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RIDGID 2 HP 1/2 in. Corded Fixed Base Router
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RIDGID

2 HP 1/2 in. Corded Fixed Base Router

$15900 /each

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Product Overview

The RIDGID 2 HP Fixed Base Router is durably built from precision-milled magnesium and features an 11 Amp motor that delivers enough power for dense materials. Easy-access, soft, hex-grip handles give you comfort and minimize vibration. Soft start ensures controlled, smooth starts. Dual LED lights on the router help illuminate your work area for improved visibility.

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  • Includes motor, fixed base router, 1/2 in. collet, 1/4 in. collet adaptor, collet wrench, router table attachment screws, centering tool and pin, T-handle wrench, vacuum attachment, 1-1/4 in. vacuum adaptor for 2-1/2 in. hose and contractor's bag
  • 11 Amp, 2-peak horsepower motor provides the power needed for dense material
  • Electronic variable speed with feedback helps maintain speed under load
  • Micro-depth adjustment for precise depth control
  • Soft start for gradual start-up and extended life of motor
  • Spindle lock for easy bit changes
  • 3-point over mold design prevents accidental marring of surfaces
  • Brushes are accessible and can be serviced quickly for minimum downtime
  • No-mar flat top: router sits upside down for easier bit changes
  • 3-year warranty and lifetime service agreement with tool registration
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Brand RIDGID RIDGID Bosch Bosch
Ratings (303) (55) (83) (250)
Reconditioned No No No No
Depth Adjustment Yes Yes Yes Yes
Amperage (amps) 5.5 11 12 12
Router Base Type Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed/Plunge
Multiple base Yes No No Yes
Collet size (in.) .25 .5 0.5 0.5
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Customer Questions & Answers

Can an external speed control be used as in a router table?

Asked by: TimBo
This is a universal brushed motor, so a VFD (variable frequency drive) wont work - changing the power frequency (even to zero, aka DC) will have minimal effect. Since it has an onboard speed control an external one may cause the internal control to overheat and/or fail.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2017-06-12

Does this router have LED?

Example: I have looked at the manual and can't figure out what I did wrong.
Asked by: Wintergreen
It does. But they go on when the router is running, which, if it's table-mounted like mine the lights are useless. Also, table or no, I think they're a near meaningless feature unless you work in the dark.
Answered by: Ronharv
Date published: 2017-02-23

2 wrenches?

does it take 2 wrenches to change bits?
Asked by: Tom
One wrench and a button to keep pressed in. Easier to just insert a Phillips screwdriver in the collet hole to anchor it instead and have two hands free, one for the wrench and the other just to hang out and not get in the way of a small router access opening.
Answered by: Ronharv
Date published: 2017-02-23

On ridgid router, what kind of bushing it can fit beside ridgid bushing brand? Any suggestions?

Asked by: Anonymous
lee valley sells a brass bushing set that will fit. I believe that the frued set available at home depot will also work, but haven't tried it.
Answered by: styntz
Date published: 2015-09-20
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2 HP 1/2 in. Corded Fixed Base Router is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 54.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I purchased this router a few months ago. It replaces an older Ryobi and a Makita which were both... I purchased this router a few months ago. It replaces an older Ryobi and a Makita which were both stolen. This router appears to be manufactured by whomever manufactures Ryobi. If this is the case, it should be made known. If someone wants a Ryobi router, then they would buy a Ryobi router. Ridgid also does not provide any attachments for this like an edge guide. So i am left to buying someone else's edge guide, like Ryobi for example. The router does work as intended, i am just not a Ryobi fan as i have never had good luck with their tools years ago. Just seems a little deceptive, as everything i have read thus far, points to this being a re-branded Ryobi.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Perfectly fine router when it was new, but unfortunately it has a fatal flaw. The router body co... Perfectly fine router when it was new, but unfortunately it has a fatal flaw. The router body corrodes badly because it is aluminum and the base is magnesium, see picture. After less than a year the height adjustment screw barely turns.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Much more powerful than my prior router. And the large insert "key" for adjusting the bit height ... Much more powerful than my prior router. And the large insert "key" for adjusting the bit height is terrific for a table router, which I exclusively use. What I don't like is the spindle lock, which requires that an awkward button be held in to anchor the collet and allow you to tighten the nut which holds the bit. In my case the small cylinder which is to fit into a hole in the collet and prevent movement hits 1/8" below it and won't go in. Moreover, even if it worked, there's so little room for the tightening wrench that it's quite hard (for me anyway) to get the wrench properly seated and functioning. And keeping the button pressed the entire time (I pretended that the small cylindrical insert actually worked) became tiring. Now a simple fix: 1. Place the router and its insert mounting plate on the tabletop. 2. Turn the collet until you see the hole. 3. Slip the end of a Phillips screwdriver into the hole, which will prevent collet movement while, with no more button-pressing and, thus, a hand out of the way, it's much simpler to tighten the nut in a constricted space. Also, the Phillips holds itself in until you remove it. 4. With the nut appropriately tightened and the bit snugly in, remove the screwdriver and you're ready to go. Bit removal works the same way. The rest of the router seems nicely engineered and is certainly well priced.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Correcting incorrect reviews. OK, every one has their own opinion, But, one reviewer states that changing bits while in the base is impossible. Really ? I have no problem at all. Actually easier than the Porter Cable I had before. Did he read the instructions? And the hight adjustment, again, way better than P.C. Another review stated spare parts (collets) can't be found. So just for the heck of it I looked for 1/4 adapter collets, and had two ordered in ten minutes, to be shipped in two days. Just saying. I have no affiliation with Ridgid, but this is a great router, and I wish I hadn't wasted my money and time on the Porter Cable which turned out to be an over rated piece of trash.
Date published: 2016-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent performance and value. Only issue I had was with... Excellent performance and value. Only issue I had was with Home Depot not matching their own online prices. The issue was resolved by my loval store as the corporate 'online' call center refused to do anything about the issue.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Basically open the box and it begins to work well. I'm using it on a swap saw and the holes line... Basically open the box and it begins to work well. I'm using it on a swap saw and the holes line up to those on the Plexiglas. It's easy to adjust. the depth of cut. I'm using it with the Home Depot bucket vac and that works ok. I'm still messing with that as there is a vac attachment on both the router and the swap saw. But the router works well. It went through a tremendous knot in the wood with no problem as well.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I use Ridgid power tools exclusively. I've sold all... I use Ridgid power tools exclusively. I've sold all my Porter Cable,Dewalt,Bostitch,etc. tools and replaced them with Ridgid. This router is top notch. Gets the job done cleanly and easily. Comes with storage bag. Lifetime warranty can't be beat!
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerfully, Reliable I think I've tried every router out .... this Ridgid has very nice power, it easy to control and handle. Great price and lifetime service greenest means that don't have o buy not her outer very again!
Date published: 2017-03-29
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