Dewalt 618 Router?
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Been looking at the Dewat 618 to use for Leigh Jig stuff.  I'd like to know if this router has little runout or lots?  Is would also be nice if there were covers for the open areas surrounding the collet to help with dust collection, but it doesn't appear there are, right? Thanks for the help.
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  Re: Dewalt 618 Router? by darita (Been looking at the ...)
I love my 618 but with all the wide spread  reports of the variable speeds going out I can't say that I would recommend one.   I  never noticed any runout on mine but I have never measured it.
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  Re: Dewalt 618 Router? by darita (Been looking at the ...)
I use a Ridgid 2.5HP router with my dovetail jig. The micro-depth adjustment base makes it easy to fine tune joint fit when used with a dovetail jig. The current version of the router includes the shields and port for 1 1/4 dust collection. There have been several versions of this router some included the shields some did not.
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  Re: Dewalt 618 Router? by darita (Been looking at the ...)
Does the 618 sub base accept PC style guide bushings?
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  Re: RE: Dewalt 618 Router? by darita (Does the 618 sub bas...)
(10-12-2018, 07:24 PM)darita Wrote: Does the 618 sub base accept PC style guide bushings?


Yes it does.
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  Re: RE: Dewalt 618 Router? by CARYinWA ([quote='darita' pid=...)
(10-12-2018, 07:30 PM)CARYinWA Wrote: Yes it does.

Thanks!  I appreciate the info.  I like the easy height adjustments and low center of gravity.  I've been using a PC 690, however the added weight and fine adjustment will help.  Hope the problem speed control isn't really a widespread issue...hope.
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  Re: Dewalt 618 Router? by darita (Been looking at the ...)
Yes the speed issue is a very widespread issue. I have it out on one of mine. It can be fixed but i just run that motor full speed. I got the 618s during clearence hd days from buzzsaw getting a bunch of them.


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  Re: RE: Dewalt 618 Router? by BloomingtonMike (Yes the speed issue ...)
(10-12-2018, 10:28 PM)BloomingtonMike Wrote: Yes the speed issue is a very widespread issue. I have it out on one of mine. It can be fixed but i just run that motor full speed. I got the 618s during clearence hd days from buzzsaw getting a bunch of them.

Does anyone know if Dewalt has fixed the issue?  Are they aware of it?
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  Re: Dewalt 618 Router? by darita (Been looking at the ...)
They have been told many times. Every time its the first time they have heard of it. They sure take the service fee $100 every time though. There has not been a new version of the 618 since it was an issue. No idea if its fixed. Most dont buy 618 s without a deal on it.


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