1/2" Router
1/2" Router
1/2" Router
1/2" Router
1/2" Router
1/2" Router
1/2" Router
1/2" Router
1/2" Router
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R70 1/2" Router

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Engineered to provide precision cutting depth adjustment, this powerful 2200w router features a unique micro-fine adjustment handle for fast, accurate bit height adjustment, whether upright or inverted in a table.
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R70 1/2" Router
Regular price £130.00
Regular price £0.00Sale price £130.00
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Variable speed, high torque 2200 watt motor maintains consistent speed under load
  • Set router bit height with precision and ease, whether upright or inverted in a table
  • Built-in soft start on the slowest speed eliminates sudden movement on start up
  • All steel side fence featuring micro-adjustment knob for precision edge routing
  • Smooth phenolic base plate with wide 65mm aperture
This 1/2" router has been specifically designed for both freehand use and for mounting in a router table. The router features a micro-fine height adjuster handle which allows you to adjust and precision set the cutter height with ease, when upright or inverted in a table. It is also excellent for fine height adjustment when working with dovetail jigs. One full revolution of the micro-fine adjuster handle raises or lowers the cutter height by 1mm and three position turret depth stop allows for precise repetitive routing depths.

The powerful 2200 watt motor features variable speed control from 9000 to 22000rpm and has constant speed under load ensuring a fine finish to the workpiece on hardwoods, softwoods and composite woods. The motor has in built soft start on the slowest speed to eliminate sudden movement of the router on start up. A spindle lock combined with a hex collet nut results in fast and easy bit changes.

The base of the router is fitted with a phenolic glide plate measuring 160mm in diameter which ensures excellent stability and smooth passage in free hand mode and features a wide 65mm aperture for accepting large cutters when in table mode. The phenolic plate can be removed from the base to reveal locating holes for mounting to a router table insert plate. Industry standard guide bushes are accommodated for via two easy to access set screws. The all steel side fence also features an adjustment knob that allows for micro-adjustment to set the routing width.

Weighing 5.8kg the router has two large ergonomic handles combined with a conveniently positioned on/off switch which make this a very comfortable router to operate. The router is supplied with a 35mm diameter dust port, 1/2" collet, 3/8" and 1/4" collet sleeves, collet spanner, adjustable steel side fence, 16mm guide bush, 12.7mm TCT router bit, clear bit guard and a bearing edge guide. This is a powerful 1/2" collet router designed for both freehand and table use that has the advantage of a micro-fine height adjuster which ensures fast and precise routing. Highly recommended. ©
  • BrandRutlands®
  • Product CodeR5001
  • Voltage230V
  • Power2200W
  • Height340mm
  • Weight5.8kg
  • Variable Speed Range9,000 - 22,000rpm
  • Collet Diameter1/2",3/8" and 1/4"
  • Dust Port Diameter35mm
  • Plunge Height70mm
  • Base Diameter160mm
  • Base Aperture Diameter65mm

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Customer Reviews

Based on 32 reviews
Daniel C.
Great tool

Seriously impressed with this router. Powerful and quiet motor, easy adjustment. Extremely reasonable price.

Hollie L.
Great piece of kit

Bought this to replace an older one - arrived in time and we are really pleased!

Charles N.
Better than expected

First time using a router and I was a bit* apprehensive about it, so watched loads of YouTube videos, read the manual and finally took the plunge* (*puns intended). I routed the solid wood worktop for the kitchen I am replacing, and it felt like cutting through butter with a hot knife. The action is smooth, the depth of cut easy to set and the motor sounded quieter than expected (I had ear defenders on though). DIYer with a new favourite tool.

William O.
So far I am very happy with this

So far I am very happy with this machine. It seems to have plenty of power and I like that it is relatively quiet while running. Good product.

Paul H.
Received next day, I was a bit surprised

Received next day, I was a bit surprised how heavy this router is, but saying that it is just what I needed it for. I have been using it mainly in a jig to flatten uneven wood and has been easy to set up and use. Somebody mentioned that the fine adjuster works itself loose duration operation, but I overcame this by adjusting the stopper pole against it. All in all a good product, and would definitely recommend it.

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