Model # R24012

Internet #100337039

Store SKU #406168

RIDGID 5.5 Amp Corded Compact Router
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RIDGID

5.5 Amp Corded Compact Router

  • Soft start for gradual startup and extended motor life
  • Micro adjust dial for precise depth control
  • Backed by The RIDGID Lifetime Service Agreement
$9900 /each
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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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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.

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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
  • Click Here to Register Your Product

    Test Item

  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Info & Guides

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Name 8.5 Amp 1-1/2 Peak HP Router 5.5 Amp Corded Compact Router 6.5 Amp 1-1/4 HP Corded Fixed Base Variable Speed Compact Router with Quick-Release 1.25 HP Variable Speed Compact Router
Brand Ryobi RIDGID Makita DEWALT
Ratings (134) (385) (100) (57)
Depth Adjustment Yes Yes Yes Yes
Router Base Type Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Multiple base No 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
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
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: 2017-09-06

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
Routers are made to give you an edge on a 90-degree angle, or perpendicular to the base plate. If you had a router bit that had a 45-degree angle, then you could get an edge on a 45-degree angle.
Answered by: Randy
Date published: 2016-12-29

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: 2017-07-04

does this router have a key wrench

how do i change the bits
Asked by: turk
Yes
Answered by: Randy
Date published: 2016-12-29
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Customer Reviews

5.5 Amp Corded Compact Router is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 385.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Dissapointed The router kept over heating on me, or at least thats what i think was happening . Id use it for 2-3 minutes, not being to rough on it, and when id shut it off and try and turn it on again a few minutes later it wouldnt spin up. Only the leds would light up. It would be extremly hot. Id let it sit for 10-15 min and then it would work. Kept happening over and over. So i returned it. Extremly dissapointed because it felt really good in the hand. Also it came with a free 1/4" sander. Not sure if id buy it again, to see if i received a faulty one. Thinking of buying the dewalt palm router instead
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Router Good for trim work but not for larger projects. Powers out quickly.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For the price it exceeded my expectations. Very well built,... For the price it exceeded my expectations. Very well built, feels good in my hand and sufficient power. NOTE: Before I purchased this router I read a critique about it concerning the placement of the power button. I actually prefer the placement of the power button since I will use both hands at times for really fine routing work and if the power button was placed at the top of the motor (as this particular critique advocated) I would likely be turning it off inadvertently when I use my second hand (placed over the top of the motor) to steady it. Of course this is a personal preference...to each their own.
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great. The router is light weight and pretty easy to use. You have to pay attention to k... Works great. The router is light weight and pretty easy to use. You have to pay attention to keep it level to your work but the size also lets you get closer to the edge and doesn't run away on you. Without handles sticking out the sides of the router it makes your fingers a little nervous, but it is safe because the blade is below the opening. The adjustments that you can make on the router are also nice with speed control, minor height adjustments and the quick clips to make major adjustments. All in all I really like it. It works really well and doesn't take up much room on the bench.
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Stopped working in the middle of the first job I bought this router on sale. I was too excited about the price, great reviews and the lifetime warranty. It is very comfortable to hold and easy to use and produces great results. It worked well in the beginning, I was using it for 5 mins at a time and let it rest for 10 mins until I am ready for the next piece. After a while it started shutting down which is ok, I let it rest for a few mins and would start again. A couple of times after it shutdown completely and the motor wouldn't run for more than one or two seconds. I am very disappointed in this product. It was going to be my first ridgid product, but now its my last. I am very grateful homedepot took it back after I bought it two months ago. It was my first use however.
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have had this little router for a few years and it has always served me well. I just finished ... I have had this little router for a few years and it has always served me well. I just finished up a job installing T&G pine on walls and ceilings and made up a couple of countertops. The T&G was not end matched. I threw a chamfer bit in this little guy to bevel the ends and it worked like a charm. Much better looking job with not a lot of extra effort. The countertops were just run of the mill trim router stuff. The point is I find myself using this handy little tool all the time for all sorts of jobs. I find myself keeping my larger router in the router table. The design of this tool is such that it is confortable to hold and easy to control. Always had plenty of power for what I needed. In my experience a great little tool and one that I would recommend highly.
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Here is the straight scoop. The accessories that come with the router are nice, especially the sq... Here is the straight scoop. The accessories that come with the router are nice, especially the square base. The HP seemed good, being slightly higher than the other compact router going for the same price. Further, this router has more accessories that come with the basic package. Warranty is good - you will need it. Now the bad. All of those reviews that say it cuts out -- all true. The router worked for about 1 day, and I found that if I went very slow that it would not cut out and stop. The next day, I found that I could not go more than an inch before it stopped cold, no matter how slow I went. Further, the on/off switch is in a completely ridiculous location. Why there? I then purchased the other $99 router, and what a difference. Using the very same router bit, it blew this one away. No stalling, Very powerful. I am going to return the Ridgid router.
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The bit was very easy to change. Variable speed made using it to trim laminate countertop extreme... The bit was very easy to change. Variable speed made using it to trim laminate countertop extremely easy, much easier than using a 2-handed router would have been. The tool fit perfectly in one hand and allowed me to see where I was working and to use my other hand to hold the countertop for stability. The carrying case is a bit small but it's of good construction and should last forever. Lifetime warranty? How to do beat that?
Date published: 2017-09-26
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