I have the DeWalt 618. I bought the 3 base kit...fixed based, plunge base, and D handle base. I usually just use the plunge base when doing plunge work and the other 2 bases the rest of the time. Maybe I should use the plunge base for just about everything in order to take advantage of its dust collection capability.Universal Dust-Free Router Hood by Oneida
I will tell you my Festool OF2200 comes standard with that type of side cup dust collection cup for edge routing. I could route in my kitchen while my family eat with dust being a non issue. I can not live without this anymore and wont. It's a MUST HAVE for me now. So never using the Universal Dust-Free Router Hood by Oneida I still feel confident saying it will work well from my experience with the same type collection cup on the Festool
That being said from a hose connection standpoint I prefer the routers I buy from the start to have the dust collection well thought out like the DeWalt 618 or the Festool OF 2200(some of the Bosch add adapters on as well). So connecting the hose to this item may be the issue, not the cup dust collection itself. I like my hoses to drop straight down from the ceiling to the table to connect to the router, not have the hose shoot out from the side of the router. So any router I have that must use a hose to the side I consider inferior. But again the cup type collection for edge router works like a charm. Believe me type of side cup works so well I am betting once you use it you wont ever edge route without it again. This particular unit appears to looks to be very nice, I would try it if I didn't have nice router dust collection already. Look at that old Porter Cable stand by router that is about the worst in history for dust collection, it's like a new animal with this adapter!
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Exactly, I have 6 fixed bases just sitting around, I think I sold some at a garage sale. I use nothing but the plunge for my 618's, but the 618 could still benefit from the cup collection method for edge cuts.I have the DeWalt 618. I bought the 3 base kit...fixed based, plunge base, and D handle base. I usually just use the plunge base when doing plunge work and the other 2 bases the rest of the time. Maybe I should use the plunge base for just about everything in order to take advantage of its dust collection capability.