Dewalt DW618 2-1/4 HP EVS Fixed Base Router

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Dewalt DW618 2-1/4 HP EVS Fixed Base Router Dewalt Model: dewndw618
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Product Features & specs :

Dewalt DW618 2-1/4 HP EVS Fixed Base Router

Details Features:
  • 2-1/4 HP (maximum motor HP), 12.0 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
  • Soft start to reduce start-up torque and for enhanced control
  • Micro-fine depth adjustment ring provides precise depth adjustments in 1/64 in. increments and adjusts vertically for a constant switch and cord set 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 cord set offers cord set serviceability and the ability to use the same motor pack for all bases
  • Sub-base concentricity gauge included to ensure bit concentricity for best-in-class accuracy
  • Spindle lock to allow for one-wrench bit changes
  • Clear, LEXAN sub-base provides enhanced base durability, bit visibility and accepts standard template guide bushings
  • Rubber over-molded handles and low center of gravity design provide best-in-class comfort, balance and control
  • Dust-sealed switch provides durability and long 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
  • Right or left switch and cord set location provides the ability to have the switch in your right or left hand
What’s Included:
  • 2-1/4 HP EVS Fixed Base Router - DW618
  • Motor Pack - DW618M
  • Fixed Base - DW6184
  • Wrench
  • Sub-Base Centering Gauge
  • 1/2 in. Collet
Power Source
Base Type
UL Safety
No-Load Speed (RPM)
CSA Safety
Wifi compatibility
Handle Style
Dual Knob
Collet Capacity
1/4 in / 1/2 in
Case included
Depth Adjustment increments
1/64 in
Speed Settings
Bluetooth Compatibility
Motor Type
Base Dimensions
6 in x 6 in
Depth Adjustment System
Micro-Fine Depth Adjustment
Switch Type
Cord Length
8 ft
Speed Controls
ETL Safety
7.2 lbs.
Warranty Term
3 Year

Reviews :

4.5 / 5.0
25 Reviews
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Yes (16)
No (1)
Powerful (13)
Easy To Use (10)
Ergonomic Design (1)
Value (1)
Heavy (1)
Best Uses
Home Repair (7)
Large Projects (1)
Small Projects (1)
So far so good!!
I have had this router for a few months now and I am vet satisfied with it. It feels sturdy and does its job well. Very easy to change bits. So far I only have the fixed base, but I know that a plunge base will be in my future.
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November 4, 2019
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This is a nice router Easy to use and set up.
December 15, 2018
Would you recommend this product?
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Best Uses
Large Projects
Small Projects
Great Router
Dependable router for any application. Very versatile with plunge accessory. I have one dedicated to the router table and two others for dovetail and track work. I use two wrenches to change the bits, since I find it difficult to hold down the button and work one wrench.
July 23, 2017
over 3 years ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Good Power
Good power. Easy adjustments. Nice that it comes with both 1/4 and 1/2 inch collets. I currently have it mounted in my router table.
June 9, 2017
I Should Have Bought This Sooner
I don't know why I messed around with a less powerful router for so long. I went back and forth on which router to buy, and I have not regretted this purchase for a second. I use it to 2 inch thick flatten cherry and oak slabs with a 1 1/4" flat bit. It never hesitates.
May 10, 2017
Would you recommend this product?
powerful router
I received the router in a shabby little box, but what does that matter. Router used but in very good condition. Used it the same day and it is a powerful tool that runs without vibrations. The soft start feature is very beneficial for a 2-1/4HP router.
It was missing the 1/4" collet and the centering gauge: I called customer service and was advised that these parts have to be ordered and it might take 7-10 day's to get them shipped. Shipment arrived after 2 (!) day's. Great service. Btw, I am not getting paid for this review.
October 6, 2015
Would you recommend this product?
Easy To Use
Great tool!
Purchased this specific model because it was the lightest that would let me use my 1/4 and 1/2 inch bits. I am getting used to the switch location. The router this replaced had the switch in one of the handles.
October 5, 2015
Would you recommend this product?
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Home Repair
A Well Made Tool For Professional Use
This is a tool made to withstand professional use. Well built, designed by those who know how this tool is used.
September 23, 2015
Would you recommend this product?
Easy To Use
DW618R Router
I use the router for roundovers and coves for the most part. The router is easily mounted in a router table and the motor detaches quickly from the fixed base. Using the depth ring to determine depth of cut is probably quite good for normal hand held use but not as much for router table use. This is because the depth ring is not easily read when in a router table. Also, moving the router motor up or down to change depth can all too easily cause the depth ring to accidentally change location. The 12 amp motor has plenty of punch for larger diameter router bits. The soft start isn't quite as useful for the router table as it is for hand held use. My PC690 could be a tad difficult to hold on to when using a large diameter bit during hand held use. But this router is as gentle as a lamb on start up. Inspection revealed a router delivered in good shape. But, when I started it up the motor oscillated up and down in the rpm range. I've used it a bit to rout some 1/2" coves and it seem that the oscillation has decreased. Time will tell if this is a problem or a temporary aberration. Otherwise, I am satisfied with this router.
August 28, 2015
Would you recommend this product?
Easy To Use
a great item. easy to use,and change cutters. variable speed
a fine wood working tool, I should have bought one years ago. the varibal speed has eliminated all burning of the finished product.
August 15, 2015

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I have a Rockler (B) router plate. Can the Dewalt DW621 or DW618 router be mounted to this router table and if so, how?
Phil 6 on Jul 21, 2017
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BEST ANSWER: According to the Rockler website for Rockler router plates, Plate B fits DW621 and Plate A fits DW618. Just remove the existing plate for the router and replace with the router table plate using the same screws.
C C on Jun 8, 2018


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