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Makita RT0700CX3 1-1/4 Horsepower Compact Router Kit

4.1 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews
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  • Powerful 1 1/4 HP (Maximum Horsepower) motor delivers 6.5 AMPS for improved performance
  • Variable speed control dial (10,000 -30,000 RPM) enables user to match the speed to the application
  • Smooth rack-and-pinion fine depth adjustment system for more precise settings
  • Slim and ergonomically designed body for increased comfort and control
  • Quick release cam lock system for easy depth adjustments and base removal/installation

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  • plunge

Product Description

Product Description

Includes 1-1/4 HP Compact Router Kit - RT0700CX3, 1/4 in. Collet - 763637-1, Collet Nut 763615-1, Fixed Base - 195560-6, Straight Guide - 122965-7, Template Guide 10mm - 343577-5, Dust Nozzle - 195559-1, Wrench 13mm - 781039-9, Wrench 22mm - 781011-1, Plunge Base - 195563-0, Tilt Base - 195561-4, Offset Base - 195562-2, Dust Nozzle - 194733-8, Template Guide 16mm - 344364-5, Side Handle - 153489-2, Trimmer Guide - 122703-7, Tool Bag - 831327-5

From the Manufacturer

Makita’s new powerful 1-1/4 HP* motor delivers 6.5 AMP for improved performance with Variable speed control dial (10,000 - 30,000 RPM) enables user to match the speed to the application. Smooth rack-and-pinion fine depth adjustment system for more precise settings. Slim and ergonomically designed body for increased comfort. Electronic speed control maintains constant speed under load Base can be removed quickly to install other bases (plunge, tilt and offset). Plunge Base - with 0"-1-3/8" depth capacity for easy penetration Tilt Base - provides routing at different angles Offset Base - allows for routing as close as 3/4" to the wall

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Technical Details

Part Number RT0700CX3
Item Weight 20.1 pounds
Product Dimensions 17.3 x 13.2 x 13 inches
Item model number RT0700CX3
Color Silver metallic
Power Source corded-electric
Voltage 120 volts
Item Package Quantity 1
Special Features plunge
Warranty Description 1 year

Additional Information

ASIN B007JN24I2
Customer Reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #395,852 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#206 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Power Tools > Routers
#18,478 in Home Improvement > Contractor Supply
Shipping Weight 20.1 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available March 29, 2012

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I bought this set up from Makita. It looked very good and with some nice features. It comes with a storage bag with several pockets. I like the hard platic type myself. It is made in China. Comes with 2 dust collection plates. Also 1 extra handle to use on the plunge base or the off set base plate. Router is not very easy to make a fine adjustment on with the rack and pin though. The Bosch Colt and the DeWalt 611 is much better for the adjustment. Makita plunge base lock lever is to short also. The DeWalt is perfect to me. When I recieved it I checked each base for any problems. Well sorry to say I had 3 problems.The tilt base rocked on my jointer. The metal plate was not formed right. Next problem was with the plunge base. It also rocked. Plastic base was warped. Next problem was the offset base. It also rocked.Plastic was warped where the metal part of the base mounts to the plastic bottom base. Router is nice, easy to swap from 1 base to another. All base plates will inter change to the other bases.It comes with a 1/4" and a 3/8th" collet. A 8MM collet would have been nice. Both are short in length. Only 1 nut though. Wrench is the cheap thin stamped steel type. Makita would not just send me the 3 parts to fix this routers defective parts. Had to send the whole set back. Had order another unit but would take 14 days to get it. Called seller back and just cancelled the whole thing.Maybe Bosch's plunge base will be good, coming out this summer.
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5 stars. The speed and horsepower are all pretty similar in across the other small routers but the settings are what sold me on the Makita. The DeWalt has a screw-top setting that looks like some sort of coffee grinder and I figured with a router you have to have better adjustment ability, and the Makita has rack and pinion and it's been awesome. Very easy to quickly adjust and get it right the first time so you can get back to work. If you get this router, definitely get the kit with the 4 bases.
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Makita calls this router a trimmer. Nothing cold be further from the truth! It is a powerful machine with enough included bases to ensure you can easily handle any project you can think of.lunge base works flawlessly, the offset base allows you to finish an edge clear up to a corner, the fixed base is really all you need to use this magnificent machine. It is easily adjusted with an accurate scale for gauging just how much your bit will protrude. And finally, the angled base is something I never even thought about, but it adds a new dimension to your router repertoire. The soft case, something I am not normally enamored with, is a very useful, well thought out accessory. It has storage for all the included bases and accessories plus room for router bits to be stored that is easily accessible.
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I needed an offset laminate trimmer to do a project, so I originally was just going to buy the Porter Cable tried and true trimmer with offset base. But I came across this kit from Makita with their new "compact router". Given the variety of bases, and a tad bit more power then a typical laminate trimmer, I figured buying this I would find many more uses for it then just buying the Porter Cable.

I received it yesterday and after unpacking it I was very excited to give it a try, I attached the offset base and a few test passes on a peice of plywood, then did the job I bought it for. Flawless and easy.

After that I was eager to play with the other bases and a variety of by bits. About 5 hours strait of routing later, I had a feel for the tool and I was impressed. I pushed the tool pretty much to its limit and while this has far less power then my full sized routers, its very impressive for a laminate trimmer, I can easily see using this with the plunge base on a lot of projects i would normally dig my full sized router out for.

On the standard trimmer base, I really like the worm gear depth adjustment, super easy and I had no problem getting accurate depths.

The angle base is pretty strait forward. I do wish the angle gauge was large and easier to read with more detailed increments, this is only a minor complaint.

The offset base, which I originally bought this for, works exactly as it should. I do wish you could adjust depth on it, but i am not sure anyone makes an offset base where this is possible, so I wont hold it against Makita.
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Small but powerful. Well designed. Bases are excellent and contribute to being able to do more than with a standard router. BUT there is no provision for PC bushings the industry standard. Kit packs well in included soft case. Easy to handle and work with for long periods. Overall a very good router.
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This combo is really nice. Like others have stated, I'm not a big fan of soft cases but this one works well. I was thinking about turning into a cooler to hold my beer. Any way, plenty of power for my needs, I make wooden toys. It came with more gizmo's than advertised too. Very happy with it.
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