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Default New on board...can I do much with Ryobi cordless trimmer?

I know I know ... this is a router forum....it's supposed to be a trimmer/router...I have many other Ryobi ONE+ tools ... good or bad they are very very convenient...I could not pass up the 49.00 trimmer and thought I could learn some beginning routing ...

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You can use it for the smaller profile bits such as a roundover or roman ogee to profile the edges of you projects. You can't build cabinets with that size but there is a lot you can do.

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I know I know ... this is a router forum....it's supposed to be a trimmer/router...I have many other Ryobi ONE+ tools ... good or bad they are very very convenient...I could not pass up the 49.00 trimmer and thought I could learn some beginning routing ...

Thanks for any advice/suggestions.

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A "trimmer" is one of six classes of routers. The key is it will usually do >22,000 rpm. That means that you can nibble but not chew. However, there are a broad range of uses for the trimmer ranging from marquetry to carving to signmaking and even fine furniture detailing.

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Hi Eric.

I too enjoy the many uses of the Ryobi One+ system, and have several of the tools. However, I did pass over the trim router as my first foray into the routing world. I would have loved to have a cordless router to do the projects I was looking at, but I decided that I wanted a dedicated router, with a corded power supply, in order to do the things I wanted to do. I can't speak for the trimmer itself, but I find myself wanting for power some times with the battery with the cordless saw, so I didn't think that the trimmer would do what I wanted.

It may work for you well. But do know that I'm pretty sure the $50 price is what it's been for at least a year, if not since it was introduced. You could always come back to that if you need to down the road. Hopefully the system isn't going anywhere for awhile.
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I just picked up the Ryobi One+ 18V cordless circ. saw and drill combo. The little saw works pretty well and is small and easy to handle. I read lots of reviews with complaints about NiCad battery life but Ryobi does offer a High Capacity LI battery for these tools. The cost is ugly. On their website they show a compact version of this battery but I don't see it in the HD stores yet.
If I find myself using the saw enough I may get the LI battery.
Cordless trimmer? The price is not bad if you already have the batteries and charger.
26,000 RPM for fast, efficient trimming
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