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R50 1/4" Router

Regular price £85.00
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Engineered for a quiet, vibration free routing experience, the high torque, variable speed motor maintains consistent rotational speed under load, whether profiling, grooving or rebating. A smooth, controlled plunge mechanism and 3 turret depth stop ensure precision accuracy when plunge cutting.
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R50 1/4" Router
Regular price £85.00
Regular price £0.00Sale price £85.00
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • High torque 710 watt motor maintains consistent speed under load
  • Variable speed adjustment for controlled cuts in multiple materials
  • Micro depth adjustment to precisely set the cutting depth or fine tune a cut
  • Built soft start on the slowest speed eliminates sudden movement on start up
  • Quiet and vibration free, for maximum safety, comfort and control
Incredible power and precision in a compact body, this 1/4" router has been carefully engineered to provide a high quality and enjoyable routing experience. Open up a world of creative woodworking possibilities, whether trimming, joining, edge profiling or sign making this portable router will tackle all tasks with complete ease. Equally adept as a handheld unit or mounted in a router table, it will quickly become your go-to tool and an invaluable addition to your toolkit.

The tough main body and router base are CNC machined from strong aluminium die castings, offering superior rigidity and strength to withstand the most demanding of tasks. This aluminium construction also offers a lighter weight with the entire unit weighing under 3kg for more comfortable use and more precise control when routing by hand. The two large handles on the base feature a soft rubberised grip, ergonomically designed for comfort and control. On the base of the router is an anti-friction, non-marring plastic sub base to ensure a smooth sliding movement over the workpiece.

Enjoy an effortlessly smooth plunge mechanism, giving you complete control during plunge cuts or whilst setting the height of your router bit. A three turret depth stop allows you to precisely control plunge depths and the base features a simple to use locking system when the height needs to be fixed. The main body of the router can be removed from the plunge base and fitted to a range of optional bases further increasing the flexibility of the tool. The optional trimmer base (R5004) offers ultra-precise one handed control, perfect for edging work, whilst the offset base (R5005) allows you to get in closer to edges and tight corners with increased stability.

The powerful 710W high torque motor generates an impressive output of 580W allowing you to tackle the toughest of hardwoods with confidence. Featuring a variable speed control dial, the motor speed can be adjusted from 13,000 to 33,000 rpm, allowing you to select the speed most suitable for the diameter of your router bit. Higher speeds are recommended for smaller diameter bits, whilst the slower speed ranges allow for the use of larger diameter bits. Engineered with soft start technology, once powered on the motor will slowly increase in speed to the speed set by the user, eliminating dangerous kick back potentially leading to injury. This precision router has also been designed for quiet and vibration free operation further enhancing the safety and comfort of the user.

The kit comes supplied with 1/4" and 3/8" collets, compatible with 1/4" or 3/8" diameter shank bits. Dust collection is handled with the included dust nozzle which fastens securely to the base, collecting dust at the source, close to the router bit. This keeps the working area clean, maintaining the quality of your cuts for the best possible results. Also included is an adjustable side fence to guide the router parallel to the edge of the work and a spare set of motor brushes. Highly recommended. ©
  • BrandRutlands®
  • Product CodeR5000
  • Voltage230V
  • Power710W
  • Height235mm
  • Weight2.9kg
  • Variable Speed Range13,000 - 33,000rpm
  • Collet Diameter3/8" and 1/4"
  • Dust Port Diameter35mm
  • Plunge Height40mm
  • Base Size145mm x 110mm

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Customer Reviews

Based on 30 reviews
Good value for money as you are not paying extra for a brand name.

Good value for money as you are not paying extra for a brand name. First router but it has done everything I needed it to do so far.

Anthony A.
Very surprised at the robust quality of the unit.

Very surprised at the robust quality of the unit. Well cast and machined, with a good finish. The motor sounds really smooth and not at all loud when running free. All the adjustments work as they should do. The unit promises to be a good performer over time based upon the solidity and design. When running the motor first time there was no smell at all as there is often with lower quality units, this indicates quality components used in manufacture and well built. Very pleased so far. A+

Paul A.
Just recently acquired the Precision 1/4" Router with Trimming, Offset and Tilting Bases and it d...

Just recently acquired the Precision 1/4" Router with Trimming, Offset and Tilting Bases and it definitely does what it says on the tin. It has a professional feel to it and glides through any timber I used with ease. The tilting base is a great attachment to the router and chamfers edging perfectly. I particularly think the offset base is fantastic which makes getting closer to the edge very easy, I would recommend this product to anyone.

Adrian B.
Excellent value for the money.

Excellent value for the money.Bought it with the fixed round router base.Have both RT0700 and 3709/3710 from Makita. This is on par with the RT0700, and way above 3709 in build quality.Quite and powerful for it's size, nice feeling when working with it. The plunge base works ok, some burrs on the parallel fence, fixed in 1 minute with a file.If you could bring metric collets it would be perfect. I am using the ones that came with the Makita. :)Would recommend to anybody searching for a router of this size.

Claudio B.
Excellent product, I did use, and the results were perfect.

Excellent product, I did use, and the results were perfect.It's lightweight but potent.I recommend this product and this store.

1/4" Router

Precision depth adjustment

The fine adjustment thread ensures precise height setting, and a three turret depth stop provides three pre-set cutting depths.

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