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DW625 Router

DeWalt - DW625 Router

The motor and plunge action on this router from DeWalt are smooth

$260.00 (As of 1/1/2002)

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Overview

Editor's Review: Routers: Taking the Plunge

review date: January 1, 2002

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.

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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 11.25 lb.
Dimensions 5-5/8 in. by 6-11/16 in. (base)
Horsepower 3
Speed 8,000 to 22,000
Amps 15
Opening at Base N/A
Collet Size 1/2 in., with 1/4-in. insert
Type Plunge
Special Features Soft start
Accessories Template adapter included
Plunge Depth 2-1/4 in.