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RIDGID 5.5 Amp Corded Compact Router
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RIDGID

5.5 Amp Corded Compact Router

  • Soft start for gradual startup and extended motor life
  • Micro adjust dial for precise depth control
  • Backed by The RIDGID Lifetime Service Agreement
$9900 /each
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Rigid Hero
Feature 1

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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amperage

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5.5 amps

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peak horsepower

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1.5 hp

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collet size

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.25

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Warranty

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  • Soft start for gradual startup and extended motor life
  • Micro adjust dial for precise depth control
  • Backed by The RIDGID Lifetime Service Agreement
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.
  • 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
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Product Overview

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
  • Click Here to Register Your Product

    Test Item

  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Name 8.5 Amp 1-1/2 Peak HP Router 5.5 Amp Corded Compact Router 1-1/4 HP Compact Router 1.25 HP Variable Speed Compact Router
Brand Ryobi RIDGID Makita DEWALT
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Depth Adjustment Yes Yes Yes Yes
Router Base Type Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Multiple base No Yes Yes No
Collet size (in.) .25 .25 .25 0.25
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Specifications

Dimensions

Collet size (in.)
.25
Product Depth (in.)
3
Product Height (in.)
6.5
Product Width (in.)
3

Details

Amperage (amps)
5.5
Color Family
Orange
Cord Length (ft.)
8
Corded Tool Type
Router
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Depth Adjustment
Yes
Dust Collection
No
Multiple base
Yes
Peak Horsepower
1.5
Product Weight (lb.)
3.8 lb
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
90-Day
Router Base Type
Fixed
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
Yes

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase

Specifications

Dimensions

Collet size (in.)
.25
Product Depth (in.)
3
Product Height (in.)
6.5
Product Width (in.)
3

Details

Amperage (amps)
5.5
Color Family
Orange
Cord Length (ft.)
8
Corded Tool Type
Router
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Depth Adjustment
Yes
Dust Collection
No
Multiple base
Yes
Peak Horsepower
1.5
Product Weight (lb.)
3.8 lb
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
90-Day
Router Base Type
Fixed
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
Yes

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase

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Customer Questions & Answers

DOES THIS ROUTER HAVE A LIFETIME WARRENTY????

Asked by: MAGNUM
Ridgid has masterfully set up a slow, cumbersome process, in order to discourage customers from following through and obtain the lifetime warranty. First, following the online registration, Ridgid builds in a two-week wait process, hoping the customer forgets about the registration. Second, they notify you that your registration cannot be confirmed, hoping that you'll miss the email, or that you're too busy to jump through the additional hoops: "Unfortunately, we encountered an issue when cross referencing your product and/or proof of purchase information with our records and were unable to upgrade your products to Lifetime Service Agreement (LSA) status." Third, they demand that you send the original purchase receipt (which means you can only jump through this hoop once if they lose it), preferably by certified mail--all of this even though the product registration included the purchase code from the Home Depot receipt. There are multiple reports of this labor-intensive process throughout the reviews.
Answered by: jsmithabq
Date published: 2017-07-11

Could this router be used to put a 45 degree edge on deck top cap railing?

I have a deck that was built recently which was left with squared railing top caps. I would like to cut a 45 degree edge so it matches my new fence also. I thought rather than removing & cutting on a table saw I might be able to use a compact router instead?
Asked by: Mcgyver210
Routers are made to give you an edge on a 90-degree angle, or perpendicular to the base plate. If you had a router bit that had a 45-degree angle, then you could get an edge on a 45-degree angle.
Answered by: Randy
Date published: 2016-12-29

Does it come with a hard sided case? Is the guide included?

