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Makita 1-1/4 HP Compact Router
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Makita

1-1/4 HP Compact Router

  • Soft start provides for a smoother start-up
  • Compact and well-designed for user comfort and control
  • Highly rated router for overall performance
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Makita Hero
Feature 1

Includes router, fixed base, 1/4 in. collet, straight guide, wrench #13 and wrench 22

Feature 2

Variable-speed control dial (10,000–30,000 RPM) matches speed to application

Feature 3

Quick-release cam lock system for convenient depth adjustments and base removal/ installation

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Amperage

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6.5 Amps

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Peak horsepower

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1.25 hp

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Cord Length

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8.2o8 ft.

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Warranty

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1 Year

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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. It's engineered for a range of routing applications with electronic speed control to maintain constant speed under load and soft start for smooth start-ups. The slim, ergonomically designed body ensures increased comfort and control.

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  • Includes router, fixed base, 1/4 in. collet, straight guide, wrench #13, wrench 22
  • 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
  • Quick-release cam lock system for convenient depth adjustments and base removal/installation
  • Accepts industry standard template guides
  • Base can be removed quickly to install other bases
  • Durable flat top design for added convenience when changing bits
  • Non-marring, high-durability base insert for increased work piece protection
  • Uses 1/4 in. shank routers bits
  • Heavy duty, double-insulated, aluminum motor housing engineered for increased durability
  • Double insulated
  • 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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Ratings (27) (41) (234) (20)
Router Base Type Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Collet size (in.) .25 .25 .25 0.25
Amperage (amps) 8.5 6.5 5.5 7
Reconditioned No No No No
Multiple base No Yes Yes No
Depth Adjustment Yes Yes Yes Yes
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Can this router be used on a router table?

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February 16, 2016
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Yes that is exactly why I bought it. Make sure when you set it up that you mark the holes accurately this is not centered. If you don't do it accurately the hole for the bit will be off from the mounting holes.
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January 28, 2016
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No, this model was designed for handheld use.
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January 19, 2016
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The Makita 1-1/4 HP Compact Router Kit (RT0701C) was designed and engineered for handheld use. Please review your router table's instruction manual to determine what size routers that are compatible.
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does a router need a base?

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October 23, 2014
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No, this router has a plastic base on the bottom so it can slide along the workpiece. If you want to plunge or use an offset base then you can buy the kit with these extra bases included. But this router can be used by itself without buying these other bases.
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April 11, 2014
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No, a router may not be used without a base.
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April 10, 2014
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Hi Jakers,
This router included a base.
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I bought the router a few days ago and now want the plunge base. Is it sold separtly as a accesssory?

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January 10, 2014
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February 16, 2016
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The plunge base is no longer available/discontinued------an offset base is available but that doesn't replace the plunge base
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October 23, 2014
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Yes, it is Makita #195563-0 and Home Depot sells it.
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Yes, the Plunge Base is sold separately, part number 195563-0, and can be found on The Home Depot website. A Tilt Base (195561-4) and Offset Base (195562-2) are also available.
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Can I use a 3/8 round over bit with this.

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April 12, 2016
That's what I bought this for and my ryobi one doesn't fit.
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What I mean is that the 1 1/4 width of the bit won't fit through the template.it seems like it's just plastic and will cut out?
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The Makita 1-1/4 HP Compact Router has a 1/4" Collet and will accept 3/8" round bits for it. Makita Edge Forming bit part# 733120-6A will work for your needs.
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1-1/4 HP Compact Router is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 41.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i am a professional cabinet maker and have just used this trimmer on 56 laminated panels that are... i am a professional cabinet maker and have just used this trimmer on 56 laminated panels that are 3 ft. x 5ft...this trimmer was awesome..
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use For light rounding over edges of multiple DIY projects. Quick to load; quick to adjust; not too noisy.
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for light routing work I got this since I don't envision a ton of heavy duty router work in my future. Used it once to rout out a 3/8" rabbet along a piece of fascia. Directions say you should only cut out a certain depth of material at a time, so I did have to make a couple of passes to get to the depth I required. It was easy to handle with one hand, and doesn't take up a lot of space. Not ideal for every routing job, but will work for some basic things.
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Quality Tool Fits very well in hand no bad vibrations sand paper is easy to install and doesn't ride around. Quite powerful for a small sander Not as loud other sanders used in the past. dust control seems pretty good also. Happy with the purchase only used a few times so far. Have always had good luck with Makita.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features variable speed, accessible brushes and 6.5 amps. The 2 wrench design is a very nic... Great features variable speed, accessible brushes and 6.5 amps. The 2 wrench design is a very nice feature in addition to the spindle lock. I unpacked read the instructions and tested the variable speed dial and the motor and it runs very smooth and quiet with no router bit installed. The router body and grip is very comfortable and not too large to hold safely. The included straight guide is a great bonus and fits securely. I will order the dust guard and other accessories over time. I really like the Makita base diameter and optional accessories that can be used with it. The warranty is 1 year. I chose to add the 2 year home depot protection plan for another $12 and have the router brand and design I chose for my individual needs. After hours of reading recommended router bit speed charts and reading product reviews I wanted the best compact routing experience. I chose to return a single speed 7 amp 27000 rpm compact router with soft start and electronic feedback sealed in its box.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best tool I have purchased in a long time!! Spend the extra money and get all the attachments. The offset router head is great. You need an allen head wrench for it. An alan had wrench from a garbage disposal works perfectly!!! You'll see what I mean when you use it.
Date published: 2016-09-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Used to rout door hinges I bought this to rout the hinges on an interior door. The collet was somewhat tricky at first but it works like a charm.
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Router Review Great router at a great price. The power is more than sufficient to cut dados and it works great to cut butterfly keys.
Date published: 2016-11-29
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