DEWALT DW618B3 12 Amp 2-1/4 Horsepower Plunge Base and Fixed Base

2-1/4 max horsepower, 12-amp electronic variable-speed motor provides power to rout smoothly through toughest hardwoods
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

Offering excellent versatility and professional grade quality, the DEWALT DW618B3 router kit includes three bases that can tackle all kinds of jobs: a fixed base, a plunge base, and a D-maintain 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.

DeWalt DW618B3 fixed

Fixed base (view larger).


DeWalt DW618B3 D

D-maintain base (view larger).


DeWalt DW618B3 plunge

Plunge base (view larger).

At a Glance

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
At a Glance

The 2-1/4-horsepower, 12 amp motor allows the router to cut through the toughest hardwoods. The router’s electronic variable-speed trigger permits you to make a selection from between 8,000 and 24,000 RPM for specific applications. And because this system employs full electronic feedback, you’ll be able to agree with the router to provide constant speed under load. As well as, the motor’s soft start reduces start-up torque for optimum keep an eye on.

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’re the usage of the router in a table. This minimizes difficulty in turning the unit off and on and helps to keep operation consistent.

The D-maintain base also offers 1/64-inch micro-fine depth adjustments, but it is complemented with a two-position, rubber overmolded maintain. Combined with a low center of gravity, this D-maintain base provides excellent balance and keep an eye on in addition to comfort throughout long routing jobs.

The plunge base features an adjustable five-position turret stop to be used 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 keep an eye on at your fingertips throughout routing.

Quick, Protected 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’s going to allow you to 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, even as a spindle-lock button allows for single-wrench bit changes. The fixed base also offers a flat top, so the router can also be set upside down for simple 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 numerous dust, which may end up 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 give a contribution 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 keep an eye on 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 gives 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 may be easily serviced.


This DEWALT tool is backed by three-year limited warranty covering any defects as a result of 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-maintain base; 1/4- and 1/2-inch collets; operating instructions

DeWalt DW618B3

Plunge base with Micro-fine depth adjustment for precise routing in veneer and inlays (view larger).

2-1/4 max horsepower, 12-amp electronic variable-speed motor provides power to rout smoothly through toughest hardwoods
Full feedback keep an eye on for constant speed under load from 8,000-24,000 rpm and soft begin to reduce start-up torque for enhanced keep an eye on
D-maintain comprises trigger switch with lock-on feature
Provides precise depth adjustments in 1/64-inch increments and adjusts vertically for constant switch/cordset location
Integral through-the-column dust collection collects 95 percent of the dust and provides superior bit visibility
























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