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18-Volt Cordless Brushless 1/4 in. Compact Router with Fixed Base and Tool Free Depth Adjustment

  • Cordless design with powerful brushless motor
  • Includes: Edge Guide, 1/4 in Bit, Round and Square Bases, and Bag
  • Free Parts and Service for Life with Registration
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Powerful

Powerful

Engineered to deliver maximum performance.

Durable

Durable

Built to handle whatever the jobsite throws your way.

Professsional

Professional

Designed for the pro who demands more from their tools.

Lifetime Service Agreement

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Free Parts. Free Service. For Life.

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When registered within 90 days of purchase on select tools and kits.

Best-In-Class Performance.

Best-In-Class Performance.

RIDGD Power Tools are engineered to outperform, consistently creating best-in-class lineup of tools.

100% 18V Compatibility RIDGID

100% 18V Compatibility RIDGID

All 18V Power Tools are compatible with all 18V batteries, including OCTANE batteries.

Lithium Ion Batteries

LIthium Ion Batteries

Lithium Ion Batteries – Top grade Lithium cells give you max power and life

Hex Grip

Hex Grip

Designed for maximum control and comfort

Lifetime Service Agreement

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Upon registration within the first 90 days of purchase

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Cordless Convenience

Cordless Convenience

Enjoy working tangle-free

RIDGID introduces the 18-Volt Cordless Brushless 1/4 in. Compact Router with Fixed Base and Tool Free Depth Adjustment. Cut up to 400 ft. of laminate per 5.0 Ah Battery charge (not included). Brushless Motor Technology delivers more runtime and a longer motor life. Combine the brushless motor with the extended runtime and get corded-like performance. Register this tool within 90 days of purchase and get FREE Parts. FREE Service. FOR LIFE. The 18-Volt Cordless Brushless 1/4 in. Compact Router with Fixed Base and Tool Free Depth Adjustment includes an edge guide, a 1/4 in. bit, round and square bases, a wrench, a contractor's bag, and an operator's manual. Batteries and chargers are sold separately.
  • Extended Runtime: Cut up to 400 ft. of laminate per charge with 5.0 Ah battery (not included)
  • Brushless Motor Technology delivers more runtime and longer motor life
  • Variable speed dial for easily adjusting speed to application
  • Micro-adjust dial for easily adjusting the router depth to the specific material and application
  • SOFTStart Technology helps prevent gouges on work surface and extends motor life
  • Variable speed option allows operator to adjust speed from 17,000 RPM to 25,000 RPM
  • Quick release lever allows easy removal of the motor housing from the base
  • LED light illuminates work area and improves visibility
  • 100% Compatible: Works with all RIDGID 18-Volt Batteries, Tools, and Chargers
  • Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase
  • Includes: (1) R86044B Brushless 1/4 in. Compact Router, (1) edge guide, (1) 1/4 in. bit, round and square bases, (1) wrench, (1) contractor's bag, and operator's manual
  • Batteries and chargers sold separately
  • RIDGID: Powerful. Durable. Professional.






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Router Base TypeFixed BaseFixed BasePlunge BaseFixed Base
Amperage (amps)4.500.00
Power Tool FeaturesDepth AdjustmentDepth Adjustment,Multiple Base,Variable SpeedCompact,Cushioned Grip,Depth Adjustment,Variable SpeedDepth Adjustment,No Additional Features,Variable Speed
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
4 in
Product Height (in.)
7 in
Product Width (in.)
3 in

Details

Amperage (amps)
0
Batteries Included
No
Battery Amp Hours
No Battery
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Battery Size
18-volt
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
Battery/Charger
Tool Only
Charger Included
Charger Not Included
Collet Size (in.)
1/4 in.
Color Family
Orange
Condition
New
Cordless Tool Type
Router
Cordless/ Corded
Cordless
Horsepower (HP)
0 hp
Included
No Additional Items Included
Motor Type
Brushless
Number of Total Batteries Included
0
Portability
Handheld
Power Tool Features
Depth Adjustment,Multiple Base,Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
2.4 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Router Base Type
Fixed Base
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Voltage (volts)
18

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime Service Agreement

Questions & Answers

108Questions46Answers

Accesories

Asked by Bernie January 16, 2021
4
Answers

Not sure, my came with everything, I've had my for a while now.

Does Rigid use the same rechargable batteries for all Rigid products?

Asked by Rich October 23, 2020
6
Answers

Yes - their 18-volt battery works on all models. Their new OCTANE batteries are backwards compatible with their older tools and vice-versa. However, if you are using the legacy battery in an OCTANE tool, you will loose some of the features that the OCTANE system provides.

What is the spindle dia. ? and the thread and pitch?

Asked by Riptide September 22, 2020
5
Answers

Hi Riptide, We appreciate your interest in the RIDGID 18-Volt Cordless Brushless 1/4 in. Compact Router with Fixed Base and Tool Free Depth Adjustment R86044B. The spindle diameter is 14mm with a 1.0 thread. I hope this information was helpful and thanks for reaching out to us! - Eve

Can I use this to trim hardwoods?

Asked by Brock April 28, 2020
5
Answers

Yes. I use it to round edges of board routinely. Worked really well on the oak 1x8s I used for some shelves last month. I have not tried any intricate bits like you might use for cabinets, but I suspect it would work fine.

What is the thread size of the spindle?

Asked by Donald March 12, 2020
3
Answers

Idk

What is the spindle size with the 1/4" collet removed?

