DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

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Re: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

Post by WillAdams » Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:44 am

http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/Spindle_Options

For the Makita, one has to get an aftermarket collet in order to have a size other than 1/4" (6.35mm) (not sure what the standard size is in Europe, (8mm? 6.35mm?) but they only get one choice as well w/o using an adapter.

The Elaire precision collets seems to be made to a higher standard, or better steel --- see the thread on it here: http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=3445 esp. the post: http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic ... =30#p26665

Remember, we’re taking a mass-market consumer item and re-purposing it for and industrialized rôle --- frankly, I’m surprised they work as well as they do, and it says a lot about the standards of the companies whose machines are well-suited for this (Makita, DeWalt, but c.f., Bosch quality issues as noted on the Precise Bits site).
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Re: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

Post by AnonymousPerson » Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:30 pm

WillAdams wrote:... not sure what the standard size is in Europe, (8mm? 6.35mm?) but they only get one choice as well w/o using an adapter.
Kress's (German) come with an 8mm collet. Haven't purchased any other EU brand yet, so can't say for sure if that's applicable to others as well. ;)
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Re: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

Post by WillAdams » Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:36 pm

Re-reading through this thread it seems as if in some regions at least, the Makita collet is 8mm, and not very well engineered. Getting Elaire collets would be a bigger gain for people w/ such collets.
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Re: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

Post by phaggoodd » Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:44 am

Are there any instructions for mounting the Makita? I just finished assembling my Shapeoko and don't know how to attach the router.

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Re: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

Post by WillAdams » Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:25 am

You should have an adapter ring to get from the 69mm mount down to the 65mm Makita.

Otherwise it’s the same as the Dewalt.
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