Another DW618 router bites the dust - followup
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  Re: Another DW618 router bites the dust - followup by 3finger (You will recall the ...)
My Dewalt 618 magnet ring broke after 4 years of use almost to the date! I am going to try and fix it for a back up to the Porter Cable I ordered. Wish me luck!!
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  Re: Another DW618 router bites the dust - followup by 3finger (You will recall the ...)
Not to argue but I had a problem with a Dewalt tool sent off an email and got a response.  I responded to it with a phone number and asked they call to discuss the issue.  CS called we spoke about it and about 3 weeks later a newer better model showed up on the porch.  Similar results with them on other machines.  I am persistent and stay pleasant because becoming angry with someone that only has to hang up a phone to end an argument rarely gets the result I am looking for.  If one call or email doesn't get it done try again
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  Re: Another DW618 router bites the dust - followup by 3finger (You will recall the ...)
RIP Routerman. Miss ya Pat buddy.

Update I guess fromme to then on this dated thread:

All my 618s are still running great and still have only the one with the mag speed disc issue and even it runs great at full speed.

I have added a 611 2-base kit to the mix and have plunged easilly 1-2000 v-bit holes with it and its still super smooth running and plunge base action.

I am still a fan and will still pay $68 for that serviced motor lol.


Glad its my shop I am responsible for - I only have to make me happy.

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  Re: RE: Another DW618 router bites the dust - followup by DebbieD (My Dewalt 618 magnet...)
(01-26-2018, 09:46 PM)DebbieD Wrote: My Dewalt 618 magnet ring broke after 4 years of use almost to the date!  I am going to try and fix it for a back up to the Porter Cable I ordered.  Wish me luck!!

One option to fix it might be to bypass the switch completely and run it off a HF variable speed router controller.  That's what I do with a Hitachi that the VS control quite on, and it works just fine.  The HF controller cost about $20.  

John
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  Re: RE: Another DW618 router bites the dust - followup by jteneyck ([quote='DebbieD' pid...)
(01-27-2018, 10:14 AM)jteneyck Wrote: One option to fix it might be to bypass the switch completely and run it off a HF variable speed router controller.  That's what I do with a Hitachi that the VS control quite on, and it works just fine.  The HF controller cost about $20.  

John

That's what I did with a P-C 8529 where the variable speed module died. The external variable speed gadget works better than I expected it to, it's just kind of awkward having an extra box and two cords instead of one.
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  Re: RE: Another DW618 router bites the dust - followup by BloomingtonMike (RIP Routerman. Miss ...)
(01-27-2018, 06:34 AM)BloomingtonMike Wrote: RIP Routerman. Miss ya Pat buddy.

Yep. Same here. RIP Pat
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