Makita XTR01Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Compact Router Review
- Brushless Motor
- Soft Start
- Electronic Speed Control 10,000 – 30,000 RPM
- Aluminum Housing and Base
The XTR01Z delivers excellent power and visibility. The design is tall on this router, and it feels very top heavy. It does have plenty of power though and works well with other bases. We found it easy to maneuver. Very stable tool and easy to adjust, it allows for movements in small increments. Makita delivers good value for the price. It has a high-quality aluminum base. Depth adjustments are quick and precise. You really can’t go wrong with this cordless Makita router. In terms of weight, its lightweight and its easy to handle.
Adjusting the depth bar on the plunge is easy. Plunging action is smooth, and the handle has a great ergonomic design. Going cordless is great, and no issues with the battery life either. In addition, it has a brushless motor, which is great for the overall life of the tool, and brushless tools also give better efficiency than brushed ones. The LED lights is great while working. Using the lights + fan increase visibility substantially while working. Very solid product coming from Makita.
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