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8.5 Amp 1-1/2 Peak HP Fixed Base Router

  • Die-cast aluminum base offers accuracy and stability
  • LED lights for improved sight during routing applications
  • Backed by the RYOBI 3-Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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Product Overview

RYOBI introduces the 8.5 Amp 1-1/2 Peak HP Fixed Base Router. The 1.5 Peak HP Corded Router has a powerful 8.5 Amp ball-bearing motor that provides long-lasting high performance. The durable base is constructed of die-cast aluminum to provide accuracy and stability, while the ergonomic handles offer increased user comfort. Backed by the RYOBI 3-Year Manufacturer's Warranty, this Router Kit includes a 3-piece router bit set, a collet wrench, a tool bag, and an operator's manual.
  • 8.5 Amp all ball-bearing motor for increased performance
  • 25,000 RPM for fast, clean cuts
  • 3-piece router bit set included to get started with DIY projects right away
  • Chip shield for user protection
  • Micro-adjustment knob with zero reset for accurate depth of cut adjustments
  • Quick release button allows for quick and easy depth adjustments
  • Cam-lever securely locks the motor unit in place for accurate cuts
  • Spindle lock for quick and easy bit changes
  • Ergonomically designed handles reduce user fatigue
  • Conveniently located on/off switch for easy operation
  • 3-year manufacturer's warranty
  • Includes: (1) R163G 8.5 Amp 1-1/2 Peak HP Fixed Base Router, (1) 5/16 in. Straight Cut Router Bit, (1) 5/32 in. Roman Ogee Router Bit, (1) 1/4 in. Radius Roundover Router Bit, collet wrench, tool bag, and operator’s manual






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Cordless/ CordedCordedCordlessCordlessCorded
Router Base TypeFixed BasePlunge BaseFixed BaseFixed Base
Amperage (amps)8.50.00 A11
Collet Size (in.)1/4 in.1/4 in.1/4 in.1/2 in.
Power Tool FeaturesDepth AdjustmentCompact,Cushioned Grip,Depth Adjustment,Variable SpeedDepth Adjustment,Dust Collection,Multiple Base,Variable SpeedDepth Adjustment,Variable Speed
Horsepower (HP)1.5 hp0 hp0 hp2 hp
Motor Type BrushlessBrushless
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
11.41 in
Product Height (in.)
10.47 in
Product Width (in.)
7.09 in

Details

Amperage (amps)
8.5
Collet Size (in.)
1/4 in.
Color Family
Green
Condition
New
Cord Length (ft.)
10
Corded Tool Type
Router
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Horsepower (HP)
1.5 hp
Included
Bits
Maximum Speed (rpm)
25000
Portability
Handheld
Power Tool Features
Depth Adjustment
Product Weight (lb.)
6.5 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Router Base Type
Fixed Base
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
3 Year Manufacturer's Warranty

Questions & Answers

163Questions30Answers

Can the router be attached to a Craftsman table?

Asked by Joe March 18, 2021
2
Answers

Joe, thank you for your interest in the RYOBI 8.5 Amp 1-1/2 Peak HP Fixed Base Router. I am sorry, You would have to check with that manufacturer for a list of compatible tools for their table. Thank you for asking, If you have further questions and would like to speak with a RYOBI Customer Experience Professional, please call, 1-800-525-2579 M-F from 9am-6pm EST. Hope this helps! - Vini

What size collet does ot come with

Asked by Matty March 11, 2021
4
Answers

1/4” collet

Does this use 1/4 bit shank?

Asked by Bill March 3, 2021
2
Answers

Bill, thank you for your interest in the RYOBI 8.5 Amp 1-1/2 Peak HP Fixed Base Router. Yes! i am excited to let you know that you can use a 1/4 in. shank in this router. Thank you for asking, If you have further questions and would like to speak with a RYOBI Customer Experience Professional, please call, 1-800-525-2579 M-F from 9am-6pm EST. Hope this helps! - Vini

How much does it weigh?

Asked by pna January 10, 2021
3
Answers

Hi Pna, The RYOBI 8.5 Amp 1-1/2 Peak HP Fixed Base Router R1631K weighs 6.5 lbs. Thanks for asking! - Eve

How far can you extend the collet or chuck on a table mounted Ryobi router?

Asked by Bob905 January 6, 2021
2
Answers

Hello Bob905, Thanks for your interest in the RYOBI 8.5 Amp 1-1/2 Peak HP Fixed Base Router R1631K. If the collet nut is not securely tightened, the bit may detach during use, causing serious personal injury. I hope this helps and thanks for asking! - Eve

will this use 1/2" shank bits or just 1/4"?

