The router features a 2 peak HP motor, equipped with the features we’ve come to expect in today’s midsized machines: electronic feedback circuitry to maintain speed under load, variable speed (10,000 to 23,000 RPM) and soft start. The base is engineered with micro depth adjustment to control cutting depth precisely during handheld use, or mount the router under a router table and use its above-the-table height adjustment with an included T-handle wrench. The R2200 comes with a 1/2-in. collet as well as a 1/4-in. collet insert to handle a wide range of bit sizes and styles. A spindle lock can help to make changing them a one-wrench operation.
The tool has soft grip handles and a “three point overmold” design to prevent it from accidentally marring delicate surfaces. A centering tool and pin, vacuum attachment bag and externally accessible brushes round out the standard features of this machine, which sells for $179. And, RIDGID backs it with a simple guarantee: Free parts. Free service. For life.