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DeWALT DW618M Heavy-Duty 2-1/4 HP (maximum motor HP) EVS Router Motor with Soft Start


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Retail Price: $239.99

Our Price: $155.99

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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 8,000-24,000 rpm and soft start to reduce start-up torque for enhanced control
  • Dust-sealed switch provides durability and long switch life
  • Spindle lock to allow for one wrench bit changes
  • Heavy-duty, precision machined, die-cast aluminum motor housing for durability and low tool weight
  • Nickel plated motor housing for a smooth, long-lasting depth adjustment
  • Flat top for easy bit and depth changes
  • Self-releasing, long, eight slotted collets for better bit retention and eliminating frozen bits

What's in The Box

  • DW618M motor pack
  • 1/4" and 1/2" collets
  • wrench
  • Owner’s Manual


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Amps 12.0 Amps
Horsepower 2-1/4 HP
No Load Speed 8-24,000 rpm
Collet Diameter 1/2", 1/4"
Plunge Stroke N/A "
Depth Stop Micro-fine Ring
Base Dimension 6"
Spindle Lock Yes
Tool Weight 5.6 lbs
Customer Reviews

Average! Customer Rating:

(4 Reviews)

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April 15th, 2014

Purchased for router table

I had a DeWalt router that used this motor and was so happy with it's performance that I bought the same motor for my new router table. No complaints so far, it has done everything that I have asked of it.
Covington, Virginia
November 15th, 2013

Repoacement Router Motor

I use this in a home made router table, I use it a lot. When one Dewalt 21/4HP motor died I had been so impressed with it that nothing would do but to replace it with the same motor, though at this time I could have installed anything.
November 9th, 2013

Nice Router Motor

I bought this motor to put in a dedicated mortising machine. It is working great. Fit well. Easy to use. Changing bits with only one wrench is a big step up (no more scraped knuckles!) Finally, this is my first router with "soft start" technology. Big improvement in that there is no torque twist. In my case, this is not a huge deal since the router is installed in a machine. In the future, though, I will make sure to purchase softs starts in the future.
Austin, TX
June 15th, 2013

Great router

Runs great and price is right

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    • Item Number: DW618M
    • Retail Price: $239.99

      Our Price: $155.99
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