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 WillAdams » Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:30 pm

No, a high-quality steel alloy and formed into a shape which apparently requires a custom die --- the Precise bits folks felt that it wasn't financially feasible to make a custom collet for the Makita, so I'm especially pleased that it's available for such a low price.

Not fair however to directly compare price-wise w/ the Precise Bits collets since they're ER20 compatible and available in much higher precision grades --- which is not a knock on the Elaire collet --- people have measured extremely low runout on it, it just doesn't have the added functionality / convenience of an ER collet.

I think the Makita w/ the collet is in keeping (at the high end) with the ShapeOko philosophy on price and performance. The other Big Bang for the buck would be the Harbor Freight 1/4" trim Router I was using --- if I hadn't gotten the Makita I'd've gone w/ a Stew Mac brass adapter (instead of the steel one I have) and looked into making a custom collet for it (which I still think would be the hot ticket for the next iteration of the ShapeOko).
Shapeoko 3XL #0006 w/Makita RT0701 Router w/0.125″ and ¼″ Elaire precision collets
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Re: Custom 1/8" Collet for Makita RT0701C Trim Router

Post by RickyT » Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:40 am

Just thought I would see if you were going to order another batch of 1/8" collet's. Thanks RT

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

Post by WillAdams » Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:31 am

The initial custom order was made from Elaire Corporation. Since then, they've begun selling them, and they're currently in-stock: http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/ ... ns#Collets

http://www.elairecorp.com/makitaroutercollets.html
Shapeoko 3XL #0006 w/Makita RT0701 Router w/0.125″ and ¼″ Elaire precision collets
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Re: Custom 1/8" Collet for Makita RT0701C Trim Router

Post by RickyT » Sat Sep 27, 2014 1:56 am

Thanks ---ordered today

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

Post by randycarver » Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:15 pm

I also ordered one of these collets from Elaire. Shipping was fast, and the product works excellent!

I don't have a way to measure runout, but I appear to be getting better results than with the stock spindle. I am much more comfortable with long machine runs using the Makita router.

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

Post by maikll » Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:44 pm

Peter,
For shure it's true
Makita rt0700 sold in EU with metric collet
for imperial sizes collet partnumber is 763637-1
metric version have another partnumber
You can insert imperial bit 1/4" in metric but for shure cannot get back without damage risk

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