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.
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!
→ 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.