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Model # R24012

Internet # 100337039

Store SKU # 406168

5.5 Amp Corded Compact Router

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$99.00 /each




Model # R24012

Internet # 100337039

Store SKU # 406168

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

Info & Guides

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Collet size (in.) 
Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Width (in.) 
Amperage (amps) 
Color Family 
Cord Length (ft.) 
Corded Tool Type 
Depth Adjustment 
Dust Collection 
Multiple base 
Peak Horsepower 
Power Tool Product Type 
Product Weight (lb.) 
3.8 lb 
Router Base Type 
Tools Product Type 
Power Tool 
Variable Speed 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
1-UL Listed 
Manufacturer Warranty 
Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase 


Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 160 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great router! I like all of the features of the router. The only downsides are the availability of a plunge base and a base that accepts guide bushings. I would like to see Ridgid make those available in an accessory kit?? June 11, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Good product but.......... This is a good product with lots of nice features. However, upon inspecting the contents of the box and trying to install the edge guide I noticed that both guide bars are bent. One bar is so bad I can't use the edge guide. The bars themselves are not made of flimsy material either. Where was the quality control Ridgid? Very disappointed! April 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best trim router on the market I shopped around for trim routers and I looked a lot of other brands and decided on this one because of the way it felt in my hands, this is really easy to use, I love the round base with the option to use a square base. This has a lot of power and is very easy to control, you really can not go wrong with this. I have had this for 2 years now and couldn't be happier. February 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent router. Fully capable of handling any of the smaller routing jobs you have. I bought this for a particular task. The features are great! The square and round bases are very handy for different types of wood shapes that you may have. The micro adjust dial makes setting precise depth a breeze. The LED light is nice but could be brighter. A better solution might be to place one on opposite sides of each other. One bad note is that the wrench will not fit properly onto the collet nut through the opening so you must lower the base or remove it to change bits. A very slight base opening modification would make this much easier and quicker. All in all, I really like this router. It's variable speed function and 1.5 HP motor allows it to handle a variety of jobs that would sometimes require a larger router. It's fun to use and comes with a nice soft storage case. Don't forget the lifetime warranty! November 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by palm router Need to offer a plunge base for it. The competition has them. Otherwise it is the best palm router out there. December 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by High quality tool I’ve used this tool for several months now as a woodworking hobbyist and it does everything my large router can do. It fits my hand and does a better job in many applications. I looked/held all the other “trim” routers and this one just felt good in my hand. I especially like the height adjustment and the ease of changing bits. Also, Ridgid’s “Life Time Warranty” is unbeatable November 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Awesome little trimmer I use this tool regularly at work for routing out commercial doors for hardware. It's tough , nicely balanced and extremely powerful for such a little package. Would strongly recommend this router to anyone. Professional or just a home handyman. You cannot loose with this tool. It' s AWESOME! Ron G November 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This product is easy to use and is heavy duty This product is great to use, it has a good grip. It would be nice if it had a little bit more power but for a small router you can't get much better. I have dropped it a few times and it's heavy duty, it can take a pounding and won't quit on you. November 25, 2014
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