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.
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
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
Yes assuming you mean inches not centimeters.
fix base mount
Asked by einstixx69 January 19, 2014
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
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
Does this have an LED light?
Asked by W10 December 23, 2015
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
Does this kit come with an edge guide? Thank you
Asked by spent May 30, 2017
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
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
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
It comes with collets for both a 1/2 inch and 1/4 inch bits.
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.
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
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.
Pros: Accurate, Good Size & Weight, Powerful, Sturdy
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.
Pros: Accurate, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Powerful, fairly easy to switch between fixed and plunger
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.
Pros: Durable, Powerful, Easy to Use, Accurate, Long-Lasting
I actually haven't used it yet but I can already...
December 5, 2020
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.
6.5 Amp 1-1/4 HP Corded Variable Speed Compact Router with 3 Bases (Plunge, Tilt, and Offset Base)
The 1-1/4 HP Compact Router Kit (model RT0701CX3)The 1-1/4 HP Compact Router Kit (model RT0701CX3) delivers performance, versatility and precision in a compact size. With a full 1-1/4 maximum horsepower and three bases included, the kit is engineered for a full range of precision routing applications. The kit includes three bases needed for a range of routing applications. The plunge base has a full 0 in. - 1-3/8 in. plunge depth capacity and an easy-to-use fine depth adjustment with 3 preset depth stops. The tilt base provides routing at different angles with positive stops at -30 Degree and 45 Degree and the offset base allows for routing in hard-to-reach areas and as close as 3/4 in. to a wall. The router accepts industry standard template guides for added versatility. California residents: see Proposition 65 information.Product Details