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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONmakita RP0900 Plunge Type Router Instruction Manual 1
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SPECIFICATIONS

Model RP0900
Collet chuck capacity 6mm, 1/4″, 8 mm and/or 3/8″
Plunge capacity 0 – 35 mm
No load speed (min-1) 27,000
Overall height 217 mm
Net weight 2.7 kg
Safety class /II
  1. Model RP0900
  2. Collet chuck capacity 6mm, 1/4″, 8 mm and/or 3/8″
  3. Plunge capacity 0 – 35 mm
  4. No load speed (min-1) 27,000
  5. Overall height 217 mm
  6. Net weight 2.7 kg
  7. Safety class /II
  • Due to our continuing program of research and development, the specifications herein are subject to change without notice.
  • Note: Specifications may differ from country to country.
  • Weight according to EPTA-Procedure 01/2003

Intended use

The tool is intended for flush trimming and profiling of wood, plastic and similar materials.

Power supply

The tool should be connected only to a power supply of the same voltage as indicated on the nameplate, and can only be operated on single-phase AC supply. They are double-insulated in accordance with European Standard and can, therefore, also be used from sockets without earth wire.

Noise

The typical A-weighted noise level determined according to EN60745:

  • Sound pressure level (LpA) : 89 dB(A)
  • Sound power level (LWA) : 100 dB(A)
  • Uncertainty (K) : 3 dB(A)

Wear ear protection

Vibration

The vibration total value (tri-axial vector sum) determined according to EN60745:

  1. Work mode : cuttig grooves in MDF
  2. Vibration emission (ah) : 4.0 m/s2
  3. Uncertainty (K) : 1.5 m/s2

The declared vibration emission value has been measured in accordance with the standard test method and may be used for comparing one tool with another.

  • The declared vibration emission value may also be used in a preliminary assessment of exposure.

WARNING

  • The vibration emission during actual use of the power tool can differ from the declared emission value depending on the ways in which the tool is used.
  • Be sure to identify safety measures to protect the operator that are based on an estimation of exposure in the actual conditions of use (taking account of all parts of the operating cycle such as the times when the tool is switched off and when it is running idle in addition to the trigger time).

For European countries only EC Declaration of Conformity

  1. We Makita Corporation as the responsible manufacturer declare that the following Makita machine(s):
  2. Designation of Machine: Router
  3. Model No./ Type: RP0900 are of series production and

Conforms to the following European Directives:

98/37/EC until 28th December 2009 and then with 2006/42/EC from 29th December 2009 And are manufactured in accordance with the following standards or standardised documents: The technical documentation is kept by our authorised representative in Europe who is: Makita International Europe Ltd, Michigan, Drive, Tongwell, Milton Keynes, MK15 8JD, England 30th January 2009 000230 Tomoyasu Kato Director Makita Corporation 3-11-8, Sumiyoshi-cho, Anjo, Aichi, JAPAN

General Power Tool Safety Warnings

WARNING Read all safety warnings and all instructions. Failure to follow the warnings and instructions may result in electric shock, fire and/or serious injury. Save all warnings and instructions for future reference.

ROUTER SAFETY WARNINGS

  1.  Hold power tools by insulated gripping surfaces when performing an operation where the cutting tool may contact hidden wiring or its own cord. Contact with a “live” wire will make exposed metal parts of the tool “live” and shock the operator.
  2. Use clamps or another practical way to secure and support the workpiece to a stable platform. Holding the work by hand or against your body leaves it unstable and may lead to loss of control.
  3. Wear hearing protection during extended period of operation.Handle the bits very carefully.
  4. Check the bit carefully for cracks or damage before operation.
  5. Replace cracked or damaged bit immediately.
  6. Avoid cutting nails. Inspect for and remove all nails from the workpiece before operation.
  7. Hold the tool firmly with both hands.
  8. Keep hands away from rotating parts.
  9. Make sure the bit is not contacting the workpiece before the switch is turned on.
  10. Before using the tool on an actual workpiece, let it run for a while. Watch for vibration or wobbling that could indicate improperly installed bit.
  11. Be careful of the bit rotating direction and the feed direction.
  12. Do not leave the tool running. Operate the tool only when hand-held.
  13. Always switch off and wait for the bit to come to a complete stop before removing the tool from workpiece.
  14. Do not touch the bit immediately after operation; it may be extremely hot and could burn your skin.
  15. Do not smear the tool base carelessly with thinner, gasoline, oil or the like. They may cause cracks in the tool base.
  16. Draw attention to the need to use cutters of the correct shank diameter and which are suitable for the speed of the tool.
  17. Some material contains chemicals which may be toxic. Take caution to prevent dust inhalation and skin contact. Follow material supplier safety data.
  18. Always use the correct dust mask/respirator for the material and application you are working with.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

WARNING

DO NOT let comfort or familiarity with product (gained from repeated use) replace strict adherence to safety rules for the subject product. MISUSE or failure to follow the safety rules stated in this instruction manual may cause serious personal injury.

FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION

CAUTION

  • Always be sure that the tool is switched off and unplugged before adjusting or checking function on the tool.

Adjusting the depth of cut Fig.1

Place the tool on a flat surface. Loosen the screw securing the stopper pole. Loosen the lock lever and lower the tool body until the bit just touches the flat surface. Tighten the lock lever to lock the tool body. Fig.2

Next, lower the stopper pole until it makes contact with the adjusting hex bolt. Align the depth pointer with the “0” graduation. Raise the stopper pole until the desired depth of cut is obtained. The depth of cut is indicated on the scale (1 mm per graduation) by the depth pointer. Then tighten the screw to secure the stopper pole. Now, your predetermined depth of cut can be obtained by loosening the lock lever and then lowering the tool body until the stopper pole makes contact with the adjusting hex bolt. Fig.3

CAUTION

  • Since excessive cutting may cause overload of the motor or difficulty in controlling the tool, the depth of cut should not be more than 15 mm at a pass when cutting grooves with an 8 mm diameter bit.
  • When cutting grooves with a 20 mm diameter bit, the depth of cut should not be more than 5 mm at a pass.
  • When you wish to cut grooves more than 15 mm deep with an 8 mm diameter bit or more than 5 mm deep with a 20 mm diameter bit, make several passes with progressively deeper bit settings.

Stopper block Fig.4

The stopper block has three adjusting hex bolts which raise or lower 0.8 mm per turn. You can easily obtain three different depths of cut using these adjusting hex bolts without readjusting the stopper pole. Adjust the lowest hex bolt to obtain the deepest depth of cut, following the method of “Adjusting depth of cut”. Adjust the two remaining hex bolts to obtain shallower depths of cut. The differences in height of these hex bolts are equal to the differences in depths of cut. To adjust the hex bolts, turn the hex bolts. The stopper block is also convenient for making three passes with progressively deeper bit settings when cutting deep grooves.

CAUTION

When using a bit having total length of 60 mm or more, or edge length of 35 mm or more, the depth of cut cannot be adjusted as previously mentioned. To adjust, proceed as follows: Loosen the lock lever and carefully adjust bit protrusion below the tool base to the desired depth of cut by moving the tool body up or down. Then retighten the lock lever to lock the tool body at that depth of cut. Keep the tool body locked at this position during use. Since the bit always protrudes from the tool base, be careful when handling the tool.

Adjusting the lock lever Fig.5

The locked position of the lock lever is adjustable. To adjust it, remove the screw securing the lock lever. The lock lever will come off. Set the lock lever at the desired angle. After adjustment, tighten the lock lever clockwise Switch action Fig.6

CAUTION

  • Before plugging in the tool, always check to see that the switch trigger actuates properly and returns to the “OFF” position when released. To start the tool, simply pull the switch trigger. Release the switch trigger to stop.

ASSEMBLY

CAUTION

  • Always be sure that the tool is switched off and unplugged before carrying out any work on the tool.

Installing or removing the bit

CAUTION

  • Install the bit securely. Always use only the wrenches provided with the tool. A loose or overtightened bit can be dangerous.
  • Do not tighten the collet nut without inserting a bit.
  • It can lead to breakage of the collet cone.
  • Insert the bit all the way into the collet cone and tighten the collet nut securely with the two wrenches.A 6 mm or 1/4″ collet cone is also provided as standard equipment besides the 8 mm or 3/8″ collet cone that isfactory installed on the tool.
  • Use the correct size collet cone for the bit which you intend to use.
  • To remove the bit, follow the installation procedure in reverse.

OPERATION

Set the tool base on the workpiece to be cut without the bit making any contact. Then turn the tool on and wait until the bit attains full speed. Lower the tool body and move the tool forward over the workpiece surface, keeping the tool base flush and advancing smoothly until the cutting is complete. When doing edge cutting, the workpiece surface should be on the left side of the bit in the feed direction.makita RP0900 Plunge Type Router Instruction Manual 11

  1. Workpiece
  2. Bit revolving direction
  3. View from the top of the tool
  4. Feed direction

NOTE

  • Moving the tool forward too fast may cause a poor quality of cut, or damage to the bit or motor. Moving the tool forward too slowly may burn and mar the cut. The proper feed rate will depend on the bit size, the kind of workpiece and depth of cut. Before beginning the cut on the actual workpiece, it is advisable to make a sample cut on a piece of scrap lumber. This will show exactly how the cut will look as well as enable you to check dimensions.
  • When using the straight guide, be sure to install it on the right side in the feed direction. This will help to keep it flush with the side of the workpiece. Fig.8

