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Laminate Trimmer R2400

Ridgid - Laminate Trimmer R2400

Ridgid’s new R2400 laminate trimmer features a variable-speed motor with soft start.

$99 (As of 10/1/2005)

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Editor's Review: Laminate Trimmers

by Kim Carleton Graves

review date: October 1, 2005

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.

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Editor Test Results:

Bit Changing Awkward
Base Changing N/A
Plunge/Height Adjustment Easy
Runout N/A
Quality of Cut N/A
Vibration at Handles N/A
Router Table Suitability N/A
Noise Rating Quiet

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Ridgid
Manufacturer's Web Site www.ridgid.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-474-3443
Opening at Base N/A
Built-in Dust Collection N/A
Horsepower N/A
Amps 6 amp
Watts N/A
Volts 120v
Speed 20,000 - 30,000 no load rpm
Collet Size 1/4 in.
Maximum Plunge/Height N/A
Tilting Base N/A
Special Features N/A
Product Warranty 3-year limited service

Have been using this for a few weeks to do edge treatments on case goods (round over or bevel edges, etc.)Like the soft start. And Ridgid as usual gives good attention to details - very long cord with lighted plug, nice case, easy height adjustment, etc. Power has been quite adequate for my needs. Case is nice.I'm not finding the bit changing to be a problem. There is room for the wrenches without removing the motor, and I've gotten fairly fast at changing the bits. It just takes a little practice.I'd buy it again. I'm finding I use it more frequently than I expected. I'm a serious amateur and have been woodworking for close to three years and complete 6-8 projects a year. Usually tables, bookcases, or wall display shelves.

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