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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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Home Depot has a Ridgid trim router with a 1/4 sheet sander thrown in for $99 :Trim Router with Free 1/4 in. Sheet Sander Pack In-R24011 at The Home Depot

My old Craftsman is only a single speed - scream loudly and probably not particularly good for sign making either which is something I've always wanted to do. The Porter Cable 7529 plunge router is now and forever bolted in the router table, soooooo.

Are there any good words about this Ridgid R24011 before I hit the Buy button??

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I think that is a good deal considering the router alone is $90, andif you could use a sheet sander as well. I personally don't need to add to my sander collection. Ridgid has a Lifetime Service Agreement available for their power tools which you can't find on any other power tool, plus, if you read the reviews on the router, it is given high remarks. I recently became a fan of the orange and gray after purchasing the Ridgid R4512 Table saw, and am looking at their miter saws now. If you get it, let me know how well it works, I may have to add that to my list too.
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I wandered into both Lowe's and HD yesterday and looked at their trim router offerings. At least physically, the Ridgid seems much more impressive then DeWalt, Porter-Cable or even the Bosch. Additionally there is that warranty - so just came home and did the final click to order (would have brought home just the $89 router if HD had one in stock).

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I have the previous series Ridgid trim router, and it's a pretty nice machine.

You can look at my previous review post of it if you would like.



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I have the previous series Ridgid trim router, and it's a pretty nice machine.

You can look at my previous review post of it if you would like.



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Thanks Doug. I did a search here but probably used the wrong terms. It, at least from the HD display model, feels really nicely balanced. Of course that doesn't make it a good tool as even a couple of my HF mechanics tools felt good before they broke (don't have many, usually ones that will be used only once or at best, a few times)

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Dave, it will most likely do what you need done. Did you look at the small router review thread? The Trend T-4 on sale for $70 is a pretty good deal. The Bosch is a true palm router designed for one handed use unless you get the new plunge base which is the most stabile of any of the small routers.

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Dave, it will most likely do what you need done. Did you look at the small router review thread? The Trend T-4 on sale for $70 is a pretty good deal. The Bosch is a true palm router designed for one handed use unless you get the new plunge base which is the most stabile of any of the small routers.
Mike - Like I said above, probably used the wrong search term as I couldn't find any small router threads.
Lumberjocks had a thread that reviewed the Trend. The guy liked it but was having trouble finding parts support. Woodcraft price is ~$135!! I 'handled' the Bosch - and it felt more like a big Dremel tool then a router. That's not to say it wouldn't do whatever it was supposed to do, it just didn't feel right in my hand(s) - and I have a fair amount of Bosch tools too. We'll see, probably sometime next week, if that Ridgid is as good as others say.

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Dave, I also have the Ridgid trim router. Works really well for me!
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Dave, the small router review thread is the very first one in this section.

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Dave, the small router review thread is the very first one in this section.

Mike - I just gave myself a dope slap for missing that

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