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

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  • 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 Details
  • 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
About This Product

RIDGID introduces the 18V OCTANE Brushless Cordless 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 18V 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 18V OCTANE Brushless Cordless 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 18V 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 18V 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 18V 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
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Specifications

Dimensions: H 7.25 in, W 3.50 in, D 5.88 in

Dimensions

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

Details

Amperage (A)0 ABatteries IncludedNo
Battery Amp HoursNo BatteryBattery Power TypeLithium Ion
Battery Size18-voltBattery Voltage (V)18V
Charger IncludedCharger Not IncludedCollet Size (in.)1/4 in.
Color FamilyOrangeConditionNew
Cordless Tool TypeRouterCordless/CordedCordless
Horsepower (HP)0 hpIncludedDust Collection
Motor TypeBrushlessNumber of Total Batteries Included0
PortabilityHandheldPower Tool FeaturesDepth Adjustment, Dust Collection, Multiple Base, Variable Speed
Product Weight (lb.)2.5 lbReturnable90-Day
Router Base TypeFixed BaseTool Only| KitTool Only
Tools Product TypePower Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and ListingsUL CertifiedManufacturer WarrantyLifetime Service Agreement with Registration within 90 days of purchase
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Questions & Answers

96Questions
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Q:What is the difference between this model (R860443) and the R860444?
by|Feb 5, 2024
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A:  Hello, Diyguy - Model R860443 provides up to 15% more power and provides extended runtime compared to the previous model R86044B. We hope this helps! If you need further support, then call or text us at 1.866.539.1710, Monday - Friday from 9 am to 5 pm (EST), or through email when you visit us at https://register.ridgidpower.com/contact.

by|Feb 6, 2024
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    Q:Is this tool good for hinge prep on doors
    by|Jan 24, 2024
    1 Answer
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    A:  Hello, Robin - Yes, this router can be used for that purpose. We hope this helps! If you need further support, then call or text us at 1.866.539.1710, Monday - Friday from 9 am to 5 pm (EST), or through email when you visit us at https://register.ridgidpower.com/contact.

    by|Jan 24, 2024
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      Q:Is this compatible with a plunge base 
      by|Dec 14, 2023
      1 Answer
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      A:  No

      by|Feb 1, 2024
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        Q:Is it variable speed? What is the speed (range)?
        by|Nov 12, 2023
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        A:  Hello, Rikk - Thank you for your question. The variable speed dial is located on the front of the motor housing. The speed is adjustable from 17,000 RPMs to 30,000 RPMs. I hope this helps! Additionally, if you need further support, then a RIDGID Customer Experience Professional is here for you, Monday - Friday from 9 am to 6 pm (EST) when you call or text us at 1.866.539.1710 or through email or live chat when you visit us at https://register.ridgidpower.com/contact. And thank you again for your interest in the 18V OCTANE Brushless Cordless Compact Fixed Base Router with 1/4 in. Bit, Round and Square Bases and Collet Wrench. - Jesse

        by|Nov 17, 2023
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          Customer Reviews

          4.4 out of 5
          • 4.4 out of 494 reviews
          • 83% recommend this product
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          Broke on 3rd Use
          Collet threads on spindle stripped out after 3rd use. No, i was not tightening this as hard as possible. There is no torque specification from Ridgid for tightening the collet. The manual only states to "tighten collet nut securely." It also warns "If the collet nut is not tightened securely, the bit could come out during use, resulting in possible serious personal injury." The spindle is integral to the motor assembly, not repairable. Wish I hadn't neglected to do my Home Depot warranty.
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          Response from RIDGIDDec 16, 2022
          Hello, Oregoncustomer - Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. If you would, will you please email us at Reviews@RIDGIDmail.com? We'd like to discuss your feedback further. ridgidtti
            1 found this review helpful
            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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            This is a great all around tool. The three speeds are a must with a battery operated tool. With a...
            This is a great all around tool. The three speeds are a must with a battery operated tool. With a battery operated sander it weighs a little more then I'am use to but the mobility of this tool is a plus.
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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
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            4 found this review 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.
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            4 found this review helpful
            I'm an admitted Ridgid tool fan.. But I debated on weather this sander was worth the costs since ...
            I'm an admitted Ridgid tool fan.. But I debated on weather this sander was worth the costs since it's a good bit higher in price over a corded model. Currently on sale for about $70 US. But I had a lot of sheet sanding paper I recently picked up so thought might as well give it a try since the wife wanted me to sand down a item so she can refinish it. Put the 80 grit that it came with on it and a 3 AH octane battery and went to town removing a old finish and stain job. This along with the belt sander make a pretty quick job at removing the old finish. Now just remain with the areas that have to be hand sanded due to curves on the wood. Was impressed with the sander. Dust collection was outstanding as I emptied the bag full of dust in the trash instead of having to blow it all off my me and the project.
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            4 found this review helpful
            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.
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            13 found this review 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.
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              9 found this review 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!
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