Makita RT0701C Speed Surging

Anyone with this Makita ever experience speed surging? FWIW, the brushes are fine.

OK, I guess it’s no one else. :smiley:


The Makita has a built in circuit for maintaining a constant rpm with varying load. You may have a failing control unit. You can purchase a new control unit for around $30(USA). It takes a long time (2 to 4 weeks) to get it as they come from Japan.

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Thanks. I’m in warranty still, but I need to take it 40 minutes away to get serviced.

On its way to Makita now. Will post issue once known for others.

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Forgot to update this. Unit returned repaired under warranty. No failure reason given. :unamused: