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Makita 2-1/4 HP Multibase Router Kit

WOOD magazine rating


• Powerful 11-AMP motor delivers 8,000-24,000 RPM for demanding applications.
• Variable speed control dial enables user to match the speed to the application. Electronic speed control maintains constant speed under load.
• Soft start feature for smoother start-ups.
• Low noise (81dB) and low vibration for operator comfort.
• Rugged aluminum motor housing with slender 3-1/4" diameter for easy handling.
• Durable flat top design for stability when changing bits.
• All-ball bearing construction for longer tool life.
• Externally accessible motor brushes for greater serviceability.
• Fixed Base: Industrial cam-lock for fast and easy depth adjustment and removal of motor. Large calibrated depth control ring for easy depth adjustment. Subbase accepts industry standard guide bushings for convenience. Two all-wood handles.
• Plunge Base: Conveniently located plunge lock lever for operator convenience. Easy-to-use fine depth adjustment with 3 depth stops for consistent plunge cutting. Nickel-plated plunge poles prevent corrosion for longer tool life
Maximum plunge depth of 2-19/32". Removable clear plastic shield protects the operator from airborne debris. Subbase accepts industry standard guide bushings for convenience.

• RF1101 motor
• Plunge Base Assembly (193457-3)
• 1/2" Collet (763643-6)
• 1/4" Collet (193214-9)
• Subbase (193155-9)
• 2 ea. Wrench (193234-3)
• Wrench (781213-9)
• Wrench (783202-0)
• Tool Case
• Collets: 1/2" & 1/4"
• Plunge Capacity: 2-19/32"
• No Load Speed: 8,000-24,000 RPM
• AMPS (120V): 11
• Horsepower: 2-1/4
• Base Diameter: 5-3/4"
• Center Hole: 1-1/8"
• Overall Height: Fixed 8-3/4"; Plunge 11-5/8"
• Weight (lbs): Fixed 7.2; Plunge 9.3

WOOD magazine review

Steady, powerful, dependable

Review Summary

High Points: Good power and electronic controls to maintain spindle speed under varying load. A handy chart next to the variable-speed dial indicates RPMs for each setting. Spring-loaded plunge lock is easily reached without removing your hand from the handle and never slipped during our tests. Each base comes with a subbase sized for Porter-Cable-style guide bushings. There’s also a clear subbase with a larger bit opening.
This is the lightest of the routers at just under 8 lbs in its fixed base. Low Points: The black embossed markings on the fixed base’s black depth ring are difficult to see and use. More Points: One of two routers in the test with fixed-base wood handles, which were comfortable and easy to grip.

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