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18-Volt OCTANE Cordless Brushless Compact Fixed Base Router with 1/4 in. Bit, Round and Square Bases, and Collet Wrench

  • Up to 95% Dust Extraction Efficiency
  • Includes: Detachable Dust Port, Edge Guide, 1/4 in. Bit, & Wrench
  • Free Parts and Service for Life with Registration
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Product Overview

OCTANE Max Power

OCTANE Max Power

RIDGID OCTANE Brushless 18V tools utilize high performance brushless motors and state of the art OCTANE electronics are built to handle maximum power from OCTANE batteries.

Maximum Performance

Maximum Performance

OCTANE tool + OCTANE battery communicate for maximum performance in high demand applications

Extreme Runtime, Power, and Intellgence

Extreme Runtime, Power, and Intellgence

OCTANE electronics are designed to deliver maximum power to OCTANE tools

100% 18V Compatibility RIDGID

100% 18V Compatibility RIDGID

OCTANE tools and batteries work with the full RIDGID 18V product line

MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE AND EXTREME RUNTIME

MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE AND EXTREME RUNTIME

Feel the performance boost when you combine OCTANE tools with OCTANE batteries.

POWERFUL. DURABLE. PROFESSIONAL.

POWERFUL. DURABLE. PROFESSIONAL.

Engineered to deliver, time and time again.

FREE PARTS. FREE SERVICE. FOR LIFE

FREE PARTS. FREE SERVICE. FOR LIFE

On select tools. Check packaging for details.

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

Lifetime Service Agreement

Upon registration within the first 90 days of purchase

Best-In-Class

Best-In-Class

Power and Intelligence

Buy with confidence with our 90 day no-risk satisfaction guarantee.

90 Day Satisfaction Guaranteed

Buy with confidence with our 90 day no-risk satisfaction guarantee.

Cordless Convenience

Cordless Convenience

Enjoy working tangle-free

RIDGID introduces the 18-Volt OCTANE Cordless Brushless Compact Router with 1/4 in. Bit, Round and Square Bases, and Collet Wrench. The OCTANE Brushless Compact Router features high performance brushless motors and advanced electronics that provide best-in-class power and intelligence. While providing increased performance with all RIDGID 18-Volt batteries, OCTANE tools provide maximum performance in high demand applications when paired with OCTANE batteries (not included). Paired with an OCTANE battery (not included), this tool delivers up to 15% more power than the previous model, making it perfect for DIY jobs around the house and for professionals. With registration, this tool is backed by the Industry's Only Lifetime Service Agreement: FREE Parts. FREE Service. For LIFE. The 18-Volt OCTANE Cordless Brushless Compact Router includes a square and a round base, a detachable dust port, an edge guide, a 1/4 in. bit, a collet wrench, and an operator's manual.
  • Up to 15% more power than previous models (R86044B, RIDGID 18-Volt Cordless Brushless 1/4 in. Compact Router with Fixed Base and Tool Free Depth Adjustment)
  • Vacuum Dust Chute: Eliminates sawdust on work piece when properly attached to 1-1/4 in. or 1-7/8 in. sizes
  • Quick Release Lever and Micro-Adjust Dial: 2-ways for easy depth adjustments
  • SOFTStart Technology helps prevent gouges on work surface and extends motor life
  • Extended runtime compared to previous models (R86044B, RIDGID 18-Volt Cordless Brushless 1/4 in. Compact Router with Fixed Base and Tool Free Depth Adjustment)
  • Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase
  • Includes: (1) R860443 18-Volt OCTANE Brushless Compact Router, (1) square base, (1) round base, (1) detachable dust port, (1) edge guide, (1) 1/4 in. bit, (1) collet wrench, and operator's manual
  • RIDGID: Powerful. Durable. Professional.






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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
5.88 in
Product Height (in.)
7.25 in
Product Width (in.)
3.50 in

Details

Amperage (amps)
0 A
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
Dust Collection
Motor Type
Brushless
Number of Total Batteries Included
0
Portability
Handheld
Power Tool Features
Depth Adjustment,Dust Collection,Multiple Base,Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)
2.5 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Router Base Type
Fixed Base
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Voltage (volts)
18

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Certified
Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime Service Agreement with Registration within 90 days of purchase

Questions & Answers

41Questions19Answers

can this router be used with a rotozip 1/4" door and window bit for drywall?

