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Model #DW618PK

2-1/4 HP Electronic Variable Speed Fixed Base and Plunge Router Combo Kit with Soft Start

  • Spindle lock button allows for single-wrench bit changes
  • 3-year limited warranty
  • Flat top for easy bit and depth changes
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Product Overview

The DEWALT 2-1/4 HP Electronic Variable Speed Fixed Base and Plunge Router Combo Kit with Soft Start features a 2-1/4 hp, 12 amp electronic variable speed motor that delivers ample power to rout smoothly through the toughest hardwoods. A versatile kit, both a fixed base and plunge base are included, giving you 2-tools-in-1 to tackle a wide range of applications. Providing superior accuracy, the micro-fine depth adjustment ring provides precise depth adjustments in 1/64 in. increments and adjusts vertically for a constant switch/cordset location. Loaded with ease-of-use, comfort and convenience features for increased job productivity, this router has a heavy-duty, precision machined, die-cast aluminum base and motor housing for exceptional durability and low tool weight.
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  • Electronic variable speed with full feedback control for constant speed under load from 8000 to 24,000 RPM and a soft start to reduce startup torque for enhanced control
  • Adjustable, tool-free steel motor cam lock allows quick depth adjustment and base changes
  • Integral, through-the-column dust collection collects 95% of dust for superior bit visibility
  • Quick release motor latches for fast and easy motor pack removal for bit and base changes
  • Detachable cordset for convenient cordset serviceability and eliminates the need for a shorty cord motor pack
  • Precision machined brass bushings and case-hardened steel guide rods provide a smooth and accurate plunge stroke
  • Clear, LEXAN sub-base provides enhanced base durability and 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 a smooth, long-lasting depth adjustment
  • Convenient right or left switch and cordset location
  • Self-releasing and long, 8-slotted collets for better bit retention and elimination of frozen bits
  • Includes: 2-1/4 HP electronic variable speed fixed base and plunge router, DW618M motor oack, DW6184 fixed base, DW6182 plunge base, 1/4 in. and 1/2 in. collets, wrench, large hole sub base, vacuum adaptor and kit box
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Specifications

Dimensions

Collet size (in.)
.25
Product Depth (in.)
15.88
Product Height (in.)
9.13
Product Width (in.)
24

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
Yes
Peak Horsepower
2.25 hp
Product Weight (lb.)
22.55
Returnable
180-Day
Router Base Type
Fixed/Plunge
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
Yes

Warranty / Certifications

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

Questions & Answers

37Questions51Answers

Does this come with both .25 and .5 collet? Specs doesnt say however i saw this same kit on ebay and it does say it comes with both. Can you help me

Asked by Alex March 22, 2018
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Yes assuming you mean inches not centimeters.

fix base mount

Asked by einstixx69 January 19, 2014
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Yes. I have mounted it in a bosch RA1181

does this come with the hard case like the picture?

Asked by Tesh June 5, 2018
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Yes it does. I ordered it online and it was delivered with the hard case.

What if any router bits does this kit come with?

Asked by Case March 24, 2017
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NONE

Does this have an LED light?

Asked by W10 December 23, 2015
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No, this does not have any type of lighting to light your work area

Dewalt Router with Hard Case?

Asked by mflook1111 March 16, 2016
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Yes

Does this kit come with an edge guide? Thank you

Asked by spent May 30, 2017
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No it does not it does come with several plastic bases.

Does the adjustment rod actually move up an down? I own a 618 plunge/fixed base kit and the adjus...

Asked by Handyman39047 June 20, 2018
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Are you refering to the stops for the depth adjustment rod? That is solid but you adjust the depth by revolving the stops at the different heights. ?The only thing moving up and down is the chassis on the two rods that slide up and down from the base.

Is this router brush or brush less

Asked by Larry May 16, 2019
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They are Brush. The XR series is Brushless.

Does it come with 2 collets for 1/4" and 1/2"?

Asked by USMCVet74 April 26, 2017
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It comes with collets for both a 1/2 inch and 1/4 inch bits.

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Ordered received just a few day later per FedEx. Put right to work on a few projects I had lined ...
Ordered received just a few day later per FedEx. Put right to work on a few projects I had lined up. Has worked flawlessly thus far.
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I purchased this about 1 1/2 years ago. I've only used it 3 times and it burned up. 2 stars was for all the accessories that came with it.
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Worked well, handles are very comfy.
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Review from a DIYer Great router. Worked well, I used this on 3/4" plywood. I made the mistake of putting the motor in the plunge base with the adjustment ring on. I jammed it so much that I had to destroy the plunge base to get the motor out. At least I can still use it with the fixed base router . The grips are very comfortable and I had full control of the router, I did not feel it getting away from me.
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Great router. Worked well, I used this on 3/4" plywood. I made the mistake of putting the motor i...
Great router. Worked well, I used this on 3/4" plywood. I made the mistake of putting the motor in the plunge base with the adjustment ring on. I jammed it so much that I had to destroy the plunge base to get the motor out. At least I can still use it with the fixed base router
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Fresno, Ca
Great Router
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5
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5
Love this thing. Smooth and powerful, no matter what I throw at it. I put it in my makeshift table as soon as I got it, and while I haven't used it without the table yet, I'm sure it'll impress me just as much when I do. I'm no pro, so this is about as much as I can tell you...it's a good purchase if you're looking for a powerful router to put in a table.
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Pflugerville, Tx
New to routers, but really like this one
Quality :
5
Value :
5
Have used this router in both the fixed base (installed in router table) and plunger configurations a number of times for hobby woodworking. So far I have been very pleased with the features and performance of the router used both ways. The soft start is very useful in reducing the start up torque when used in plunger configuration and in both plunger and fixed base to reduce the AC power surge. The plunge action is quite useful once I got used to that mode.
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Bend Oregon
Best router you can buy
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5
Value :
5
I have gone through Hitachi, Porter Cable, Makita, and Milwaukee routers. The DW 618 is a professional grade unit. I build cabinets and furniture for a living. Every Dewalt router I've owned has outlasted the competition. This one will be no different. Both bases are very simple to setup and use. I currently have the fixed base in a router table and the plunge base for every day routing. I believe the 618 is the ideal router for 99% of routing tasks. I plan on buying a couple more when the need arises.
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Excellent router combo kit
Very versatile router combo kit. Soft start plunges easily into hardwood and matched with router bits and Dewalt edge vaccumn attachment has made this a desireable woodworking tool.
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I actually haven't used it yet but I can already...
I actually haven't used it yet but I can already tell I don't really like how the base attaches to the router. My previous router was a porter cable and the simplicity was what I liked best. I may change my mind after I start using it but at first glance it seems more complicated than it needs to be.
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