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

January 22nd, 2010 by

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.

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