Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 97
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sparky Another Great Ryobi Product
First time using this type of router to trim laminate while redoing my kitchen countertops. Easy to use, long battery life with my lithium ryobi battery, and great results. Smaller size let me get very close to the walls since I was relaminating the counters in place and only had small areas to trim by hand. Bought a 3 piece laminate bit set that made the edges look professional. On/off switch could have better placement, but not a big deal. Height adjustment base opening directs debris where you want. Would be nice not to remove base to remove bits, though. As with all power tools, wear hearing and eye protection and a mask.
January 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ShotgunF15 "One+" of the best Ryobi tools they make!
Great trimmer... AWESOME router if you add base/handles. This trimmer is compatible with the base & handles sold as replacement parts for the plug-in trimmer. You can find them on power tool parts stores... depending on shipping you can get the base plus two handles for under $30. Once you add them it is a fantastic portable router and (in my view) much more capable/usable than without the modification. Photo added of my modified trimmer. Only minor negative is the switch...a bit unwieldy to turn on/off when using as router.
December 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PrecessionGuessworker Handy dandy
I am a old 4 generation pro that still get talked into doing some woodworking my self verses just consulting. I have a huge mobile work bench/cart from the day. In front of it is a low 18" 4' X 8' assembly table. On the lower level a series of large pigeon holes with routers plugged in and ready to go. The concept here is every router bot I would use had a dedicated router attached. this enabled me to go fluid on a job with out changing set ups. I have so many routers I can't count. That goes for drills, screw guns, and nailers, all with a place in this cart along with power and air. We would take this cart and bench on Architectural mill work jobs such as high end libraries and i could do finishing touches and assembly before the crew would get the part installed. The idea of cordless is wonderful but until the lithium Ion era it was depressing. This router can handle small profiles with ease. Although the days of High pressure plastic laminate (Formica) are behind me. I do use this on wood. You can't expect to much from any small router so keep this in perspective. Up to small 1/4" radius and chamfers at a proper speed are just what the doctor ordered. This is the old blue version of Ryobi so you can get it at a value. I'm thinking they have so many of them in a warehouse is why they haven't made a new green one with a few more bells and whistles. I would think a LED light more convenient access to the power switch, variable speed, brush less motors would be in the works. I would like to see a noninvasive way to store the wrench on board as well. I just wire it to the unit while storing it. The motor didn't at all on this test piece using a 1/4" radius on douglas fir. I did ther bead on the reverse side as well. My use on birch, maple, oak, just as good at the proper feed as well. But to me a router is a router unless its a bad router. This gets the job done it was intended for in a very handy way. It has gone full circle - Meaning my Great grandfathers version of a cordless profiler was a hand plane, then corded tools, now..... This is the future.
March 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ExperiencedWoodworker Great cordless trim router!
There are very few cordless trim routers on the market, and this one works very well. It has ample power for any trim job ( don't try gouging a 3/4" dado in maple using this guy, but otherwise...). It is easy to adjust bit cutting depth - nothing fancy but easy and reliable and quick. Bit changing is also quick. This is my second of these tools; I have been using the first one for almost 10 years at my vacationproperty shop and it still is running great.
February 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by falingtrea Works well for battery powered tool
It was very easy to add decorative trim cut to a piece of furniture I am building. Only drawback is that large router bits, 1 1/2" or bigger, will not fit with the alignment collar on.
October 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rizz Great little tool!
I use this for setting hinges and matching moldings and nosings.
February 14, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Spenril Great product
Great little router. You will not be disappointed with this purchase.
February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by metrooba1 cordless ryobi router
Very begginer DYI, want to install double french door, watch some youtube and bought this router and ryobi bit from HD. Easy to use, i did the door hinges first and fellow by the door jambs, come out really nice, my wife think look like a professional job, My toy store HD hits the home run again, cant believe life without HD.
January 29, 2016