Makita RT0701C vs DeWalt DWP611… Both of these compact routers are equipped with a 1-1/4-HP motor that promises to “deliver power” to complete tough tasks. What’s the difference? Read along to find out.
We’ve also compared the DWP611 against the DeWalt DCW600B. If you’re interested in the report, read it here.
Comparison Chart: Makita RT0701C vs DeWalt DWP611
Let’s start with this comparison chart.
|Model||Check Price » Makita RT0701C||Check Price » DeWalt DWP611|
|No Load Speed||10,000 – 30,000 RPM||16,000 – 27,000 RPM|
|Weight||3.9 lbs.||4.6 lbs.|
|Power Tool Type||Corded||Corded|
|Max Horsepower||1.25 HP||1.25 HP|
|Includes Standard Base / Trimmer Base||✅||✅|
|Includes 1/4″ Collet||✅||❌|
|Includes Straight Guide||✅||❌|
|Motor Housing Material||Aluminum||Aluminum|
|Depth Adjustment System||Rack-and-Pinion||Adjustment Ring|
|Soft Start Feature||✅||✅|
In this section, we give you the main differences between these two routers.
Which one’s speedier? According to the data we’ve gathered, it’s the Makita RT0701C, with an RPM rating of up to 30,000 RPM. In comparison, the DeWalt has up to 27,000 RPM.
The Makita RT0701C wins again in this area. At 3.9 lbs., it is lighter than the DeWalt, which, in comparison, is 4.6 lbs.
Amps measure how well a motor cools itself. Overall, the higher the rating, the better. In this case, the DeWalt DWP611 has a better amperage than the Makita.
The DeWalt DWP611 wins again in this area. LED is important especially when working in a workspace with poor lighting.
Depth Adjustment System
One of the most obvious differences between these two routers is their depth adjustment system. The Dewalt makes use of a “ring” system, wherein you twist a large ring that’s wrapped around the body of the router. The Makita, on the other hand, has a knob that you twist to fine-tune your depth adjustment.
The Makita has more extra items for you. It includes a 1/4″ collet and a straight guide apart from a wrench and a standard base.
Our Final Word: Makita RT0701C vs DeWalt DWP611
Which of these routers should you choose? It depends on what features you find important.
Both of these tools have something to offer that the other does not. For instance, the Makita RT0701C has better RPM, is lighter, and has more included items. The disadvantage is that it has no built-in work light.
The DeWalt DWP611, on the other hand, has better amperage and has a dual LED feature.