Model # R24012

Internet #100337039

Store SKU #406168

Store SO SKU #1000795465

RIDGID 5.5 Amp Corded Compact Fixed-Base Router
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RIDGID

5.5 Amp Corded Compact Fixed-Base Router

  • Soft start for gradual startup and extended motor life
  • Micro adjust dial for precise depth control
  • Backed by The RIDGID Lifetime Service Agreement
$ 109 00
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Product Overview

  • Soft start for gradual startup and extended motor life
  • Micro adjust dial for precise depth control
  • Backed by The RIDGID Lifetime Service Agreement
The RIDGID 1-1/2 HP Compact Router features a soft start for gradual startup and extended motor life. With its variable speeds, you can easily adjust the router to your specific material type and application. With the micro adjust dial, you have more precise depth control.
  • Includes a compact router with 1/4 in. collet and round base, square base, collet wrench, edge guide, guide bars, 1/4 in. bit, heavy-duty contractor bag and operator's manual
  • LED light to illuminate your work area for improved visibility
  • Clear round and square bases for added versatility and convenience
  • Quick-release lever for easy removal of the motor housing from the base
  • Spindle lock for easy bit changes
  • No mar flat top, the router sits upside down for easier bit changes
  • Hex grip micro texture for a secure grip and maximum user comfort
  • Dust shield to control where the dust needs to go
  • Lifetime service agreement with registration within 90-days of purchase (begins after the warranty period expires)
  • Dust shield allows the operator to control where the dust needs to go
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  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

  • Soft start for gradual startup and extended motor life
  • Micro adjust dial for precise depth control
  • Backed by The RIDGID Lifetime Service Agreement
Model #: R24012
Sku #: 406168
Internet #: 100337039

The RIDGID 1-1/2 HP Compact Router features a soft start for gradual startup and extended motor life. With its variable speeds, you can easily adjust the router to your specific material type and application. With the micro adjust dial, you have more precise depth control.

  • Includes a compact router with 1/4 in. collet and round base, square base, collet wrench, edge guide, guide bars, 1/4 in. bit, heavy-duty contractor bag and operator's manual
  • LED light to illuminate your work area for improved visibility
  • Clear round and square bases for added versatility and convenience
  • Quick-release lever for easy removal of the motor housing from the base
  • Spindle lock for easy bit changes
  • No mar flat top, the router sits upside down for easier bit changes
  • Hex grip micro texture for a secure grip and maximum user comfort
  • Dust shield to control where the dust needs to go
  • Lifetime service agreement with registration within 90-days of purchase (begins after the warranty period expires)
  • Dust shield allows the operator to control where the dust needs to go
  • Click Here to Register Your Product

    Test Item

  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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Name 6.5 Amp 1-1/4 HP Corded Fixed Base Variable Speed Compact Router with Quick-Release 5.5 Amp Corded Fixed Base Trim Router with 2.4 Amp Corded 1/4 Sheet Sander 5.5 Amp Corded Compact Fixed-Base Router 7-Amp Corded 1-1/4 HP Max Torque Variable Speed Compact Router with LEDs
Brand Makita RIDGID RIDGID DEWALT
Ratings (182) (424) (545) (111)
Depth Adjustment Yes Yes Yes Yes
Router Base Type Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Multiple base Yes Yes Yes No
Collet size (in.) .25 .25 .25 0.25
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Specifications

Dimensions

Collet size (in.)
.25
Product Depth (in.)
3
Product Height (in.)
6.5
Product Width (in.)
3

Details

Amperage (amps)
5.5
Color Family
Orange
Condition
New
Cord Length (ft.)
8
Corded Tool Type
Router
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Depth Adjustment
Yes
Dust Collection
No
Maximum Speed (rpm)
30000
Multiple base
Yes
Peak Horsepower
1.5
Product Weight (lb.)
3.8 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Router Base Type
Fixed
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
Yes

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase

Specifications

Dimensions

Collet size (in.)
.25
Product Depth (in.)
3
Product Height (in.)
6.5
Product Width (in.)
3

Details

Amperage (amps)
5.5
Color Family
Orange
Condition
New
Cord Length (ft.)
8
Corded Tool Type
Router
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Depth Adjustment
Yes
Dust Collection
No
Maximum Speed (rpm)
30000
Multiple base
Yes
Peak Horsepower
1.5
Product Weight (lb.)
3.8 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Router Base Type
Fixed
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
Yes

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase

Questions & Answers

DOES THIS ROUTER HAVE A LIFETIME WARRENTY????

