Over at Home Depot, a past woodworking deal bundle has resurfaced. It’s a two-piece trim router and 1/4-sheet sander combo, for $99.
The idea is that you buy the router and get the sheet sander for free, although the price of the bare router is currently a little lower, at $89. The 1/4-sheet sander is priced at $50.
The router is sized for light duty woodworking or trim applications, and comes with a 1/4″ collet, while 1/4-sheet sanders are typically suited for finish sanding and for getting into corners and edges.
While I haven’t tried any Ridgid routers yet, I have a somewhat older Ridgid random orbital sander that I’m quite fond of. It produces a uniform scratch pattern, is comfortable to use, or at least as comfortable as a sander can be, and it offers okay dust collection.
If you’re in the market for a compact trim router, this is a nice combo to consider. Compared to the current price of the router by itself, this combo essentially offers you the finish sander for just $10 more.
It’s worth mentioning that the router has a variable speed motor with soft-start feature, micro-adjust dial on the base, and LED work light. Looks like it has an easy-to-read speed setting dial, which is always a plus.
This deal is online online, with free home delivery or “ship to store” shipping options.
Not quite a Ridgid fan? Bosch’s variable speed Colt router ($99 via Amazon) is a very popular choice, and Dewalt’s ($120 via Amazon) is a little more versatile, especially if you buy the dual base kit ($169 via Amazon). Only the Dewalt dual base kit is eligible for this year’s $25 off $100+ promo offers.