Dewalt DW618M 2-1/4 HP EVS Router Motor Unit

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Product Features & specs :

Dewalt DW618M 2-1/4 HP EVS Router Motor Unit

Details Features:
  • The DW618M is the motor unit for the DW618 router
  • 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
  • Dust-sealed switch provides durability and long switch life
  • Spindle lock to allow for one-wrench bit changes
  • Heavy-duty, precision-machined, die-cast aluminum motor housing for durability and low tool weight
  • Nickel-plated motor housing for a smooth, long-lasting depth adjustment
  • Flat top for easy bit and depth changes
  • Self-releasing, long, eight slotted collets for better bit retention and eliminating frozen bits
What’s Included:
  • 2-1/4 HP EVS Router Motor Unit - DW618M
  • 1/4 in. Collet
  • 1/2 in. Collet
  • Wrench
No-Load Speed (RPM)
Speed Settings
Compatible Models
DW618 Router
5.6 lbs.
Warranty Term
3 Year

Reviews :

4.2 / 5.0
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Home Repair (1)
Brand new had issues
Bought it in December and tried using it on a job. The motor had an issue surging, not maintaining constant speeds. It was immediate but got worse in the first 5 minutes of use. Dewalt sent me to a local service center (30 Miles for repairs. It took just under 7 weeks to get it back (2/2/18). In the mean time I bought a competitors motor to finish the job. Today I installed the motor in a router table and it seems to run constant speed, but I have not used it on a job as of yet so hoping for the best. I am giving it one star for two reasons. 1. Quality control should have caught this issue. 2. It seems a little ridiculous on a smaller tool like this it should have just been exchanged for a new one immediately so I could accomplish the job.
February 28, 2018
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Easy To Use
So pleased with my Dewalt router, I bought this for my table
I own a Dewalt router which caused me purchase this Moyer for my router table. I'm very pleased with my purchase.
July 21, 2016
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Easy To Use
Needed a second router
Needed a second router and figured what's better than a second router with my DW combo? Keep one in the Plunge base and one in the D handle base.
May 7, 2016
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Easy To Use
Best Uses
Home Repair
Smooth starting; enough power for dense hardwoods; adapts well to use with a Kreg table.
August 25, 2015
I received my repair parts this week and got to my hydraulic press this evening. Replacing the magnet washer under the top bearing is no small shop task. Once the bearing was pressed off, the magnet washer replaced, the bearing pressed back on and the router reassembled, it ran like the champ it is. Hopefully the washer will last longer than the first. DO NOT TRY THIS REPAIR YOURSELF UNLESS YOU HAVE SOME MACHINE SHOP EXPERIENCE AND A HYDRAULIC PRESS!!!
March 15, 2010
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Get your motor going with a Dewalt 618
I got this for my homemade CNC mech. It works great. I'm considering on getting another for a table router or for my second CNC project.
September 10, 2009

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I want to purchase a Dewalt 618 router motor for a Rout R Lift FX router lift. The picture does not show a power cable. Does it come with this cable?
Gary on Oct 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No, it includes the motor and the collets


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