Asked by raymond April 11, 2021
2
Answers

Raymond, thank you for your interest in the RIDGID 18-Volt OCTANE Cordless Brushless Compact Fixed Base Router with 1/4 in. Bit, Round and Square Bases, and Collet Wrench. This router has a 1/4 collet. If you have a bit that fits the collet it should work. Thank you for asking, If you have further questions and would like to speak with a RIDGID Customer Experience Professional, please call, 1-866-539-1710 M-F from 9am-6pm EST. Hope this helps! - Vini

will this router accept a 1/2" collet for 1/2" bits?

Asked by Kevin March 30, 2021
3
Answers

NO!!

Is there a template base plate available for the 18v Octane cordless, brushless, compact, fixed b...

Asked by JeffG March 9, 2021
2
Answers

Yes, also available at Home Depot - made by Ryobi - I purchased one

Why is it so difficult to find batteries and chargers. Want to buy but it’s worthless without ba...

Asked by Mark January 28, 2021
2
Answers

That'd be thanks to the covid! I feel like everything is hard to find or expensive right now. Try Google searching them and order online if your able to. There's some pretty awesome deals for batteries online vs buying them in store, even going through home depot's website should save money. Good luck!

Why is this not designed for use with guide bushings?

Asked by ADR58 December 24, 2020
2
Answers

ADR58, thank you for your interest in the RIDGID 18-Volt OCTANE Cordless Brushless Compact Fixed Base Router model number R860443B. This is a compact fixed base and it only holds 1/4 bits. This is why it is not designed to be used with guide bushings. Thank you for asking, If you have further questions and would like to speak with a RIDGID Customer Experience Professional, please call, 1-866-539-1710 Hope this helps! - Vini

Is this variable speed?

Asked by FineCraftWoodworks December 6, 2020
3
Answers

Yes. There is a speed adjustment knob.

is this different than my old 18 volt Li ?

Asked by jb October 23, 2020
1
Answer

Hello JB, Thanks for your question on the RIDGID 18-Volt OCTANE Cordless Brushless Compact Fixed Base Router with 1/4 in. Bit, Round and Square Bases, and Collet Wrench R860443B. Please provide the model number of the your product for comparison. If the model numbers are not the same and the date of manufacture are not the same, then most likely it is different than your old 18 Volt. I hope this helps and thanks for reaching out to us! - Eve

What are the width dimensions of the two bases?

Asked by Connor October 20, 2020
1
Answer

Hi Connor, Thanks for your interest in the RIDGID 18-Volt OCTANE Cordless Brushless Compact Fixed Base Router with 1/4 in. Bit, Round and Square Bases, and Collet Wrench R860443B. For assistance with this question, please contact RIDGID directly at 1-866-539-1710, Monday thru Friday 9am to 6pm EST. Thanks for reaching out to us. - Eve

Would this be powerful enough to cut a half-inch wide vertical channel in the side of a treated 4...

Asked by MRS51104 October 17, 2020
2
Answers

Hi MRS51104, Thanks for your question on the RIDGID 18-Volt OCTANE Cordless Brushless Compact Fixed Base Router with 1/4 in. Bit, Round and Square Bases, and Collet Wrench R860443B. For assistance with this question, reach out to RIDGID Customer Support directly at 1-866-539-1710 and follow the prompts for Technical Support, Monday thru Friday 9am to 6pm EST. Thanks for reaching out to us! - Eve

Is that dust attachment available separately???

