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Makita DRT50ZJ 18V LXT Li-ion BL Router/Trimmer Bare Unit

£149.17£151.96ex. VAT

The DRT50 18v LXT Li-ion Makita Brushless Router / Trimmer. The cordless router makita Brushless motor is precision engineered to be up to 50% more efficient than a comparative model.

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Product Details


The Makita DRT50ZJ 18V LXT Li-ion BL Router/Trimmer Bare Unit, a must-have tool for professional carpenters, joiners, and DIY enthusiasts.

Introducing the Makita DRT50ZJ 18V LXT Li-ion BL Router/Trimmer Bare Unit, a must-have tool for professional carpenters, joiners, and DIY enthusiasts. This router/trimmer is powered by a brushless motor, precision-engineered to be up to 50% more efficient than comparable models. The absence of brushes reduces friction, allowing the motor to produce more torque per weight, leading to less power usage and extended product life.

Key features of the DRT50ZJ include a variable speed control dial with constant speed control, an LED job light, and a push-button with lock on/off functionality. This model is sold as a bare unit, without batteries or chargers, but comes with a range of accessories to enhance productivity. These include a laminate trimmer base, a straight guide, two hex wrenches, and a Makpac case for easy transport and storage.

The DRT50ZJ stands out for its brushless motor, LED work light, and soft start safety feature. It also boasts an aluminium base for increased durability and accuracy, shaft lock, and compatibility with a dust extractor.

Technical specifications include a lithium-ion battery type, 18V voltage, collet capacity of 9.52mm (3/8") and 6.35 (1/4"), noise sound pressure of 78 dB(A), plunge capacity (trimmer) of 0 - 40 mm, plunge capacity (plunge) of 0 - 35 mm, no load speed of 10,000 - 30,000 rpm, and a net weight of 2.1 kg.

Experience the efficiency and precision of the Makita DRT50ZJ 18V LXT Li-ion BL Router/Trimmer Bare Unit. Purchase today and elevate your carpentry and joinery projects to new levels of excellence.

Key Features

Brushless MotorTrue
Model NumberDRT50ZJ
Product Typerouter

What's in the box

    • 1x DRT50Z Router/Trimmer
    • 1x Laminate Trimmer Base
    • 1x Straight Guide
    • 1x 10mm Template Guide Bush
    • 1x 6.35mm Collet Cone (1/4In)
    • 1x 8mm Collet Cone
    • 1x Dust Nozzle for Trimmer Base
    • 2x Hex Wrenches
    • 1x Makpac Type 4 Carry Case
    • Naked Machine / Body Only. Not Supplied With Batteries or a Charger

Product specification of Makita DRT50ZJ 18V LXT Li-ion BL Router/Trimmer Bare Unit


4.8 / 5

Based on 49 reviews

Awesome bit of kit, perfect for locks and hinges.

lewis morrison, 24/09/2023

Why have two switches to turn it on? No need just a pain. It has a very small base for a top heavy machine when running around the edge of items. Have put my Bosch base on it. Great not having a cable.

Andy, 27/07/2023

Perfect for all tasks. Just flattened a board on full charge on my sled & with 6 passes & still has 3 bars. Should have bought this years ago.

DozyMareDesigns, 03/07/2023

I currently have the Makita RP0900X and decided to buy this, because I’m slowly upgrading to cordless (and better quality) tools. This is a really nice bit of kit and it’s nice to be able to not have to worry about an extension reel/cord for power. It’s light, well made, is easy to set up and micro-adjust and this router isn’t only just a trimmer, but has accessories available to turn it into a plunge router (for an extra £50ish). On the front are two buttons; one to unlock/lock the tool and the other is the power button to turn it on. It also has speed settings, so you can adjust the speed if needed. The detail I do like, is that it comes with the two standard flat spanners to undo the collet, but there’s also a button to press on the side which locks the spindle in place, so, if you want, you only need to use the biggest spanner (22mm) and a pressing of the spindle lock button to undo it. This means, if the button stops working for whatever reason (read: being heavy handed), you then have the option to still use the two spanner’s to undo the router bit - a great option! So all in all, it’s a great power tool. It looks very robust (although, having only used it a few times so far, I can’t really comment on it’s reliability as yet), is a good price compared to DeWalt, to which their equivalent is £300 (but is a bit more powerful in use) and has some nice details and an ability to use a plunge base, etc. Highly recommended.

