The Ryobi Trim Router is a cordless unit that, with the correct router bit and optional woodworking base, helps you add the perfect edge for any project. 29,000 RPMs provide fast and efficient trimming. This unit's base can be positioned for right or left-handed operation. The router works with all 18-volt RYOBI ONE+ batteries and chargers (not included).
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96%of customersrecommend this product48 of 50reviews
Rating Breakdown52 reviews
96%of customersrecommend this product48 of 50reviews
Great for the small jobs. Saves me from getting out the bigger plug me in router. No electrical cord to hassle with for that small 5 minute trim work. That alone saves time on the job. Very convenient seeing I own almost all the Ryobi 18 volt power tools. The new lithium batteries are the BEST!!
I was a skeptic when it came to using batteries to power a tool that normally required high amps to get the jobs done correctly, but this tool did the trick. The battery life is a little short, so have a few batteries lined up and fully charged. Once you start building little things here and there and notice the finish and the craftsmanship that YOU did yourself the "bug" gets into you in a sense of accomplishment.
I had routed out my college onto a table, which will be my man cave beer table, we don't say coffee table. Used two different stains and sealed the table with poly.
Pros: Durable, Powerful, Easy to Use, All In One, Sturdy, Accurate, Good Size & Weight
I picked up this little guy about 5 years ago to speed up door hinge preparation. I figured it would be quicker than using a chisel, but I had very low expectations. Was I ever wrong. I, and several co workers have routed hundreds of door hinges, and several laminate garden window sills over the last 5 years with absolutely no problems whatsoever. I even used a plunge bit to router out a piece of 3/4 inch plywood for the battery tray on my pontoon boat. My advice to anyone considering it is this....be patient and take your time, use the lithium batteries, and spend the money on quality bits. I personally use Diablo and have had no issues.
Pretty happy with this one for sure. While it is supposed to have an optional base for routing, certain small diameter .25" shaft router bits will fit and work with the handheld trimmer attachment as supplied. It rounds and trims perfectly. Be sure to use a lithium battery to keep the speed up to maximum. The lithium batteries run at max right to within a few seconds as they deplete so you can tell when the battery is going to quit and stop working with it. As with any router, good sharp carbide bits work best. Very nice tool.
Pros: Easy to Use, Sturdy, Accurate, Good Size & Weight
I have never used a router before. With a little practice I was making plaques with very nice bevels for my wife's crafting. I would recommend keeping an extra battery charging. Once the battery runs down it doesn't perform as well, but for the size and battery operated it is a great craft tool.
Pros: Powerful, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight
I have a full size corded router but wanted this for jobs where I didn't want to take time to run power to. It does go through the battery faster when you are putting a load on it to get through hard woods but all around it is great. I like the feel of the tool and is easy to handle with one hand on trim jobs. I do feel sorry for my corded router because it gets left at home most of the time. Ryobi is the best considering, price, quality and user friendly, but then again I have almost every 18 volt tool they have made and don't even work for them.
I had this router for about five years, I loved it then it finally died, trying to buy another one . I think they stopped making them because every time I go online or in the store they do not have any.
Original older generation (pre-Li-ion batteries), never updated to newer generation (green). Depth clamp does not hold the body tight enough and can slip, mostly to deeper route cut. Put a typical hose clamp around the body.
Routes very well. Powerful with the Li-ion batteries!
Pros: Powerful, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, works with new li-ion batteries
I bought this tool for some light routing on oak. I was concerned about it having enough power to cut oak, but it performed very well and produced nice results. I used three of the Ryobi bits from the $40 small set, and they all performed very well. I did encounter one issue, and anyone attempting this needs to be aware of this. To install the optional sub-base with handles, you have to remove the smaller square sub-base that comes on this tool. The screws that hold it on, are very tight, and appear to be installed with thread locker. I stripped out the head of one of the screws and could not remove it. I re-installed the three screws removed, and can only use this small base as is. To use the larger base I have ordered a second complete base and collar assembly to install the larger base on. I hope I will be able to remove the four screws on the new base assembly. These screws should not be installed with Loctite, if you need to remove them to change bases. Other than this issue, the tool performed very well for my use.