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Adapters are also available which will allow one to use a 65mm diameter router in a 69mm diameter mount. Aluminum tubing of a suitable size works well, Imperial is a bit thin, but metric with 2mm wall diameter works well.


Brushless variant:

Brushless battery-operated variant available, and has been connected to a wired power supply: http://community.carbide3d.com/t/brushless-makita-mod/10658


  • 700 Watts
  • 10,000 -- 30,000 r.p.m.
  • 120v AC
  • 1.4kg (3 lbs.) (cord increases this to 1.5 kg?)

The Makita RT0700C/0701C(X) - seems to be similar in kind to the DWP611. Same sort of aluminium housing and speed control, but without the two LEDs underneath. The 0701 is slightly newer and is intended for the North American market. The 0700 is still available as a 220V model for Europe and other localities which use that voltage.[13] Another difference for the two models seems to be the screw layout for the base(s), w/ the newer 0701 having a standard Porter Cable layout.

DW660 VS. Makita RTo701C

The Carbide Compact Router is much the same and the specifications of the RT0701 were broken out in: https://community.carbide3d.com/t/carbide-compact-router-max-power-max-torque-and-torque-curve/23458

Variable speed, the actual no load speeds of one unit were measured as:

1: 9470
2: 12280
3: 16870
4: 22175
5: 27035
6: 29800


c.f., Router_Speed_Chart

Notes on speed control: http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=8344&p=65112#p65112

Discussion of relative merits: Re: spindle choice


Diameter: 65 mm Files:

Sources: Home Depot: Makita Model # RT0701C 1-1/4 HP Compact Router Makita Australia: RT0700CX - Roumer 6.35mm Sweden: Verktygsladan Toolstop UK herramientas.cl Norway: tromas.no

Requires a shim if using the stock SO3 69mm diameter mount. 2mm noted as being too thick.[20]

Carbide 3D: Makita RT0701 Adapter


Installing tools: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOFUHPcKklE

3D Model

https://grabcad.com/library/makita-rt0700-1 [21]

Collet wrench/nut sizes

Tracing of Makita RT0701/0700 collet wrenches: https://community.carbide3d.com/t/importing-a-file-or-a-backgound-image/27166

13mm (should be low profile)




6003-2RS double seal bearings. They are ABEC 3 bearings. Sold and made by XIKE [22]

https://www.amazon.com/TIMKEN-17x35x10mm-Pre-Lubricated-Performance-Effective/dp/B08D91KCLR [23]