Asked by DcR October 8, 2020
1
Answer

Hi DcR, We appreciate your interest in the RIDGID 18-Volt OCTANE Cordless Brushless Compact Fixed Base Router with 1/4 in. Bit, Round and Square Bases, and Collet Wrench R860443B. You can obtain parts by visiting www.gardnerinc.com, calling 1-877 634-5704, or inquiring with Home Depot to see if they can assist you with a special order for the part. I hope this helps. - Eve

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.4
    out of 156 reviews
  • 88% recommend this product
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I think it is safer.
I think a cordless router is safer, as there is no cord to get caught as you move the router over your workpiece. This is a nice compact unit. The power switch is kind of awkward (pull to turn on) and will take some getting used to.
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Excellent tool, I made an accessory to radius the corners on the lexan polycarbonate sheet
Excellent tool, I made an accessory to radius the corners on the lexan polycarbonate sheet
by Robert
1 person found this helpful
I planted a 3/4" auger bit in a 2x4 laminated benchtop and wanted to salvage the bit. Excuse to ...
I planted a 3/4" auger bit in a 2x4 laminated benchtop and wanted to salvage the bit. Excuse to buy a new tool. This hogged out the material efficiently. Easy to control, and the dust port was solid with a 2-1/2" hose and adaptor. The bit was easily removed from the collect after use. I am pleased with the value of this tool.
by CorvallisDIY
Powerful and compact cordless router. I was using a diablo .5” rabbeting bit and it cut through p...
Powerful and compact cordless router. I was using a diablo .5” rabbeting bit and it cut through pine with ease. I didn’t get to try it with an octane battery yet but it still works great without one. Only flaw is the micro adjusting dial slips when using the router. I had to hold the dial so that it didn’t move when I was routing. Might call ridgid to see if that is a concern or if I wasn’t using it properly.
by Rhinografix
8 people found this helpful
I have been using Ridgid tools in my shop for some time now and I know the quality and innovation...
I have been using Ridgid tools in my shop for some time now and I know the quality and innovation that they bring to the table in their product line. It is great to see improvements over time as they develop their tools. I own the previous model to this one as well as some other small routers and I am pleased with this new Octane platform. The addition of the dust port adapter and the Octane efficiency is a great step ahead of the Gen5X. I was worried that the dust port would pop out easily with a hose attached but, it locks in with the router base and stays put even with a larger 2-1/2" hose attached. If you have the previous model, the ergonomics are the exact same and you cant tell the difference in a blindfold test. This is a great little router for easy one handed work and even larger hardwood jobs. I can put a 1/4" round over on maple, oak, cherry, and walnut without issue.
by CReeves
6 people found this helpful
Same amazing CORDLESS trim router with more octane power and dust collection! I mean at the end o...
Same amazing CORDLESS trim router with more octane power and dust collection! I mean at the end of the day, you just can't beat having a cordless router. I find that I use the cordless router all the time. I have had a lot of experience with the previous model and still love having it. It's been good to me these last couple of years, and now I am confident that this new model will be super helpful in addition to my other router for multi uses in and around my shop. Already right out of the box I can "hear" that it sounds like it has more power than my previous model. The tone is a bitter higher for sure. The dust port is nice too and worked well attaching it to my shop vac with the small hose I use for my miter saw (it is not the same diameter hose that comes with the shop vac but a smaller one I picked up at a tool show one year). I was using it with a 3ah Octane battery and with the hose attached it felt nice and balanced while using the router and even allowed my hand to sort of rest on the chute. I have smaller to medium sized hands and think it fits well; I would be interested to know if someone with large hands felt the same. Either way, its great! If I had to change anything it would be designing it to where you didn't have to remove the base plate in order to install or remove the dust chute, but I plan on leaving mine on so it doesn't matter to me. Also, knowing that the base plate sits on top of where it connects, I guess I know it is not going to pop off with the weight of the hose pulling on it. All in all, I am very pleased with it so far. I know it's a fairly new model and I haven't had a lot of time to work with it yet, but if it serves me like the previous model has, then I am confident this one is going to rock too!
by TMB
Small, powerful and easy to use....
Small, powerful and easy to use.
by Waylon
Easy to use and light. Great for working on countertops....
Easy to use and light. Great for working on countertops.
by MARC
The router seems like it has MUCH less power than...
The router seems like it has MUCH less power than my previous one using the same battery
by JOSEPH
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Rating provided by a verified purchaser
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