I've had this router for almost a year. It had served me well until this past weekend. As usual, I adjusted the depth of the cutting bit and clamped the base tight. This time, however, I heard a "snap" and discovered the thin plastic the clamp lever is attached to had broken. A new base is around $40 - $45. Based on my experience, too much for flimsy plastic.
Used it for the first time to cut installed fence posts that had been uneven causing fence top rail to warp. It worked like a charm. Used a second time to cut flagstones and it work as I expected.
The only issues are: difficult to find a wood cutting wheel that fits it; the shield clamp is difficult to adjust and the shield locking device does not let you take full advantage of the cutting wheels depth.
Pros: Very tough and rugged
Cons: The shield clamp locking devise is hard to adjust
Our co. in Egypt has bought DC411 with S/N 463992 but during work the contacts between equipment and battery was too hot, its colour gets darker and the battery was deformed around +ve contact.
the local dealer (El Faraby Co) tell us that that is bad use
please advice as we still in guarantee period.
I was little worried seeing that the RPM of this tool is a little more than half the speed of it's plug in counterparts, but I was pleased to see it in action. The tool is solid, and performs well. I make knives out of old saw blades, so I use it to cut through hardened tool steel, and it works very well. The added convenience of being cordless makes it well worth the purchase. Definitely powerful enough for what it is supposed to do. It's also the only angle grinder I could find in the stores that wasn't made in China, so big plus there too.