top shattered. Not happy. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-11-13
  • y_2019, m_5, d_20, h_16
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.12
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_14
  • loc_, sid_203164062, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_homedepot
  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-3.1.1
  • CLOUD, getContent, 30ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT