|Power Source||Corded Electric|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||19.6 x 23.6 x 7.6 inches|
|Maximum Rotational Speed||24000 RPM|
|Item Weight||27.2 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||19.6 x 23.6 x 7.6 inches|
|Item model number||DW618B3|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Included Components||DW618M motor packDW6184 fixed baseDW6182 plunge baseDW6183 D-handle base1/4" and 1/2" colletsWrenchLarge hole sub baseVacuum adapterKit Box|
|Warranty Description||3 Year Limited Warranty, 90 Day Money Back Guarantee, 1 Year Free Service Contract|
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|Item Dimensions LxWxH||19.6 x 23.6 x 7.6 inches|
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- 2-1/4 HP (maximum motor HP), 12.0 amp electronic variable speed motor of DEWALT router provides the power to rout smoothly through the toughest hardwoods
- DEWALT plunge router features electronic variable speed with full feedback control for constant speed under load from 8,000-24,000 rpm and soft start to reduce start-up torque for enhanced control
- D-handle incorporates trigger switch with lock-on feature
- Micro-fine depth adjustment ring provides precise depth adjustments in 1/64-inch increments and adjusts vertically for a constant switch/cordset location
- Adjustable, tool-free steel motor cam lock makes depth adjustment and base changes quick and solid-locking
- Integral, through-the-column dust collection collects 95% of the dust and provides superior bit visibility
- Quick release motor latches for fast and easy motor pack removal for bit and base changes
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|Item Dimensions||19.6 x 23.6 x 7.6 inches||15.88 x 24 x 9.13 inches||13.31 x 9.5 x 7.25 inches||13.75 x 10.25 x 5 inches||8.38 x 6.1 x 5.75 inches||10.75 x 9.6 x 7.25 inches|
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The DW618B3 2-1/4 HP Three Base Router Kit has a powerful motor for routing through tough hardwood at the user's desired speed. Includes fixed, plunge and D-handle bases. DEWALT fixed router features precise depth adjustments and fast, easy motor pack removal for bit and base changes.
Offering excellent versatility and professional grade quality, the DEWALT DW618B3 router kit includes three bases that can tackle a wide variety of jobs: a fixed base, a plunge base, and a D-handle base for more precise handling. It features a 2-1/4 horsepower, 12 amp variable speed motor that provides the power to rout smoothly through the toughest hardwoods.Fixed base (view larger).
D-handle base (view larger).
Plunge base (view larger).
DW618B3 2-1/4 Horsepower Three Base Router Kit At a Glance:
- 2-1/4 horsepower, 12.0 Amp motor
- Includes three router bases: fixed, plunge, and D-handle
- Electronic variable speed from 8,000-24,000 RPM
- Easily tackles even the toughest hardwoods
- Three-year limited warranty
The 2-1/4-horsepower, 12 amp motor allows the router to cut through the toughest hardwoods. The router's electronic variable-speed trigger lets you select from between 8,000 and 24,000 RPM for specific applications. And because this system employs full electronic feedback, you can trust the router to provide constant speed under load. In addition, the motor's soft start reduces start-up torque for optimum control.
The router's fixed base features a micro-fine depth-adjustment ring that provides precise bit adjustments in 1/64-inch increments. Because the ring--not the motor can--turns to adjust bit depth, a constant switch/cordset location is maintained when you are using the router in a table. This minimizes difficulty in turning the unit on and off and keeps operation consistent.
The D-handle base also offers 1/64-inch micro-fine depth adjustments, but it's complemented with a two-position, rubber overmolded handle. Combined with a low center of gravity, this D-handle base provides excellent balance and control as well as comfort during long routing jobs.
The plunge base features an adjustable five-position turret stop for use when making repeated plunge cuts. It offers a micro-fine depth adjustment of 5/128-inch per turn for precise routing in veneer and inlays. The easy-to-reach plunge-release lever and switch keep control at your fingertips during routing.
Quick, Secure Base and Bit Changes
The clear, LEXAN sub-base offers optimum bit visibility and base durability, and it accepts standard template-guide bushings to make application-specific setups easy. Also, a sub-base concentricity gauge is included. If you insert this into the collet prior to bit installation, it will help you center the sub-base relative to bit location when making your cut line off of the side of the base.
Moreover, the sub-base and other included bases are designed to make both base and bit changes easy. Quick-release motor latches allow for fast and easy motor-pack removal, while a spindle-lock button allows for single-wrench bit changes. The fixed base also offers a flat top, so the router can be set upside down for easy bit and depth changes. Additionally, long, self-releasing, eight-slotted collets provide improved bit retention and prevent bits from jamming.
Built for Consistency and Durability
Routing applications produce a lot of dust, which can result in extra wear and tear on electronic parts. That's why this system features a dust-sealed switch that protects against dust ingestion for longer tool life. Other components that contribute to the tool's overall consistency and durability include heavy-duty metal housings, precision-machined brass bushings, and case-hardened steel guide rods on the plunge base.
