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Ridgid 18V GEN5X Brushless Compact Router Kit w/ Battery + Charger

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Home Depot has Ridgid 18V GEN5X Lithium-Ion Cordless Brushless Compact Router Kit w/ Battery + Charger (R86044SB) on sale for $129. Shipping is free, otherwise select free store pickup where available. Thanks AR1Five

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Back in stock. The router only itself sells for 119.00 so for an extra ten bucks you get a battery and charger.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGI.../301404320
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Is the battery 1.5ah (like in the title) or a 2.0ah (like in the description)?

I just bought the one without a battery to use to round over the edges on a kids bed. I made it out of hard high quality knot free pine (the expensive new Zealand pine at home Depot). For reference on how long a battery will last, I did 2 passes all around the top and bottom edges of the bed. First pass was a bit shallower than the second pass and I used a 1/4" round over bit. To do this it took two 1.5ah, one 2.0ah, and half of a 4.0ah battery to get this accomplished. If you don't have other Ridgid batteries and will just rely on the one that comes with the kit, you won't get much routing done. It was real nice not having to mess with a cord.

How does this kit come packaged? I would like to buy this and return the batteryless one I bought a couple days ago. Does the router in this kit come separate from the battery and charger so I can return it on my previous purchase? Specifically, the box for the router without the battery is Ridgid item R86044B. Does the router in the kit come in a separate box with the same item number?
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Got their cordless sander as gift. But no batteries. Have been waiting for this router with battery deal so I can take out both birds with one stone. Thank you.
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Got their cordless sander as gift. But no batteries. Have been waiting for this router with battery deal so I can take out both birds with one stone. Thank you.
Eh. The 1.5ah will be woefully underpowered for use with the router and sander. The router is a great tool but find a deal with 4.0 batts.
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Eh. The 1.5ah will be woefully underpowered for use with the router and sander. The router is a great tool but find a deal with 4.0 batts.
Little sanders and trim routers don't require all that much power, so the tools should run fine on either battery. The 4ah will provide longer run time, but it is also larger and heavier.
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Although the title of the HD page says it's a 1.5ah battery, both the picture and detailed description say this comes with a 2.0ah battery. Any idea which is correct?
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Is the battery 1.5ah (like in the title) or a 2.0ah (like in the description)?

I just bought the one without a battery to use to round over the edges on a kids bed. I made it out of hard high quality knot free pine (the expensive new Zealand pine at home Depot). For reference on how long a battery will last, I did 2 passes all around the top and bottom edges of the bed. First pass was a bit shallower than the second pass and I used a 1/4" round over bit. To do this it took two 1.5ah, one 2.0ah, and half of a 4.0ah battery to get this accomplished. If you don't have other Ridgid batteries and will just rely on the one that comes with the kit, you won't get much routing done. It was real nice not having to mess with a cord.

How does this kit come packaged? I would like to buy this and return the batteryless one I bought a couple days ago. Does the router in this kit come separate from the battery and charger so I can return it on my previous purchase? Specifically, the box for the router without the battery is Ridgid item R86044B. Does the router in the kit come in a separate box with the same item number?
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Eh. The 1.5ah will be woefully underpowered for use with the router and sander. The router is a great tool but find a deal with 4.0 batts.
Underpowered? No. Less runtime? Yes.
Bought the Ridgid R84084B X4 18-Volt Cordless Mini Radio for my wife to listen to baseball games at work. She gets about 20 hours runtime on the 4ah battery. So figure the 1.5ah battery would last about 7.5 hours.
If you were thinking about getting this tool set with the 1.5ah battery, you could always use that battery for another tool you already have, such as the radio I speak of above, or the flashlight included in one of those 5 tool sets. At least thats what I would do cause I already have six 4ah batteries.​

The item description says 1.5ah battery but the picture shows 2.0ah battery, which is included?
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I got the bare tool for $84 late last year. It's a big upgrade from the $20 HF trim router which has its uses still but I really like this Ridgid.
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perfect timing!..itz been out ..and it's on my way to my collection!..thankz buddy!.
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include the charger time also.. so even!
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Is there a plunge base that will fit this?
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Little sanders and trim routers don't require all that much power, so the tools should run fine on either battery. The 4ah will provide longer run time, but it is also larger and heavier.
Jeff. I think 1.5Ah is kind of low for this router. I just did very minimal routing to round off edges of a few drawers. With 4Ah battery, I am down to 2 bars after 3 drawers. Router takes quite a bit of power.
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Wow I didn't know they had this in a cordless version. Just bought the corded model a few months ago for around the house stuff and it's been pretty solid
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Little sanders and trim routers don't require all that much power, so the tools should run fine on either battery. The 4ah will provide longer run time, but it is also larger and heavier.
Trust me, you can feel the difference between a 2Ah and a 4Ah with this router, just like with their circular saw. If you're hitting soft pine, sure you can use a 1.5Ah/2Ah, but it's not going to last very long...
More instantaneous power delivery with the larger batteries...
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Got their cordless sander as gift. But no batteries. Have been waiting for this router with battery deal so I can take out both birds with one stone. Thank you.
If you're doing anything substantial or want any amount of run time, you'll want the 4Ah batteries... they're heavier, so you need to get used to the weight being all at the top, but you'll be able to rip through material with the larger battery.
I attached a picture of some handles I made for our duck run, cut from 2x8s with a jigsaw and used this router to do all the edging. I had to use the 4Ah battery for this work, my 2Ah just bogged and cut like crap.
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Underpowered? No. Less runtime? Yes.
Bought the Ridgid R84084B X4 18-Volt Cordless Mini Radio for my wife to listen to baseball games at work. She gets about 20 hours runtime on the 4ah battery. So figure the 1.5ah battery would last about 7.5 hours.
If you were thinking about getting this tool set with the 1.5ah battery, you could always use that battery for another tool you already have, such as the radio I speak of above, or the flashlight included in one of those 5 tool sets. At least thats what I would do cause I already have six 4ah batteries.​

The item description says 1.5ah battery but the picture shows 2.0ah battery, which is included?
Under powered? Yes. Larger batteries deliver more power to the tool.

Side note, I use my old 2Ah batteries from my original set in my mini radio as well... that little thing is fantastic for it's size.
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