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DeWalt 618 Router Speed Control Fix

05-23-2019 06:09 PM by pintodeluxe | 2 comments »

I have a couple DeWalt DW618 routers that are 8-10 years old and have seen heavy use. They both started acting up in the same way. During a cut, the speed changes erratically. Most repair shops would recommend replacing the router because a new speed control unit is the same cost as a whole new router. I pulled the carbon brushes and they were all chipped away. Replacing the brushes totally fixed one of the routers. No more stalling under load. The repairs had no effect on the other ...

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Routers #1: Self-Centering Router Baseplates

10-30-2012 02:31 AM by pintodeluxe | 3 comments »

My router kit came with a centering cone for centering baseplates on the router. It works fine, but I always found it a hassle to chuck in the bit blank and use the cone each time I needed to change baseplates. I frequently change baseplates to switch between bushing guides, large bit profiling, circle guide jigs etc. To solve this problem, I switched the panhead screws out for some tapered machine screws. Now when you screw the baseplate on, it centers itself. One less step each ti...

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