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RIDGID’s New Palm Router Offers Improved Precision, Quick Release Motor

January 22nd, 2010 by
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I’ve been a fan of RIDGID’s compact trim router for years, but its depth adjustment feature and finicky motor release were two aspects that left room for improvement for me. But, my little gripes have been nicely remedied in RIDGID’s new R2401 Trim Router. This 3.8-lb. tool offers a micro-adjust dial for precise depth-of-cut control, and a quick-release latch disengages the motor for easy removal from the base.

The R2401 develops 5.5 amps, with a variable speed range of 20,000 to 30,000 rpm. A spindle lock makes bit changing a one-wrench operation, and soft start eliminates torque-twisting at start-up.

RIDGID builds other creature comforts into this pint-sized router, such as a flat top that will make bit swapping more stable, overmolds on the gripping surface and an LED light to brighten the cutting area. An edge guide, clear round or square subbases, a 1/4-in.-shank laminate-trimming bit and heavy-duty contractor’s carry case round out this package, for $99.97.

The R2401 Trim Router is available in Home Depot stores now.

RIDGID Unveils Two-headed Multi-tool in JobMax Combo

January 22nd, 2010 by
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The category of multi-tools, which accept a variety of cutting and sanding attachments, continues to grow. Now RIDGID is joining this versatile tool group with a twist: its new 12-volt multi-tool consists of a power base that accepts two different quick-connect heads. One is an oscillating head, which resembles a more typical multi-tool. RIDGID says this head will accept most multi-tool attachments for plunge-cutting, sanding, scraping and more. A second AutoHammer Head, which also installs without tools, enables the same power base to drive nails at 3600 beats per minute. Its right-angle configuration will be helpful for tight-quarter nailing applications.

RIDGID packages the multi-tool with a two-speed drill, featuring a 3/8-in. single-sleeve chuck. An overmolded grip and LED light should make this a handy little cordless drill to keep around the shop or home. A charger and single Lithium-ion battery power either of the R92234 JobMax Combo Kit tools.

Unveiled for the first time at IBS, RIDGID anticipates that this all-new kit should reach Home Depot stores this March, with a suggested retail price of $199.