Straight guide 

  1. The straight guide is effectively used for straight cuts when chamfering or grooving.
  2. To install the straight guide, insert the guide bars into the holes in the tool base. Adjust the distance between the bit and the straight guide. At the desired distance, tighten the wing bolts to secure the straight guide in place.
  3. When cutting, move the tool with the straight guide flush with the side of the workpiece.
  4. If the distance (A) between the side of the workpiece and the cutting position is too wide for the straight guide, or if the side of the workpiece is not straight, the straight guide cannot be used. In this case, firmly clamp a straight board to the workpiece and use it as a guide against the router base. Feed the tool in the direction of the arrow. Fig.11

Templet guide (Accessory)

The templet guide provides a sleeve through which the bit passes, allowing use of the tool with templet patterns. To install the templet guide, loosen the screws on the tool base, insert the templet guide and then tighten the screws. Fig.13

Secure the templet to the workpiece. Place the tool on the templet and move the tool with the templet guide sliding along the side of the temple. Fig.14

NOTE

  • The workpiece will be cut a slightly different size from the templet. Allow for the distance (X) between the bit and the outside of the temple guide. The distance (X) can be calculated by using the following equation:
  • Distance (X) = (outside diameter of the temple guide – bit diameter) / 2

Dust nozzle set (Accessory)makita RP0900 Plunge Type Router Instruction Manual 12

Use the dust nozzle for dust extraction. Install the dust nozzle on the tool base using the thumb screw so that protrusion on the dust nozzle fit to the notch in the tool base. Then connect a vacuum cleaner to the dust nozzle. Fig.15

MAINTENANCE

CAUTION

  • Always be sure that the tool is switched off and unplugged before attempting to perform inspection or maintenance.
  • Never use gasoline, benzine, thinner, alcohol or the like. Discoloration, deformation or cracks may result. \
  • To maintain product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs, any other maintenance or adjustment should be performed by Makita Authorized Service Centers, always using Makita replacement parts.

ACCESSORIES

CAUTION

  • These accessories or attachments are recommended for use with your Makita tool specified in this manual. The use of any other accessories or attachments might present a risk of injury to persons. Only use accessory or attachment for its stated purpose. If you need any assistance for more details regarding these accessories, ask your local Makita Service Center.
  • Straight & groove forming bits
  • Edge forming bits
  • Laminate trimming bits
  • Straight guide
  • Templet guide 25
  • Templet guides
  • Templet guide adapter
  • Lock nut
  • Collet cone 3/8″, 1/4″
  • Collet cone 6 mm, 8 mm
  • Wrench 13
  • Wrench 22
  • Dust nozzle set

Router bits Straight bit Fig.16

D A L 1 L 2
6  

20

 

50

 

15

1/4″
8 8 60 25
6  

8

 

50

 

18

1/4″
6 6  

50

 

18

1/4″

“U”Grooving bit Fig.17

D A L 1 L 2 R
6 6 50 18 3

“V”Grooving bit Fig.18

D A L 1 L 2
1/4″ 20 50 15 90

Drill point flush trimming bit Fig.19

D A L 1 L 2 L 3
8 8 60 20 35
6 6 60 18 28

Drill point double flush trimming bit Fig.20

D A L 1 L 2 L 3 L 4
8 8 80 55 20 25
6 6 70 40 12 14

Corner rounding bit Fig.21

D A 1 A 2 L 1 L 2 L 3 R
6 25 9 48 13 5 8
6 20 8 45 10 4 4

Chamfering bit Fig.22

D A L 1 L 2 L 3
6 23 46 11 6 30
6 20 50 13 5 45
6 20 49 14 2 60

Cove beading bit Fig.23

D A L 1 L 2 R
6 20 43 8 4
6 25 48 13 8

Ball bearing flush trimming bit Fig.24

D A L 1 L 2
6  

10

 

50

 

20

1/4″

Ball bearing corner rounding bit Fig.25

D A 1 A 2 L 1 L 2 L 3 R
6 15 8 37 7 3.5 3
6  

21

 

8

 

40

 

10

 

3.5

 

6

1/4″

Ball bearing chamfering bit Fig.26

D A 1 A 2 L 1 L 2
6  

26

 

8

 

42

 

12

 

45

1/4″
6 20 8 41 11  

60

Ball bearing beading bit Fig.27

D A 1 A 2 A 3 L 1 L 2 L 3 R
6 20 12 8 40 10 5.5 4
6 26 12 8 42 12 4.5 7

Ball bearing cove beading bit Fig.28

D A 1 A 2 A 3 A 4 L 1 L 2 L 3 R
6 20 18 12 8 40 10 5.5 3
6 26 22 12 8 42 12 5 5

Ball bearing roman ogee bit Fig.29

D A 1 A 2 L 1 L 2 L 3 R 1 R 2
6 20 8 40 10 4.5 2.5 4.5
6 26 8 42 12 4.5 3 6

Documents / Resources

makita RP0900 Plunge Type Router [pdf] Instruction Manual
RP0900, Plunge Type Router

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