Makita RT0701C 1-1/4 HP Compact Router

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Makita RT0701C 1-1/4 HP Compact Router Model: mktnrt0701c
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Product Features & specs :

Makita RT0701C 1-1/4 HP Compact Router

The Makita 1-1/4 HP Compact Router delivers performance and precision in a compact design that is similar in size to many laminate trimmers. With a full 1-1/4 maximum horsepower and variable speed control dial of 10,000 to 30,000 RPM, the RT0701C is engineered to perform for a wide range of routing applications. Additional performance features include electronic speed control to maintain constant speed under load, and soft start feature for smooth start-ups. The RT0701C is double-insulated with a heavy-duty aluminum motor housing for increased durability.
  • Powerful 1-1/4 HP motor delivers improved performance over previous models
  • Variable speed control dial of 10,000 to 30,000 RPM enables user to match the speed to the application
  • Smooth rack-and-pinion fine depth adjustment system for more precise settings
  • Slim and ergonomically designed body for increased comfort and control
  • Base accepts industry standard template guides
  • Quick release cam lock system for easy depth adjustments and base removal/installation
  • Heavy duty aluminum motor housing engineered for increased durability
  • Shaft lock for quick and easy bit changes
  • Non-marring high-durability base insert for increased work piece protection
  • Easy-to-read depth scales
What’s Included:
  • 1-1/4 HP Compact Router - RT0701C
  • Straight Guide - 164834-6
  • 13mm Wrench - 781039-9
  • 22mm Wrench - 781011-1
  • 1/4 in. Collet - 763637-1
7.875 in.
3.5 in.
7.875 in.
3.9 lbs.
Base Type
Batteries Included
Bluetooth Compatibility
CSA Safety
Case Included
Charger Included
Collet Capacity
1/4 in
Cord Length
8 ft
Depth Adjustment System
Rack and Pinion
ETL Safety
Handle Style
Palm Grip
Motor Type
No-Load Speed (RPM)
Power Source
Shank Size
1/4 in
Speed Controls
Speed Settings
Switch Type
UL Safety
Wifi compatibility

Reviews :

4.9 / 5.0
51 Reviews
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Yes (32)
Easy To Use (31)
Powerful (27)
Value (5)
Lightweight (4)
Best Uses
Home Repair (13)
Small Projects (5)
Frequent Use (4)
Jobsite (2)
Fast shipping and great prices and large selection. Will buy again.
December 8, 2018
Amazing router!!
This router is amazing!! Very powerful, compact, a little bit loud, but it's fine. It's a perfect tool for work with a wood or metal! I do highly recommend it!
November 14, 2018
Great product
Great product. Easy to handle and has extensive power. I would definitely by Making again
July 18, 2017
Makita Trim router
These are my favorite trim routers. Cool thing is the body is the same as my old one from 20 years ago ? So it fits all the old bases I had made up into specialty jigs for building my guitars.
A winner in my judgement ! I would reccomend these very time.
October 22, 2016
Would you recommend this product?
Easy To Use
Would buy again
I've used for a few weeks now and it works great. No complaints.
August 19, 2016
Would you recommend this product?
Easy To Use
Great router
Easy to use and very powerful. Very light weight. Comes with an edge guide.
July 31, 2016
Would you recommend this product?
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Home Repair
Best bang for the buck!!!
This router is lite weight and maneuverable. It can do a lot more with the optional attachments. My purchase of this router is to mount it to my CNC Machine for Engraving metal signs after the machining process.
July 30, 2016
Would you recommend this product?
Easy To Use
I purchased another Makita trim router To keep one bevel bit
Quick to change depth . Good balance easy to pack . Service center is across the street
July 18, 2016
Would you recommend this product?
Easy To Use
Best Uses
Home Repair
Feels very safe and quiet during use, yet plenty of power for virtually any task.
June 17, 2016
Would you recommend this product?
Easy To Use
Big power small package !!!!
Used it recently for fence posts for a finished appearance, worked well outside small size makes it a natural for use anywhere!!!
March 12, 2016

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What is the outside diameter of the main body? (item 28 on the parts list) I want to clamp it onto the Z axis of a CNC machine.

The PDF manual says on page 2 the RT 0701C has a 3/8 inch collet. Other literature says only 1/4 inch. Which is it?

Can the speed control be removed from the unit and mounted separately, nearby?

Cheers Ken
Ken on Jun 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Your question would be best answered by Makita directly. For assistance, call 800-462-5482
What is diameter of base?
tombo on Jan 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Base is 3-1/4"


Warranty Information

Makita Standard Warranty

The Makita Standard Warranty applies to both new and factory-reconditioned Makita tools. Every Makita tool is thoroughly inspected and tested before leaving the factory. If you are not satisfied with any Makita tool within 30 days of purchase, return it and Makita will provide a replacement or refund. Each Makita tool is warranted to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase. Should any trouble develop during this one-year period, return the COMPLETE tool, freight prepaid, to one of Makita's Factory or Authorized Service Centers.

Each NEW Makita Lithium‐Ion Power Tool, Battery and Charger is warranted to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of THREE YEARS from the date of original purchase

If inspection shows the trouble is caused by defective workmanship or material, Makita will repair (or at its option, replace without charge).

This Warranty does not apply where:
  • Repairs have been made or attempted by others
  • Repairs are required because of normal wear and tear
  • The tool has been abused, misused or improperly maintained
  • Alterations have been made to the tool
In no event shall Makita be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages from the sale or use of the product. This disclaimer applies to both during and after the term of this warranty. Makita disclaims liability for any implied warranties, including implied warranties of "merchantability" and "fitness" for a specific purpose, after the one-year term of this warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.