Makita Unique Cordless, Brushless LXT Router/Trimmer

  • 18v Brushless motor runs up to 30,000 rpm
  • 3/8” and 1/4” collet capacity
  • Varied options with trimmer, plunge, tilt and offset bases

The Makita range includes mains routers and trimmers but the new DRT50 is an 18v cordless machine that combines the key elements of both tools and it is thought that this Makita tool is unique in the market place. 

The low energy, high performance Brushless motor runs between 10,000 rpm up to 30,000 rpm with variable speed by control dial, and features a constant speed control.

Adding to the versatility of the new DRT50 are two available collet sizes (3/8” and 1/4”), whilst alternative bases offer a 0 – 40mm plunge capacity with the trimmer base, and 0 – 35mm with the plunge base.  Three different model options are available, with varying extras incorporated; including tilt base, offset base, straight guide and trimmer guide.  A spindle lock and dust extraction nozzle is standard with all three versions.

Powered by the established Makita 18v Lithium-Ion battery mounted on the top of the machine for perfect balance and control, the machine housing and base are aluminium, contributing to the machine’s light weight at just 2.1kg and providing greater durability and accuracy.  It has a non-slip elastomer-covered body grip for increased operator comfort.

The machine fits easily into the alternative bases and is retained by a simple and efficient base lock system.  The aluminium trimmer base has an enlarged opening section for exceptional bit visibility and a replaceable non-marring plastic base plate for smooth movement.  The tilt base provides tilting capacity from 30 to 45°.  The plunge base has two ergonomically contoured plunge control handles for comfort and accuracy and an easy-to-operate lock lever.  The offset base enables close trimming with the bit set in the offset position to just 18.5mm to the wall or corner.

The new DRT50 18v LXT Brushless Router/Trimmer is available as body only with trimmer base and straight guide in a Makpac case; or as a body only with trimmer base, straight guide and trimmer guide packaged in a carton box; or as the body only with trimmer, plunge, tilt and offset bases, straight and trimmer guides in a convenient and durable Makpac case.

For more news and product information see the Makita UK website.