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Greg Luckett

Ryobi RE1802M router

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My experiences with this router have not been good.

This router came with a R181FB fixed base, a R181PF plunge base, & a R181D D-Handle base, and a nice bag. I used the fixed base and router under my router table. From the start, the height adjustment ring was stiff and hard to rotate, then it got so bad I had to buy a larger strap wrench to get the motor out of it or make any adjustment. I tried cleaning the contact surfaces but this did not help, nor did graphite dust. I finally sanded the surfaces with a sanding sponge to get it to adjust, but the strap wrench is still needed. I wish I had not wasted the money on this router and recommend that you NOT buy a Ryobi router.

I also own and like using my Bosch, Black & Decker, and Porter Cable routers.

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Ryobi makes some good "homeowner duty" tools, but it doesn't look like the router is one of them. From what I've seen lately, the Porter Cable fixed base, on/off routers are a good buy, but some have reported trouble with the variable speed and plunge routers from them. DeWalt also has a good name in routers these days, and I last bought a DW 621 2HP plunge router. I like the way it works.

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I recently bought a Ridgid trim router thinking that I'd order a "tilt" base as an accessory -- but it's not available! It also had height adjustment problems like the RyobiRidgid. I returned it to Home Depot the next day.

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