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Default Does anyone own the DeWalt dwp611pk combo pack?

I just ordered the DeWalt palm router in a combo pack. I don't believe it comes with the wing screws to hold the edge guide to the plunge base, so I will have to order them. I was just wondering if anyone knows if they are the same size as the ones on the full size routers, the dw618?
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Well, since no one else knew, I will reply to my own thread. I have received the router, and have since ordered and received the wing screws to attach an edge guide with. The wing screws are indeed the same size on both the compact and full sized routers. I also ordered the tension springs for each screw as well since they are sold separately. I even ordered a spring for the wing screw on the depth gauge (dwp611 did not come with it like the dw618 did). These parts, and others, are all available through servicenet.dewalt.com.
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Pretty sure you will love the 611, I sure love mine.

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I have two of them. I had one mounted to my Samson 510 CNC table, but I have since upgraded to a Bosch 2.25 HP router for more beefy routing functions.
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I am absolutely sure I will love it. I ordered mine specifically for the plunge base use to make signs with. I wanted a light weight router with plenty of power, with dust collection, and with LED lights to better see with. I can't think of another router out there now that would fit my needs better than this one will. I have yet to get to use it since we recently moved to a new home and everything is still upside down but I can tell when I pick it up just how nice it will be. I am also really interested in getting a set of PC style guide bushings for it so I don't have to use the Milescraft base, and also I really want to try it on a dovetail jig, too.
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I got the 611 specifically for sign making.

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I have the UK version of this router, pretty much anyone who has a quick go with it wants one.

I originally just bought the fixed base but have only just bought the plunge kit, its a nice size and power.
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I love this router, esp the plunge base. If I could only own one router this might be the one. It's so versatile. My only complaint is that I don't like the one wrench/button lock system for changing bits. I wish they'd go with two wrenches, much easier to change bits without taking the whole thing apart.

Not that I'm lazy, it's just that if it's attached to a jig, I hate to take it off and then have to reset everything.
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There may not be room enough with the motor inside the base to get two wrenches in and still have room to move them, but the way the spindle is made, you can put two wrenches on instead of using the button. The larger DW618 is made this way also, and since I have two of these, I have two wrenches also, and I do use both when changing the bits in those. However, I find it easier to use the push button lock and just use one wrench on the DW611, but I always remove the motor for changing bits anyway, even on the larger routers.
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Duane, do the offset handles bother you? That was something I did not care for on the 611. A nice little router.

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