Makita XTR01M8J Trim Router

Compact Brushless Cordless Router Starter Kit from Makita

The new router (item XTR01M8J) is part of Makita’s 18V LXT® battery system, and the kit comes with a 4.0Ah Lithium-Ion battery. It has variable speed control (10,000 – 30,000 RPM), a smooth rack-and-pinion fine depth adjustment system, an aluminum housing and base, and dual L.E.D. lights. The kit also includes a rapid charger, a 1/4″ collet, a straight guide, wrenches and the case. There’s electronic speed control to maintain constant speed under load, soft start, and a quick release cam lock for depth adjustments and base removal/installation.

The router connects to Makita vacuum cleaners with the optional dust nozzle for improved dust extraction.

The Starter Kit includes a fixed trimmer base and the controls for the brushless motor efficiently use energy to match torque and RPM to the changing demands of the application. There’s an On/Off button with a separate lock button, and a slim and ergonomically designed body with a rubberized grip for comfort. The net weight with the included battery is 4.6 lbs. and the plunge range is 1-9/16″.