Model # R24012

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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
$ 99 00
$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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  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • 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

Info & Guides

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Ratings (583) (116) (76) (96)
Depth Adjustment Yes Yes Yes Yes
Router Base Type Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed/Plunge
Multiple base Yes Yes No Yes
Collet size (in.) .25 .5 0.5 .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

can this router be used to cut hard wood?

Asked by: Michael
I have used it on white oak, red oak, walnut, hickory all with excellent results
Answered by: Shoholasmokin
Date published: 2019-02-25

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

Asked by: HomeDepotCustomer
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
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Customer Reviews

5.5 Amp Corded Compact Fixed-Base Router is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 582.
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 4 out of 5 by from This unit runs smooth and does the jobs I need it for. Changing bits is not as simple as it could... This unit runs smooth and does the jobs I need it for. Changing bits is not as simple as it could be but is a minor inconvenience. Depth adjustments and speed control are very good. The top of the unit is flat so it can stand upright with bit up which is very handy. Speed, power and maneuverability are all better than expected. I'm very happy with this unit.
Date published: 2019-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic router for first time routing as a DIYer. I bought this router to do some basic round ... Fantastic router for first time routing as a DIYer. I bought this router to do some basic round over work on a vanity I was building out of red oak. It fits very comfortably in in the hand, and is very controllable single-handed. I'm very new to using routers, but very DIY friendly, and I found this tool to be fantasticly simple to get up and running with. I love that the power switch pulls up to start, and depresses to stop. It makes it very simple for me to use my free hand to power off the tool without having to look for the switch, I just slap the butt of the tool and off it goes. The LED light that highlights the bit and working spot is a grand idea that I didn't even know I needed until I had it! It comes in a soft carry case, which is fine, all my other rigid tools are the same - yet for some reason people still get in a fuss about this fact. Different strokes I suppose. Ultimately it's super user friendly. It has rounded all the necessary bits on my vanity which is exactly what I needed from it, so 5/5 for me.
Date published: 2017-02-17
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 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.
Date published: 2019-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This router works great! The soft start works smoothly and the tool doesn't twist on start up. Th... This router works great! The soft start works smoothly and the tool doesn't twist on start up. The depth adjustment works well and is easy to use. I purchased a flush trim bit with a top bearing to go with the bottom bearing bit that is supplied. The lightweight and ergonomic design are perfect for small trimming jobs. I haven't used the guide assembly yet so I can't comment on that, but it appears to be well made and functional. The motor runs smoothly and isn't very loud at all. A nice tool that I am very happy with. I would definitely purchase again.
Date published: 2019-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I purchased this router for a specific purpose and it worked perfectly. If you are using this for... I purchased this router for a specific purpose and it worked perfectly. If you are using this for any Milling purposes you can rest assured that the bit will stay firmly gripped and the project will go flawlessly. I am very impressed with how smooth this router really is. The fine adjustment works very well for Precision Cuts and very clean lines. There is no vibration whatsoever and the speed adjustments are very smooth and linear. Highly recommend this awesome Ridgid router!
Date published: 2019-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little router I bought this router to handle the small jobs and because of the great warranty. I originally purchased the Colt but decided I liked the clear base and light on this Rigid tool. I like being able to see the workpiece. The router has plowed right through everything I've thrown at it. I've been reasonable in my expectations and have only done limited depth dados, grooves and kerf cuts in multiple passes. I have also put decorative ogee edges on 3/4" shelves without any problems. It's easy to change out bits by just removing the base. I can't figure out how to collect the dust yet. A good little tool...it's actually made it hard for me to pull out the big router. I just like the size and ease of using this little guy.
Date published: 2013-06-13
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