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RIDGID

Model R24012

Internet #100337039

Store SKU #406168

5.5 Amp Corded Compact Router

$99.00 /each
  • Soft start for gradual startup and extended motor life
  • Micro adjust dial for precise depth control
  • Backed by The RIDGID Lifetime Service Agreement

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Soft start for gradual start-up and extended motor life

Feature 2

Multiple attachments including a round and square base attachments for a variety of applications

Feature 3

Micro adjust dial for precise control

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5.5 amps

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1.5 hp

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collet size

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.25

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The RIDGID 1-1/2 HP Compact Router features a soft start for gradual startup and extended motor life. With its variable speeds, you can easily adjust the router to your specific material type and application. With the micro adjust dial, you have more precise depth control.

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  • Includes a compact router with 1/4 in. collet and round base, square base, collet wrench, edge guide, guide bars, 1/4 in. bit, heavy duty contractor bag and operator's manual
  • LED light to illuminate your work area for improved visibility
  • Clear round and square bases for added versatility and convenience
  • Quick-release lever for easy removal of the motor housing from the base
  • Spindle lock for easy bit changes
  • No mar flat top, the router sits upside down for easier bit changes
  • Hex grip micro texture for a secure grip and maximum user comfort
  • Dust shield to control where the dust needs to go
  • Lifetime service agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase (begins after the warranty period expires)
  • Dust shield allows the operator to control where the dust needs to go
  • For a lifetime of free parts, service, and batteries, register your item now at RIDGID.com
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Does it come with a hard sided case? Is the guide included?

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June 24, 2014
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It comes with a soft sided case and yes it comes with a guide and it works well.
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June 23, 2014
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Soft case that is actually really nice, and yes the edge guide is included
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Mine came with a canvas bag,
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February 18, 2014
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it comes with a soft zippered case, guide included
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February 14, 2014
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Soft side case and edge guide are included with purchase.
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January 24, 2014
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The router comes with a soft case that is reinforced canvas,complete with use instructions, base, and 1/2" straight router bit .
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January 24, 2014
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It comes with a zippered, padded soft case. Yes, the guide is included. I have used this tool quite a bit and found it to be well worth the money.
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January 23, 2014
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It comes with a soft case. The guide is included along with a square and round clear plastic base.
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January 14, 2014
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Fabric case but a guide is included.
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December 5, 2013
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The RIDGID R24012 comes with an edge guide and a tote bag. No hard carrying case is offered or available.
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DOES THIS ROUTER HAVE A LIFETIME WARRENTY????

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All Rigid tools have lifetime warrantee as long as you register them. They even warrantee the batteries in those tools.
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Yes, but you have to register online with Ridgid within 90 days of purchase.
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June 19, 2014
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Yes. The Lifetime Service Agreement is offered with this router.
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YES
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March 26, 2014
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There is a three-year limited warranty. The bearing in mine gave out after three years and one week. I'm not sure if I should offer congratulations on a well-made, or well-timed machine. It worked like a charm for three years of fairly regular use.
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Yes. You'll just need to follow the directions included to register online. It will take awhile for Rigid to respond but they will get back in touch with you within the timeframe indicated in the manual.
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You have to register for the lifetime warranty. I completed the info online but received an email stating they could not verify my info so they requested the UPC and a copy of the online bill. They want that sent CERTIFIED MAIL, which cost me $6.30 out of pocket. They say it will take up to 12 weeks to verify the info and I should keep a copy of what was sent in case they ask for it again. This is the Read More
You have to register for the lifetime warranty. I completed the info online but received an email stating they could not verify my info so they requested the UPC and a copy of the online bill. They want that sent CERTIFIED MAIL, which cost me $6.30 out of pocket. They say it will take up to 12 weeks to verify the info and I should keep a copy of what was sent in case they ask for it again. This is the first product ever that I could not register on line with name of product, model and serial number. A bit overboard, and costly, in my view. Read Less
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Yes, but you have to register the product. You'll need your receipt and the box for the required info.
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November 26, 2013
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Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. This item is covered by a 3-Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty. For any other questions, please call us at HomeDepot.com Customer Service 800-430-3376.
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Does Rigid make router bits to fit this router? Will any router bits work with this compact router?

