Choosing a router for your Mill One

The Sienci Mill One can use a wide variety of tools suited for the applications you wish to use. However, based on the routers we have tested, we recommend the Makita RT0701 or the Ridgid R24012. These two routers offer great performance at reasonable prices. You can typically find these routers at your local hardware store or online with free shipping. Links can be found under the heading.

Makita RT0701

Home Depot (US)

Home Depot (Canada)

Amazon (US)

Amazon (Canada)

The Makita RT0701 router is a commonly used palm router boasting a 1-1/4HP motor. It offers a wide 10,000RPM to 30,000RPM speed range, which is electronically controlled for super consistent speeds. With a metal body, it is extremely durable, with our test unit having run countless hours, hours at a time. This is our go-to recommended router as it is widely available in both 120V and 220V.

 

Ridgid R24012

 

Home Depot (US)

Home Depot (Canada)

Amazon (US)

Amazon (Canada)

The Ridgid R24012 is also a compelling router, with a 1-1/2HP motor. It’s electronic speed control allows for spindle speeds of between 20,000RPM to 30,000RPM. The R24012 also comes with a handy LED light at the base, which helps illuminate the bit, plus registered buyers receive a lifetime warranty on their tool. This router is extremely capable on the Mill One, and great deals can be found when on sale at Home Depot. However, this router is more difficult to find through other online channels, and no 220V currently is available.

Other tools

While the tools above have been tested by us on the Sienci Mill One, some of these tools have been used by our customers.  If you are purchasing a Mill One and intend to use a tool which is not the Makita RT0701 or Ridgid R24012, please email us (hi@sienci.com) for a custom router mount for your tool. Please note that we recommend that tools be under 75mm in diameter and under 5lbs.

  • Dewalt DWP611
  • Bosch Colt
  • Dremel 3000/4000
  • Proxxon Drill/Grinder