Model#: DEWNDW618

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

  • Dewalt DW618 2-1/4 HP EVS Fixed Base Router
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  • 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
  • 2-1/4 HP EVS Fixed Base Router - DW618
  • Motor Pack - DW618M
  • Fixed Base - DW6184
  • Sub-Base Centering Gauge
  • 1/2 in. Collet
  • Wrench
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Weight: 7.2 lbs.
Amperage: 12
Base Dimensions: 6 in x 6 in
Base Type: Fixed
Bluetooth Compatibility: No
CSA Safety: No
Case included: No
Collet Capacity: 1/4 in, 1/2 in
Depth Adjustment System: Micro-Fine Depth Adjustment
Depth Adjustment increments: 1/64 in
ETL Safety: No
Handle Style: Dual Knob
Horsepower: 2.25
Motor Type: Brushed
No-Load Speed (RPM): 8000-24000
Powered Tool Power Source: Electric - Corded
Speed Controls: Yes
Speed Settings: Variable
Switch Type: Toggle
UL Safety: Yes
Voltage: 120V
Wifi compatibility: No



4.2 / 5.0
29 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (17)
No, I would not recommend this to a friend (1)
Powerful (15)
Easy To Use (12)
Value (2)
Ergonomic Design (1)
Heavy (1)
Best Uses
Home Repair (9)
Frequent Use (2)
Jobsite (1)
magnet ring under main bearing broke
The magnetic ring under the main bearing broke after 2 years of light use. Expected more from this product. Bought a second one because I have the accessories. there are two other reports of the same problem. If this one breaks I will not buy Dewalt again.
August 28, 2019
Originally posted at
Not the quality I expected from dewalt
I just bought this DW618 Router with plunger and really liked it until the chuck lock button popped out and it now longer works and now the collet broke which I've never seen happen before and is no longer available.
April 1, 2019
Originally posted at
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Home Repair
Dewalt- DW618
This is a nice router Easy to use and set up.
December 15, 2018
9 months ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Soft start, quiet, and plenty of power
The DW618 is quiet and powerful. Thus far I have only used this router to level walnut slabs, taking off no more than 1/8 inch in each pass using a 1 1/2 surfacing bit. The only distraction is the depth adjustment. While I may become more accustomed to the system as time goes on, I still find it a little clumsy But it was a great value for the money
August 17, 2018
Originally posted at
first one did not last, this is my second
Bought one a couple years ago, used on various projects, stopped working. Magnet under main bearing shattered. Unfortunately did not register. Bought this one as a replacement, mostly because of accessories purchased for one that broke. Registered this one. Hopefully it lasts
May 3, 2018
Originally posted at
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
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Home Repair
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
over 2 years ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Easy To Use
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.
In use.
In use.
May 10, 2017
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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

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Will this router compatible with router lifts?
Ray L on Nov 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Generally speaking, yes. Most router lifts will list the routers that they are compatible with so be sure to check before buying.

New Vs. Reconditioned

What's the difference between New and Factory-Reconditioned?

Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
  • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
  • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
  • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee; New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 120 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: 2-1/4 HP EVS Fixed Base Router - DW618,
Motor Pack - DW618M,
Fixed Base - DW6184,
Sub-Base Centering Gauge,
1/2 in. Collet,
2-1/4 HP EVS Fixed Base Router - DW618R,
Motor Pack - DW618M,
Fixed Base - DW6184,
Sub-Base Centering Gauge,
1/4 in. Collet,
1/2 in. Collet,
Availability: In Stock Out of Stock
Warranty: 3 Year 1 Year


Most DEWALT® Tools purchased on or after January 1, 2004 come with a warranty package that includes:

Three-Year Limited Warranty. DEWALT will repair, without charge, any defects due to faulty materials or workmanship for three years from the date of purchase. This warranty does not cover part failure due to normal wear or tool abuse. For further detail of warranty coverage and warranty repair information, visit or call 1-800-4-DEWALT (1-800-433-9258). This warranty does not apply to accessories or damage caused where repairs have been made or attempted by others. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights which vary in certain states or provinces.

One-Year Free Service Contract. DEWALT will maintain the tool and replace worn parts caused by normal use, for free, any time during the first year after purchase.

90-Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with the performance of your DEWALT Power Tool, Laser, or Nailer for any reason, you can return it within 90 days from the date of purchase with a receipt for a full refund - no questions asked.