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DEWALT DW616 1-3/4-Horsepower Fixed Base Router

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  • 1-3/4-hp, 11-amp motor provides the power to rout smoothly through the toughest hardwoods
  • Micro-fine depth adjustment ring provides precise depth adjustments in 1/64-inch increments
  • 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
  • Sub-base concentricity gauge included to ensure bit concentricity for best-in-class accuracy
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Technical Details

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Product Description


Route and smooth even demanding hardwoods with the 1-3/4 horsepower DEWALT DW616 fixed base router, which provides a micro-fine depth adjustment ring provides for precise depth adjustments in 1/64-inch increments. And the adjustable, tool-free steel motor cam lock makes depth adjustment and base changes quick and solid-locking.

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The 1-3/4 horsepower DW616M motor pack
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At a Glance
DW616 1-3/4-Horsepower Fixed Base Router
At a Glance:
  • 1-3/4 horsepower, 11.0 Amp motor

  • Adjustable, tool-free steel motor cam lock

  • Precise depth adjustments in 1/64-inch increments

  • Easily tackles even the toughest hardwoods

  • Three-year limited warranty; one-year free service
At a Glance

Power and Performance

This kit's DW616M 1-3/4 horsepower, 11 amp motor provides all the power, durability, and versatility required on professional job sites. A dust-sealed switch protects against dust ingestion for longer switch life, and the motor housing is nickel plated for a smooth, long-lasting depth adjustment.

With a micro-fine depth adjustment ring, you can count on accurate adjustment in 1/64-inch increments, while a clear, Lexan sub-base ensures durability, visibility, and the ability to accept standard template guide bushings. The included sub-base concentricity gauge enhances accuracy even further by helping you maintain bit concentricity, and long, eight-slot collets that are self-releasing provide excellent bit retention for dependability.

Comfort and Convenience

A steel motor cam lock and quick-release motor latches make adjustments and base changes tool-free, fast and easy when you need to switch tasks, and a unique, detachable cordset helps keep this tool easy to service. The over-molded, rubber handles and well-balanced body will keep you working comfortably for hours. The unique switch and cordset configuration allows you to keep the switch in your right or left hand, and a flat top further increases to ease of bit and depth changes.


This DEWALT tool is backed by three-year limited warranty covering any defects due to faulty materials or workmanship (from the date of purchase). It's also covered by DEWALT's one-year free service contract, where DEWALT will maintain the tool and replace worn parts caused by normal use--for free.

What's in the Box

DEWALT DW616 fixed base router with DW616M motor pack; DW6184 fixed base; 1/4- and 1/2-inch collets, sub-base concentricity gauge; two wrenches; operating instructions

DeWalt DW616
Micro-fine depth adjustment ring provides precise depth adjustments in 1/64-inch increments (view larger).

From the Manufacturer

Powered by an 11 amp motor, this fixed base router features the micro-fine depth adjustment ring which provides precise, quick depth adjustments in 1/64-inch increments and constant switch and cordset location. An adjustable, tool-free motor cam lock and quick release motor latches provide easy depth change, quick motor pack removal and solid base locking. Precision-machined die-cast aluminum base; nickel-plated, die-cast aluminum motor housing; detachable cordset; dust-sealed switch; and a clear, Lexan sub-base provide enhanced durability. Rubber overmolded handles and low center of gravity design provide best-in-class comfort, balance, and control. Part of an interchangeable router system of two motor packs and three bases: fixed, plunge, and D-Handle. Includes 1/2-inch and 1/4-inch one-piece, self-releasing collets, two wrenches, and a concentricity gauge to ensure bit to sub-base centering.

Product Information

Technical Details
Part Number 115-DW616
Item Weight10 pounds
Product Dimensions10.8 x 9.2 x 7.2 inches
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Item model numberDW616
Voltage120 volts
Horsepower1.75 HP
Item Package Quantity1
Special Featuresfixed-base
Warranty Description90 Day Money Back Guarantee, 1 Year Free Service Contract, 3 Year Limited Warranty
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #10,289 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight10.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
Date First AvailableSeptember 14, 2004
Warranty & Support

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Important Information

Bulb Voltage
120.00 Volts

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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It is comfortable to use and very powerful.
Hi quality woodworking tool with the dependability you would expect from Dewalt.
Jay Cremer
Chose the router because of the brand and advertised features.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

