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I just bought a Ridgid R2400 laminate trim router on clearance at Home Depot for only $30, but it did not come with a case or either the bearing guide or the edge guide. I did find an online source to buy both of these guide, but I am not sure if I need them. I already have a 2 1/4 horsepower Freud router with two bases, and I am not really sure what I am going to do with the new trim router.
So any suggestions on buying/ not buying the two edge guides for the trim router would be appreciated.

Thanks, Matt
 

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I use my trim router with the guide every once in awhile. But certainly not enough to go out and buy one If I lost the one I have. The best way to use it would be to use a straight edge instead of a guide. They are real handy and a lot easier to setup than a router table for a one time use setup. They are also real nice to use in tight spaces where a large router can't go.
 

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If you need parts for ridgid tools, try this site.

My trim router is a ridgid. I haven't used the edge guide at all yet. I do use the PC style bushings on occasion (the plate has a hole that accepts them) and the bearing guides on the bits themselves. Just a reminder, register the router at Ridgid.com for the 3 year warranty. If the router has the LSA agreement card in there, send that in as well.

Good luck and nice grab,

David
 

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Laminate trimmer bits generally use the work edge as the guide. You can get one with roller bearing or without. The ones without just require care in not stopping or going to slow and burning into the edge.
 
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