Makita DRT50ZJ 18V LXT 1/4" Brushless Cordless Router in Makpac Case

The Makita DRT50 is the first cordless router ever to be designed. The brushless laminate trimmer is designed with millimetre precision perfectly suited for professional use at a moderate price.


The DRT50ZJ is engineered for the full range of woodworking applications with the variable speed dial (10,000-30,000RPM). This dial is controlled to adapt to the job in need. The router is equipped with an efficient Makita brushless motor giving up to 50% longer run time, increased speed and power and giving longer tool-life. Convenience features include the smooth fine depth adjustment system for more precise settings, dual L.E.D. lights to illuminate the work surface, and a quick release cam lock system for convenient depth adjustments and base removal/installation. The DRT50ZJ also features constant speed control, this compliments the variable speed dial and keeps this chosen speed under load. The router also features the soft start mechanic giving the most accurate and smooth start up possible. The DRT50ZJ is compatible with the Makita vacuum cleaners connecting easily with the dust nozzle for dust extraction.

Key Features
  • Brushless motor
  • Soft start
  • Variable speed control dial.
  • Constant speed control
  • LED job light
  • Push button with lock on/off
  • Connectable to dust extractor
  • Aluminum base for higher durability and accuracy
  • Aluminum housing
  • Shaft lock

In the Box
  • 1x DRT50Z Laminate Trimmer Body Only
  • 1x Laminate Trimmer Base
  • 1x Straight Guide
  • 1x 10mm Template Guide Bush
  • 1x 6.35mm Collet Cone (1/4")
  • 1x 8mm Collet Cone
  • 1x Dust Nozzle for Trimmer Base
  • 2x Hex Wrenches
  • 1x Makpac Type 4 Carry Case with Inlay

  • Battery Type - Lithium-ion
  • Body only machine - Yes
  • Voltage - 18 v
  • Collet Capacity - 3/8" and 1/4"
  • Noise sound pressure - 78 dB(A)
  • Noise K factor - 3 dB(A)
  • Plunge Capacity (Trimmer) - 0 - 40 mm
  • Plunge Capacity (Plunge) - 0 - 35 mm
  • No Load Speed - 10,000 - 30,000 rpm
  • Vibration K factor - 1.5 m/sec²
  • Vibration: Cutting MDF - 4.5 m/sec²
  • Vibration no load - 2.5 m/sec²
  • Net weight - 1.8 - 2.1 kg


As standard Makita offer a 1 year manufactures’ warranty on machines from the date of purchase

The 1 year warranty can be extended to a 3 year warranty* with online registration

All Makita products are thoroughly inspected before they leave the factory to ensure they meet the highest of standards but on rare occasions a machine may develop a defect, if this happens, don't worry, Makita's warranty system is one of the best around.

Makita services agents are located across the country and will be able to repair a faulty machine under warranty. Use this tool to find your nearest agent: Makita Dealer Locator.

If a suitable dealer can not be located then the Makita returns form can be used to arrange a free of charge collection of your machine for inspection by Makita.

*Please note:

  • Registration for Makita's extended 3 year warranty is only available within 30 days of the purchase date.
  • 3 year warranty is not available for Batteries, Battery Chargers, Accessories, Petrol Powered Products, Production Tools and Air Tools and Compressors.  
  • When filling out the 'Makita Dealer' section of the 3 year warranty form please enter 'J CARR & SON LTD'.
  • As well as providing a 3 year warranty certificate, proof of purchase will also be required, so please keep your receipt.

*This guarantee does not apply where:

  • Repairs have been made or attempted by others.
  • Repairs are required because of normal wear and tear.
  • The tool has been abused, misused or improperly maintained. 
  • Alterations have been made to the tool.
  • This guarantee does not affect your statutory rights.


  • We aim to despatch all power tool orders processed before 2pm on the same day for a next day delivery.
  • We offer free delivery on all power tool orders over £99.
  • Parcels with a cost of up to £150 are sent via Royal Mail on a first class Signed For service that is delivered next day 98% of the time, this includes Saturdays.
  • Parcels with a value of over £150 are sent on a next working day, pre 12pm delivery service with DPD.
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Despatched same day on orders place before 2pm.
Free delivery on orders over £99

Our expert verdict


The Makita DRT50 router can be used with 4 different bases; Trimmer, Plunge, Offset & Tilt.

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