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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-06-2010, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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Default Dewalt DW618PK

I don't know if this has been covered before (I searched but came up with nothing). I am interested in buying the Dewalt DW618PK router kit but I have been reading some reviews on-line that say the magnetic ring used for the variable speed in the motor breaks easily. I was wondering if any of the members here have any experience with this and can offer some insite. I was told by Dewalt that the problem was fixed, but that could just be marketing. I am also considering the Bosch 1617EVSPK. The Dewalt would be my first choice as most of my tools are yellow already, but I am not opposed to a change if the quality is better.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-06-2010, 06:25 PM
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I bought mine recently for $250. I wanted it mainly for the plunge part. The cheapest Bosch was $100 more. I did a few test runs with it. I like the plunge action a lot better than the Mastercraft (my first, ugh!) or the Triton (my 2nd, now permanently in the table).

I have not had it long enough to comment on durability.

I like the option to change bits with either 2 spanners or spindle lock.

I like the abilty to disconnect the power cord from the motor.

The plate on the plunge base needed a tad repositioning - I did not find the included kit all that helpful but used the pin, a guide and feeler gauges to get it spot on. Well, as far as I can tell...

Hope this is of some help.
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