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Compact and powerful, with both fixed and plunge bases for the ultimate in versatility.

Makita RT0701CX7 1-1/4 HP Compact Router Kit

Item #
56434
Rating:
94% of 100
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Makita RT0701CX7 1-1/4 HP Compact Router Kit

Makita's 1-1/4 HP Compact Router Kit model RT0701CX7 delivers performance, versatility and precision in a compact size. Its motor boasts a full 1-1/4 horsepower, while the plunge base allows a full range of precision routing applications. Variable speed from 10,000-30,000 RPM enables the user to match the speed to the application, while electronic speed control maintains constant speed under load, and soft start aids control when turning the router on. The RT0701CX7 is double-insulated, and features a heavy-duty aluminum motor housing for increased durability. It features a smooth rack-and-pinion fine depth adjustment system and easy-to-read depth scales for precise settings. The quick release cam lock system is designed for easy depth adjustments and base removal/installation. The router's slim and ergonomic design and light weight of only 3.9 lbs make it a pleasure to use. Its durable flat top provides added convenience when changing bits. The base can be removed quickly to install other bases, and the shaft lock is engineered for quick and easy bit changes (uses 1/4'' shank router bits). The included plunge base has a full 0'' – 1-3/8'' depth capacity, and an easy-to-use fine depth adjustment with 3 preset depth stops. The router accepts industry standard template guides for added versatility.Both the fixed and plunge base accepts industry standard template guides for added versatility and convenience with addition of 54390 (sold separately) Template Guide Adapter.


Features:

  • Variable speed control dial (10,000 - 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, ergonomically designed body for increased comfort and control
  • Quick release cam lock system for easy depth adjustments and base removal/installation
  • Electronic speed control maintains constant speed under load
  • Soft start feature for smooth start ups
  • Fixed base accepts industry standard template guides for convenience
  • High visibility base design for improved handling and performance
  • Base can be removed quickly to install other bases
  • Heavy duty aluminum motor housing engineered for increased durability
  • Shaft lock for quick and easy bit changes
  • Durable flat top design for added convenience when changing bits
  • Non-marring high-durability base insert for increased workpiece protection
  • Easy-to-read depth scales
  • Uses 1/4'' shank router bits
  • 0'' - 1-3/8'' plunge depth capacity for easy penetration into workpiece
  • Easy-to-use fine depth adjustment with 3 preset depth stops for added precision
  • Ideal for routing small profiles, dovetailing, door hinges and more
  • Conveniently located plunge lock lever for operator convenience
  • Removable clear plastic shield engineered to reduce airborne debris
  • Sub-base accepts industry standard template guides for convenience
(1) Makita 1-1/4 HP Compact Router Kit with Fixed Base (RT0701C)
(1) 1/4'' Collet (763637-1)
(1) Plunge Base (195563-0)
(1) Straight Guide (164834-6)
(1) Spanner Wrench (781039-9)
(1) Spanner Wrench (781011-1)
More Information
Brand Makita
Manufacturer Part Number RT0701CX7
Weight 9.8600
Tech Spec
  • Collet: 1/4''
  • Plunge Capacity: 1-3/8''
  • No Load Speed (variable speed): 10,000 - 30,000 RPM
  • Amps: 6.5
  • Maximum Horsepower: 1-1/4 HP
  • Variable Speed Dial: Yes
  • Power Type: Corded
Technical Documents
Prop 65 Warning WARNING This product can expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/product
4.7 / 5.0
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Awesome tool, has enough power to get the projects around the house and job site done right.
May 5, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
makita rt0701cx7 1-1/4
i own four other routers and I love this little router.very convenient. the collet is plastic so time will tell on that.All my bits are 1/2" diameter so now will have to buy 1/4"D. Just get when I need. I like it for dressing up small boxes. Made a slightly larger base plate so I could table mount.Plunge base well made. Don't like progressive depth stop, seems cheap.
February 16, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Nice router.
Perfect size for pattern work. Priced well.
September 8, 2018
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great Compact Router
This router was recommended to me and I rally like it. Easy to use and clean cuts.
September 8, 2018
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Trim Router.
This is a great router. Light weight and powerful. Easy to load bits and works great.
March 5, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Excellent
Easy to use and change bits
January 17, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great Router
Light weight, easy to handle, very easy to adjust depth of cut and variable speed is a plus for different types of cuts. This router will get lots of use while my old ones collect dust......
January 6, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great beginner router set
This is my first router i bought this set a couple months ago and I have used it regularly and the fixed vase is great I have had no issues with it other than the bit opening is small so u can't use bits that are over 1 inch or so in width. I built a router table for the plunge base and now I'm happy with it. When I used it freehand it seemed 2 always loose the depth setting and go deeper than I set it 2 go every time I used it 2 make a groove. IDK if it was me being a beginner but I've seen other reviews saying this 2. But it's a great starter set if ur a beginner cause after using this set u will know what u need 2 upgrade 2 if u need 2. If u just need 2 cut mortises and grooves or do edge treatments then this will be all u will need. And it has plenty enough power 2 do any of them tasks and more.
July 11, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
The plunge base was disappointing
I expected the knob that holds the plunge base down to want to remain locked at whatever position it is so that I would have to make an effort to unlock it and move the router up or down. But it's just the opposite. When I want to lock it I have to make an effort to do so and while using it I have to be constantly careful not to touch it or it may open. It is very easy to get flipped open while working, causing the router to jump up.

