|Review by Bradley Anderson||posted 12-26-2012 09:22 AM||7467 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
So this is my first power tool review, so I will be doing on my Christmas gift I got which was the Makita RT0700C router (Picture 1). On first looks the router looks to be a cross between a trimmer and fixed base router.
The router looks and feels to be very well built with an aluminium base and main body. The top of the motor is plastic with the power lead come out of the side, which makes it easy to turn upside down and change bits over. The motor on this tool is a 710 watt electronic variable speed which I think is a bit notchie when changing while the tool is running. The motor also offers soft start which seems to be 10,000RPM then to full running speed within a second or so. The tool has a spindle speed of 10,000 – 30,000RPM which makes it great for all types of wood and moulding jobs. The spindle has both a push button spindle lock as well as the standard two spanners for changing router bits.
The base is a standard round base 75mm with a nice clear viewing area. The base has a gear adjustment for height (See Picture 2). The base also has a nice tight fitting clear dust collector which hooks up to a 32mm hose. The power tool is supplied in an aluminium case with foam cut outs which hold the top great (Picture 3). My over all rating on this tool is great it’s a heavy tool at 1.8kg but for what ill be using it for is just fine, also at the price of $169AU is very affordable to both the home work shop and has the quality to go with it for the professional woodworker.
Just my take…
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