DEWALT DW618B3 Wood Router Review

DEWALT DW618B3 12 Amp fixed base router

Dewalt presents various kinds of routers. You should choose the best router as per the application and volume of work. The high-powered router will help you perform various kinds of tasks in a systematic way so that you can make the most of your investment.

The control features and flexibility in arranging and removing the job will also influence your selection process.

DEWALT DW618B3 review

DEWALT DW618B3 Features

# The Dewalt DW618B3 router has 12 Amp fixed base motor. The power transmission will be very smooth through the variable-speed motor. You can cut hardwood with great precision.

# There will be constant speed under load in between 8,000 and 24,000 rpm. The start-up torque will be very much reduced with the soft start button. There will be enhanced control on the motor.

# The depth adjustment can be done precisely and it can be done in 1/64 inch increments. The adjustment can be done vertically as per your needs.

# 95% of the dust collection takes place through the integral through-the-column dust collection mechanism. There will be a great convenience for the operator. The bit visibility is very much enhanced.

# There are three router bases which include fixed, plunge and D-handle. The product comes with a 3-year limited warranty so that you can make the most of your investment. There will be constant speed under the load as it is based on a trustworthy electronic feedback mechanism.

# Routing jobs can be done very easily with the help of the D-handle. There will be an excellent balance, control and comfort to the operator. Long routing jobs can be managed very easily with the Dewalt DW618B3 router.

# If you are making repeated plunge cuts, it can be accomplished with the adjustable five-position turret stop. The micro fine adjustment of 5/128 inch per turn can be accomplished in a very efficient manner.

# There will be optimum bit visibility through the LEXAN sub-base. The base is durable and it accepts standard template-guide bushings. Various application-specific setups can be accomplished with the template-guide.

# The base and bit changes can be done very easily. The motor pack can be removed very quickly through the quick-release motor latch. There will be flat top on the fixed base and the router can be kept in the upside down condition to make a bit and depth adjustments. Bits will not be jammed in this process.

Pros

  • Trigger switch with lock-in feature
  • Enhanced bit visibility
  • Excellent dust collection mechanism
  • Can be used to cut tough hardwoods
  • Easy depth adjustment

Cons

  • Huge hard case
  • Should work with the ‘precision’ depth adjustment in a very careful way

Conclusion

The start-up torque is reduced through the motor’s soft start. Dewalt DW618B3 comes with a powerful motor.

Three kinds of bases are used to adjust the work as per your needs. Micro-fine adjustment can be done with the router’s fixed base.

The ring will turn to make the depth adjustment and the location can be maintained with the cordless switch. There will be consistent operation and the product can be suggested to deliver great precision.

 

 

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