Precision 1/2" Router with 30 Piece TCT Router Bit Set
Precision 1/2" Router with 30 Piece TCT Router Bit Set
£169.99
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Key Features

  • Precision 1/2" Router
    Designed for both freehand use and for mounting in a router table
  • 30 Piece Multi Profile TCT Router Bit Set
    Contains the most frequently used 1/2" shank bit profiles, carefully selected to offer the woodworker a choice of router bit for all applications
  • Micro-fine Height Adjuster Handle
    Allows you to adjust and precision set the cutter height with ease, when upright or inverted in a table
  • Precise Cutting Depth Adjustment with Stops
    Excellent for fine height adjustment when working with dovetail jigs
  • Variable Speed, High Torque Motor
    2200 watt motor features variable speed control with constant speed under load ensuring a fine finish to the workpiece on hard, soft and composite woods
  • Soft Start Technology
    Motor has in built soft start on the slowest speed to eliminate sudden movement of the router on start up
  • All Steel Side Fence
    Features an adjustment knob that allows for micro-adjustment to set the routing width
  • Phenolic Base Plate
    Measuring 160mm in diameter ensures excellent stability and smooth passage in free hand mode
  • Wide 65mm Aperture
    For accepting large cutters when in table mode

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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.

The included 30 piece multi profile TCT router bit set provides you with one of the most comprehensive collections of 1/2" shank router bits available. Take on any joining or profiling task with complete confidence and ease with this functional and decorative set, carefully selected to offer the woodworker a choice of bit for all applications. Featuring 4 straight cutting bits, 2 dovetail bits, a selection of classical, ogee, ovolo and more, each cutter profile is clearly detailed in the wooden presentation box. Featuring perfectly balanced machined steel bodies for reduced vibration and smoother cuts, and micro-grain tungsten carbide tipped blades for long lasting sharpness and hardness.

Our professional range of router bits are suitable for use on softwoods, hardwoods, MDF, plywood and chipboard.

The bits are designed in anti kick back style in accordance with strict German DIN standards to ensure maximum operator safety. The 10 to 15 degree shear angle means that the tungsten cutting edges remain in constant contact with the workpiece to provide a softer, chatter free cut. The bits feature right hook angles which guarantee a smooth cut due to the super fast removal of the chips. Combine these benefits with the hard wearing micro grain carbide tips and the perfectly balanced machined steel bodies and you have a premium quality, premium performance router cutter at a realistic price level. Highly recommended by Rutlands for discerning home woodworkers, fine cabinet makers, joiners and kitchen fitters.
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.

The included 30 piece multi profile TCT router bit set provides you with one of the most comprehensive collections of 1/2" shank router bits available. Take on any joining or profiling task with complete confidence and ease with this functional and decorative set, carefully selected to offer the woodworker a choice of bit for all applications. Featuring 4 straight cutting bits, 2 dovetail bits, a selection of classical, ogee, ovolo and more, each cutter profile is clearly detailed in the wooden presentation box. Featuring perfectly balanced machined steel bodies for reduced vibration and smoother cuts, and micro-grain tungsten carbide tipped blades for long lasting sharpness and hardness.

Our professional range of router bits are suitable for use on softwoods, hardwoods, MDF, plywood and chipboard.

The bits are designed in anti kick back style in accordance with strict German DIN standards to ensure maximum operator safety. The 10 to 15 degree shear angle means that the tungsten cutting edges remain in constant contact with the workpiece to provide a softer, chatter free cut. The bits feature right hook angles which guarantee a smooth cut due to the super fast removal of the chips. Combine these benefits with the hard wearing micro grain carbide tips and the perfectly balanced machined steel bodies and you have a premium quality, premium performance router cutter at a realistic price level. Highly recommended by Rutlands for discerning home woodworkers, fine cabinet makers, joiners and kitchen fitters.

