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Default Makita rp2301fcx Router Handle started to wobble

Bought the Makita rp2301fcx approx 1 month ago. Have done some big dado's, some t track slots, and last night whilst routing out the space for my table insert plate, the right hand handle(the one with the power switch) started to wobble. It actually pulls away from the body of the router by 4 or 5 mm. Very unhappy bunny indeed, especially as this unit cost 279.00.
Anyone else had issues like this with this particular unit?
I will be calling the supplier tomorrow AM and will keep posted on progress.
Really is a pain in th B**T as I have loads to do now and am on a deadline to get the job finished and cant finish without a router. So clearly not just myself but the customer is going to be delayed. Not a happy routerist.

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Paul, sounds like a couple of loose screws. This can happen to any brand so don't hold it against Makita. I am sure they will make it right.

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Have spoken to the supplier....they wanted a 10.00 fee to pick up and deliver to Makita to be fixed...approx 7-10days....I said this is a defective item...not a worn out part fix...he went to consult his manager....happily they are going to pick up and deliver for free....good job..
I am still unable to work for up to 10 days....this is far from satisfactory especially as I didnt go for the cheapy...I went for the best on offer...very dissappointing but thats the way its all going I suppose.
Will keep posted as to developments...

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Chased supplier today, he called Makita and called to advise Makita are replacing the unit with a brand new one and it will be with me on tuesday.
Sorted. Must admit I am now beginning to think I may have to be buying a second router as I have been lost without it.

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Isn't it amazing how quickly you become addicted to routers? Now you know why so many questions about which router to buy have an answer that includes a statement like: "You will end up with more than one anyways."

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