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#1 posted 10-02-2012 08:31 PM

I found a dual base Ridgid 2hp router for $179 at HD within the past 3months. I appeared to be a closeout, however, I have seen Ridgid do this in the past every so often. You might want to keep an eye out for this kind of deal. When I found this “Combo Kit” box it was mixed in with 3 others of the “fixed base” only at the same price. The best part about these Ridgid tools is the Lifetime Service Agreement. I put the fixed base in my horizontal mortising machine and have the plunge base for handheld work. The moter pops out in a second, and without losing your other settings.

BTW, I also have two of the TRITON routers and they each have their own lifting mechanism for table use. Something to consider if you plan on mounting it on a table. I have the 2 1/4hp and 3 1/4hp models, And have to say that they are a little bulky for handheld but still quite doable. I have the 2 1/4hp model dedicated for using with a router dado jig I made and have no problems with it.

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