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1/2" Router
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1/2" Router
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1/2" Router
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Factory Special - R70 1/2" Router

Regular price £80.00
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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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Factory Special - R70 1/2" Router
Regular price £80.00
Regular price £130.00Sale price £80.00
  • 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

Factory special - this batch are brand new, in perfect condition with a 3 year warranty, supplied in obsolete packaging, limited stock available.

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 CodeR5001FX
  • 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 34 reviews
Daniel C.
Very nice router for a great price

This is a quality router for the price point. Powerful, robust and I was amazed how quiet it is relative to other routers I own. Definitely makes routing a more enjoyable and comfortable proposition! I found the large height adjustment knob is also very useful when using the router in a table configuration without a dedicated router lift, as it allows for comfortable height adjustment from under the table.

David W.
Dave W

East to use, arrived next day. Up and running quicker than I thought. Thanks Rutland.

Damian R.
Great quality at a low price!!!

Bought this to use specifically for a router flattening jig. Plenty of power and the fine adjustment function makes this the perfect unit for the job.
Another great tool from Rutlands !!!

Hollie L.
Great piece of kit

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

Super value for money

Absolutely fantastic router for the price. Build quality is very good and it is remarkably quiet for it's size. I would heartily recommend it. I was looking for a router to mount in a router table so was attracted to the fine height adjustment on this machine. The power was also a deciding feature. The 1/2 inch collett also enables heavier routing jobs. Another safety feature that i like is that the router will not restart once power has been cut off. All in all a great purchase.
I also bought a set of router bits which are proving to be very good quality.

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