Rabbet: A groove cut into the side of a board that is against one edge.  Differs from a dado based on its location in the board.

Random Orbital Sanders:
A versatile power sander of which the motion is random, so that sanding marks on the finish are reduced.

Rated Speed:
Speed measured when the tool is operating at the rated voltage and loaded to work at the rated load current.

Recoil start -
(also called manual start, pull start, or zip start) refers to a method of starting an internal combustion system, usually to that of small machines, such as lawn mowers and chainsaws.

Rectifier:
An electronic module to convert AC to DC.

Regulator:
An electronic device to regulate and maintain an output of Voltage or current or both.

Removable brush access:
Allows carbon brushes to be replaced on your powertool to prolong the life of your tool.

Resistor:
An object having resistance.  A resistor is a conductor inserted into a circuit to introduce resistance.

Respiratory Protection:
A device placed on your face used to filter the air you breathe.  Available in various styles including disposable face masks, half face respirators, and full face respirators.

Router:
A Rotary powertool used for shaping the edges or creating grooves in woods.

RPM:
Revolutions Per Minute.  A measure of the speed of rotation of a motor.

 

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