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R80 1/2" Router

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The Rutlands® R80 1/2” router delivers exceptional power at 2200W, and a more controlled freehand routing experience, with its linear ball bearing guided plunge mechanism providing the smoothest, friction free plunge stroke light enough to operate with just one hand. The tool-free template guide system minimises downtime, allowing rapid tool-free changing of guide bushings.
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R80 1/2" Router
Regular price £175.00
Regular price £0.00Sale price £175.00
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Linear ball bearings deliver a class leading, super-smooth and friction free plunge stroke
  • Tool-free template guide system for the quick and easy installation of guide bushes
  • Soft start, variable speed 2200W motor maintains consistent speed under load
  • Ergonomic, handle mounted power switch with lock-on function for continuous, extended use
  • Fine depth adjustment to a resolution of 0.1mm, with 3 turret depth stop
The Rutlands® R80 1/2" router delivers exceptional power at 2200W, whilst providing a smoother, more controlled freehand routing experience. A newly designed, linear ball bearing guided plunge mechanism vastly improves on the standard rigid plunge action, often prone to lateral movement. These ball bearing guides provide the smoothest, class-leading, friction free plunge stroke light enough to operate with just one hand. Plunging up to a depth of 70mm, the R80 travels through its range without excessive play or tightness, allowing routing with a higher level of accuracy and control. Depth adjustment is quickly and precisely controlled using the fine adjustment knob to a resolution of 0.1mm, clearly marked in easy to read graduations. A 3 turret depth stop and graduated depth scale allow for up to three different cut depths to be pre-set, ideal for making incremental passes.

The powerful 2200W motor runs at a variable speed range of between 9,000 – 22,000rpm, maintaining a constant rotational speed, even under demanding loads. Each of the six settings and its corresponding motor speed are visible just below the dial for quick reference. Soft start technology ensures that the motor is brought up to speed gradually, supressing any shock on start-up. The ergonomically contoured soft grip handles ensure optimum control of the router and feature a handle-mounted power switch for ease of use. A safety lock mechanism prevents accidental start-up, whilst a locking button allows the motor to run continually, ideal for extended use. The tool-free template guide system removes the need for screws, allowing quick and easy installation and interchange of guide bushings, minimising downtime during template work. Simply pull out the spring-loaded lever, place a guide within the base opening and release the lever to lock securely in place.

The 160mm diameter base is CNC machined from a strong aluminium die casting, offering superior rigidity and strength whilst reducing overall weight. An anti-friction, non-marring plastic sub base ensures a smooth sliding movement over the workpiece. The flat front face of the base has been designed to provide stability with the router lying down, making bit changes both quicker and easier. The R80 router is supplied with a 37mm diameter dust port, 1/2" & 1/4" collets, collet spanner, adjustable straight edge guide, trimmer guide, template guide and chip guard. ©
  • BrandRutlands®
  • Product CodeR5246
  • Voltage230V
  • Power2200W
  • Weight6.1kg
  • Variable Speed Range9000 - 22,000rpm
  • Collet Sizes1/2" & 1/4"
  • Plunge Capacity0 - 70mm
  • Base Diameter170mm
  • Base Aperture Diameter60mm
  • Dust Port Diameter37mm
  • Overall Height312mm

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Doug C.
First Class

Really please with this router. As other say the plunge mechanism is very smooth and controlled which make for precise height adjustment. The handles are very comfortable and you feel you have total control. Nice large cast base for stability and i like the soft start on the motor as the router does not snatch when you pull the trigger. Would buy again without a doubt.

Silky smooth

The plunge is really silky smooth and there is no play on the bars. Motor is very powerful and much quieter than my previous Dewalt. I like the trigger switch as you can lock in position, so it will be great if i ever mount in my router table. Click in guide bush system will also save me a lot of time. Very professional router

Robert R.

Bought this router to replace my old Elu MOF177E that died on me last week. The build quality is very good, nicely finished castings, really smooth plunge and extremely powerful. I have tried a few demo cuts in oak with a raised panel bit and it had more than enough power. The tool less guide bush holder will save a lot of time when working with jigs.

James W.
Super smooth!

The plunge on this is incredibly smooth. Previously I have only used an old Bosch for plunge routing and did not enjoy how stiff the plunge was. The accuracy is fantastic and the design of the handles makes it very comfortable to use. No plans at present to mount this into a table but I'm sure it would be more than capable - a very professional bit of kit.

Alan F.
Great Value

I have been looking for a heavy duty 1/2" router for some time, primarily for cutting kitchen work tops. So far i am delighted with the performance. The plunge movement is really smooth and there is no play. The motor has soft start so unlike my old router there is no initial jerking in the hand. When using with the 30mm guide bush on worktops is it so much easier as the bushes clip into place rather than screw in. Definitely recommend.

R80 1/2" Router

Smooth, effortless plunging

Linear ball bearings provide a super-smooth, friction-free plunge stroke.

R80 1/2" Router

R80 1/2" Router

R80 1/2" Router

R80 1/2" Router

R80 1/2" Router