Model#: MKTNRT0701C
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Makita RT0701C 1-1/4 HP Compact Router

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The Makita 1-1/4 HP Compact Router delivers performance and precision in a compact design that is similar in size to many laminate trimmers. With a full 1-1/4 maximum horsepower and variable speed control dial of 10,000 to 30,000 RPM, the RT0701C is engineered to perform for a wide range of routing applications. Additional performance features include electronic speed control to maintain constant speed under load, and soft start feature for smooth start-ups. The RT0701C is double-insulated with a heavy-duty aluminum motor housing for increased durability.
Features:
  • Powerful 1-1/4 HP motor delivers improved performance over previous models
  • Variable speed control dial of 10,000 to 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
  • Base accepts industry standard template guides
  • Quick release cam lock system for easy depth adjustments and base removal/installation
  • Heavy duty aluminum motor housing engineered for increased durability
  • Shaft lock for quick and easy bit changes
  • Non-marring high-durability base insert for increased work piece protection
  • Easy-to-read depth scales
Includes:
  • 1-1/4 HP Compact Router - RT0701C
  • Straight Guide - 164834-6
  • 13mm Wrench - 781039-9
  • 22mm Wrench - 781011-1
  • 1/4 in. Collet - 763637-1
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Compliance and Restrictions
warning: Cancer and Birth Defect/Reproductive Harm -- www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/product

Specifications

Height: 7.875 in.
Weight: 3.9 lbs.
Amperage: 6.5
Base Type: Fixed
Collet Capacity: 1/4 in.
Depth Adjustment System: Micro-Fine Depth Adjustment
Handle Style: Palm Grip
Horsepower (Peak): 1.25
No-Load Speeds (RPM): 10,000 - 30,000
Speed Controls: Dial
Speed Settings: Variable
Switch Type: Toggle
Voltage: 120V

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Recommendations

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
40 Reviews
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Pros
Easy To Use (35)
Powerful (31)
Value (8)
Ergonomic Design (5)
Best Uses
Home Repair (13)
Small Projects (9)
Frequent Use (6)
Heavy Duty Requirements (1)
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Powerful
Value
Lightweight
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Small Projects
Great product
Great product. Easy to handle and has extensive power. I would definitely by Making again
July 18, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Describe Yourself:
Avid Do-it-Yourselfer
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Ergonomic Design
Powerful
Value
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Small Projects
Makita Trim router
These are my favorite trim routers. Cool thing is the body is the same as my old one from 20 years ago ? So it fits all the old bases I had made up into specialty jigs for building my guitars.
A winner in my judgement ! I would reccomend these very time.
October 22, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Would buy again
I've used for a few weeks now and it works great. No complaints.
August 19, 2016
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Great router
Easy to use and very powerful. Very light weight. Comes with an edge guide.
July 31, 2016
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
Best bang for the buck!!!
This router is lite weight and maneuverable. It can do a lot more with the optional attachments. My purchase of this router is to mount it to my CNC Machine for Engraving metal signs after the machining process.
July 30, 2016
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
I purchased another Makita trim router To keep one bevel bit
Quick to change depth . Good balance easy to pack . Service center is across the street
July 18, 2016
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
Awesome!
Feels very safe and quiet during use, yet plenty of power for virtually any task.
June 17, 2016
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Big power small package !!!!
Used it recently for fence posts for a finished appearance, worked well outside small size makes it a natural for use anywhere!!!
March 12, 2016
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
No brainier for money
Quiet and powerful. Speed adjustment is a great feature. Easy to work with, fits right into the hand.
March 12, 2016
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Good quality tool
I use the router for detailed projects or finish stages of woodworking. It is easier to use than a heavy duty router and with a compact design I have more control. I bought the makita reconditioned and it looked brand new, runs great. Decided to buy a compact one because I used a friends and its alot easier than using my larger router. However, this router does not have a work light on it. The ridgid model does and its very useful doing freehand carvings. Although it comes with a good fence and I prefer the toggle switch of makita to ridgid. I know I will be satisfied with the long term performance of this tool.
February 13, 2016

Questions & Answers

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Could it be used for steel??
A shopper on Aug 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have only used mine for .060" aluminum. Thin metal maybe, nothing I want to try.
What is the outside diameter of the main body? (item 28 on the parts list) I want to clamp it onto the Z axis of a CNC machine.

The PDF manual says on page 2 the RT 0701C has a 3/8 inch collet. Other literature says only 1/4 inch. Which is it?

Can the speed control be removed from the unit and mounted separately, nearby?

Cheers Ken
Ken on Jun 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Your question would be best answered by Makita directly. For assistance, call 800-462-5482
What is diameter of base?
tombo on Jan 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Base is 3-1/4"

New Vs. Reconditioned

What's the difference between New and Factory-Reconditioned?

Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
  • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
  • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
  • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee; New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 120 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: 1-1/4 HP Compact Router - RT0701C,
Straight Guide - 164834-6,
13mm Wrench - 781039-9,
22mm Wrench - 781011-1,
1/4 in. Collet - 763637-1
1-1/4 HP Compact Router - RT0701C-R,
1/4 in. Collet - 763637-1,
Straight Guide - 164834-6,
13mm Wrench - 781039-9,
22mm Wrench - 781011-1
Availability: In Stock In Stock
Warranty: 1 Year Limited 1 Year Limited

Warranty

Warranty Information

Makita Standard Warranty

The Makita Standard Warranty applies to both new and factory-reconditioned Makita tools. Every Makita tool is thoroughly inspected and tested before leaving the factory. If you are not satisfied with any Makita tool within 30 days of purchase, return it and Makita will provide a replacement or refund. Each Makita tool is warranted to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase. Should any trouble develop during this one-year period, return the COMPLETE tool, freight prepaid, to one of Makita's Factory or Authorized Service Centers.

Each NEW Makita Lithiumā€Ion Power Tool, Battery and Charger is warranted to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of THREE YEARS from the date of original purchase

If inspection shows the trouble is caused by defective workmanship or material, Makita will repair (or at its option, replace without charge).

This Warranty does not apply where:
  • Repairs have been made or attempted by others
  • Repairs are required because of normal wear and tear
  • The tool has been abused, misused or improperly maintained
  • Alterations have been made to the tool
In no event shall Makita be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages from the sale or use of the product. This disclaimer applies to both during and after the term of this warranty. Makita disclaims liability for any implied warranties, including implied warranties of "merchantability" and "fitness" for a specific purpose, after the one-year term of this warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.