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Hi there everyone,
just bought one of these 280.00. Does anyone have any direct experience of them?
Would be interested in hearing any positive or negative experiences. Mine is arriving Monday. Very excited. Shame dont get any guide bushes with it, but hey.
Has been impossible to find any reviews on this model but have gone with the general Makita built like a tank mind set.
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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 11-17-2011, 03:26 PM
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Hi Paul


That's a nice router it's a shame you have all that power and you can't use any of the bigger bits with it

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Hi there everyone,
just bought one of these 280.00. Does anyone have any direct experience of them?
Would be interested in hearing any positive or negative experiences. Mine is arriving Monday. Very excited. Shame dont get any guide bushes with it, but hey.
Has been impossible to find any reviews on this model but have gone with the general Makita built like a tank mind set.
thanks



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Thanks for sharing your knowledge
Bit confused though???
Why cant I for example use a panel raiser??
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Hi Paul

Take a look at the base of the router you must have room for the bit to spin in that hole, most panel bits are from 2 3/4" OD to 3 5/8" OD in diam..some cut off the ears on the router base ( the ears are in place on some routers to hold the guides) but some are like yours that can't be cut off.. but you can use the smaller panel bits up to 2 1/4" OD safe but other than that it's not safe....or you can use the Vert.panel bits that are safe to use in your router..but it's a tricky setup...and it takes a tall fence and a guide fence.....to make it safe.

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Mark, Bj means well but he has very fixed ideas which he and I don't always agree on and Makita is one of them. Whilst I don't consider myself a world authority on routing, I have been using routers since the early 70's and believe me, MAKITA are my favourite routers, there is nothing that you will ever want to do that your new MAKITA won't do with ease. Happy routing.

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Who is Mark ?, show me that you can chuck up one of the big panel bits in your Makita...

It's sad that you have been stuck with the Makita router for over 70 years I'm sure if they would make the PC router(s) for your funny voltage you would have switch over to one a long time ago,,

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As soon as it arrives, will be the first thing I will do.
Just because the centre hole may not be as large as some, means nothing if you have some imagination.
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This model features the new toolless guide bushing feature. Pull the lever to release the guide, nice feature. I checked with the Makita Rep and all Makita guide bushings will work in this model. Here is a link to the routers web page: Makita USA - Tool Details - RP2301FC

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Oh my goodness me, this is some serious serious piece of kit.
Just routing some grooves for the clamp onto base of table. Then its time to put in the panel raiser.
Awsome quality, LED's work really well.
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Hi Paul

That's great how about some pictures of your set up ? like they say a picture is worth a 1000 words..


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Oh my goodness me, this is some serious serious piece of kit.
Just routing some grooves for the clamp onto base of table. Then its time to put in the panel raiser.
Awsome quality, LED's work really well.
More to follow.
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