- Apr 7, 2013
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Cool on you having the Makita. I've probably had mine for about 4 years now and I was thinking I probably need to replace the brushes. I took them out and very little wear even though I've run the hell out of the thing! So the 0.8KW 's are roughly equivalent. I'll have to check that out.
So 0.1” isn’t too much less than 0.125” (1/8”) and 100ipm is only 20ipm faster than what you’re cutting at, so I would think the tape/glue method would work just fine on my machine. I guess I’ll have to build another tele and find out.
I used to use the same Makita router on my old machine and I loved it. I ran it a bit more conservatively than you run yours because I hated hearing the bearings groan a little bit and my bits were pretty dull. But for the price and the performance, it’s a killer spindle! I found the more expensive air-cooled Chinese 0.8kw spindle to perform almost identically...I was just less worried to run the Chinese spindle for longer jobs, as the Makita would get pretty warm.