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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-30-2011, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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They have these units on sale for $139 (reconditioned) from Tools Plus.
I know some here and on Woodnet forum have ripped the router pretty good lately for motor failure issues so I am leary _sorta anyway.
The flip side is they have gone thru these things and so I would think they have fixed that issue that some had trouble with.

Who here has one and whatever you can offer up for advice will be read and appreciated. Thanks
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I have two of them and I am happy with them both. I use one in a table and the other one by hand.
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I have got one. I have used it sparingly in the plunge mode (Triton's in the table). I have no complains but cannot comment about durability.
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I have 2 of the three base versions in my home shop. I bought one of them when they first became available and the second one two years ago. They are my "goto" routers for most of my router work and I have never had a bit of trouble with them. I have 9 routers in my shop, but I like the DW618's the best.

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Thank you kindly for the feed back. I am about to place an order for 2. I just needed to hear a few kind and positive words. I used one a year or so back and really liked the feel - especially the plunge. Then all the comments started being made (actually just a few but vocal for sure) and I got nervous I guess ..... again, thanks folks. Mucho appreciated
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I have two. The plunge base is fantastic, but the motors are unreliable. Both of mine gave up after 4 years of light use. I route mostly MDF, poplar and baltic birch plywood. No more dewalt's for me. On both, the magnetic speed control rings snapped, and one of them won't turn on at all.
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Well - must say I like the devils, very smooth plunge, they run as they are supposed to. Guess time will tell on durabilty but if I get 4 years or more out of them it's not much different than my son who has eaten up a Bosch and Rigid in the last 4 years.
Maybe it's the luck of the draw? Dunno - but 4 years(?) would be an annual cost of about $30 / year and I think I'd be okay with that for the plunge smoothness alone.

man, I hope I'm saying this and feelin' this in future anyway
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