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This Makita RP2301FCX 1/2" router has a powerful 2,100W motor and is suitable for a range of routing tasks either as a hand router or fixed into a router table. The cutter depth adjuster has a scale so that you can set your cutter height easily, plunge depth is 70mm and there are twin LED job lights fitted so your cutter is never in shadow. Speed range is 9,000 - 22,000rpm and can be selected for whatever size of cutter you are using. The grip handles make the router easy to control and the base is round with a flat side so it can be guided along a straight edge if required. Also included is a 1/2" - 1/4" collet reducer. Please note; 110V is supplied without plug.
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4 February 2016
Not impressedNot impressed.
6 April 2015
simply superbI bought this router as a replacement for my stolen hitachi m12v2 110v 1/2" Firstly i was incredibly happy with the hitachi router i bought it as it was the most powerful router i could find at the time (several years ago) and it certainly lived up to expectations it had power in droves and was very well equipped and very easy and intuative to use, to my mind you could not buy a better router or so i thought!! Right so that no one acuses me of bias lets get the affiliation out the way. yes I prefer makita over other brands BUT i own dewalt, hitachi, AEG, bosch, freud, black and decker, erbauer etc. I buy whats good! not just because of the brand.
1 January 2015
High cost and great value at the same time.I bought this with the intention of mounting it in a router table. I have bought an Axminster Trade LSD7 Router Table which I will review (favourably) in due course, and done just this.
3 May 2014
Nice Router with some drawbacksThe Makite RP 2301 has performed well these first weeks, but 4 mm holes in the base for fixing it under the router table made me a little nervous, 4 mm screws are probably fine to fixate the plastic base, but to mount a 2 Hp router. There was sufficient goods, so I bored the holes to 5 mm and now I use 5 mm screws. Another problem is the plunge depths when mounted in the table! I have ordered the Ax extension, it has good customer rev's, but will it overload the bearings in the router. Ok Makite use to take some punishment without complain.
20 February 2014
well worth iti bought this to replace my screwfix own make erbauer router as i was doing bigger and more precise work. it was between the trend t11 and this one. i will be using it mainly by hand and the makita had a much smoother plunge and a quick release guide bush (which stays tightly in place) so the sales man recommended the makita. the on/off is a trigger type with a lock on press to release type which i think is so much safer. the work light is very handy and the quality seems very good. i route mostly hard wood and ply and it has never faltered yet and i dont expect it to. the only advantage the T11 had was it works better in a table, which i dont use.