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RIDGID 18V Brushless Compact Fixed Base Router with 1/4-inch Bit, Round and Square Bases, and Collet Wrench

Model # R860443B|Store SKU # 1001414332

Overview

Model # R860443B Store SKU # 1001414332

RIDGID introduces the 18V Brushless Compact Router with 1/4 -inch Bit, Round and Square Bases, and Collet Wrench. The Brushless Compact Router features high performance brushless motors and advanced electronics that provide best-in-class power and intelligence. With registration, this tool is backed by the Industry's Only Lifetime Service Agreement: FREE Parts. FREE Service. For LIFE. The 18V Brushless Compact Router includes a square and a round base, a detachable dust port, an edge guide, a 1/4 -inch bit, a collet wrench, and an operator's manual.

  1. Up to 15% more power than previous models (R86044B, RIDGID 18V Cordless Brushless 1/4-inch Compact Router with Fixed Base and Tool Free Depth Adjustment)
  1. Vacuum Dust Chute: Eliminates sawdust on work piece when properly attached to 1-1/4-inch or 1-7/8-inch sizes
  1. Quick Release Lever and Micro-Adjust Dial: 2-ways for easy depth adjustments
  1. SOFTStart Technology helps prevent gouges on work surface and extends motor life
  1. Extended runtime compared to previous models (R86044B, RIDGID 18V Cordless Brushless 1/4-inch Compact Router with Fixed Base and Tool Free Depth Adjustment)
  1. Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase
  1. RIDGID: Powerful. Durable. Professional.
  1. Includes: (1) R860443 18V OCTANE Brushless Compact Router, (1) square base, (1) round base, (1) detachable dust port, (1) edge guide, (1) 1/4-inch bit, (1) collet wrench, and operator's manual

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in inches)
7.795
Assembled Height (in inches)
8.858
Assembled Weight (in lbs)
4.21
Assembled Width (in inches)
4.251
Packaged Depth (in inches)
7.8
Packaged Height (in inches)
8.86
Packaged Weight (In lbs)
4.21
Packaged Width (in inches)
4.25

Details

Amps
0
Batteries Included
No
Battery Amp Hours
0
Battery Power Type
Lithium Ion
Cordless/Corded
Cordless
Country of Origin
CN-China
Depth Adjustment
Handheld or Stationary
Handheld
Motor
Brushless
Number of Batteries Included
0
Power Tool Features
Bits/Blades Included, Depth Adjustment
Power Tool Type
Woodworking Tools
Variable Speed
Voltage (volts)
18