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Any bit with a 1/4" shank will work.
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Any 1/4 inch router bits will fit this router.
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any bits will work with this router as lond as they are 1/4" shank
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It comes with a 1/2" straight bushing tip bit. It works really good. I also bought a 12 peice bit set from H.D. cheap. they work very good too. any 1/4" shaft bit will work with this router.
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Any 1/4 inch bit should work.
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Yes and yes, as long as it's a quarter shaft
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This router takes any 1/4 inch shank bits. Even though it is a very powerful router, watch how big of a bit you use due to control. It will start eating out a lot of material if you let it get away from you.
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Any 1/4" shank router bit, up to a certain diameter, will work on this router. This router is too small and underpowered for the really big router bits. Those big bits should only be used with table mounted routers anyway.
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RIDGID does not offer a router bit kit or bit set specifically for the R24012 laminate trimmer with its ¼” shank only, bit capability. The trimmer is recommended for the purposes of smooth professional trimming of laminates, trimming counter tops and finishing cabinet work, and trimming woods and plastics.
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Is there a plunger attachment available for this router?

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Not that I am aware of or I would have purchased it.
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I wish. There isn't one available due to the way the height adjustment works. However the height adjustment on this router is worth giving up a plunge base for
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No
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Not in the basic package. I was not looking for one when I purchased mine.
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No
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Does not appear to be a plunge adaptable router. This is more geared toward edging, such as cutting laminate.
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There is not a plunge base type attachment currently available or offered for the R24012 compact router.
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 194 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great little tool. My big router is going to collect dust... Whether you buy this router or another brand, get one of these little routers. Definitely not just for trimming laminate. Full fledged router that fits in the palm of your hand. I mostly use 1/4" bits with pilot bearing to put round-over or 45 deg on edge of board. Or shallow cuts for hinges. This little router does all that and SO much easier than balancing a heavy router, tipping and gouging the edge of your work. I chose the Rigid for the LED light, clear base plate, wide visibility and quick adjust. I almost passed because of the switch location, but having used it for 1 week, now I really like it. The switch is on top and up/down (vs. a thumb rocker) so you can easily whack the top with your hand, your hip, or whatever to turn it off. Again...don't know why I didn't buy one of these sooner. My bigger router is going to collect more dust than it's going to make. Great little unit and a full fledged power tool. May 4, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Happy with my purchase This unit has plenty of power for a trim router. It's smooth and easy to handle during work. the longer power cord is nice, as is the LED on the work area. Only complaints would be that the unit gets hot during extended use (more than five minutes). It's not painful to hold, but is definitely noticeable. I'm also adjusting to the challenge of changing the bit/loosening the collet to change bits- the included wrench can be difficult to get onto the nut. July 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nice little tool. Works great. If it was a tiny bit easier to change the bits it'd be perfect! Great lightweight router, just a little tricky to change bits. July 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great compact size and utility! Got this compact router to cut door hinge mortises. Used it with the Ryobi hinge template device for perfect cuts, easily. Great little tool, and like the lifetime parts warranty July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Love it! Powerful, easy to use and holds settings for repeat cuts. June 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Perfect Compact Router that perfroms as well as a full sized Used this for project to cut 5/8 slots in 72 wooden business card holders. This sized me lots of time as I use to cut and chisel the slots by hand. The two bases "round and square" came in handy. I select this one over a similar Mikita because o fthe two bases and the work light that cuts on when cutting. The card holders were of various woods (oak, maple, walnut, cherry and pine) and the router performed well in cutting through all of the them. Lastly the height adjustment was quick and easy to use. May 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rigid power Great product,light weight ,great power,great price July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by First palm Router I bought this router for a pantograph because of the weight and so far so good. It seems to work great for this application. I made the pantograph and it seems to be working out good. I bought this brand because of the locality and I intend to switch to this brand for all my needs due to the excellent lifetime warranty. December 8, 2015
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