New corless 18V Rigid Router

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Forum topic by Woodwrecker posted 06-02-2017 07:22 PM 876 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-02-2017 07:22 PM

Has any of my LJ buddies bought that new Rigid 18V Cordless Router?

I’m waiting to hear some reviews I can trust before I pull the trigger.



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#1 posted 06-02-2017 07:49 PM

Can’t help here, both of my cordless routers predate the corded ones.

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#2 posted 06-02-2017 09:14 PM

I don’t really understand the point of a cordless router except for very specific use cases for tradesmen on the job site. There is no reason on earth to not have a corded tool for home use. The only cordless tool the average person needs is a drill/impact drive. A sawzall and circular saw can be handy, but most people don’t even need those. Never mind a random orbit sander, router, et cetera.

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#3 posted 06-03-2017 02:20 PM

Aren’t The Home Depot offers the 90 days return guaranty for all their Ridgid tools ? After three months you get it back to the store if you don’t like it.


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#4 posted 06-03-2017 11:31 PM

Of all hand held power tools, a router is the one most likely to have a cord get in the way, in my experience. If I could find a cordless router that was powerful and long lasting enough, I would buy it. I hope the original question gets some good answers.

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#5 posted 06-04-2017 02:00 AM

Not familiar with the most recent model but I’ve had a cordless Porter Cable for a long time it does not have as much power as a corded router but it’s had it’s uses.


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#6 posted 06-04-2017 02:23 AM

Plugging a router in overhead (or routing the cord overhead if plugged in on the floor) is relatively easy and solves the cord getting in the way problem.

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#7 posted 06-04-2017 04:00 AM

I got the Ryobi one and it works quite will for the few times I need one in my model building.

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#8 posted 06-09-2017 01:59 AM

I’m like htl, however, I have 2 cordless Ryobi routers. One I have rigged out with a 3/16” round over bit. It is always ready to ease the sharp edges of newly dressed timber. The second I have mounted upside down upside down on my workbench with a 3D printed dust collector and a 1/8” round over bit to use for small T & J model parts. Getting the correct depth with round over bits can be a trial and error effort… with the bits permanently mounted I know what I’ll get.

Cannot comment on the Rigid, however, I couldn’t live without my cordless.

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#9 posted 06-09-2017 02:32 AM

I have 2 Rigid routers small and big, both are great, Already have a Ryobi cordless router which is fantastic for doing roundovers or inlays or 1/4” rabbits. If I didn’t already have the Ryobi would buy the Rigid cordless and probably will when the Ryobi dies!

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