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DeWalt DW621 2-hp Plunge Router

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.5
out of 5
Brand:
DeWalt
Model:
DW621
Price:
$240

Description

Full wave electronic variable speed motor with soft start runs at 8,000-24,000 rpm with constant speed under load to ensure a quality finish in all materials
Rack and pinion depth adjuster, with micro-fine adjusting allows quick, accurate set-up
Integral dust collection system efficiently removes chips and provides superior bit visibility
Spindle lock button allows for single-wrench bit changes
Innovative rubber-coated knobs have plunge-lock and on/off built-in for maximum user control
1/4" - 1/2" collet capacity for greater versatility
10 Amp motor uses state of the art circuitry for soft starts and smooth operation
One-piece motor shaft and spindle ensures perpendicularity and accuracy
Guide Bushing adapter plate accepts standard guide bushings for template work
Phosphorous bronze bushings provide a smooth and accurate plunge
Micro-fine depth adjusts in increments of 1/256" for extreme accuracy

1/4", 1/2" collet
speed range 8,000-24,000 rpm
2-1/8" max plunge depth
3 depth stop
1/4" subbase opening
3" base opening
8' cord length
2 year warranty
9.1 lbs

WOOD magazine review

Good built-in dust collection

Review Summary

High points: Best in our test of mid-size plunge routers for dust extraction with a shop vacuum attached. Rack-and-pinion depth-setting system with microadjust works well and is adjustable to 1/256". Left handle rotates to engage and disengage plunge lock, so your hands remain in full grip of the router at all times. Very smooth plunge action. The quietest router in the test at 88 dB.
Low points: Locking power switch requires a clumsy three-step process that takes some getting used to, and is difficult to engage with router table-mounted. Mushroom-shaped handles are less comfortable to our hands than pistol-grip style. The clear plastic dust hood tends to cloud with dust, even when used with a vacuum, limiting view of the bit; you can easily remove it. More points: If you turn off the motor and then start it again before it stops turning, it won’t restart until it slows to a low rpm. This feature may add life to the motor but we found it annoying, especially when combined with the already awkward power switch.

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

4

Reader Reviews

Nice combination of light weight and good power

Review Summary

I really like this router because it's light enough to do hand-held work but still has enough power to do almost any job I ask of it. It plunges nicely and has good line of sight for the bits. But the handle switch is kind of funky to use, especially to lock on. But overall, great router.

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

4

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

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