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Default DeWalt plunge router. Model DW621

I'm kind of in the market for a new/used good router for a reasonable price.

Found this one offered: DeWalt plunge router. Model DW621. with bushing kit.

Questions. Is it:

Reliable, especially speed control?
Removable from the base and table mountable?
What is a reasonable price?
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The only plunge routers detachable from the base are the kit ones. The rest are one unit. Most plunge routers don't need to be in a lift. A lot are above table adjustable and the rest can be adapted, such as with a RouterRaizer.

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The only plunge routers detachable from the base are the kit ones. The rest are one unit. Most plunge routers don't need to be in a lift. A lot are above table adjustable and the rest can be adapted, such as with a RouterRaizer.
Thanks. After I looked at the pictures of the various units it became obvious from the looks of the case.

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I have a 621 with the plunge kit and find it very reliable and useful as a general router. As Chuck pointed out it is not one to use in a lift. I would check out stand alone motor systems if you want to keep it in a lift on a table.

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I have a 621 with the plunge kit and find it very reliable and useful as a general router. As Chuck pointed out it is not one to use in a lift. I would check out stand alone motor systems if you want to keep it in a lift on a table.
Any suggestions to look at for a stand alone?
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you can't go wrong..
https://www.cpooutlets.com/factory-r...efault,pd.html
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I have a PC 7518 in my Rockler lift and have no problems with its performance but if I were starting over I would follow Stick’s suggestion.

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Heh. Being familiar with CPO outlets, I went looking for "motor only" units and came up empty. Then I followed the link.
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I have a PC 7518 in my Rockler lift and have no problems with its performance but if I were starting over I would follow Stick’s suggestion.
must be an older 7518...

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must be an older 7518...
It is Stick. Don’t recall when I bought it. It was recommended by Rockler at the time as it fit their lift very well and was available as the motor only. I don’t use it regularly but when I do it gets worked.

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