Cord-Free Trim Router
Ridgid’s new cordless trim router has all the same features and as much power as the corded model.
Managing the cord on my routers is easily the biggest frustration with using them. I find the cord is constantly in the way or sufficiently snagged to prevent forward movement. Either problem can be enough to mess up your work, so I was pleased to learn about Ridgid’s new cordless trim router. It’s based on Ridgid’s corded trim router (R2401), which was the Best Value winner in Paul Johnson’s recent head-to-head trim-router test (see FHB #264). The new cordless, brushless version has all the same features as the corded model and seems to have as much power as the corded version. The setup includes both round and square see-through bases, an adjustable edge guide, and a small, soft-sided case.
The $129 kit version (R86044SB) also includes a charger and a 2.0-amp/hr battery.