|Review by SchotterWoodworking||posted 02-04-2011 01:42 AM||4507 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
WOW! This was my Christmas present this year and I have been impressed every time I use this router. The construction of the tool is outstanding to say the least. The brushes are easy to access, the plunge is smooth and easy to control, the rack-and-pinion plunge is very groovy, even the depth turret is user friendly and easy to adjust. The depth stop itself is idiot-resistant and hasn’t slipped on me yet (unlike the Freud model). I didn’t know if I would like the one-wrench collet nut, but it has grown on me. The additional plate has only one drawback from my point of view, the fence that comes with the router is really tight and hard to finely adjust. I don’t think it would ever move after it was tightened down, but it is a challenge to get it in position. I love the power switch cover to keep dust out and prevent accidental start-up and the over-table height adjustment is smooth as butter. The router has plenty of power for its size and isn’t too loud (for a router anyway). Triton has done some serious homework with this one and their router have earned the reputation for consistent quality and precision. If you want a dedicated plunger for all around work, go for this model; that said, if you want one for a router table, you might go for the larger 3 1/4hp model.