DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

Post Reply
ben_marrett
Posts: 25
Joined: Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:48 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia

DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

Post by ben_marrett » Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:55 pm

Hi All,

About to take the plunge (no pun intended) and upgrade. I am based in Australia and these seem to be my two best off the shelf options.

Both are 1/4" and are similar in other specs. There is alot of info on the dewalt around here but im guessing thats because the makita isnt available in the USA. Notable points of difference are-


The makita weighs 1.8KG and is rated at 710 Watts input, ranges from 10,000rpm - 30,000rpm and costs approx $164

http://www.makita.com.au/products/power ... umer-635mm


The dewalt weighs 2.9KG (not sure if that includes all the attatchments) and is rated at 900 Watts input, ranges from 16,000rpm - 27,000rpm and costs approx $230

http://www.dewalt.com.au/powertools/pro ... o/D26204K/


appreciate any insight on the matter.

Ben

cvoinescu
Posts: 4442
Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:50 pm
Location: Camberley, UK
Contact:

Re: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

Post by cvoinescu » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:32 pm

That's not the DeWalt we're talking about. The one you pointed out is, indeed, much heavier and more powerful. The one frequently mentioned here is the DW660, which draws 600 W and, IIRC, weighs a little less than the Makita. Even the DW660 is a bit much for a stock ShapeOko. You'd need dual Y drive at the very least, and, ideally, a dual X rail, in order to make good use of it. Also, it's not exactly small (but smaller than the DWP611), so it eats into the Y travel. The DW660 cost about US$70, and, as far as I know, is only made in a 120 V version. It's not available in Europe either, except as an expensive US import.

Of your two options, the Makita seems a better match for the ShapeOko than the DWP611, being smaller and lighter.
Proud owner of ShapeOko #709, eShapeOko #0, and of store.amberspyglass.co.uk

Improbable Construct
Posts: 997
Joined: Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:21 am
Location: Fairhope, AL
Contact:

Re: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

Post by Improbable Construct » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:13 pm

The DWP611 is way too much spindle for a stock shapeoko, probably even for one with some mods.
That being said, It is what I am running.
My setup is so far from stock that it is barely recognisable as a Shapeoko though.
I agree with cvoinescu that even for the DW660 you need the second Y motor and probably double X to get satisfactory results.
The Makita looks like a solid choice for you if you are going to do the upgrades to support it.
Shapeoko #Classified some of the bolts may be original parts.
Shapeoko 1 # ???? Stainless plates, still in the box.
Shapeoko 2 # 3926 not stock
Shapeoko 3 # 0003
Store:
http://ImprobableConstruct.com
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/ImprblConstruct

ben_marrett
Posts: 25
Joined: Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:48 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

Post by ben_marrett » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:52 am

thanks for the feedback guys. already running dual y and about to double up on the x(already have materials) thinking i will go with the makita. Unless anyone else chimes in?

ben_marrett
Posts: 25
Joined: Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:48 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

Post by ben_marrett » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:07 am

Went ahead and purchased the makita. Only problem is that it is 1/4" only. I have ordered some sleeves to bring it back down to 1/8" for the bits i already have.

i_Fly
Posts: 9
Joined: Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:30 pm

Re: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

Post by i_Fly » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:36 pm

I'm also interested in getting a Makita RT0700C. Can you tell me the actual dimensions of the makita? V/r

ben_marrett
Posts: 25
Joined: Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:48 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

Post by ben_marrett » Wed May 01, 2013 1:27 am

i_Fly wrote:I'm also interested in getting a Makita RT0700C. Can you tell me the actual dimensions of the makita? V/r

No worries... what dimensions are you after?

Ben

i_Fly
Posts: 9
Joined: Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:30 pm

Re: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

Post by i_Fly » Wed May 01, 2013 2:49 am

I am trying to find out:
1. The diameter of the metal cylinder.
2. Height of the metal cylinder.
3. The distance from the collet to the cylinder.

Many thanks!

ben_marrett
Posts: 25
Joined: Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:48 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

Post by ben_marrett » Wed May 01, 2013 4:59 am

1. Diameter is 65mm
2. Height of Machined cylinder is 85mm
3.The distance from the collet to the Machined cylinder is 34mm, The distance from the collet to the main body is 25.5mm.

Let me know if you need any other measurement... i will be posting motor mounts here once i have them sorted

i_Fly
Posts: 9
Joined: Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:30 pm

Re: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

Post by i_Fly » Wed May 01, 2013 5:13 am

Cool, Perfect size for a small CNC :) One more thing, what is the actual weight without attachments?

Post Reply