Asked by: MAGNUM
More research still says that brushes are, indeed, covered by the Lifetime Service Agreement. Ambiguity is construed against the drafter, so you ought to get those brushes for free, if everyone plays by the rules. That means you have to register for that Lifetime Service Agreement.
Answered by: JohnEE
Date published: 2018-03-01

Could this router be used to put a 45 degree edge on deck top cap railing?

I have a deck that was built recently which was left with squared railing top caps. I would like to cut a 45 degree edge so it matches my new fence also. I thought rather than removing & cutting on a table saw I might be able to use a compact router instead?
Asked by: Mcgyver210
YES with the right bit or radius bit
Answered by: Bill
Date published: 2018-12-23

Does it come with a hard sided case? Is the guide included?

Asked by: wrbsr
It comes with a soft sided case and yes it comes with a guide and it works well.
Answered by: Mcknzy
Date published: 2018-04-26

does this router have a key wrench

how do i change the bits
Asked by: turk
Yes
Answered by: Randy
Date published: 2018-04-28
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Customer Reviews

5.5 Amp Corded Compact Fixed-Base Router is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 544.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Difficult to change bits, only 1 wrench provided, fit between spindle lock and hole in spindle is... Difficult to change bits, only 1 wrench provided, fit between spindle lock and hole in spindle is sloppy. Motor difficult to remove from base housing, machining tolerances could be tighter. Bolt holding quick release lever is a tad bit too large diameter, which prevents motor extension spring from clearing the bolt when removing motor, to change bits. LED light is minimal, 2 would be appropriate. Microdepth adjustment difficult operate. Motor appears to have enough power to take small cuts, as advertised. Variable speed, don't know the value or if really needed. Purchased due to lifetime warranty, although don't know if it would be honored. Have had for 1 week. I have other Rigid portable tools, happy with their quality. The Bosch Colt 1 1/2 hp, the other option considered, appears to be made much better, 2 lights, larger baseplat opening, good machining tolerances, but non replacable motor brushes. Warranty not as good.
Date published: 2019-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little tool. My big router is going to collect dust... Whether you buy this router or another brand, get one of these little routers. Definitely not just for trimming laminate. Full fledged router that fits in the palm of your hand. I mostly use 1/4" bits with pilot bearing to put round-over or 45 deg on edge of board. Or shallow cuts for hinges. This little router does all that and SO much easier than balancing a heavy router, tipping and gouging the edge of your work. I chose the Rigid for the LED light, clear base plate, wide visibility and quick adjust. I almost passed because of the switch location, but having used it for 1 week, now I really like it. The switch is on top and up/down (vs. a thumb rocker) so you can easily whack the top with your hand, your hip, or whatever to turn it off. Again...don't know why I didn't buy one of these sooner. My bigger router is going to collect more dust than it's going to make. Great little unit and a full fledged power tool.
Date published: 2016-05-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Overall function and build are above average.....I dropped three stars... Overall function and build are above average.....I dropped three stars because of where the on/off switch is located and how it functions. Because of location and it’s easy up/down function, the operators hand can easily inadvertently turn it off during use...this is a real problem for me.
Date published: 2018-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I would have given it 5 stars but the bit change in my opinion is kind of a hassle. The manual s... I would have given it 5 stars but the bit change in my opinion is kind of a hassle. The manual says your suppose to be able to change the bit without removing the base. My experience is that at least on mine, the wrench and the chuck lock are Swiss engineered so that with the base in place you have virtually no movement of the wrench to loosen the chuck and change the bit. I've found that there's very little torque movement on start up at least in my experience and the operation is silky smooth. The switch at least in my opinion is well positioned for use and easy to access. The only other negative I had was the fine thumb adjustment was fairly hard to turn, but it gets much easier if you turn the entire knob with your thumb not just the knurled part. In short its a nice tool for me.
Date published: 2019-01-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Router seemed out of balance, lots of vibration, even worse with single sided carbide 1/2" cutter... Router seemed out of balance, lots of vibration, even worse with single sided carbide 1/2" cutter. Kept turning off router because of bad location of power switch. Returned router for Makita instead. This runs very smooth and switch is a rocker on the side/
Date published: 2018-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I use this little guy all the time! I... I use this little guy all the time! I try very hard not to have to pull out a larger router and am successful 95% of the time now that I use this guy. Great tool. Don't know why I lived without one for so long.
Date published: 2019-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent little machine for light use. Does a great job with round-overs, keyholes and other jo... Excellent little machine for light use. Does a great job with round-overs, keyholes and other jobs in MDF and softwoods. Would recommend larger router for hardwoods or bigger jobs.
Date published: 2019-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little router. Fits in my hand nicely, light weight and has a great little carrying bag. Great little router. Fits in my hand nicely, light weight and has a great little carrying bag.
Date published: 2019-01-29
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