Endurance Test: DeWalt Two-base Router Kit

After a couple years in the shop, it’s still the router we’d choose.
By David Thiel
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From the December 2006 issue #159
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When routers with a single motor that fit into either a plunge or fixed base first hit the tool market, they made significant waves. Suddenly, it was possible to have the benefits of both a plunge-base and a fixed-base router at an affordable price. Of course there are some compromises in performance and features, but it was and still is a good deal.

DeWalt introduced its two-base kit after many of its competitors had already entered the fray, so DeWalt had the advantage of knowing what they had to compete against. The DW618PK had more features than any of the other kits and we were duly impressed. In fact the tool’s designers even added a third D-handle base to the mix as an option that many woodworkers prefer.

From the December 2006 issue #159
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