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Dusty56

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09-13-2012 04:50 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource tip router

Makita’s entry into the compact router game : )

http://makita.com/en-us/Modules/Tools/ToolDetails.aspx?ID=380464

http://www.woodworkersjournal.com/Ezine/Articles/Makita_RT0700CX3_Compact_Router_Kit_9292.aspx

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!


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#1 posted 09-13-2012 05:02 PM

Cool looking, nice handles, looks like a great set. But I own probably 100-125 router bits, and not one of them is 3/8” shaft, and probably 70% of them are half-inch shaft. What’s with the 3/8”?

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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#2 posted 09-13-2012 05:08 PM

I have seen 3/8” adapters for sale before , so I guess there are a few of the bits out there.
As far as I know , all of the other small routers only take 1/4” bits , so this might be a good option for someone else : )
The small routers are basically for detail type of work , so 1/2” shanks would increase their overall size quite a bit and defeat their purpose.

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#3 posted 09-13-2012 05:12 PM

That’s true. As a 1/4” unit, it comes with everything.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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#4 posted 09-13-2012 05:13 PM

Makita.com lists 1/4” bits and doesn’t mention 3/8”. Wonder where the other two got their info?
If it is as good as the 1100 I’ve been using for 6 years it’s a winner. Time will tell.

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#5 posted 09-13-2012 05:22 PM

I just downloaded their parts manual and it only shows a 1/4” collet and nut. Strange….

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#6 posted 09-13-2012 06:25 PM

It looks like a great router; similar to the ridgid R2401 (my favorite trimmer).

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#7 posted 09-13-2012 06:30 PM

I want one….

but I’m in the same boat as TN…. 90% of my bits are 1/2”

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#8 posted 09-13-2012 06:37 PM

I’ve already got the Bosch Colt , so for me , this is just temptation : )
Not a bad price for everything you get though !!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#9 posted 09-13-2012 08:49 PM

I considered the Makita, but as far as I know, you either have to buy:
1- Fix Base Router by itself
2- Mega-Ultra-Super Deluxe kit with a bag, tilt base, and offset base that I’ll never use.

If the they release a kit with just the fixed and plunge bases, I might reconsider. But the Dewalt or Colt w/ plunge base seems like the best value at the moment (for my needs).

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