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Offline DB10

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Cordless Brushless Router
« on: March 09, 2017, 09:01 AM »


Just noticed that Makita have announced that they are releasing a Cordless Trimmer Router that will be available this June in Australia. The 18v DRT50Z seems to be a cordless version of the popular RTO700C. Apparently all the accessories of the corded version will fit the new cordless model.
 My thoughts are, that if you already own 18v Makita batteries and your often out on job sites then this cordless trimmer could be very useful for numerous tasks.

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Offline mrB

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Re: Cordless Brushless Router
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2017, 12:56 PM »
Wowza! Makita just keep going with their 18v range don't they...

Can't imagine you'd get much runtime from a battery... How big (ah) are makitas biggest batteries these days?
Then again i imagined the 18v Sander would also suffer this... But exist it does...
there's nothing like the right tool for the job

Offline bobfog

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Re: Cordless Brushless Router
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2017, 01:12 PM »
Looks interesting, providing it's used for trim work as such a router is intended I imagine the battery life would be quite useful.

Offline Mort

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Re: Cordless Brushless Router
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2017, 04:29 PM »
Now show me Milwaukee with a 9.0aH battery on top and I'm sold...
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Online Bob D.

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Re: Cordless Brushless Router
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2017, 04:31 PM »
I believe the RIDGID cordless router has been out for some time now.
Don't know if it's brushless or not but I think so.

They all look top heavy and with such a small base they look like
they would have a high COG.

Maybe someone who has used one could elaborate on this.
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Offline BBuild

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Re: Cordless Brushless Router
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2017, 05:08 PM »
Wowza! Makita just keep going with their 18v range don't they...

Can't imagine you'd get much runtime from a battery... How big (ah) are makitas biggest batteries these days?
Then again i imagined the 18v Sander would also suffer this... But exist it does...

Makita has 6.0ah batteries but I haven't seen any for sale in the US yet. I do have quite a few of their 5.0's.

I will most likely pick up this router whenever it hits stateside. I'm guessing it'll sell around $200 bare tool.
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Offline Kev

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Re: Cordless Brushless Router
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2017, 04:58 AM »
@DB10

Just saw this promoted for $249 skin only ... ARGHHH!!! I don't have anything cordless in Makita [crying]

Offline Harry1561

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Re: Cordless Brushless Router
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2017, 05:27 AM »
Makita know how to go cordless, I'll be adding this skin to the collection   8)

Offline Kev

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Re: Cordless Brushless Router
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2017, 07:30 AM »
Please let us know if it feels top heavy or unbalanced in use.

Offline Doug S

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Re: Cordless Brushless Router
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2017, 09:30 AM »
They also have a cordless track saw coming out.


Offline Harry1561

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Re: Cordless Brushless Router
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2017, 03:59 PM »
Please let us know if it feels top heavy or unbalanced in use.
I'm hoping it can be used with a 3ah battery to keep the weight down

Online Bob D.

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Re: Cordless Brushless Router
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2017, 09:49 PM »
They also have a cordless track saw coming out.


I like the cordless dust collector and the way you can lock the saw in the track when making a bevel cut.
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Offline DB10

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Re: Cordless Brushless Router
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2017, 07:53 PM »
@DB10

Just saw this promoted for $249 skin only ... ARGHHH!!! I don't have anything cordless in Makita [crying]

@Kev  Makita is making a bit of a resurgence in the DB10 workshop having just recently replaced all my old worn out 3ah Makita batteries for new 5ah's. Hope to add the cordless router very soon.