DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

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Re: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

Post by ben_marrett » Wed May 01, 2013 5:20 am

correct... weight comes in at about 1.8KG bare which is pretty good.... reasonably quite too.

If your in Australia i would be happy to run another set of mounts (for a small fee ofcourse) or you could just mill your own using my Gcode or design your own.

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Re: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

Post by i_Fly » Wed May 01, 2013 3:58 pm

Thanks for the offer. I am in US, and I will make my own design. Thanks.

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Re: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

Post by ben_marrett » Wed May 15, 2013 11:22 am

For anyone looking at getting this router just a heads up that makita does not produce a 1/8" collet. However i was able to find a 1/8" collet on ebay -

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/271193140102 ... 1439.l2649

it doesn't fit out of the packet but with some careful filing it fits perfectly. So i know have the option of 1/4" an 1/8"

Ben

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Re: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

Post by teddy92 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:52 pm

Have you tested it allready? How is the runout of the Makita+collet adapter?
I thought of buying that router but in the end I bought a Proxxon LB/E. Maybe I will upgrade because I want more feedrate and the proxxon is a bit week.

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Re: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

Post by Pseudo » Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:47 am

Where in aus can you buy these? I'm struggling to find an online tool store in aus that stocks decent 'trimmer' routers like the makita.

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Re: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

Post by ben_marrett » Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:40 am

Still waiting to test it.... wont be too far away though. I purchased from bunnings but mitre 10 seems to have slightly better pricing(i found this out after)

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Re: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

Post by Pseudo » Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:04 am

ben_marrett wrote:Still waiting to test it.... wont be too far away though. I purchased from bunnings but mitre 10 seems to have slightly better pricing(i found this out after)
Ah fair enough, I had a walk through my local bunnings and they didn't have any trimmer routers, but it's a 'small' bunnings with a pretty poor selection. I'll drive a bit further away and check the bigger two stores.

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Re: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

Post by WillAdams » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:33 pm

This popped up in my Amazon suggestions, so I read through the listing a bit and came across this:

http://www.amazon.com/review/R19GBNP984 ... 3&store=hi

which predicts it as ``Next darling of the desk top CNC router market'' and goes on to note,
I truly believe that this little beast may well unseat the Bosch Colt (PR20EVSK) as the light-weight router of choice for small format desktop CNC systems. With the addition of PreciseBits precision collets to extend the shank compatibility to 1/8" shanks, the 611 offers the best combination of quality construction, low cost, light-weight, and variable speed. Unlike the Colt, both sets of bearing are pressed into metal seats to insure efficient heat removal and long term stability.
That last is especially interesting to me.

But one has to read the review considering that apparently the author is directly involved at Precise Bits (per the comments).
Shapeoko 3XL #0006 w/Makita RT0701 Router w/0.125″ and ¼″ Elaire precision collets
Nomad 883 Pro #596 (bamboo)

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Re: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

Post by AnthonyB » Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:04 pm

ben_marrett wrote:For anyone looking at getting this router just a heads up that makita does not produce a 1/8" collet. However i was able to find a 1/8" collet on ebay -

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/271193140102 ... 1439.l2649

it doesn't fit out of the packet but with some careful filing it fits perfectly. So i know have the option of 1/4" an 1/8"

Ben
Hi Ben,

Small world - if you're the same Ben as listed in the Q&A for that collet, then you're right around the corner from me (I'm in Mitic Court).

I'm just about to get the Makita from the Bunnings in Frankston, since that seems to be the most common trim router around these parts. Can I ask what/how much filing you needed to do on the collet that you listed?

Also, I might take you up on that offer for mounting brackets (but I'll see what I can do myself first, maybe).

Cheers,

Anthony
Shapeoko #1501 - dual-y axis, double x gantry and a Makita RT0700CX spindle.

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Re: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

Post by ben_marrett » Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:09 pm

Haha very small world. Didn't have to do heaps of filing was a combination of a fine file and emery paper maybe 15 minutes work.

I bought the makita from Mornington Bunnings. Mitre 10 near karingal is about 10-15 cheaper. Things are kind of on hold with me for the moment while im upgrading the X-Axis

Cheers,

Ben

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