I returned it.

I cannot make any comment about the router itself as I didn't use it.
September 15, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
None in stock at local stores.
CRAIG S on May 11, 2019
The smaller but rugged size along with the plunge router.
David R on Mar 24, 2019
None in stock at local stores.
CRAIG S on May 11, 2019
1st router and the price was right
adam h on Apr 22, 2019
The smaller but rugged size along with the plunge router.
David R on Mar 24, 2019
Mainly for the price
Kenny Williams A on Feb 14, 2019
dual base & price
richard c on Jan 26, 2019
lowest price i've seen to date on this item/kit
tim c on Nov 26, 2018
Great price
Glenn W on Nov 24, 2018
GOOD FEATURES, GOOD PRICE
Robert R on Aug 16, 2018
I wanted a compact router with a plunge base and edge guide for fine work and to prevent having to constantly take my larger router out of my router table
Tom N on Aug 6, 2018
I like a Mikita products
Mike F on Jul 26, 2018
Quality/utility
STEVE P on Jul 16, 2018
Been using Makita for 40 years. Excellent products. Won't hesitate to recommend for anyone.
Roninrus1 on Feb 9, 2018
I HAVE MAKITA TOOLS THERE GREAT
RAMON R on Feb 3, 2018
Compact design
Karen W on Jan 12, 2018
Good price for a decent quality router & plunge base; both of which I need...
Robert W on Dec 25, 2017
Need for a smaller hand held router.
Stan L on Dec 24, 2017
Product features
John B on Dec 17, 2017
Good price point for both a fixed and plunge base.
Zachary M on Dec 17, 2017
I've been wanting a small handheld router because my current router is so big and bulky. Besides that Makita has a good reputation and it was on sale!
Wilbur C on Dec 15, 2017
Price
Michael C on Nov 28, 2017
Seemed to be a good value
Joe C on Nov 7, 2017
1st router and the price was right
adam h on Apr 22, 2019
Mainly for the price
Kenny Williams A on Feb 14, 2019
Would this work in a router table setup?
J Mo on Jan 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I suppose you could. But it would take a lot of engineering on your part. I've not seen any router base attachments that would fit the RT0701's small footprint. Not that there aren't any. I just haven't seen them. Your better off going with a larger router for an undermount anyway. More power and versatility. Plenty of choices there. This little guy is better for small hand-routing jobs - great for edging, plunge cuts, small dadoes and such. I like it alot. Good luck.
I want to cut our kitchen cabinet door and install glass. Will this router work? I've never done this before.
Bev F on Apr 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I did the very same project and used this router. It worked great, powerful enough, and easy to handle with just one hand. I built a jig to hold each cabinet door and provide straight edge for router to follow. It’s a little time consuming based on the number of doors. Turned out great.
I make my own frames. Would this be good for cutting rabbets?
Jim K on Mar 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Any router can cut rabbets given you have the right bit. Larger routers accommodate 1/2" shaft bits and have stronger motors so they will allow you to route faster and take off more material at a time. That said this router will work for the intended job.