Custom 1/8" Collet for Makita RT0701C Trim Router

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Re: Custom 1/8" Collet for Makita RT0701C Trim Router

Post by akhlut » Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:56 pm

I just ordered mine from Elaire.

$25 shipped. Now to get the Makita, then cut some new mounts and a new Z-axis plate. :D

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Re: Custom 1/8" Collet for Makita RT0701C Trim Router

Post by JPeterG » Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:00 pm

akhlut wrote:I just ordered mine from Elaire.

$25 shipped. Now to get the Makita, then cut some new mounts and a new Z-axis plate. :D
Yeah, my first "real" projects when I've finished assembling my Shapeoko 2 with the stock spindle will be to cut the mounts for my RT0701C. Unless someone is selling some at a reasonable price that are already tested and "debugged"?

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Re: Custom 1/8" Collet for Makita RT0701C Trim Router

Post by akhlut » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:16 pm

Yeah. I'm not aware of any. That being said, there probably is something out there that'll work. A 65mm clamp should do the trick.

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Re: Custom 1/8" Collet for Makita RT0701C Trim Router

Post by cvoinescu » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:41 pm

As far as I know, the Makita is 64 mm wide. The standard mounts have M5 holes at 68 mm centers, so it may fit with just a bit of squeezing -- and with longer screws.
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Re: Custom 1/8" Collet for Makita RT0701C Trim Router

Post by WillAdams » Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:20 am

There are 4 links for mounts on the wiki: http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/Spindle_Options
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Re: Custom 1/8" Collet for Makita RT0701C Trim Router

Post by akhlut » Wed Jun 04, 2014 2:46 am

So. Picked mine up tonight at home depot. $90 for the unit. Damn cheap compared to the dewalt 611.

And my calipers say the body is 64.8mm in diameter. Is 64mm the spec?

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Re: Custom 1/8" Collet for Makita RT0701C Trim Router

Post by WillAdams » Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:34 am

ISTR 65mm was the usual reported measurement.

Really wishing it was available in a color other than teal....
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Re: Custom 1/8" Collet for Makita RT0701C Trim Router

Post by cvoinescu » Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:32 pm

The teal is Makita's thing. It's like DeWalt yellow, and Bosch green (or blue for the pro stuff), and Black and Decker red-orange. However, I think that even the teal body is compatible with the googly eyes upgrade. That should sweeten the deal a bit.
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Re: Custom 1/8" Collet for Makita RT0701C Trim Router

Post by WillAdams » Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:44 pm

I see some black Krylon Fusion paint in my future.
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Re: Custom 1/8" Collet for Makita RT0701C Trim Router

Post by WillAdams » Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:09 pm

Interestingly, this seems to be the default spindle for Printrbot's nascent machine:

http://printrbot.com/2014/05/14/makezin ... nc-router/
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