Chris Morris, 25/06/2023

Very easy to use and lightweight even with a 5amp battery on it. Motor is smooth and price is excellent for a makita tool

Mr Russell Gayford, 11/05/2023

Great product, good price speedy delivery

Philip Grant, 11/05/2023

Good value

craig kidd, 12/03/2023

Had this for about 3 months before it developed fault but was soon replace with replacement Will deal with them again

Mr J Coubrough, 27/12/2022

Over priced specially batteries

KEVIN COOPER, 12/08/2022

If your buying this router to use with a trend hinge jig make sure you buy the plunge base at the same time otherwise the two do not go together. It took me 1 week and a lot of calls to figure that out, other then that the router is as reliable and easy to use as all makita kit.

MR K WATTS, 06/03/2022

Excellent tool only ever this brand. Can not fault FFX at all next day delivery spot on and kept in the loop at all times. Keep up the excellent work.

P Shenton, 18/11/2021

Multi purpose and adaptable small router with usual Makita build quality.

Alan Dougall, 31/10/2021

tools is great, but dpd was terrible. had to collect it from the neighbours across the street

Mr Ignas Banevicius, 30/10/2021

Very satisfies with product and delivered on time

customer, 15/10/2021

Don’t know why I didn’t ditch my regular router sooner. So much easier.

mr T, 08/10/2021

goo.d bit of kit

peter gooch, 24/07/2021

Excellent quality as you'd expect from Makita.

Matthew Margetts, 23/07/2021

Great product it’s my second one so I can keep one in the workshop as I have to say ffx is the best company I have used amazing service

Mr Andrew Roberts, 14/07/2021

Works perfectly

Ardian, 11/07/2021

Great tool I also bought a plunger to go with it afterwards great tool great service

Mr Derek Sadler, 03/07/2021

Fantastic tool should of bought one years ago

Chris Turner, 05/05/2021

A very very good trimmer router and no more leads.

David Finan, 04/02/2021

Had the corded version many years ago and it was a brilliant piece of kit, this is even better and more versatile being battery operated.

Shaun Webster, 18/11/2020

Great piece of kit

Garrick, 28/10/2020

Great product, super service many thanks!

Karen Griffiths, 19/08/2020

Absolutely fantastic tool

MR T BATHAM, 10/08/2020

Perfect for small jobs

Anton Shortall Forest Joinery Services, 27/07/2020

Great thanks

Sean Lidgey, 16/03/2020

nice piece of kit, works well for small bits of work. Well made, good price

customer, 06/12/2019

Great product great price great seller

Dean Bedford, 31/05/2019

Really well made adjustments on this 18v makita router and the lock button is a handy feature in fact it's the nuts.

Chippee supreme, 24/05/2019

Very good service, Delivery Bang on time

IAN SMART, 27/08/2018

A friend has one one of these and I've borrowed it off him so many times now he politely suggested I get one of my own... great addition to my existing kit.

Anthony Stevens, 25/08/2018

The product was great i bought it for my husband he loved it does a very good job. service was excellent will purchase from ffx again

linda watson, 25/08/2018

Excellent machine well worth the money.

Paul Cardiff, 24/08/2018

Great piece of kit. A great addition to the 18v collection

TIM ALLSOPP, 24/08/2018

Such a good tool at a brilliant price. This has been on my wish list for about a year and finally took the plunge. Very pleased I did

Mike Kinsella-Wood, 24/08/2018

Always great prices on tools/products,items are always shipped quickly.👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Peter Dawson, 24/08/2018

Great tool . Perfect for small jobs and profiles.

stuart barringer, 24/08/2018

It's very comfortable to use in construction site.

Jurij Titko, 24/08/2018

Great little machine 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

malcolm withey, 24/08/2018

works well with TREND hinge

David Barnes, 29/06/2018

Life made easier with this makita trimmer no more trailing cables.

Olateju, 29/06/2018

Great little addition to my tool family great for trimmming and edge detail highly recommend

Towse, 20/05/2018

Spot on . On time as always.

p blakey, 12/03/2018

So far it seems ok , only used it to trim worktop edging but being cordless it's going to get used a lot.

Graham Henderson, 26/02/2018

I hope this is as good as it promises but not received it yet

mr robert mycroft, 16/12/2017

Very sturdy item hope I get lots of use out of it

Cameron , 14/10/2017

Brilliant tool. just as powerfull as corded equivalent

ALDO, 13/10/2017

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