Ridgid - Laminate Trimmer R2400
Ridgid’s new R2400 laminate trimmer features a variable-speed motor with soft start.
Ridgid’s new R2400 laminate trimmer has several nice features and one glaring liability. The tool feels good in the hand, and height adjustments are easy. The variable-speed motor has a soft start and is quiet even at high speed. Bit changes, however, are awkward. Instructions suggest removing the base first, but that’s easier said than done. If you leave the base on, there is barely enough clearance to work a pair of wrenches on the collet.
—Kim Carleton Graves builds furniture and cabinets in Brooklyn, N.Y.