DW625 Router Review
The motor and plunge action on this router from DeWalt are smooth
This large plunge router wasn’t as well thought out as its smaller cousin. Its motor is loud but fairly smooth. The plunge action is smooth, too, but short (only 2-1/4 in.). The plunge-lock lever is not spring-loaded, and it isn’t comfortable or easy to operate if you want to keep that hand firmly on the handle. The toggle/slide switch is difficult to turn on but easy to turn off while working, and the threaded rod with a quick-release stop is not nearly as useful when the router is mounted upside down in a table.
As with the 2-hp. models, the template adapter that’s included takes Porter-Cable template guides, the depth gauge is rack and pinion, and the bit change uses only one wrench. The dust-port attachment snaps into the base.