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Ryobi RE180PL Plunge Router

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Ryobi Tools
Model:
RE180PL
Price:
$100

Description

# Amperage (amps) : 10 A
# Assembled Depth (in.) : 9.75 in
# Assembled Height (in.) : 10.5 in
# Assembled Width (in.) : 9.75 in
# CSA Listed : No,No
# Cord Length (ft.) : 10
# Corded Tool Type : Router
# Cordless/Corded : Corded
# Depth Adjustment : Yes
# Dust Collection : No
# ETL Listed : No
# Item Package Type : Cardboard Container
# Manufacturer Warranty : 3 Year Warranty.
# Multiple base : No
# Peak Horsepower : 2 hp
# Power Tool Product Type : Corded
# Product Depth (in.) : 9.75 in
# Product Height (in.) : 10.5 in
# Product Weight (lb.) : 9.68 lb
# Product Width (in.) : 9.75 in
# Motor : 120V AC
# RPM : 15,000-23,000 (no load speeds)
# Collet Size : 1/2" with 1/4" adaptor
# Plunge Depth : 0-2"

WOOD magazine review

Good entry-level plunge router

Review Summary

High points: At $100,this is the value-priced plunge router that accepts 1/2"-shank bits. Microadjustable stop changes cutting depth 1/64" for every 1/4 turn. Its full range is 1/2". Externally replaceable motor brushes for easy maintenance. Low points: 15,000-rpm low speed is significantly faster than other comparable routers. No dust extraction or self-releasing collet. Slop in plunge action can cause bit to be off its mark by as much as 1/32".
In a router table, the only height-adjustment mechanism is the plunge itself, which is difficult to set accurately. More points: Large 3" subbase opening allows excellent view of bit, but won’t accept guide bushings and offers reduced support on corners of workpieces. Plunge lock and power switch are both activated by the right hand, which may cause confusion in an emergency. Instead of 1/4" collet, Ryobi provides an adapter sleeve to accommodate 1/4" bits.

Detailed Ratings

3.3
out of 5

Performance

3

Features

3

Ease of Use

3

Value

4

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