Makita RF1101 Router Questions

I was about to order a spare Makita RT0701C from Amazon and saw the Makita RF1101 2 1/4 HP that comes with both 1/4 and 1/2 collets. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this router. I couldn’t find the size mount I would need for it online. I have the 65 mm spindle mount that came with my OneFinity. Seemed like it might be a nice upgrade to a more powerful router if there’s a way to mount it.


Hey waahhoo,

the Onefinity offers the stock 65 mm mount and the optional 80 mm spindle mount. Since the Makita RF1101 seems to have a 82.55 mm motor housing, you will hardly be able to mount it to the Onefinity.

Note that outside of the U.S.A., the Makita RT070x hand trim router always comes with 6 and 8 mm collets. You can get them as replacement parts in order to use bits with 6 and 8 mm shanks.

Screenshot: Excerpt from Makita Catalogue. As you can see here, not only is 6 and 8 mm the standard collet size, but there are only cordless hand trim routers left in Japan. Brushless DC motors – not the badest thing! :slight_smile:

→ You may also be able to get collets with other sizes, metric as well as imperial/U.S. customary, for the Makita RT070x.

Thank you very much for all the info, I really appreciate it. I think my best bet is to save up for a spindle. I’m also going to try one of the chip breaker bits from IDC. It if performs as advertised, that should speed up some of my machine times until I upgrade.

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