Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 193
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by woodisgood 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 R83 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Earle 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 Tailwheel Love it!
Powerful, easy to use and holds settings for repeat cuts.
June 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SCWW 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 Franz100k Rigid power
Great product,light weight ,great power,great price
July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Backwoodsman 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kidsabc A real work horse
Purchased this product 12/15 and have used it quite a bit. Runs well is easy to handle and the adjustment is accurate and easy to set up.
I wish they made a base that would accept bushings, this would be great for scroll work instead of my bigger handheld router that has a base which accepts bushings.
The LED work light is very nice and lights up the bit while the router is running.
You won't regret the purchase.
June 14, 2016