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


Weight: 7.2 lbs.
Amperage: 12
Base Dimensions (Fixed): 6 in. x 6 in.
Base Type: Fixed
Collet Capacity: 1/4 in. / 1/2 in.
Depth Adjustment Increments (Fixed Base): 1/64 in.
Depth Adjustment System: Micro-Fine Depth Adjustment
Handle Style: Dual Knob
Horsepower (Peak): 2.25
No-Load Speeds (RPM): 8,000 - 24,000
Speed Controls: Dial
Speed Settings: Variable
Switch Type: Toggle
Voltage: 120V



4.5 / 5.0
24 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Stars
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (16)
No, I would not recommend this to a friend (1)
Powerful (14)
Easy To Use (11)
Value (1)
Heavy (1)
Best Uses
Home Repair (8)
Frequent Use (1)
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Best Uses
Home Repair
Dewalt never again
Definetly do not use this router on a router table I burnt up two motors within a years time. Its cheaper to buy a whole new router then to replace the motor.
It's hard to interchange the motor from base to base.
I only use this router as a back up ,the only reason that I purchased this unit was that I needed a motor for the other bases that I have, I'll only use this router for light work .
May 21, 2009
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Home Repair
As good as new and a lot cheaper.
This is a factory rebuilt router that works every bit as good as a new one. The DeWalt router has plenty of power and the depth guage is very accurate and easy to use. I would recommend this router to anyone who wishes to own a router that is a notch above the competition.
January 19, 2009
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Great versatile router
Perfect match for my benchdog router table and Incra router lift. EVS makes selecting the correct speed for the job easy. Powerful and durable.
October 21, 2011
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.
May 10, 2017
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Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Powerful and well made!
Using it as my hand headle unit, but will be using it in my router table in a while. Over all, I am very pleased. Didn't buy it with the plunge base, but added it later.
April 5, 2012
Originally posted at
A work horse
I have had this router in my router table for 3+ years in a daily basis. It has been working flawlessly. Very powerful and does its job every time. I recently added a CNC to my shop and moved this router to the CNC. Again, it's working as expected, very powerful and flawless. I am in need for a 3/8 collet. Not sure if DeWalt ever make a 3/8 collet for this router.
May 1, 2012
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
Originally posted at
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best Uses
Home Repair
Quality product that will accept plunge base
April 14, 2011
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
good buy
I can use it in my router table
October 22, 2011
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
this router lives up to dewalt recon pro
using this unit in a ez lift router table insert will put an external on off plu in switch to be able to turn on/off with out opening table works very well reconditioned is the only way to go when available
November 24, 2011

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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 Limited 1 Year Limited


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.