Comfortable Operation with Integrated Dust Control
Each base features comfortable rubber over-molded handles and a low center of gravity for improved balance and control and reduced user fatigue. The base also has a patented through-the-column dust-collection system. This allows a vacuum to be attached to the router without blocking your line of sight.
In addition, this router kit offers you the ability to work with the switch and cordset on either your left or right side. Also contributing to this setup's usability is a detachable cordset that can be easily serviced.
This DEWALT tool is backed by three-year limited warranty covering any defects due to faulty materials or workmanship (from the date of purchase).
What's in the Box
DEWALT Three Base Router Kit with DW618M motor pack; DW6184 fixed base; DW6182 plunge base; DW6183 D-handle base; 1/4- and 1/2-inch collets; operating instructionsPlunge base with Micro-fine depth adjustment for precise routing in veneer and inlays (view larger).
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When I crunched the numbers I realized that having already committed to shelling out $200+ on the two bases individually , I could basically pick up an extra 2-1/4hp Router motor and a carry case for an extra $30-$40.
Off the bat i was concerned that a number of users posed negative feedback about the magnetic speed control switch failing, but since most of these are pre 2009 i figured Dewalt has sorted this problem out and besides if the motor failed I could still use my Dw616 in all the sub bases and have a carry case for every thing. so I went ahead and pulled the trigger (pun intended)...
Item Delivered fast, arrived in great shape and complete with all accessories as described.
First off ...was very impressed with the case. Its solidly constructed looks like it can take a beating and is probably worth $50- $60 on its own, its internally moulded to securely hold and store all sub bases so they don't bang together during transport and I was surprised to find there was even a cutout in the case to hold the DW 6913 router edge guide that I bought as an add-on accessory (by the way this guide also fits the smaller base on the DW616 an added unlooked for bonus). I can store both routers mounted in the bases In this case along with a selection of bits ( all in their individual protective cases of course). Just be aware of its size 24" x 20" x 8"
Instructions were clear concise and accurate making for easy set up. Bases have a quality feel and are very solid , well finished with comfortable handles that provide a firm non slip grip. Clear sub-bases for viewing of bits and workpiece were flat and true and all were properly centered.
Plunge base , plunges and returns very smoothly , turret ( 5 steps one adjustable) has a quality feel with indexed points for sure positioning, depth setter took a little working out but works perfectly and accurately. Easy access handle mounted Plunge lock to hold tool in deployed position allowing for flat bottom mortices and dadoes. Shopvac hoses fit snuggly and dust/chip extraction works about 90% with some minor dust leakage.
D handle base is a joy ( for me) to use with a built in trigger lock so you can lock the tool on and then concentrate on guiding and routing. My one nit pick here is the lock release, you have to pull the trigger to disengage the lock and it has been a bit fiddly on one or two occasions but this may just be me working out the correct trigger technique.
Tool is surprisingly quiet, when compared to the smaller dw616, love the soft start and adjustable speeds, plenty power , super smooth in operation . Ran a series of plunge cuts for 1/2" wide by 2" deep mortices with a (freud) 1/2" upcut spiral bit with very clean results. Switched to the d handle with 3/4" double flute bit and ran test dadoes of varying depth without a hitch. Bit change out is a snap with the built in spindle lock and changing motor in between bases took all of 1-1/2 minutes including, changing the bit, reinstalling the fine depth setting ring on the motor ( ring not used with the plunge base ) and resetting the speed.
Some one took their time designing this tool thinking through a lot of the finer details . All in all im very pleased. Great value for me!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 29, 2023
The machine works well, the D handle cord is bit short going into router, I feel this is the weakest link as way it is bent will cause premature cord failure. other than that, good horsepower as stated and everything else seems to be as expected. There are better routers for 2 or 3 times money but for price and package well worth it.
I chose this set as I needed both fixed and plunge bases, and was intrigued by the D-handle base. As a set, it was affordable due to the sale at the time, and far cheaper than buying the D-handle separately (something I can assure you would not have happened).
So it was a pleasant surprise to find that I've actually used it more frequently lately than the fixed base. No, not for the same reasons I'd normally use a fixed base (edge routing comes immediately to mind.) But dados? Especially LONG dados? With my jig? Well - yes. The remote trigger function makes turning it on and off an instinctive thing, but I was pleasantly surprised to see how stable it could be - even one-handed as I reach across a 30"-plus path. Mind you, I DEFINITELY recommend a two-handed approach wherever possible. But using it one-handed was - surprisingly - not scary. Just pay attention, and use a jig. A little "locked-wrist approach" and it's really pretty easy to keep in control.
So no, I'd probably never have purchased the D-handle separately. But in this kit, the added cost was minimal. And I LIKE the D-handle - I really do. But I could have lived happily forever without it.
And I would have missed out on something pretty cool.