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 application.

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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.)  9.5 in  Assembled Height (in.)  6 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  7.5 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 4.5 out of 5 by 21 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by This is the best! I just picked this router up from home depot and all I can say is Wow! This unit is very powerful, and very refined. I have to say, the first time I turned this beauty on I was in disbelief with how quiet it is. After testing this unit out I feel that it is of very high quality. I have several Makita power tools. Some of them 15 years old or more and all working perfectly without any failures. Makita build tools that always have a feel and quality above all the rest. January 28, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Amazing hand held tool This compact router is made to last, hardly any parts are plastic. It does not vibrate like crazy and what I like most, its not that loud. January 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Compact size, big performance This little router handles easily with one hand but really packs a punch. I've edge routed red oak in one pass without any trouble. The depth adjustment is great and the locking mechanism for tightening bits is simple and effective. February 17, 2015
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