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 jtopoko » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:27 am

Arrived to NZ yesterday.

Thanks Peter for your time sorting this aspect of the build out!

:D

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

Post by tekadept » Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:55 am

Arrived in Australia today, yay, pity I can't play for a few days. Good things come to those that wait and all that i guess :)

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

Post by WillAdams » Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:26 am

Came across either a review or a blog post where someone had actually measured the r.p.m. of the Makita at each dial setting.

https://groups.google.com/forum/m/#!top ... 6SlrncW6xM

The measured no-load spindle speeds (in RPM) for the Makita router are...
1: 9470
2: 12280
3: 16870
4: 22175
5: 27035
6: 29800
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Re: Custom 1/8" Collet for Makita RT0701C Trim Router

Post by JPeterG » Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:34 am

tekadept wrote:Arrived in Australia today, yay, pity I can't play for a few days. Good things come to those that wait and all that i guess :)
Excellent! I think that's everybody.

Thanks to everyone for making the experience of organizing a group buy a great one!

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

Post by WillAdams » Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:18 pm

Thank you for hooking us up and turning us on to this fabulous bit of kit!

For anyone on the fence, here's a bit of discussion on selecting a router which argues for the advantages which the Makita brings to the table: https://groups.google.com/forum/m/#!top ... 6SlrncW6xM

In reading reviews, all the negatives are in aspects of usage which don't apply when it's bolted to the machine, so if one needs the power and precision, is willing to order the 1/8" custom collet and can find it affordably locally, then it should be a top candidate.

Just about finished w/ my mount, so hoping to put it to use today --- guess I'll have to retry the cutting test on the Ipê and then get to it.
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Re: Custom 1/8" Collet for Makita RT0701C Trim Router

Post by Threefer » Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:39 pm

I just noticed yesterday that the price for the router dropped to 90 bucks at Home Depot.

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

Post by criznach » Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:16 pm

I often wish there was a "LIKE" button for posts on this forum. Thanks for all the awesome info, shapeoko friends!

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

Post by George » Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:24 am

Any chance of getting a couple of those collets? or point me in the right direction to get them, please?

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

Post by WillAdams » Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:59 am

Shapeoko 3XL #0006 w/ Carbide Compact Router w/0.125″ and ¼″ Carbide 3D precision collets
Nomad 883 Pro #596 (bamboo)

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

Post by George » Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:50 am

Many thanks. They are made of gold, aren't they.

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