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Any one have one of these new Ridgid trim routers? I liked to know what you like or don't like about it. I'm considering one of these or a Bosch Colt for a general purpose small router and inlay work.
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Hi Derrell and welcome to the forum. I don't have the Ridgid router but I do have the Bosch Colt and think it's the best router for trim work and small routing jobs.

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Please don't forget Trend T4.it really feels like an extension to your arm,amazing router.
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Ken I just got the T4, haven't tried it yet but I am liking the looks of it!

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I'll have to look into the T4 some more. How does the plunging work/feel with the T4?
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Ken I just got the T4, haven't tried it yet but I am liking the looks of it!
Deb was the free shipping for real or did you end up paying any hidden charges?
Had I waited a few more days I would have saved $36 but that's water under the bridge ,I hope you like it I definitely do like mine and find myself using it more often.
Derrell(dsloan) the plunging was slightly rough at first but after a few uses it's smooth as butter.
T4 is a very versatile router in my opinion powerful enough for a lot of jobs specially (as BJ mentioned in one of his posts )there are times you just don't want to drag the big heavy router to do a quick trim/bevel or what ever ,this router on those occasions is invaluable.
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Ken the free shipping was REAL. I was expecting some hidden duty charges but there were none. With the exchange and tax (HST) it was 120.78 TOTAL! (Router was 99.00 on sale.) I have been scouring the Woodcraft site to see if there is anything else I can't find here. Some of thier prices on regular stuff are a little higher then say Busy Bee.
I played around with the T4 today and I LOVE it. The only thing the Colt was missing was a plunge base and the T4 more them makes up for it. The plunge was a little sticky but I used a little dry lubricant and it's very smooth now. This router is absolutely perfect for sign making, inlay work, any kind of small detail routing. Lots of power for small bits. I am just thrilled with it!
My only beef with it is that you have to disassemble the dust collector every time you put it back into the case. Minor but an annoyance.

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HI Deb

Don't put it back in the case just put it in a small white trash bag, blow it off and cover it when you are done with it, I do this with just about all my routers that way they are clean and ready to go when I am..

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Ken the free shipping was REAL. I was expecting some hidden duty charges but there were none. With the exchange and tax (HST) it was 120.78 TOTAL! (Router was 99.00 on sale.) I have been scouring the Woodcraft site to see if there is anything else I can't find here. Some of thier prices on regular stuff are a little higher then say Busy Bee.
I played around with the T4 today and I LOVE it. The only thing the Colt was missing was a plunge base and the T4 more them makes up for it. The plunge was a little sticky but I used a little dry lubricant and it's very smooth now. This router is absolutely perfect for sign making, inlay work, any kind of small detail routing. Lots of power for small bits. I am just thrilled with it!
My only beef with it is that you have to disassemble the dust collector every time you put it back into the case. Minor but an annoyance.



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BJ I like to keep everything together in the case. I find if I don't do that things tend to disappear. I am not the world's most organized gal. Usually once I organize things I never find them again..lol. Old age, senility, Alzheimer's, too many pain meds..I got a million excuses. If I put it in a bag, it'll end up out with the trash!

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LOL LOL,,I still make my own case (boxes) for some of the routers that way it keeps all the parts in one place and a good way to keep them like new.

It's good way to use the scrap and cut offs..

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BJ I like to keep everything together in the case. I find if I don't do that things tend to disappear. I am not the world's most organized gal. Usually once I organize things I never find them again..lol. Old age, senility, Alzheimer's, too many pain meds..I got a million excuses. If I put it in a bag, it'll end up out with the trash!



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