My second DW611 router crapped out in less than a year. I replaced the brushes but it’s still not working. I don’t have a dust collection system set up so I’m assuming sawdust is getting into the motor and causing premature failures. I am working on getting my dust collection set up now so it doesn’t happen again.
Before buying another 611 router, I wanted to ask if there’s anything else out there that’s better? I was looking at the Hitatchi M12VC (Now “Metabo”) as well as the Dewalt 616 and 618. I am wanting to find the most powerful corded router that will fit into the existing 611 gantry mount. Unfortunately, the 611 is sold out literally everywhere in my town and I don’t want to wait for it to be delivered.
I am also open to buying a spindle rather than a plunge router. If anyone has suggestions, please post links!
I only cut wood at this point.