Warranty / Certifications

Lifetime Service Agreement with registration within 90 days of purchase. For more details on this warranty, please call 1-866-539-1710
18V Brushless Compact Fixed Base Router with 1/4-inch Bit, Round and Square Bases, and Collet WrenchRIDGID 18V Brushless Compact Fixed Base Router with 1/4-inch Bit, Round and Square Bases, and Collet WrenchRIDGID introduces the 18V Brushless Compact Router with 1/4 -inch Bit, Round and Square Bases, and Collet Wrench. The Brushless Compact Router features high performance brushless motors and advanced electronics that provide best-in-class power and intelligence. With registration, this tool is backed by the Industry's Only Lifetime Service Agreement: FREE Parts. FREE Service. For LIFE. The 18V Brushless Compact Router includes a square and a round base, a detachable dust port, an edge guide, a 1/4 -inch bit, a collet wrench, and an operator's manual.
RIDGID
1001414332
CAD1992022-12-05
The Home Depot Canada
18V Brushless Compact Fixed Base Router with 1/4-inch Bit, Round and Square Bases, and Collet Wrench is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 28.
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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not a woodworking router, just a laminate trimmer This is not really a router, it is advertised as router but it is really just a laminate trimmer. It couldn't go through 3/4 cut 1/8 deep without burning the motor after 3 cuts only. At least it is brand new so going back to the store for warranty.
Date published: 2021-04-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from some design issues A little disappointed in the base plate for this router. The holes are just a little off, so it's difficult to swap plates; the circular plate seems even worse. Neither plate was engineered with the standard template guide holder hole - the hole is too large, and has no indent. What were they thinking??? It would have taken zero effort an cost.
Date published: 2021-03-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not great for the money. Out of the box the router motor worked well for the few light jobs I have done. However, the quality is poor. The battery has a very loose fit, the adjustment is quite loose, and the locking cam only keeps the house right in the lower end of travel. I would not recommend this product, spend the extra money for a better brand.
Date published: 2021-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handy little router So far I have only used this router for two small projects but I am very impressed with it so far. Battery seems to last long. It is light and easy to handle. I probably will now put a round over on a lot of my projects just because this is so convenient to use. Glad I purchased this one.
Date published: 2022-03-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from weak motor, awkward switch Maybe it's my bit (1/4" with follower bearing) but this won't cut around 3/8 OSB without the motor cutting out after a few inches. Using 4AH Max output battery. The awkward pull switch that requires me to pull out, push in, then pull out a second time to start the motor is really dumb.
Date published: 2022-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I think it is safer. I think a cordless router is safer, as there is no cord to get caught as you move the router over your workpiece. This is a nice compact unit. The power switch is kind of awkward (pull to turn on) and will take some getting used to.
Date published: 2020-10-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great tool Great little tool! It’s super light, compact and I love the fine adjustment. The biggest fail however is that this comes with several loose pieces, but, doesn’t include a carrying case like a lot of the other Ridgid tools.
Date published: 2022-04-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Broken after 5 months I used this once and then it wouldn't turn on 5 months after I pruchased it. Now it's being serviced but a part is back ordered so I'm concerned I won't get this tool back for weeks or months from now.
Date published: 2021-11-01
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I’m looking at purchasing this tool but wanted to know if there is a light on it like many other tools. 

Asked by: Drew
Yes there is a light and it is perfectly placed for lighting up the actual cut area... I love my router!
Answered by: BigMac80
Date published: 2021-02-07

Does this router come with a zipper bag like so many ridgid tools come in?

Asked by: Lori
Update: the router came in and it has a bag. It wasn’t listed in the description though another ridgid router set did have it listed. Glad it does so I can store it nicely and keep all the parts together. Thanks for your replies.
Answered by: Lori
Date published: 2020-08-21

If I buy the "Tool only" what battery should I use? Can I used my 18V 2.0Ah on my Ridgid compact drill ?

Asked by: LuisH
Hi - LuisH, Thanks for reaching out to us. If you purchase any (Tool-Only) product, you can use any 18V battery with it. Depending on the tool you are using, you may want to utilize a battery with higher Ah's to ensure it'll last longer per charge. This Compact Fixed Base Router works best with either a 2.0 or 4.0 Ah battery giving the user enough runtime to get projects done while not adding a lot of weight to the tool. We hope this information helps! Thanks, RIDGID Canada Team.
Answered by: The RIDGID Canada Team
Date published: 2021-02-03

Hi just received the router. 1 question, why is there a square & round removable base plate?

Asked by: Denis
For following different types of patterns. Straight line vs arks.
Answered by: Norm
Date published: 2020-09-14

Does this router have variable speed?

Asked by: oudidit2
Yes. It has a variable speed knob rated 1 though 7. It's like from ½ speed to double speed (3 being normal speed). I don't know it's exact rpm.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2021-02-07

I am looking to by the Ridgid cordless router. I currently have other ridgid tools and am very impressed with them. I would like to know if I can attach this router to a router table, it looks like a master craft table.

Asked by: Alpineman
Hi -Alpineman, Thanks for reaching out to us. The RIDGID 18V OCTANE Hand Router is an outstanding tools with unbeatable capabilities. You will not be disappointed. It does work with several router tables including the RYOBI router table. We have not used it or tested it with Master Craft products. To better understand if it will fit normally, please contact Canadian Tire. We hope this helps! Thanks, RIDGID Canada Team.
Answered by: The RIDGID Canada Team
Date published: 2021-05-21

What's the load and no load RPM?

Asked by: HSH36

Is this unit variable speed? If so what is the range? I don't think it has, but I've seen conflicting answers to this question

Asked by: McMc
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