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Old 07-27-2019, 11:13 PM   #21
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I might be a little late to the conversation but I have the rigid that I bought quite a few years ago and I really like it.



It gets a fair amount of use both freehand for door hinges and such but I also use it in my jig for running beads, etc.



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Good to know. It seemed like a decent router for the price and even though im not a big fan of square palm sanders vs the round orbitals with velcro disks, the price is right to get a free tool to add to my arsenal.

I was checking out the colts again today in dixieline and they have definitely stripped em back a little bit from their OG coffee grinder model. The power doesnt concern me for simple things like door hinges or laminate trimming, but i always worry that the base may be prone to slipping and require constant adjustments to keep it running at precise depth.

For now though, this will have to wait. The work i was gonna buy it for fell through after i got lowballed on price and countered.... Then got an even lower price offered!

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Good to know. It seemed like a decent router for the price and even though im not a big fan of square palm sanders vs the round orbitals with velcro disks, the price is right to get a free tool to add to my arsenal.

I was checking out the colts again today in dixieline and they have definitely stripped em back a little bit from their OG coffee grinder model. The power doesnt concern me for simple things like door hinges or laminate trimming, but i always worry that the base may be prone to slipping and require constant adjustments to keep it running at precise depth.

For now though, this will have to wait. The work i was gonna buy it for fell through after i got lowballed on price and countered.... Then got an even lower price offered!

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The base locks in good on the ridgid. I bought that sander-router deal a long time ago. If you want that router I'll sell mine cheap! I trying to get rid of all my ridgid tools,, I have a load of them.
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If you are getting a coffee grinder sized router don't get a cord on it. I have started with the ridgid 18v and it was fine but now upgraded to the Makita 18 volt. The plunge base is one thing ridgid doesn't have and it's just a better all around quality

.The battery works fine.
Thought about that but for me that would be going with an M18 router since i have all milwaukee cordless tools and the 18v batteries are just too bulky and make the tool too top heavy for my liking. Freehanding cuts is so much easier with the most compact and lightweight tool with more power so ill keep the cord for the router. Gonna hafta see if milwaukee comes out with an M12 router anytime soon. The way their techonology keeps advancing it might not be too long before we see a lightweight, compact router that can pack enough RPMs to handle softer and thinner materials. Ive been a skeptic on alot of thier 12v stuff that demands higher output but the M12 fuel is already changing my mind on certain tools.

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The base locks in good on the ridgid. I bought that sander-router deal a long time ago. If you want that router I'll sell mine cheap! I trying to get rid of all my ridgid tools,, I have a load of them.
Giving up the pumpkin patch? How much?

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I gotta look through my tools, I just moved and a bunch of them went in the garbage. Not sure if I saved it???
Bosch has a nice 12 volt router.
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I trying to get rid of all my ridgid tools,, I have a load of them.
Good man, with the marginal exceptions of the table saw and vacuum ....totally underwhelming meh
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Good man, with the marginal exceptions of the table saw and vacuum ....totally underwhelming meh
No not really,, I have a lot of good ridgid tools. I love the 7" 18 volt duel bevel sliding compound miter saw.
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