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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97%of customersrecommend this product63 of 65reviews
Rating Breakdown68 reviews
97%of customersrecommend this product63 of 65reviews
The wood working base is optional and the manufacturer stopped making them 16 months ago. When you order the wood working base you also need to order the spindle handles which are sold individually. I paid $7.87 for each. Spent more time waiting for parts to do a small job than I spent doing the job.
Pros: Good Size & Weight
Cons: optional parts are a pain to get, handles (2) are sold seperately
The router was ready to use right out of the box. It has plenty of power for edge profiling, which is what I wanted it for. This is a great addition to my routers. This one makes eight, but is the only cordless one. I have an excelent trim router but I sometimes find that the cord is in the way. Being battery powered this router solves that problem. If one was planning on using this for large jobs I would recomend getting the largest capasity battery available, but for my projects my smaller batteries have been acceptable.
This is an excellent tool. I use it on everything I would a full size router and barely notice that it isn't full sized. It does go through batteries fairly quickly, but gives a pretty consistent power through the life of the battery until it starts to bog down. So make sure you have several lined up if you have a larger project. I will probably break down and get a full size model, but have been very happy with the "full size" power of this trim router.
This was my second One+ tool purchase. Bought it to rout recesses for door hinges in a doorframe that previously had sliding doors. Originally tried the project with a Dremel adapter and it was a pain, didn't work well at all, sending me back to Home Depot to get this instead, and it completed the project better and faster. Now just looking for more reasons to use it!
Handy little router for small tasks. Much easier than pulling out the big one for small items. Mechanics of changing bits is a little awkward since you must remove the base to do so but it's just an annoyance and doesn't affect its performance.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight
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
This is my second one. The first one lasted ten years with almost daily use, so I cannot complain about the life span at all. What other tool can you buy for around $50 that will last ten solid years? Has plenty of power with a fully charged battery, bits are easy to change, and it fits my hand perfectly.
Pros: Durable, Powerful, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Accurate, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight, Long-Lasting
This tool is light weight and easily handled. Power seems adequate and the cordless feature is very handy. The jury is still out on the plastic depth adjustment and its durability over time. As intended, the router works best with bearing bits and lithium batteries.
Recommendations For improvement:
1. Metal continuously variable depth adjustment, perhaps using gears and knob. 2. Smaller base so as to make work on thinner strips possible without a jig. 3. Edge guide attachment to fit the two holes.
Burnt up after very little usage at all. But of course it was after the warranty expired. Had it for a couple of years, but I am jut a DIY'er and a tool like this seldom even gets used, maybe three or four times to cut some holes in drywall, that's it. I have had other of the Ryobi battery-powered tools burn up after light usage, and am not happy with the build quality, except the drill drivers. They have held up fine.
This is an excellent tool for a professional carpenter who doesnt feel like whipping out a 100 foot for 5 min of work. It is very sturdy and durable. Get it while you can these go fast. Ryobi is the only current manufacturer of a cordless router. I am not even a ryobi tool guy so don't think I gave this a good review because of that. This is an excellent buy.
Pros: Powerful, All In One, Sturdy, Accurate, Good Size & Weight
I was looking at this and the ryobi 18v "speed saw" (rotozip equiv..), and decided on this one.. At first I was confused what they meant, by calling it a "laminate trimmer", so I over-looked it, thinking it was specifically for 1 application, but not so!
(by the way, homedepot's website calls this the trim router, but at the store, and on the packaging, they call it the laminate trimmer)
It's actually physically lighter and shorter than the speed saw, though not as narrow (barely...if you pull the base off, and free-hand with it, it's probably the same).. It also felt way more comfortable in my hand than the speed saw.
I wanted to get something for cutting drywall around window frames and electrical boxes, and I liked that this seemed a bit more useful than just the spiral saw, since it has a (easily removable) really solid base with really fast and easy height adjustment. It's like half way between a dremel and router. And really, it was waaay more comfortable in my hand than the spiral saw.
It's not really a router "replacement", as it definitely doesn't have the full power of a router, but if you take small enough increments while cutting, you can use it as such. And it's SOOOO tiny and light compared to a router. It's great! The manual does suggest you not use a cutting bit with a diameter greater than 1/4 inch, though... In hard wood, you might want to listen to it, but it was fine using a 3/8 inch straight bit, dado'ing 1/8 depth in some 2x4's.
The one "problem" I was looking at was that this trim router comes with a 1/4 inch collet, and all the rotozip bits are 1/8 or 5/32 inch.. Well, it turns out that the rotozip "replacement collet"s fit this router.. Well, there are 2 parts to the replacement kit.. The actually metal grip part (the collet?) And the wrench-down tightening part. The tightening part doesn't fit this, but that doesn't matter, because you can just use the one that the router came with. Just stick the 1/8 inch collet in there instead of the 1/4, and you are good to go! (or 5/32..) It's an exact fit!
It does *not* have an RPM adjustment, though... I'm not sure if the speed saw does, either, though.. I kind of assumed it would have one, so I didn't even think about it until I went to turn it on, and I was like "hmm.. where's the speed setting on this?" If I had known, that wouldn't have changed my decision to buy it, though! It's a great little convenient router/rotary tool!
Purchased one about 5 yrs. ago and still going strong. Even better now with the lithium batteries. I made all the baseboards for my home using it, and while doing so, a professional home builder watched me use it, and was amazed at how it powered through 1/2 in. yellow pine. Easy to use and guide when using roller bearing tipped bits. Just clamp down the material to be routed, and have at it! Purchased a second unit so that if the first one dies, I'll have a back-up.
Pros: Durable, Powerful, Easy to Use, Sturdy
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Review 40 for 18-Volt ONE+ Trim Router
Small package with great results! The only battery operated router I could find for a small job.
I was looking for an inexpensive router to do a small job before investing in a regular combo fixed/plunge router. I found the Ryobi and thought I'd give it a try based on the decent reviews. The tool worked great for me to round over edges on some utility doors.