Makita 1-1/4 HP Compact Router-RT0701C - The Home Depot


Model # RT0701C

Internet # 204247210

Store SKU # 590466

1-1/4 HP Compact Router

Makita 1-1/4 HP Compact Router

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$99.00 / each


Model # RT0701C

Internet # 204247210

Store SKU # 590466

The Makita 1-1/4 HP Compact Router (model RT0701C) 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, the RT0701C is engineered for a range of routing applications. The RT0701C has a powerful 1-1/4 HP (maximum horsepower) motor with a variable speed control dial (10,000-30,000 RPM) that enables the user to match the speed to the application. 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.

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  • Variable speed control dial (10,000 - 30,000 RPM) 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
  • Quick release cam lock system for convenient depth adjustments and base removal/installation
  • Accepts industry standard template guides
  • Electronic speed control maintains constant speed under load
  • Soft start feature for smooth start ups
  • High visibility base design for improved handling and performance
  • Base can be removed quickly to install other bases
  • Heavy duty aluminum motor housing engineered for increased durability
  • Shaft lock for quick and easy bit changes
  • Durable flat top design for added convenience when changing bits
  • Non-marring high-durability base insert for increased work piece protection
  • Easy-to-read depth scales
  • Uses 1/4 in. shank routers bits
  • Double insulated
  • 1 year warranty
  • Includes: 1/4 in. collect (763637-1), straight guide (122965-7), wrench #13 (781039-9), wrench 22 (781011-1), fixed base (195560-6)

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Assembled Depth (in.)  7.5 in  Assembled Height (in.)  5.8 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  9.5 in  Collet size (in.)  .25 
Product Depth (in.)  3.5  Product Height (in.)  7.875 
Product Width (in.)  3.5 
Amperage (amps)  6.5  Color Family  Teal 
Cord Length (ft.)  8.208  Corded Tool Type  Router 
Cordless/Corded  Corded  Depth Adjustment  Yes 
Dust Collection  Yes  Multiple base  Yes 
Peak Horsepower  1.25 hp  Power Tool Product Type  Corded 
Product Weight (lb.)  3.9 lb  Reconditioned  No 
Returnable  90-Day  Router Base Type  Fixed 
Tools Product Type  Power Tool  Variable Speed  Yes 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  1-UL Listed  Manufacturer Warranty  1 Year Warranty 


Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 14 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great power but can't use wide bits This is much more powerful than a standard trim router and very useful for doing edge treatments like small roundovers, beading, and trimming from a template using a flush trim bit. However there is one big issue - the plastic base has a 1-3/8" diameter hole so you can only use bits that are 1-1/4" in diameter or less. This limitation prevents you from using this router many standard bits, most notably a 45 degree chamfer bit. I found it also could not use most rabbeting bits, cove bits, ogee bits, and roundovers that are larger than 3/8". Makita does not include the dust chute attachment with this router, but Home Depot sells it online for just a few dollars - it is Makita model #195559-1. The website says it is made for the RT700 but it will also fit the RT701 perfectly. October 23, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Poor Quality Control Purchased the Makita trim router to do some pattern routing. The price was great, and it was a Makita. How could I go wrong? I ran into two serious problems with the unit that I purchased. 1) The router got hot as it ran. I suspect that this was due to a bad bearing. And I believe that this may have caused the second issue I had. 2) The depth adjustment would not lock sufficient to keep my depth of cut constant. The router vibrated and ran much louder that any of my other routers. I adjusted/tightened the tension of the depth lock and attempted to continue my project. It was not possible to tighten it enough to securely lock it. As a result of this, I've got some patching to do on the face frame that I was trimming. Bottom line, I'm returning the router and will be looking for another brand. I've heard good reviews about the Dewalt. We'll see. July 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent palm router I actually returned the Rigid palm router in place of this one. This model has a wider selection of speeds and fits my hands well. It's also a tough little bugger. October 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by I like how it is powerful but compact I needed to use this to hang doors and it worked great! October 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Would recommend! Awesome little detail tool that is easy to use and very affordable. We made our own moulding and it turned out great! August 5, 2014
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