Asked by Donald March 11, 2020
4
Answers

The opening in which the collet sits is tapered inward, as is the collet itself. The only way I could get a measurement is by measuring the dimensions of the collet. The top end is .429 inches and tapers down to .305 inches. Bear in mind that I am not a machinist, just an amateur handyman. So, my measurements are not absolutely dead accurate; just very, very close. If you're planning on inserting a spindle without using the collet, I don't see that it would work.

Am I able to use a gift card and my military discount if I order for store pickup?

Asked by Mike January 10, 2020
5
Answers

Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, to better answer your question, please contact our HD.com customer service department at 800-430-3376 call any day between 6 a.m. and 2 a.m. EST or call your local store, they can either answer your question or transfer you to your local store to answer your specific question. Thanks for your interest.

Does anyone know where I can get a replacement plate that fits this router that accepts guide bus...

Asked by RichardfromCali December 20, 2019
2
Answers

Hi Richardfromcali, The compact routers are not designed to use the guide bushings. Thanks for asking.Greg

Is this brushless router much quieter than one with a motor with brushes?

Asked by Billy July 13, 2019
6
Answers

Hey Billy! Thanks for the question. The main difference between the two versions would be that the brushless would offer better runtime and performance. The noise the two different motors makes is different, but not quieter. Hope this helps!

hi, can I use the 3ah and 6ah octane battery kit with this router? I see it comes with 2ah and not sure if I need to use only

Asked by Vijay June 22, 2019
6
Answers

Hi Vijay, Yes you can use a 3 Ah and 6 Ah pack with the router. Please keep in mind this will add more weight to the tool so it might throw off the balance of the router. If you're going to do this I'd recommend doing some practice with them before you use it on the actual work piece that you'll be routing.

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Customer Reviews

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  • 92% recommend this product
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Works like a charm. Easy to handle with adjustable speed...
Works like a charm. Easy to handle with adjustable speed settings. Nice and light and compact for on the go wood workers. Considered one of my most valuable tools to use.
by CHRIS
1 person found this helpful
So far I have only used it once. Only gripe is that it's a little tricky for this southpaw to rem...
So far I have only used it once. Only gripe is that it's a little tricky for this southpaw to remove the base for bit changes. Otherwise, I love this tool. Pic is of the finished project that I used it on.
by HomeDepotCustomer
I am new to woodworking and wanted a quality router with a great warranty. My first project with ...
I am new to woodworking and wanted a quality router with a great warranty. My first project with this router came out great. I built a shelf for a buddy and had to do some routing and it eclipsed my expectations in speed, battery life and quality. This is definitely a must-have for anyone’s shop. A glued on lip on the front could have served just as well but I was dying to use this thing so I rout-rout-routed a ton of wood out.
by Madmacs
This combo kit appears to be used or refurbished... Yet the product description does not state so...
This combo kit appears to be used or refurbished... Yet the product description does not state so. It just arrived and there are signs of use and ware. I'm sure it works and it's great it qualifies for the LSA. But buying something used or refurbished really needs to be disclosed. I bought this over the bare tool for the additional battery and charger. The promotion put this kit at $10 less than the bare tool. If I had known it was used or refurbished, I would not have purchased it. Included documentation is incomplete... Manual references a figure on page 13 but the English, French, and Spanish sections all end on page 10. Clearly this is a repackaged kit but advertised as new.
by DLB
5 people found this helpful
Compact but mighty! It's so nice being able to route cordless without worry about running into yo...
Compact but mighty! It's so nice being able to route cordless without worry about running into your cord. Tons of power. Bright LED light. The micro adjust depth dial is really nice.
by johnbuildsit
Pretty good router for mid to small projects. The battery that came with this combo is fine. I ...
Pretty good router for mid to small projects. The battery that came with this combo is fine. I saw a lot of complaining about the battery in previous reviews but you can't ask for a large battery when you pretty much get the battery for $10 bucks with this combo. I must say, I do like Ridgid tools but if you are torn between other brands and your decision for buying this is the promised lifetime warranty please be aware that registering tools with rigid is a pain. I've gotten only a handful of my tools and batteries approved after a lengthy process. They make you submit proof of purchase/serial numbers several times. If you purchase online or a combo deal with several items, Forget about it, they ask for proof of purchase and when you upload your online receipt along with serial numbers, they kick it back and request the same thing (Store receipt)knowing that you don't have a store receipt. Knowing that, the tools are good but good luck with the warranty process.
by Yoshi
This is an awesome little router. Very lightweight and versatile. I really did not expect too m...
This is an awesome little router. Very lightweight and versatile. I really did not expect too much for a cordless router, but this thing has exceeded my expectations. If you have Ridgid's 18v set up already (or more than one battery) this thing is capable of getting some serious work done. At the very least, it's a great tool to have in the bag for those quick routing needs. I love the micro adjustment and ease of setting it up. I don't necessarily like the switch (you have to pop it out to turn it on) but I am beginning to see its advantages and getting used to it.
by Brent
I purchased this for a specific job where I had to cut ten two inch square holes out of 3/4" thic...
I purchased this for a specific job where I had to cut ten two inch square holes out of 3/4" thick 80 year old hardwood flooring. I went through three batteries (charges), and the router got a little warm but it did very well. I should note that I didn't make cuts at increasing depths as I probably should have but cut the entire depth in one pass. The depth adjustment is easy, the accessory edge guide is handy and the warranty is awesome!
by MW
Lightweight, versatile and the ease of use!
Lightweight, versatile and the ease of use!
by rick1898
So easy to use that my 11-yr old son was...
So easy to use that my 11-yr old son was able to route with it comfortably. The routing bit also was great.
by tuscanyproject
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