After using a flush trimmer I realized that it probably wouldn't do as a 1/2". However, it is a very fun router. The weight is nice and the handling is very good.
Unfortunately, or fortunately, your choice, I really need a second router with a 1/2" collet. I don't have any intention of sending the 611 back but I'm not budgeted to buy a 4th router.
BTW, when I searched for 611 w 1/2" collet I got a lot of hits but they must have been deleted because I could not find any reference to 1/2" collets anywhere.
One good thing about this router is it's easier to make test cuts for techniques that I'm somewhat apprehensive about.