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Forum topic by Zuki posted 04-14-2010 11:07 PM 3047 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 04-14-2010 11:52 PM

I do and I like it quite a bit. Motor switches easily between bases. I love the micro adjustment for setting the depth. Comes with T handle for over the table height adjustment. I have used it a few times and really like not monkeying with the depth underneath. Real easy to set, test, and readjust the bit from above. It has the lifetime service agreement. Wood magazine gave it good ratings, there is a good review of it on this site in the reviews section, and the HD users rate it high.


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#2 posted 04-15-2010 01:19 AM

I have one and I’ve been really happy with it. My one complaint is that the plunge is just a little bit sloppy.

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#3 posted 04-15-2010 02:05 AM

i have the same one and so far it works really well. i have the fixed base mounted in my table and use the plunge base for jobs that cant be done on a table, takes just a couple of seconds to switch around. i like it alot.

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#4 posted 04-15-2010 02:30 AM

Love mine! THe only 2 issues are the plunge is a bit tight, but i dont use it a lot. the other is if you plan on putting it in a lift, its not made for those. I talked to Jessem, Kreg and Woodpeckers and they all say the Ridgid router’s motor is smaller diameter than others. But even out of a lift, its a little powerhouse. The LED light is super. Get it and router like a mad man!

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#5 posted 04-15-2010 03:06 AM

Looks like I will be adding to my tool collection !!!

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#6 posted 04-15-2010 06:32 PM

+1 on the Bosch, the 1617evspk is only a couple of bucks more at Amazon

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#7 posted 04-15-2010 07:11 PM

Zuki – TTI/Ryobi makes many of the Ridgid tools….I suspect the router is one of them. TTI owns Ryobi and Milwaukee…since the Ridgid isn’t much less than the Milwaukee 5616 kit, I can’t help but wonder if that wouldn’t be a better choice for close to the same price. There’s also the MW5615 for less money if single speed will do.

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#8 posted 04-15-2010 07:28 PM

I have this Craftsman kit which is $20 more and comes with a D-handle base also. And Woodpeckers told me it was compatible with at least some of their lifts, although for now I’ll probably just mount the plunge base in my small benchtop table. My set came with a case, but I think they don’t include the case currently. I haven’t used it enough to comment on the performance.

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#9 posted 04-16-2010 12:36 AM

The problem with Amazon is that they do not ship to Canada . . . so all the Amazon options are no good.

That similar Craftsman set in Canada is $349.

I picked the Ridgid up today and will be looking at it the weekend. :-)

Tks for the comments

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#10 posted 01-09-2011 07:21 PM

This thing is on clearance at HD for $129 in my area. Buy two?

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