Makita RT0701C Mounting Bracket with Dust Boot

Targus
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Makita RT0701C Mounting Bracket with Dust Boot

Post by Targus » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:13 am

I designed and milled a mounting bracket for the Makita 1 1/4 hp Compact Router Model# RT0701C. Mine is milled out half inch HDPE I order from Inventables. The mount moves the router far enough forward to clear the Z axis motor. You can download the SVG file from:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B01dPF ... sp=sharing

The left side features on the mounts will snugly fit a 1" PVC pipe which I will use as part of the dust collector system ... which will be another project for another day.

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Targus
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Re: Makita RT0701C Mounting Bracket

Post by Targus » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:26 pm

Finally was able to test the Makits out. Cuts like butter. On the last part, it started to miss steps, have to figure out why that happened.


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Re: Makita RT0701C Mounting Bracket

Post by Audiophyle » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:24 am

What material & feed rates were you using with your Makita? Machine looks good, & I like your integrated vac mount.
SO2 + Makita RT0700C

Targus
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Re: Makita RT0701C Mounting Bracket

Post by Targus » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:31 pm

Audiophyle wrote:What material & feed rates were you using with your Makita? Machine looks good, & I like your integrated vac mount.
The material was 3/4 Birch plywood. If i recall correctly, the feed rate i used was 38in (965mm). The cutting depth was .06in (1.524mm). The speed was 30,000rpm.

It cut like butter. I had some missed steps on the last puzzle piece, but that might have been due to overheating of the stepper drivers.

Targus
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Re: Makita RT0701C Mounting Bracket with Dust Boot

Post by Targus » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:34 pm

Made a dust boot today to attach to the Makita Spindle Mount.

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When i designed the spindle mount, i made sure that the PVC would not interfere. But i did not take into account the boot itself. I just measured and I loose about a half inch. Another problem is that the friction fit hold doesn't keep the hole for the bit centered on the bit as the machine moves. So the dust boot rotates and contacts the bit. I am going to redesign the spindle mount, move the PVC slots, and incorporate an adjustable clap to hold the PVC better. I went and bought some half inch aluminum this afternoon for the new mount

You can download the SVG file here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B01dPF ... sp=sharing

You can buy the Brush Strips here:
http://www.mcmaster.com/#strip-brushes/=ran45r

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Re: Makita RT0701C Mounting Bracket with Dust Boot

Post by awesomename » Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:18 am

What did you use to hold the hdpe down to the table??

Targus
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Re: Makita RT0701C Mounting Bracket with Dust Boot

Post by Targus » Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:00 pm

i use 3M double sick tape. It works great.

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Re: Makita RT0701C Mounting Bracket with Dust Boot

Post by awesomename » Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:02 pm

They grey VHB stuff?

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Re: Makita RT0701C Mounting Bracket with Dust Boot

Post by jtopoko » Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:17 pm

Any news on the updated mount ? Interested to see your alu solution.

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Re: Makita RT0701C Mounting Bracket with Dust Boot

Post by Targus » Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:02 pm

awesomename wrote:They grey VHB stuff?
Nope, you can buy if from Grainger. it is a 3M product that looks like masking tape.

jtopoko wrote:Any news on the updated mount ? Interested to see your alu solution.
I have the aluminum, hardware, and am about halfway through designing it. Its just a matter of time management now. I have gotten really busy with travel, and spring time house work. I hope to get a video up next week about using a 1/8 bit in the makita with a collet sleeve, and then the video about the new mount the following week. Sorry for the delay, but sometimes life gets in the way of fun.

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