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Customer Reviews for FREE SHIPPING - DEWALT Heavy-Duty Fixed Base/Plunge Router Kit - 1 3/4 HP, Model# DW616PK

FREE SHIPPING - DEWALT Heavy-Duty Fixed Base/Plunge Router Kit - 1 3/4 HP, Model# DW616PK

Item# 399561
The DEWALT Fixed Base Router is an excellent woodworking tool featuring an 11 Amp motor with the power to rout smoothly through the toughest hardwoods. Micro-fine depth adjustment ring provides precise depth adjustments in 1/64in. increments and adjusts vertically for a constant switch/cordset location. Adjustable, tool-free steel motor cam lock makes depth adjustment and base changes quick and solid-locking. Speed RPM 24,500, Base Dimensions in. 6, HP 1 3/4, Base Type Fixed, plunge, Wrench Included Yes, Pludge Stroke in. 2 1/2, Case Included Yes, Amps 11, Collet Diameter in. 1/4, 1/2. Micro-fine ring depth stop in 1/64in. increments Integral, through-the-column dust collection collects 95 of the dust Quick-release motor latches for fast and easy motor pack removal for bit and base changes Clear, LEXAN sub-base provides enhanced base durability, bit visibility, and accepts standard template guide bushings Rubber overmolded 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 Nickel-plated motor housing for a smooth, long-lasting depth adjustment Right or left switch and cordset location provides the ability to have the switch in your right or left hand Self-releasing slotted collets for better bit retention and eliminating frozen bits 5-position adjustable turret stop assists in stepped or repeated plunge cuts Micro-fine depth adjustment on plunge base 5/128in. per turn for precise routing in veneer and inlays Easy-to-reach plunge lever and switch for superior control while routing
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Customer Reviews for FREE SHIPPING - DEWALT Heavy-Duty Fixed Base/Plunge Router Kit - 1 3/4 HP, Model# DW616PK
Review 1 for FREE SHIPPING - DEWALT Heavy-Duty Fixed Base/Plunge Router Kit - 1 3/4 HP, Model# DW616PK
Overall Rating:
3 / 5
3 / 5

Dewalt 616pk

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January 22, 2008
By Chuck08
from West Pittston, Pa.
"For someone that has basic routing tasks I guess it is ok. But if you want a router that has all the bells and whistles for major woodworking tasks, heavy use, I would say that it's not the one to buy. Being inexperienced at using a router I am disappointed that this router does not have a spindlelock of which I had trouble finding to install to make it easier to change router bits. Then there is the rpms. Yes, you will be able to route even tough hardwoods with this tool, but I am sorry that I didn't spend a little more and bought the 618 combo that has three different uses. The fixed base, the plunger base, and the handle base with the on off switch. The motor is variable speed with soft start with are very desirable traits that were long overdue. For the money the 616pk is a good value."
Describe Yourself: Total Beginner
-2points
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Review 2 for FREE SHIPPING - DEWALT Heavy-Duty Fixed Base/Plunge Router Kit - 1 3/4 HP, Model# DW616PK
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Dewalt heavyduty fixedbase plunge router kit DW61

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January 21, 2008
By Jarvis
from Taylorsville Ky
"This is the perfect router combo you can mount the fixed base to a table and use the same motor that easily detatches from the base, and put it in the plunge base . The balance and weight of the tool is very good and the motor is capable of any routing task I have tried, including mortising in rock maple and panel-rasing with a 3" horizontal bit.You must turn the motor speed down to the slowest setting for this operation which is eaisily done with the turn of a dial. The handle placement gives you good control for templent and edge routing. I wood recommend this combo set to anyone looking for a precision tool. I have been a woodworker for 17 years and have built many projects from end tables to complete dining room sets."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
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