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6.5 Amp 1-1/4 HP Corded Fixed Base Variable Speed Compact Router with Quick-Release

  • Powerful 1.25HP motor delivers 6.5 Amp for improved performance
  • Leading power-to-weight ratio provides up to 30,000 rpm @ 3.9 lbs
  • Heavy duty, double-insulated, aluminum motor for durability
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Product Overview

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.
  • 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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Cordless/ CordedCordedCordedCordedCordless
Router Base TypeFixed BaseFixed BaseFixed BasePlunge Base
Amperage (amps)8.56.55.50.0
Collet Size (in.)1/4 in.1/4 in.1/4 in.1/4 in.
Power Tool FeaturesDepth AdjustmentDepth Adjustment,Multiple Base,Variable SpeedDepth Adjustment,Multiple Base,Variable SpeedCompact,Cushioned Grip,Depth Adjustment,Variable Speed
Horsepower (HP)1.5 hp1.25 hp1.5 hp0 hp
Motor Type Brushless
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
3.5
Product Height (in.)
7.875
Product Width (in.)
3.5

Details

Amperage (amps)
6.5
Collet Size (in.)
1/4 in.
Color Family
Teal
Condition
New
Cord Length (ft.)
8.208
Corded Tool Type
Router
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Horsepower (HP)
1.25 hp
Included
Dust Collection
Maximum Speed (rpm)
30000
Portability
Handheld
Power Tool Features
Depth Adjustment,Multiple Base,Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
3.9
Returnable
90-Day
Router Base Type
Fixed Base
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year Warranty

Questions & Answers

52Questions28Answers

Does this router come with a case for it?

Asked by Cubby5 May 4, 2021
5
Answers

The one i got it just came in a box but that was 2 years ago.

Is this item can be use on 220v?

Asked by Nanding February 27, 2021
2
Answers

Thank you for your question. Makita USA Corded Tools are rated for US standard 120V outlets and are not recommended to be used on any other voltages.

Do you have 220v?

Asked by Lee February 26, 2021
4
Answers

States 120 volt not 240.

Does this router come with any bits included?

Asked by LDJ January 20, 2021
4
Answers

No.

Does this router have soft start?

Asked by Deb November 10, 2020
2
Answers

Thank you for your question. Yes, the RT0701 1-1/4 HP Router does have soft start.

What is the diameter of the aluminum housing? I need a 1/4" router that is 2.75" diameter on the ...

Asked by Travis November 4, 2020
2
Answers

Thank you for your question. The otside diameter of the router is approx 2 9/16"

How big is the dust collection hookup?

Asked by ggio September 22, 2020
1
Answer

Thank you for your question. The RT0701C 1-1/4 HP* Compact Router is not equipped with a vacuum port. Please see the 195559-1 Dust Extracting Attachment, Routers for compatible dust extracting attachment.

Will I be able to use a rabbeting bit that has an overall diameter of 1-1/4? The bit has a 1/4 sh...

Asked by Ricardo September 22, 2020
2
Answers

Thank you for your question. The RT0701C 1-1/4 HP* Compact Router uses 1/4" shank routers bits. Please see Rabbeting 2-Flute Router Bit part no. 733124-2A. Please refer to your instruction manual for other compatibility questions.

How big is the vacuum port?

Asked by September 21, 2020
3
Answers

Thank you for your question. The RT0701C 1-1/4 HP* Compact Router is not equipped with a vacuum port. Please see the 195559-1 Dust Extracting Attachment, Routers for compatible dust extracting attachment.

What is diamitor of base plate?

Asked by Bill August 14, 2020
3
Answers

Thank you for your question, but we will require more specific information in order to provide an answer. Call the Makita Call Center during business hours at (800)4-MAKITA, they’re based in Buford, GA and are ready to help.

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Customer Reviews

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Works great
I was needing to cut angle on some trim pieces but did not want the entire edge at a 45°. The pieces were too small for me to completely do it with a table saw. So I decided to get this router. Worked incredibly well. Gave me the edge I was looking for to match the trim in the rest of the house. Going to use this for dado cuts soon as well.
by Nick
2 people found this helpful
This is a great tool. I use it for smaller jobs like cutting boards, etc. I had originally bo...
This is a great tool. I use it for smaller jobs like cutting boards, etc. I had originally bought into the "lifetime" service brand at HD but after reading the details on "registering" the product and the service, I opted to return it. This unit has more power and is much quieter than the other brand. Fits great in the hand and is a joy to use. This router is a great addition to anyone's workshop!
by TenFingersLeft
9 people found this helpful
Great little router, I use it for small trim work and also in my Shapeoko CNC machine.
Great little router, I use it for small trim work and also in my Shapeoko CNC machine.
by DJ
2 people found this helpful
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.
by Bert
9 people found this helpful
Exquisite Tool
Bought the other comparable router at the same price point first because it came with the carry bag and had the tempting service agreement. Should have known I was paying for those things because the actual tool quality was pretty run-of-the-mill. I returned it and bought this router. Don't be fooled by the similar reviews when doing your comparisons. This Makita is a fine, meticulously crafted tool with plastic and metal in all the right places. It routes beautifully, is easy to assemble/disassemble for bit and accessory swaps and the bits don't get heat-stuck (as was the case with the other router). Many add-ons are available for this as well for different applications. If a carry bag is a must i'd recommend searching the web and spending the extra $15 or so for a small Makita bag or just use a generic tote. It's worth it.
by Tides
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Easy to use and adjust depth. Variable speed works nicely....
Easy to use and adjust depth. Variable speed works nicely. Would buy it again.
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