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DEWALT Compact Router DWP611PK

by Bob #2
posted 1372 days ago


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Tony

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#1 posted 1372 days ago

Have you looked at the Porter cable version, its virtually identical (no soft start) and $100 cheaper

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#2 posted 1371 days ago

HI Tony:
Nope I didn’t.
I asked the Dewalt Rep here a couple of weeks ago and got the no answer from him . Never thought to check Porter cable and they wer at the same showing albeit no one was in the booth whenI went by.
I’ll check on the internet today and see what’s up.

Thanks
Bob

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Phred

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#3 posted 1371 days ago

Hey Bob,

I use the Bosch Colt router. I love it! Soft Start, Variable speed. $159 down at Marson Equipment. When I need to do something with a router, I reach for my Colt ;)

Great Router!

http://marsonequipment.com/product.php?id=781

-- But honey.. this new power tool will pay for itself when we re-do the kitchen!

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#4 posted 1371 days ago

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RobWoodCutter

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#5 posted 1371 days ago

Saw this at the local Woodcraft store. I think the router alone was about $149 and the combo was $189, and they had it at 10% off under their anniversary sale.

Rob

-- Rob-Yorktown "Shop's still not done, Tools are bought, Wood is bought, need to find time to start a project.."

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#6 posted 1371 days ago

Thanks guys. Now I have something to go on.
Dewlat seem to think that they have no internet dealers.

That Amazon price is sweet but they dont ship to Canada :-(
Maybe I ship it to my hotel when I’m in Vegas at Xmas.

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#7 posted 1371 days ago

Amazon is really heavily discounting DeWalt tools, also here in Europe – I recently got 950€ of DeWalt products for 350€

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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#8 posted 1371 days ago

Phred:
That was going to be my second choice. I wanted the lights and plunge base to simplifiy inlays.

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#9 posted 1371 days ago

what happens in vegas, stays in vegas ;)

I think the Colt is a great router, but the plunge base on the dewalt and the light well justify the cost difference, and make it a more versatile tool.

here’s the direct link to toolking (based in CO I believe, and they do ship to CA) for the KIT with the plunge base:
http://www.toolking.com/dewalt-dwp611pk-1-25-hp-max-torque-variable-speed-compact-router-combo-kit

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#10 posted 1371 days ago

Plunge…Ooooo. I’m interested too Bob. Thanks Sharon and all for the links.

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#11 posted 1371 days ago

I just tried the Amazon via Tool king route a couple of minutes ago.
the quotes $27.90 or about for shipping to Canada not including of course the brokerage fee that will be roughtly $30.00.
Somehow when I got to the check out the bill was charge $49.94 – shipping and handling.

If the shipped USPS it could cost me $30.50 plus $5.00 brokerage to my door. (6-10 day delivery )
http://ircalc.usps.gov/MailServices.aspx?country=10054&m=7&p=6&o=8&l=15&w=12&h=6&g=0&r=True

So By UPS it costs around $79.00 and by USPS it costs around $35.00.

I may as well dump it in my luggage at xmas for $139.00 total!

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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lanwater

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#12 posted 1371 days ago

I will go with the dewalt. I will be ordering mine next week. I will definitely buy the bundle with the pluge base. It will come handy in many situation especially inlays. That should be around $199.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#13 posted 1371 days ago

I’m going with Dewalt too as soon as I can find a merchant that ships USPS.
Not much luck so far but I have money and they will come. <g>

It’s like the old “Baseball idea”.

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#14 posted 1371 days ago

Seems like a nice router and the plunge base sure is nice but seems like you almost have yourself a PC 690 by the time you put it in the plunge base. It seems the body is a little bigger then the colt which I thought was the whole reason for the colt. These are supposed to be small palm routers. All that aside it still seems nice although I’d wait to hear some reviews before i bought.

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tnwood

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#15 posted 1371 days ago

I ordered two (one as a gift) through Amazon and they were shipped from CPO earlier this week. I played with the fixed base model at one of the big boxes a couple weeks ago and it is head and shoulders above the Bosch Colt. I’m hoping the plunge base works well. If not, back it goes. By the way, CPO shipped it via FedEx so I’m not sure if USPS would be an option.

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#16 posted 1371 days ago

juicegoose:The machine sits right between the hand held trim routers out there and the bigger 2-1/4 Hp routers that become unweildy on smaller tasks.
This one is rated at 1.25 hp. which makes it ideal for the majority of cabinet work that requires a free standing router.

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#17 posted 1370 days ago

Bob I’m not disagreeing with you more of an objective point of view
I’m sure it’ll find it’s way home especially if it’s smallet then my pc690 and has more features then the colt.

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#18 posted 1370 days ago

juicegoose I realise that, I too was just makin conversation and trying to round out the description for this new Dewalt offering.
I was thinking more power than a colt and smaller footprint than a PC.

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#19 posted 1170 days ago

Hi Bob , did you ever purchase this router , and if so , how do you like it.
I’m looking at the kit – DWP611PK- for 148 $ with free shipping. I already own the Bosch Colt , but I could use a nice plunge base small router at times.
Thanks : )

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#20 posted 1170 days ago

Hi Dusty:
I just got mine on Saturday after a protracted run around here in Canada with the current Dewalt staff.
You can read some of my comments on ithe tool on my blog here”:http://mywoodadventures.blogspot.com/2011/06/dewalt-dwp611pk-1-14-hp-router-kit.html.
I have some additional comments but they will have to wait for now. Gord graff did a spendid video on this kit.
I have refered to it on my blog so just click on his name there if you need more info.
I just can’t believe it took 200 days to get the product on a shelf out here.

Cheers

Bob

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Dusty56

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#21 posted 1170 days ago

Great video link : )
That is kind of stupid about the lighting system as you mentioned. Maybe I’ll postpone my purchase until next years new and improved model comes out. You would think that they could have made it accept 1/2” bits as well. It’s not like it is underpowered.
I found the accessories on several sites , but they were either sold out or wanted ridiculous money for shipping them : (
Thanks for all of the info, Bob : )

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#22 posted 963 days ago

I’m sure this is a moot point, but I just got this kit with dust collectors for both plunge and fixed bases. For context, prior to this, I used a Dremel rotary tool in their router base to cut a few stopped dados; it did not turn out well as the shaft flexed and the bit scorched the wood (poplar) at a variety of speeds. My full sized routers were not convenient for such fine work so the compact routers were the right category and this kit seemed just right in that category. The few test cuts I’ve done with it, I’ve been pleased with the smooth operation and smooth cutting. I’ll put it through some more paces to see if I notice any quirks, but so far, so good.

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