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Specifications

Brand Rutlands
R5001 Precision 1/2" Router - 2200W Variable Speed
Power 2200 Watt
Voltage 230V
Variable Speed Range 9000-22000rpm
Plunge Stroke 0-70mm
Collet Diameter 1/2", 3/8" and 1/4"
Base Diameter 160mm
Base Aperture Diameter 65mm
Dust Port Diameter 35mm
Overall Height 340mm
Overall Width with Handles 300mm
Depth Stop 3 Position Revolving
Weight 5.8kg
XT5002 TCT Router Bit Set - 30 Piece - Multi Profile - 1/2" Shank
Straight 6.35mm, 7.94mm, 9.53mm, 12.7mm, 19.1mm
Dovetail 9.53mm, 12.7mm, 15.9mm
Round Nose 6.35mm, 9.53mm, 12.7mm
Chamfer 25 and 45 degree
Sign Lettering 90 degree
Flush Trim 9.53mm and 12.7mm
Slot Cutter 6.35mm
Rabbeting 12.7mm
Pilot 12.7mm
Roman Ogee 3.97mm and 6.35mm
Roundng Over 3.18mm, 4.76mm, 6.35mm, 7.94mm, 9.53mm, 12.7mm
Cove 9.53mm and 12.7mm

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Customer Reviews

Reviews (11)
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Mick Byrne

Fantastic piece of precision equipment that you wouldn't even know was on when using. The power is amazing. For instance I used it for rabbeting today for 3 hours and I didnt feel any resistance or vibration.
Best buy of the year for me, will be using it daily! This is a game changer for the occassional user who wants to up their game.

John Marcus Gray

This is vastly superior to the one it replaces. It is very smooth and, powerful though it is, it is very easy to handle. The depth and fence adjustments are very precise, sound, and easy to use. A joy in every way.

Mike Bristow

I recently brought this router, Looks like a really good piece of kit. It says its ideal to fit into the router table I brought last week from Rutlands. However its too big to fit into the opening on the table !!.
Could be a failure on my part, But just be aware that you need to check this out before parting with your money
Other than that, I have always been very happy with everything I've brought from Rutands.

Nigel Harrington

It's been many years since I bought my last router and wow how they have progressed. Love the slow start and the micro adjustment plus the quality and of course the price. Excellent bit of kit, smooth, quiet and powerful. I only hope I can do it justice.
Just need to look around the workshop now to see what else I need to update. Great stuff Rutlands - as always.

Michael Taylor

Blimey! I have to say I was shocked at the quality of this router for the price! Very solid tool, weighty and of really good build quality. Its bigger than it appears in the photos. I bought it for my router table which currently has a Trend T-Tech Router 2200 Watt motor fitted but without the fine adjust. I have to recommend this tool and well done Rutlands!

James Tickhill

Love the fine height adjustment handle as it makes setting the bit depth so fast and simple. It's bigger than it looks in the photograph which isn't a problem as the motor is very smooth. I had bought it for mounting in my router table however I may now buy a second one for free hand routing. Nice little touch is that it comes with a spare set of carbon brushes. 10 out of 10 for the price.

Robert Caruthers

I bought this router to use specifically in my router table. What drew me to this router was the fine height adjustment handle. My router table is a floor standing unit with open sides so with this router i can easily access the handle to control the cutting depth of the bit. I previously compromised with my old Elu 177 router which meant unbolting and setting up when moving from table to hand use. Now this new router is permanently mounted in the table. I have used the router once so far with a raised field bit and it performed very well. Its a big router so you need to use all three holes in the base to ensure it is held firmly. I'm knocking one star off as Rutlands don't yet offer additional longer screws for the table. My table has a 5mm thick plate and the screws that come with the router only have 10mm of thread. They have worked so far but i'm going to get some longer ones as soon as RutlandS gets stock. Overall great value router and lovely fine height control.

Justin Roades

Excellent value. Leave a very clean finish and no feathering.

Paul Tinker

I can only comment so far on the straight bits. I used the 3/8" diameter bit to groove out a 12 mm deep slot in 8 metres of MDF sheet. Even on the last length the finish on the cut was the same as at the beginning. Great value set.

Dave Akers

Very please with this set. I originally bought the set because I need a 1/2" dovetail cutter that if I bought on its own was going to cost me over £30. Thought I would give these a try and I am really impressed. Previously used Trend cutters but these perform equally in my opinion. Great mix of profiles and nice wooden box. 10 out of 10 from me.

James Caudwell

These are excellent router bits. I use a Makita 3612C mainly mounted in my table using the 1/2" collet. I predominantly use hard woods so my stock is expensive and I can not afford errors. I have so far used the slot cutter and it performed well in tulip wood and left a clean finish. Even at the end of the cut there the finish was clean with no tears. At just over £2 per cutter they represent superb value and shoudn't be compared with the budget 1/2" shank cutters that have small heads designed for 1/4" shank bits. These are proper full size bits.

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Precision 1/2" Router with 30 Piece TCT Router Bit Set

Rutlands
Part No. R5094
£169.99 inc. vat

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