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DW621 Router

DeWalt - DW621 Router

This plunge router from DeWalt has a base offset from the axis of the bit that allows one-handed plunges, a great dust port that vents through the top of the router, and a unique plunge-lock system

$200.00 (As of 1/1/2002)

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Editor's Review: Routers: Taking the Plunge

review date: January 1, 2002

This midsize plunge router has a base offset from the axis of the bit that allows one-handed plunges, a great dust port that vents through the top of the router, and a unique plunge-lock system. One handle rotates to release or lock the plunge action, which takes some getting used to if you grip the handle during operation; an inadvertent twist releases the mechanism. The power and lock switch on the opposing handle is somewhat difficult to engage at first. The template adapter included uses Porter-Cable style templates, and the adapter is nearly flush with the 3-1/2-in. hole in the baseplate. A rack-and-pinion depth rod with a three-stop turret, one-wrench bit change, and a relatively quiet and smooth motor round out the package. The only problems were a weak plunge spring and the lack of an extended depth-adjustment knob, which would make any light table work less convenient.

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Editor Test Results:

Overall Rating N/A
Adjustments Fair
Runout N/A

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer DeWalt
Manufacturer's Web Site www.dewalt.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-433-9258
Weight 9 lb.
Dimensions 4-5/16 in. by 6-1/4 in. (base)
Horsepower 2
Speed 8,000 to 24,000 rpm
Amps 10
Opening at Base 3-1/2 in.
Collet Size 1/4 in. and 1/2 in.
Type Plunge
Special Features Soft start
Accessories Template adapter included
Plunge Depth 2-1/8 in.