Asked by tom January 2, 2021
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Answers

Hello Tom, The RYOBI 8.5 Amp 1-1/2 Peak HP Fixed Base Router R1631K can be used with 1/4" shank bits. Thanks for asking! - Eve

Can you adjust bit height when in router table with

Asked by Dw December 24, 2020
4
Answers

Hello Dw, Thanks for your question. The RYOBI 8.5 Amp 1-1/2 Peak HP Fixed Base Router R1631K is equipped with a micro-adjustment knob with zero reset for accurate depth of cut adjustments. We appreciate your interest in the RYOBI Brand. - Eve

how big is the hole in the base plate? my current ryobi palm router won't fit my 2 1/4 dia. bit

Asked by Vinny December 11, 2020
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Answers

Hi Vinny, The RYOBI 8.5 Amp 1-1/2 Peak HP Fixed Base Router hole is about 3 inches in diameter and the entire plate is 6". This router can only be used with will only use 1/4" bits. If you need further assistance with this question, please contact RYOBI Customer Support directly at 1-800-525-2579, Monday thru Friday 9am to 6pm EST and follow the prompts for Technical Support. Thanks for reaching contacting RYOBI! - Eve

Ryobi discontinued edge guide. Is their another edge guide that fits R163 router or should I pur...

Asked by jusjohn November 20, 2020
3
Answers

You can purchase a less expensive edge guide at Harbor Freight. Just clamp it on the wood piece you want to router and it will guide the router.

can you make a bullnose edge with this router?

Asked by martin November 11, 2020
4
Answers

Yes, you just need to buy the correct bit for it.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.5
    out of 678 reviews
  • 92% recommend this product
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For DIY this is an excellent first router. Comes with three bits and a carrying case. Decent dir...
For DIY this is an excellent first router. Comes with three bits and a carrying case. Decent directions. Excellent price.Good first time tool.Feels like quality.Did the job, cut like butter. I am really pleased with my purchase. I would recommend to any DIY who is looking for a quality tool that will last for those projects.
by CCSS
Very easy to use and i love jt
The unboxing was awesome, it was in its carry case and all the bits were easy to identify. I enjoyed using this router as it was easy to move around and the guide is clear/easy to see what you are doing. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone! I used this to inlay LED lights into a couple cornhole boards! It came out so cool! Wish you could post short videos here, I would show you!
by Cosmicbabe21
3 people found this helpful
Not to inprest with the bits seams to have cheap bearings on them but over all the router its sel...
Not to inprest with the bits seams to have cheap bearings on them but over all the router its self is fantastic I would recommend the router
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Like shoes are to women, man can not have to many routers. I have a few Ryobi routers in my colle...
Like shoes are to women, man can not have to many routers. I have a few Ryobi routers in my collection. This one I bought for my son, his first one.
by Randy
4 people found this helpful
I would recommend Ryobi to anyone...
I would recommend Ryobi to anyone
by Basictaz
This thing is a beast!
Now granted this is the first router that I’ve ever owned and I am a weekend wood warrior. This router is amazing. Very powerful. It’s all about using the right bit for whatever result you are looking for. Don’t takeoff too much material at one time or you’ll burn the wood. This thing was a great purchase for $89, it came with the bag and three bits! I love it. Most definitely make sure you wear eye protection as well as a mask. You’ll need it.
by HomeDepotCustomer
I bought this at my local Home Depot (Hamilton Road store Gahanna Ohio). It is as advertised and ...
I bought this at my local Home Depot (Hamilton Road store Gahanna Ohio). It is as advertised and works great with the router table I am using it with. The only issue I have is with the store. I bought this new from the new stock and in what appeared to be an unopened box. However, when I got it home and opened it I found the router box, bag and unit itself to have a significant amount of MDF dust in all mentioned components. A router bit was installed in the unit and was obviously used and not one of the three bits indicated as included in the packaging. Clearly it was bought for a one time use and returned to the store as unopened. It works fine and I am happy with it.
by Beekeeper
3 people found this helpful
My dad used to be a carpenter when I was a little girl and now he's so proud to see me using the ...
My dad used to be a carpenter when I was a little girl and now he's so proud to see me using the knowledge he passed on. Such a proud daughter yet the hardest thing was getting his approval on the project I was working on. I think I'm doing a great job, still not finished but I'm making great progress.
by Denise
24 people found this helpful
great for DIY home projects
I bought this to build custom shelves in my office. The bits it came with did a great job making my shelf look professional. other routers I have used did not have a light or a shield so that was a plus.
by GoJoe85
7 people found this helpful
Great router for the home owner and hobbiest. Great price for the power and ease of use.
Great router for the home owner and hobbiest. Great price for the power and ease of use.
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