|Review by velocette||posted 08-31-2009 09:52 AM||3019 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
- Triton TRA001 3-1/4-HorsePower 1/2-Inch Precision Router
- Brand: Triton | Category: Routers
I have the 3 1/4 HP Triton router and over time have been reading the reviews and note the main complaint is the under the table adjustment. In Australia where the Triton company started there is a large range of wood working accessories. The Triton router table provided easy access to the ratchet winder and the fine adjuster, there is also a dust collector bucket that has two inputs one for the table and one for the router and the bucket is attached via another hose to a vacuum cleaner.
I have used the router to do jobs that I once had to use a spindle moulder to do, the power is more than adequate to do large cope and stick routing and making raised panels (2 3/4) cutter is fine.
The weight seems to concern some of the users in the forum, I find that the weight is an advantage, the soft start does not want to rip the router out of your hands.
My old De Walt was binned after getting the Triton, you had to be very careful at switch on as it wanted to tear out of you hands and the torque made the router skittish due to its light weight. I also use the router in the Triton Biscuit Jointer attachment that fits the router table. The table has clearly marked scales and is adjustable over a wide range. The fence is in two sections that can be adjusted independently, as well each side is spring loaded so that they have plastic shims (supplied) to adjust the fences. The sliding panel in the table makes it easy to feed the job down the table.
Despite it being able to be used out of the table with the adjustable base it is definately better in a table