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Makita Compact Router Kit #RT0700CX3

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Brand:
Makita
Model:
RT0700CX3
Price:
$240

Description

• 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 convenient depth adjustments and base removal/installation
• Electronic speed control maintains constant speed under load
• Soft start feature for smooth start ups
• High visibility base design for improved handling and performance
• Base can be removed quickly to install other bases
• Heavy duty aluminum motor housing engineered for increased durability
• Shaft lock for quick and easy bit changes
• Durable flat top design for added convenience when changing bits
• Non-marring high-durability base insert for increased work piece protection
• Easy-to-read depth scales
• Uses 1/4" shank routers bits
• Double insulated
• Plunge Base has 0" 1-3/8" plunge depth capacity for easy penetration into work piece
• Easy-to-use fine depth adjustment with 3 preset depth stops for added precision
• Conveniently located plunge lock lever for operator convenience
• Removable clear plastic shield engineered to protect the operator from airborne debris
• Sub-base accepts industry standard template guides for convenience
• Tilt base provides routing at different angles with positive stops at -30° and 45°
• Offset base allows for routing in hard-to-reach areas and as close as 3/4" to the wall

Collet Capacities 1/4"
No Load Speed 10,000-30,000 RPM
AMPS (115V) 6.5
Max Horsepower 1-1/4
Overall Height 7-7/8"
Net Weight (lbs.) 3.9

INCLUDES:
1/4" Collet (763637-1)
3/8" Collet (763619-3)
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)

WOOD magazine review

Feature-packed kit has a few challenges

Review Summary

This kit includes fixed and plunge bases as well as tilting and offset bases. The latter two, used primarily for trimming laminate countertops, serve cabinet installers best. But you can save money by purchasing the fixed-base router (#RT0700C, $130) and then getting the plunge base (#RT0700P, $60) separately.
In addition to the bases, you get a fixed-base edge guide, two dust-collection hoods, and a proprietary guide bushing for each base, not to mention a picnic-basket-size canvas bag to carry it all. The router worked well in the fixed base, although its slim body felt awkward to grip at times. (You might prefer this if you have small hands.) And the plunge base has a low starting height, a short plunge range, a complicated depth-stop system, and a plunge-lock lever that worked loose on several occasions during our testing. This kit is brand new, and in our opinion, Makita has some kinks to work out with the plunge base. The other bases work effectively, but for woodworking we just couldn't think of that many applications where they meet a need.

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Detailed Ratings

4.3
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

4

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