55 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Aaron D. Daley on January 6, 2004
I have owned 4 different DeWalt routers which I enjoyed despite limitations that I found in all of them (weight, power, ease of use, etc.) I still, however considered the previous DeWalt routers to be superior to both Porter Cable and Bosch routers.
When DeWalt came out with their new 1 3/4 and 2 1/4 hp routers with multiple bases to compete with PC, I had to try them.
I decided on the 1 3/4 hp, as I have their 2 hp, and have never liked the weight of the unit. It always felt cumbersome doing light work. Upon receiveing this little router, I mounted the fixed base underneath one of my router tables, and kept the plunge base out for travelling work. Here are my impressions:
1.) This has plenty of smooth power to run virtually anything you fire its way. I was able to smoothly run a cabinet panelling bit through MDF (I would not dare to do so through hardwood that is what the 3hp router is for). On sit I ran 3/4" roundovers, 3/4" straight fluted bits, etc. without incident. This router has the power to do almost anything you need on site, and can run most bits you need in a router table.
2.) The changing of the motor from base to base takes a couple of times to get used to, but is smarter than the current Porter Cable model. Changing router bits requires two wrenches, however, the detachable cord and flat base allow it to rest in a flat and stable position.
3.) They made the base compatbile with Porter Cable bases so most of the base attachments you can buy for PC also work with the DeWalt.
Bottom line is I got rid of all other routers I owned except for the DeWalt 3hp (for panelling), and have two fixed bases mounted under Rockler router tables, one plunge and one fixed base for on site work, and a total of 5 motors to put wherever I need them. It has truly been a universal fit for all of my routing needs!
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Smaug on December 1, 2007
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I was after a good all-around router. I had already had the DW621. (their 2 hp electronic plunge router) I sold it a while ago, and I wanted a budget replacement that would have flexibility down the road. The Porter-Cable 690 series is the most popular in this area, but they have made some changes recently that I didn't like; going to a rocker switch in lieu of a toggle switch, for instance.

The switch in this one is the toggle switch, which protrudes more and is easier to find without looking. Also, it is dust sealed with a rubber fitting, so dust isn't a factor. Porter*Cable was just trying to save a couple cents per router by using a cheapo rocker switch. Bad call. When there's a router bit spinning at 24,000 RPM and you're holding the router with one hand while you look for the switch, you don't want to have to look or feel around too much to turn it off, especially in case of emergency.

Like the PC 690, this DeWalt has a flat top, which you set the router down on when changing bits. Unlike some other routers, this one requires the use of two wrenches for changing bits instead of having a shaft lock button and one wrench. I don't mind taking the extra few seconds to use the two wrenches, both of which are included. Actually, two identical wrenches are provided. They are thick, stamped steel, and are either tempered or just naturally have a black finish. Each wrench has each size needed - 19mm and 22mm.

The motor unit is easily removed from the fixed base by unlatching the main latch in the back, (a simple cam latch) pressing in on the quick release latches with one hand and lifting out the motor unit with the other hand. Then, if you have another base, such as the D-handle or plunge base offered for this router, you just drop it in.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Jack L. Reynolds on June 20, 2008
I purchased this router for two reasons:
1) I was tired of taking my Bosch router in and out of my router table and wanted to dedicate a router to the the table
2) I wanted a router with a clear base that would accept Porter Cable style guide bushings so that using various jigs would be easier

The other router in my shop is a Bosch 1617 and I'll compare it to the Dewalt.
Bosch pros:
The height adjustment is easier to micro adjust
There is more room between the motor and base for removing bits
The two wrenches and collets are a little easier to manage.

Dewalt pros:
Clear lexan base is great for seeing what's going on
Base accepts Porter Cable guide bushings
I like the feel of the rubber handles

Although the Bosch is 2 1/4hp and variable speed, I find that the Dewalt has plenty of power for most routing and the single speed is fine for most of the routing that I do; dovetails, mortising, edge profiles, small bits mostly (I raise panels on my 3hp Shaper)

Both routers are great and I can't choose between them. I like each for different reasons. Good luck with your choice.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By W. R. Goldsborough on March 10, 2013
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I chose this unit over others based on price and the performance of other DEWALT equipment I use. It did not disappoint. It easily handled 3/4 inch cuts in hickory, oak and bubinga. The off-on toggle switch is far easier to use than push through or off/on push switches and is in a thumb's reach from the handles when in use. The cord length allows a good range of motion without being excessive nor too short. Bit changes are easily handled with the wrenches supplied as each of the two has both a 19cm and 22cm end. Grab either one and you have the right one. Removal of the base from the motor body is simple. Use of the micro-adjusting ring required a bit of learning time for an old mind but makes accurate tuning of depth a breeze.
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