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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 6.5 Amp 1-1/4 HP Corded Fixed Base Variable Speed Compact Router with Quick-Release 1.25 HP Variable Speed Compact Router
Brand Ryobi RIDGID Makita DEWALT
Ratings (80) (330) (75) (36)
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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Questions & Answers

DOES THIS ROUTER HAVE A LIFETIME WARRENTY????

Asked by: MAGNUM
More research still says that brushes are, indeed, covered by the Lifetime Service Agreement. Ambiguity is construed against the drafter, so you ought to get those brushes for free, if everyone plays by the rules. That means you have to register for that Lifetime Service Agreement.
Answered by: JohnEE
Date published: 2017-09-06

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 330.
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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the first router I've used, and it was quite a bit easier and more intuitive than I thoug... This is the first router I've used, and it was quite a bit easier and more intuitive than I thought it would be. So far I've mostly used it to add edge details to window sills that I replaced, though I've also used it for a couple of blind slots. One thing I would say to anyone using a router for the first time: make sure to practice on scrap wood for whatever cut you want to make before you do it the first time. The best direction for the router to travel (left-to-right, or right-to-left) seems to depend on the type of cut you make.
Date published: 2017-04-27
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