Mount for a Makita RT0701

Re: Mount for a Makita RT0701

Postby WillAdams » Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:33 am

And of course, I managed to forget that my machine is travel-limited on the far side of the X-axis, so it would make more sense to put the vacuum on the other side --- I think that will make the power switch and speed dial easier to get at as well. It might make sense to offset the router a bit so the mount as a whole is more centered....

And I'm not that wild about not having the top mount enclose the vacuum hose. My first pass at zip tieing it in place isn't that elegant.

Looking at this again, I think I may revisit the vacuum connection, and instead of the extension I'm using, try a crevice tool instead --- it wouldn't project so high and would connect more securely to the vacuum hose since the extension I'm using was broken off, so isn't as wide as it ought to be. The crevice tool would be a bit smaller, so might get me back some of the work area.

Back to the drawing board.
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Re: Mount for a Makita RT0701

Postby tekadept » Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:48 am

Woodworker wrote:Hope you have better luck with the acrylic than I have been. Can't seem to find a speed/feed combo that works good. I can get the parts cut. It they do not look or feel good. Let me know how it goes.



Just did a cut for a dust shoe testing dimenions.
10mm cast Acrylic using 6mm Single Flute bit 2mm depth 400mm/min Feed speed. Came out pretty good except for a section where i bumped the machine when i sneezed and made a little jitter :lol:
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Re: Mount for a Makita RT0701

Postby WillAdams » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:05 am

I had a similar issue, but it was caused by a lack of planning --- didn't consider path origin, and let the files have their origin in a rounded curve section w/ no ramping in or out.
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Re: Mount for a Makita RT0701

Postby Woodworker » Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:44 pm

Thank you, I guess it is time for a single flute end mill. Any idea on the spindle speed or was it just maxed out? That looks very clean and usable.
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Re: Mount for a Makita RT0701

Postby tekadept » Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:06 pm

Woodworker wrote:Thank you, I guess it is time for a single flute end mill. Any idea on the spindle speed or was it just maxed out? That looks very clean and usable.

Oh it was speed 2 on the makita Rt0701. with acrylics faster is not always better :)

Dunno if anybody else has done this, but on the boot to stop it twisting and risk hitting the bit I thought I'd just but some bolts through it, easier then going for the fin idea i thought. Only problem the hole for the router bit eats up too much of my Z depth.. Might need to look at making that hole bigger. thats why I am just mocking this up now for sizing i guess :)

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Re: Mount for a Makita RT0701

Postby WillAdams » Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:52 pm

I was able to size the hole in my dust shoe so that the collet nut sticks through it and protrudes by just a bit --- doesn't seem to be any interference, but I haven't turned it on yet.
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Re: Mount for a Makita RT0701

Postby Woodworker » Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:11 pm

Thanks, I will try that. Looks good so far
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Re: Mount for a Makita RT0701

Postby WillAdams » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:28 pm

No interference --- amazing how much quieter the Makita is.

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Re: Mount for a Makita RT0701

Postby tekadept » Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:18 pm

[quote="WillAdams"]No interference --- amazing how much quieter the Makita is.

Nice. Oh yeah it is so much quieter, When I first got shapeoko with dremely I thought my GOD, I am never going to be able to run this thing with that noise, now with makita I can run mine at night no problems with noise :)
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Re: Mount for a Makita RT0701

Postby Woodworker » Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:04 am

With the stock spindle I measured 80db at 3' and 70db at 10', with my Dewalt 611 it measures 71 and 58. Just an app on my phone not necessarily accurate but still 10db difference. Almost quiet enough to not use hearing protection. :D
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