Welcome to Our Community

Some features disabled for guests. Register Today.

Makita Router Mount

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by gregers05, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. gregers05

    gregers05 Well-Known
    Builder

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2019
    Messages:
    128
    Likes Received:
    31
    Not sure if this is the best place to post this or not, but I have mentioned before that it would be nice to have a OB mount made for the Makita RT0701C as an alternative to the Dewalt router. A lot of people seem to prefer the Makita over the Dewalt because it has a larger range of RPMs. I am running the Makita on my LEAD with a 3d printed spacer, however it isnt quite as secure as the mount with no spacer, you really have to tighten the screws. It is another varible to consider when tramming.

    What are the chances we can get a Makita mount from Open Builds? It is probably easier said then done, but I would think it would be pretty easy to produce, it would just be a slight change in the ID of the mount.
     
  2. DarkPenguin

    DarkPenguin Well-Known
    Builder

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2017
    Messages:
    164
    Likes Received:
    51
    65mm ID. If you know someone with a CNC you could have them mill you one.
     
    gregers05 likes this.
  3. sharmstr

    sharmstr OpenBuilds Team
    Staff Member Moderator Builder Resident Builder

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2018
    Messages:
    1,551
    Likes Received:
    1,029
    Contact Chris Laidlaw. He makes mounts for the makita. Chris Laidlaw
     
    gregers05 likes this.
  4. Rick 2.0

    Rick 2.0 OpenBuilds Team
    Staff Member Moderator Builder Resident Builder

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2013
    Messages:
    2,603
    Likes Received:
    1,340
    Google search "65mm cnc router mount". They are readily available in the OpenBuilds style.
     
    gregers05 and sharmstr like this.
  5. gregers05

    gregers05 Well-Known
    Builder

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2019
    Messages:
    128
    Likes Received:
    31
    Thanks guys, I will give one of these a try.
     
  6. Andreas Bockert

    Andreas Bockert Well-Known
    Builder

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2017
    Messages:
    144
    Likes Received:
    79
    Also check out the 65mm spindle mounts found on eBay. You might need to figure out. Way fasten them to your machine yourself but they’re way beefier than the openbuilds. For OB style I would recommend to if you can fasten them both.
     
    gregers05 likes this.
  7. gregers05

    gregers05 Well-Known
    Builder

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2019
    Messages:
    128
    Likes Received:
    31
    Yeah I found the same ones on eBay that were on Alliexpress but with faster shipping but $15 more. I dont mind waiting a few weeks to spend a little less. I may eventually get a second one, but I can run my current one with the 3d printed insert also. Figured I would wait and see how this one fit before I ordered a second one.
     
  8. Andreas Bockert

    Andreas Bockert Well-Known
    Builder

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2017
    Messages:
    144
    Likes Received:
    79
    The one I had fit very well. The problems with a single openbuilds is that he contact area at the back plate is narrow and generates quite a big bending forces on the back plate. (It won't bend it enough to deform but the if you pull the router it's easy to make the back plate flex 0.1mm)

    However, the big ones found on ebay (I.e. 65mm/80mm Diameter Spindle Motor Mount Bracket Clamp fit CNC Router Engraver US | eBay) are a whole different beast. However, you'll have to drill your own mounting holes which may or may not be possible depending on your setuyp.
     
  9. BSmith

    BSmith New
    Builder

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2021
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    1
  10. JustinTime

    JustinTime Journeyman
    Builder

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2013
    Messages:
    622
    Likes Received:
    177
    Do yourself a favor and use two clamps to hold the router and not one. Install them as far apart as possible.
     
  11. Christian James

    Christian James Journeyman
    Builder

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2018
    Messages:
    301
    Likes Received:
    122
    Yes, I got a bit desperate for a Makita mount at the time so imported one from China. It proved to be very good quality, well machined and well finished. Perfect for my Makita.
     
    #11 Christian James, Apr 9, 2021
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2021
  12. DarkPenguin

    DarkPenguin Well-Known
    Builder

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2017
    Messages:
    164
    Likes Received:
    51
    I bought two of the ones from china. Then I made a plate to mount them to. It is also setup to make it a little easier to tram things.
    plate.png
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice