|Forum topic by Alex Lane (Custom Guitars & Basses)||posted 12-10-2007 08:58 PM||2304 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
12-10-2007 08:58 PM
Does anyone own or have experience with a Makita 3612 or 3612C router? I own the Chicago Tools version from Harbor Freight, and from photos, they look EXACTLY the same.
I have a huge problem with my Chicago router…RUNOUT. It has at least 1/32” total runout…that’s .031”...a whole lot!!
I custom made a router lift plate for my router, but I can’t work accurately or safely with that much runout, and I would like to replace it with a similar router that has very much LESS runout.
If anyone owns the Makita 3612, could they please tell me how much runout it has at the collet or collet nut? Or has anyone had problems with accuracy with this router?
See my post and the responses that follow here. This topic is what got me wondering. I WOULD LOVE TO get a router @ a reasonable price (as the Makita is) and still have a good quality tool…I can’t bring myself to buy a Porter Cable for $350 yet.
THESE PHOTOS DON’T LOOK LIKE SOMEONE JUST COPIED THE DESIGN FROM MAKITA, IT LOOKS LIKE THEY HAVE THE SAME PARTS TOO.
WHAT DOES EVERYONE THINK? IS THE MAKITA REALLY A QUALITY TOOL?
-- Lane Custom Guitars and Basses