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

$20793
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  • 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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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
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Ratings
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Cordless/ CordedCordedCordedCordlessCorded
Router Base TypeFixed Base/Plunge BaseFixed Base/Plunge BaseFixed BaseFixed Base/Plunge Base
Amperage (amps)1112012 A
Horsepower (HP)1.75 hp 0 hp2.25 hp
Collet Size (in.)1/2 in.1/4 in.1/4 in.1/2 in.
IncludedDust Collection No Additional Items IncludedVacuum
Power Tool FeaturesDepth Adjustment,Multiple BaseDepth Adjustment,Multiple Base,Variable SpeedDepth Adjustment,No Additional Features,Variable SpeedDepth Adjustment,Multiple Base,Variable Speed
PortabilityHandheld HandheldHandheld
Motor Type Brushless
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
15.88
Product Height (in.)
9.13
Product Width (in.)
24

Details

Amperage (amps)
12
Collet Size (in.)
1/4 in.
Color Family
Yellow
Condition
New
Cord Length (ft.)
6
Corded Tool Type
Router
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Power Tool Features
Depth Adjustment,Multiple Base,Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
22.55
Returnable
90-Day
Router Base Type
Fixed Base/Plunge Base
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

Warranty / Certifications

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Manufacturer Warranty
3 year limited warranty

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.6
    out of 140 reviews
  • 93%recommend this product
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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.
    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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      Great 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.
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      3 people found this helpful
      New to routers, but really like this one
      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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      7 people found this helpful
      Best router you can buy
      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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      15 people found this helpful
      Dewalt Router
      A very good router, well worth the money and an excellent purchase. I only wish when ordering online you’d be provided with a receipt similar to the emailed option that you receive when purchased in-store at the register
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      Works well.
      Works well. At 2.25 HP, it can cut a lot of material. The handles are well balanced with the weight of the router.
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      Very dependable. Just what I needed...
      Very dependable. Just what I needed
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