Asked by: wrbsr
It comes with a soft sided case and yes it comes with a guide and it works well.
Answered by: mcknzy
Date published: 2017-07-04

does this router have a key wrench

how do i change the bits
Asked by: turk
Yes
Answered by: Randy
Date published: 2016-12-29
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Customer Reviews

5.5 Amp Corded Compact Router is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 323.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Dissapointed The router kept over heating on me, or at least thats what i think was happening . Id use it for 2-3 minutes, not being to rough on it, and when id shut it off and try and turn it on again a few minutes later it wouldnt spin up. Only the leds would light up. It would be extremly hot. Id let it sit for 10-15 min and then it would work. Kept happening over and over. So i returned it. Extremly dissapointed because it felt really good in the hand. Also it came with a free 1/4" sander. Not sure if id buy it again, to see if i received a faulty one. Thinking of buying the dewalt palm router instead
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice - Except It Does Not Accept 1 3/16" Guide Bushings I really like this tool and it has worked well on a project rounding over the edge of 3/4" Baltic birch. However, I do want to make some detailed depth cuts using a template and guide bushings, but this router base's opening is 1 7/16" and standard Porter-Cable style guide bushings (the kind that are commonly available) need a smaller 1 3/16" base opening. What a bummer. What is one to do? Why not make a tool that accepts standard guide bushings like other major brands...? I really don't want to return this tool, but don't see what options I have at this point.
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from EXACT same issue as @handyman123 I bought this router on sale a couple of months ago. The good: it's a great little router - time will tell how long the brushes/bearings last vs. the DeWalt trimmer I operate on my CNC machine. The bad: Exact same issue as @Handyman123 describes below - Ridgid were unable to recognize my purchase for warranty registration purposes (yet they were able to recognize/acknowledge my purchase of the Ridgid Spindle Sander I bought a couple of days later). I called the 'help'line (which was anything but), and no dice. I too own (to this point) a a number of other Ridgid products (12" mitre saw, table saw, various sanders & cordless drills), and this one experience was enough to completely turn me off the brand. No more Ridgid products for me, thanks.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very well built, easy one hand operation. I've never owned a compact router, and almost always go to my big kit Dewalt. I was recently building a planter box, and pulled out this router over the Dewalt. At first I thought I got a bad unit. What I did not notice is that the router plate has a smaller diameter hole for the router bits, and attempting to lower the base plate was binding on the plexi plate. I moved to a smaller OD router bit and problem solved. That is a bitter sweet issue, but with the smaller motor it makes sense to limit the size of the bit to ensure long service life on the motor. Very sturdy, and easy to raise and lower the depth. Much quieter than my larger router.
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Router Good for trim work but not for larger projects. Powers out quickly.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For the price it exceeded my expectations. Very well built,... For the price it exceeded my expectations. Very well built, feels good in my hand and sufficient power. NOTE: Before I purchased this router I read a critique about it concerning the placement of the power button. I actually prefer the placement of the power button since I will use both hands at times for really fine routing work and if the power button was placed at the top of the motor (as this particular critique advocated) I would likely be turning it off inadvertently when I use my second hand (placed over the top of the motor) to steady it. Of course this is a personal preference...to each their own.
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent router but left wanting Bought this router with the hopes that it would live up to the standard I have come to expect from the other rigid products I own. A few issues with this router that leave it short of its competitors; 1. This thing gets hot, extremely hot after a relatively short time. 2. The adjustment, at least on my unit, is grainy and difficult to use. I tend to skip the fine adjuster and use a ruler after I se the thumb release. 3. No available plung base 4. Viewing port in the front is kind of small With that being said I feel everything else on this unit was better that the others. Slim, Mell layer out, easy to use power switxh. I wish I wish I would have bumped to a dewalt or porter cabke
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Stopped working in the middle of the first job I bought this router on sale. I was too excited about the price, great reviews and the lifetime warranty. It is very comfortable to hold and easy to use and produces great results. It worked well in the beginning, I was using it for 5 mins at a time and let it rest for 10 mins until I am ready for the next piece. After a while it started shutting down which is ok, I let it rest for a few mins and would start again. A couple of times after it shutdown completely and the motor wouldn't run for more than one or two seconds. I am very disappointed in this product. It was going to be my first ridgid product, but now its my last. I am very grateful homedepot took it back after I bought it two months ago. It was my first use however.
Date published: 2017-08-07
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