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Makita 1-1/4 HP Compact Router Kit

Wondering if anyone has bought and used this particular model and how does it work? Price seems good, around $144+tags title and whatever..at least from HD..
I'm not real used to routers so I am kind of new to shopping around for these gizmos..
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Wondering if anyone has bought and used this particular model and how does it work? Price seems good, around $144+tags title and whatever..at least from HD..
I'm not real used to routers so I am kind of new to shopping around for these gizmos..
https://www.google.com/search?q=Maki...-8#pie=plaji-i


All depends on what you intend to use a router for, this one is a trim router, strictly a light duty machine
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Light duty is fine for me. I haven't used my router a lot anyway, but I think it's about time to start.. I spend way too much time doing things by hand most days..

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I have a Dewalt trim router. I like it well enough. It is the only compact I have owned. I didn't get the kit with the plunge base, just the router and fixed base.

That said, the Makita kit is $30 less expensive than the Dewalt kit. and $20 less expensive than the 1hp Bosch Colt kit. It seems like a pretty good deal. That $20 or $30 could get a few needed/wanted router bits.
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Many people prefer the smaller Dewalt or the Bosch Colt for trim routers, many reviews on many sites support those claims.

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I have a full-sized Makita and it's been the best of 5 different brands I've owned. If you don't already have a full-sized router, I suggest you get one before buying a trim router.
I'd like to get the small Makita for myself!

If you don't have time to do it right the first time, when will you have time to do it over?
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I'm assuming, but only assuming it should be capable of cutting mortises with several passes.
I'm pretty good chopping them out with a chisel, but when I have 20 or 30 to do it gets kind of tiresome and I start making too many mistakes not to mention missing with the mallet and hammering my thumbs and fingers every now and then..plus stopping to sharpen the chisel umteen times ..
Umteen is an official term for to damned many times..lol

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