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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

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Engineered to deliver maximum performance.

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Built to handle whatever the jobsite throws your way.

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

Lithium Ion Batteries

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Designed for maximum control and comfort

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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
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Router Base TypeFixedFixedFixedFixed
Collet size (in.).25.25.250.25
Cordless/ CordedCordlessCordlessCordlessCordless
Power Tool FeaturesDepth AdjustmentDepth AdjustmentNo Additional FeaturesCompact,Cushioned Grip,Depth Adjustment
Motor TypeBrushedBrushlessBrushlessBrushless
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Specifications

Dimensions

Collet size (in.)
.25
Product Depth (in.)
4
Product Height (in.)
7
Product Width (in.)
3

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
Color Family
Orange
Condition
New
Cordless Tool Type
Router
Cordless/ Corded
Cordless
Depth Adjustment
Yes
Dust Collection
No
Included
Single Bit Included
Motor Type
Brushless
Multiple base
Yes
Number of Total Batteries Included
0
Peak Horsepower
0.0 hp
Power Tool Features
Depth Adjustment
Product Weight (lb.)
2.4
Returnable
180-Day
Router Base Type
Fixed
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
Yes
Voltage (volts)
18

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime Service Agreement

Questions & Answers

67Questions45Answers

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
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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
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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!

In the product specs under "multiple base" it states yes. What does this mean?

Asked by btrib February 10, 2019
5
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It includes the square base from the picture and it will also include a round base as well.

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Customer Reviews

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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
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
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
I'm hesitant to recommend because of the hassle with Ridgid giving you the LSA without making you...
I'm hesitant to recommend because of the hassle with Ridgid giving you the LSA without making you jump thru the hoops. They're hoping you don't have the proper info to send to them so they don't honor the warranty. This has happened to me multiple times when they say the online registration didn't work.
by Dan
Review from a Novice DIYer I am getting into woodworking and I heard that routers are very versat...
Review from a Novice DIYer I am getting into woodworking and I heard that routers are very versatile and can perform many task. I have the Ryobi Cordless Router, from their True Blue days. I decided to pick this one up so I can have two and have a dedicated bit in each one so I would not have to switch out the bits. Changing the bits are simple enough, also the LED attracted me to this one. I like the variable speed option , I used this numerous tops with the 4 and 5 ah batteries and ergonomically it feels fine, not top heavy to me. I like that the arrows on the base show you which way the bit spins , to ensure you are holding it properly. I used the straight bit to cut 1/2" MDF and it worked great. I am new to woodworking and with this kind of router it is best to use a clamp guide as a straight edge and to take your time and complete the task in multiple passes, not just one. Lower the bit each pass to take off more than the last pass. The micro adjustment system is a little cumbersome for me, but it is no big deal to adjust the depth the old fashion way. Great product
by SmokedNeckbones
1 person found this helpful
I love that the router is light weight and cordless, but was very disappointed when it bogged dow...
I love that the router is light weight and cordless, but was very disappointed when it bogged down going through 1/2" MDF. I wasn't expecting a tool to replace my corded routers or for heavy duty projects, but I was expecting a little more guts out of the motor. I work in film/tv, so most of my projects are lightweight, and this was the first project right out of the box. I think the router will still come in handy in a pinch, but it will be less of of a go-to tool than I was hoping for.
by DreadPirateChrisRoberts
1 person found this helpful
This router is great—very light, nimble, and incredibly versatile. I expected it to be lightweigh...
This router is great—very light, nimble, and incredibly versatile. I expected it to be lightweight but was surprised at just how light it really is. The design and ergonomics are nice and well thought out. The depth adjustment is pretty intuitive. The power-on switch has to be pulled out and is a bit clunky, but it's designed for safety and would work well to prevent accidentally switching the unit on during transport, etc. Bit change is simple and quick with the included wrench. I've only used it so far for two projects, so I can't comment on longevity and durability, but it seems to be pretty solid. I've used it with an 18V 4Ah battery and it seems to have plenty of power and great run time. Overall, this thing is so quick and easy to use that I can see myself reaching for it with a lot of projects. Highly recommended.
by HomeDepotCustomer
4 people found this helpful
This brushless, cordless router is a great product. It can replace any compact handheld router in...
This brushless, cordless router is a great product. It can replace any compact handheld router in my opinion. Of course, it won't have the power of 2.5 or 3 hp corded plunge routers but then that is not this router's aim. If you need to put a round-over on a board or do some flush cuts then this is a very handy router to have. It would be possible (with some customizing) to make a little portable router table out of this router, which could prove quite handy. I like the threaded micro-adjust and the easy clamp system to lock the cut-depth into place. I think this router would be best if used with a 4ah or even 5ah battery as that would give you a bit more power and it would be less likely to bog down (and of course it would increase run time). The speed can be controlled by means of a dial that goes from 1 to 7 and this will allow you to make adjustments according to your material, router bit, etc. All in all these are great routers. If I had to give a negative then I would say it's the strange and somewhat cumbersome on/off switch (you have to pull it out). I understand the safety advantages of that but I think the switch could be designed to be pulled out a little easier. One thing is for sure: you're not going to pull this switch by accident.
by tralam
1 person found this helpful
Great little trim router
Compact routers in the past have been undersized and they didn’t have enough power to get the job done. That is not the case with this router. I have 2 heavy duty routers in my shop but this is now the first one I reach for on most jobs. It's just so comfortable in your hand. It has the power I need for most jobs without the weight & awkwardness of the larger horse power routers. I've had mine for about 3 months and love it. I just can't find a fault with the router as it does everything I ask of it with ease and without strain. The craftsmanship is excellent and the micro-adjustment is great. All of the controls are within easy reach and it is really a pleasure to use. There is a LED light that illuminates the work area and improves visibility. A quick release lever allows for easy removal of the motor housing from the base. It has a variable speed option allows you to adjust speed from 17,000 RPM to 25,000 RPM. For what it is worth, I would highly recommend this router not only for finish and detail work but for general use as well-it is a very capable tool that will not disappoint you. Hardly ever use my larger routers except when I need to use my router bits with ½ inch shafts.
by Larry
7 people found this helpful
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