Makita Intros RT0700C Compact Router With True Laminate Trimmer Base Hothttp://www.tool-rank.com/media/listing/videos/thumbnail/300x300s/b7/28/f5/Gy_AfcTftFw.jpg
We have seen in these last few years that people are moving away from bulky tools that do way more than they need from them, and instead are purchasing tools that better match their needs. In response to this, Makita has announced a new 1-1/4 HP Compact Router with multiple base options that should be able to handle most of your jobsite routing needs.
The new Makita RT0700C Compact Router features a variable speed motor that delivered 10,000 – 30,000 RPM's at 1-1/4 HP max. Additionally, the motor features an electric speed control that maintains constant speed even under load and a soft-start feature that makes the router easier to handle. The RT0700C comes with a standard router base that uses a rack-and-pinion system to offer fine depth adjustments. A cam-lock system allows users to makes faster adjustments as well as quickly remove the router base. The RT0700C includes a 1/4" collet, 3/8" collet, straight guide, template guide, dust nozzle – straight base, and two wrenches.
Those looking for more features should check out the RT0700CX3 kit. It comes with everything that is included with the RT0700C, but also includes a plunge base, tilt base, offset base assembly, dust nozzle, side handle, trimmer guide assembly, and tool bag. The one feature that really sets this above other routers in the same class is the offset base; if you are looking the use the RT0700CX3 as a laminate trimmer replacement, the offset base is a must have, as it allows the router to trim as close to 3/4" away from a wall.
RT0700CX3 - Amazon