If your finger is on the pulse for the latest power tool innovations then you’ve probably heard about the new Makita cordless router. The DRT50 was announced last year and we debuted the body only version at our Norwich Trade Show.

Since launch, it has proved extremely popular with professionals and hobbyists who appreciate the flexibility and mobility it provides. In this post we take a look in more detail at the features and benefits of the new DRT50 cordless router.

If you already know you need a cordless router, you can compare the different kit versions here.

Flexible yet powerful 18v cordless router

The DRT50 is a powerful machine that is lightweight and ergonomic. It fits well in the hand making it comfortable to hold and is ideal for use in tight or awkward work areas. These benefits and the flexibility of not needing mains power are what makes this cordless router such a handy tool for a trades-person to have in the tool bag.

The build of the machine housing and base is from aluminium, providing greater durability, and the non-slip body grip gives the user extra control and confidence.

cordless router

Specifications in detail

Lets take a look at the main specifications of the DRT50 router:

    • 18v brushless motor runs between 10,000 rpm and 30,000 rpm
    • 3/8 and 1/4 inch collet capacity
    • 0-40 mm plunge capacity (with trimmer base)
    • 0-35 mm plunge capacity (with plunge base)
    • 30 to 40 degree tilt capacity (with tilt base)
    • 2.1 kg weight
    • Noise sound pressure 78 dB(A)
    • Vibration K factor 1.5 m/sec²
    • Vibration (Cutting MDF): 4.5 m/sec²
    • Vibration (no load): 2.5 m/sec²

Routing attachments for different applications

There are a range of attachments available to purchase with the DRT50 cordless router. Each attachment (see image below) is available to purchase individually or available as a complete kit (DRT50ZJX3).

Cordless router attachments

Part of the Makita LXT range

The DRT50 18v cordless router is another addition to the ever growing Makita LXT range. One 18v lithium-ion battery can power many different cordless power tools.

The DRT50 is supplied in a Makpac case, so it is also compatible with their stackable case system.


Get hands on

Interested in this new cordless router from Makita? You can visit one of our showrooms or upcoming trade events for a live demonstration.