Makita RT0701C 6.5 Amp 1-1/4 HP Variable Speed Compact Router with Quick Release

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Makita RT0701C 6.5 Amp 1-1/4 HP Variable Speed Compact Router with Quick Release delivers high performance and precision in a compact design. With a full 1-1/4 maximum horsepower and a variable speed control dial (10,000-30,000 RPM), this compact router is engineered for a range of precision 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, and also includes a precision fine cutting depth adjustment system and easy-to-read depth scales for more precise settings.


  • Soft start feature gradually increases speed to eliminate start up shock
  • Constant speed control maintains constant speed under heavy load
  • Variable speed dial allows operator to adjust speed based on materials or application
  • Flat top design provides a stable platform when changing bits
  • Shaft lock button enables quick and easy bit changes and eliminates the need for dual wrenches
  • Aluminum base and housing offer increased durability and accuracy
  • On/Off rocker switch is easy to operate and eliminates interference with handling
  • Trimmer base assembly provides smooth, fast cutting and easy handling
  • Optional plunge base assembly with precision cutting depth adjustment for accurate plunge cutting applications
  • Optional tilt base assembly enables quick and accurate angled cuts
  • Optional offset base assembly allows operator to make close to wall cuts of just 3/4 in.
  • Interchangeable bases offer maximum versatility, high bit visibility and non-marring plastic base for smooth movement and protection of materials
  • Accepts Makita and other industry standard 2 piece template guides


  • (1) 1/4 in. Collet Cone (763637-1)
  • (1) Straight Guide (122965-7)
  • (1) Spanner Wrench 13 (781039-9)
  • (1) Spanner Wrench 22 (781011-1)


Collet Capacity1/4 in. - 3/8 in. (6.35mm - 9.53mm)
AMPS (120V)6.5 A
No Load Speed10,000 - 30,000 RPM
Maximum Horsepower (HP)1-1/4 HP
Net Weight3.9 lbs (1.8 kg)