|Review by Oldelm||posted 08-28-2012 at 01:42 PM||2897 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
- DeWalt DWP611PK 1.25 HP Max Torque Variable Speed Compact Router
- Brand: DeWalt | Category: Routers
I purchased this router because I needed something lighter than my 691 plunge base in order to keep being able to do some woodworking. I bought the router andmost of the accessories for it, the fence(the inexpensive one), the round base to use with bushings, the vacuum adaptors for both bases. I used it for the first time to let in some banding and do some round over work on my current project. I am impressed with the the tool. It is easy to handle with either base. The plunge base is easy to use and is accurate. The action on the plunge base is smooth and very light. I had seen a few reviews saying that the vacuum attachments do not work well but I found them to be very good. They captured 85 to 90% of the debri and at least in the red oak I was routing the atachment did not clog and it was easy to see the bit at work. The router is easy to use one handed with the regular base on it. It reminded me of the 1970’s B&D 1hp routers except for a little smaller in your hand. Plenty of power for light work, the led lights and the soft start are nice features. The only thing I don’t like is the soft case. I will make a box for it in the future. I always had to do that anyway because most of my tools came in cardboard boxes before the 1990’s. The tool seems to be well made and since it is new I can’t speak to how long it will last. The price is right if you catch it on sale. I would have given it 5 stars if not for the case and the fact that I haven’t used it for 20 years like my 691.
-- Jim, Missouri