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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
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Product Overview

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.
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  • 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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Ratings
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Router Base TypeFixedFixedFixedFixed/Plunge
Collet size (in.).25.25.50.5
Multiple baseNoYesYesYes
Depth AdjustmentYesYesYesYes
Amperage (amps)115.51212
Cordless/ CordedCordedCordedCordedCorded
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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
180-Day
Router Base Type
Fixed
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
Yes

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase

Questions & Answers

112Questions94Answers

DOES THIS ROUTER HAVE A LIFETIME WARRENTY????

Asked by MAGNUM November 25, 2013
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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.

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

Asked by Mcgyver210 June 23, 2014
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YES with the right bit or radius bit

can this router be used to cut hard wood?

Asked by Michael August 21, 2014
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This is a very nice router, but it has it's limitations due to its compact size and low amperage draw. It is akin to asking a 4 cylinder car to pull a house trailer. Sure, both will do the job for a short while, and both will suffer from lack of power. This router WILL edge dress oak and maple boards, but unless you take 1/16" bites, this router WILL get very hot due to brush arcing. This router is designed as a one handed medium duty tool.

does this router have a key wrench

Asked by turk October 30, 2013
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Yes

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

Asked by HomeDepotCustomer November 26, 2013
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It comes with a soft sided case and yes it comes with a guide and it works well.

Does Rigid make router bits to fit this router? Will any router bits work with this compact router?

Asked by SHAWN October 20, 2013
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Any brand 1/4" shank router bits should fit this router just fine.

what size shank does it use ?

Asked by tony July 27, 2018
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Collet size is 1/4 inch

Can this router be mounted on a table?

Asked by Noob2theWoodWorking September 3, 2012
9
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Yes

is this router good for making signs

Asked by hanky April 29, 2015
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That is what I use one of mine for,exclusively

Is there a plunger attachment available for this router?

Asked by December 7, 2013
8
Answers

Not that I am aware of or I would have purchased it.

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Great tool!
I love this router! I was deciding between this model with a light or one without. I’m so glad I picked this one. It really helped when making precise cuts in an inlay. It’s got good power and is easy to maneuver deep cuts. Would totally recommend!
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This product was great. I've used a couple of times since purchase and I love it with just one m...
This product was great. I've used a couple of times since purchase and I love it with just one minor issue. The wrench provided to tighten the collet won't fit into the space provided on the router. Such a simple thing to get right and they didn't. That costs them 1 star on my rating. Otherwise, I love this tool and am completely satisfied.
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Very Nice Router
Purchased this to replace an older Bosch unit..I like the variable speed . The on/off switch above the power cord will take a little getting used to. As with my Bosch changing bits requires the removal of the motor from the base , most of the time. Overall it handles well, the two base plates are nice to have, and it cuts well. A great palm router at a reasonable price
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Needed a small router for trimming and also used for cutting a slot in bottom of banner for T-slo...
Needed a small router for trimming and also used for cutting a slot in bottom of banner for T-slot guide. Worked perfectly
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Great for finish work
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I love this router, it's great for taking a project to the next level. I use mine alot to finish off some cnc work. Basically the 1/4" round over bit almost never leaves the chuck. But I have alot used it for flush cutting laminate, and even countersinking hinges into new door jams. Its a one handed tool, so the other hand is left free to brace material or move clamps. The build in LED is great for tight spaces. This thing is a must for finish work.
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For a small hand held router it has plenty of power. My niece used it to make a sign out of some ...
For a small hand held router it has plenty of power. My niece used it to make a sign out of some re-purposed redwood. She had never used a router before and it came out great. The size made it easy to control and easy to get into tight spaces.
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Very easy to use. I have a larger Bosch router that I love, but it requires two hands to operate....
Very easy to use. I have a larger Bosch router that I love, but it requires two hands to operate. This worked great for some cabinet doors that I was making for a window seat. The customer wanted some extra detail on the doors. Lite enough and powerful. Quick and easy to change out router bit. Can't go wrong with ridgid. Great tool at a great price.
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I have a regular size Porter Cable router and a Dremel but nothing that quick and easy work. I d...
I have a regular size Porter Cable router and a Dremel but nothing that quick and easy work. I didn't have a lot of experience with routing but needed to route some flush edges on a workbench I am building. After unboxing I had this tool up and running in less then 5 minutes. I was able to flush trim and them put round over edge on a bottom of my 4' x 8' workbench and then used another bit to create a nice edge a shelf holding the air compressor that was added to the workbench. Bit changes and depth adjustments are quick and easy. It is not too loud but hearing (and eye) protection are still recommended.
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This router is great!! I needed one for a few projects around the house and it was no debate as t...
This router is great!! I needed one for a few projects around the house and it was no debate as to which one is was going to get. Ridgid tools are top notch and the no hassle life time warranty sweetens the deal. Easy to set up and easy to use this router is great for any project big or small. It is easy to set the speed and depth without any additional tools. Would highly recommend
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Great little router as long as you do not expect too much out of it. The fence is very nice. I wa...
Great little router as long as you do not expect too much out of it. The fence is very nice. I was surprised to find it was all metal. Does very well with simple round overs and shallow cutting with thin bits.
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