|Forum topic by lashing||posted 11-24-2010 02:25 AM||1318 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
11-24-2010 02:25 AM
I’ve had a Triton 2.5 HP router for several years. It has all the features I want in a router. It’s a little plastic and “hobbiest” in build though and slightly underpowered for my taste.
I’m wondering if any tool designers are out there who can tell me why brands like Makita, PC, Hitachi etc are not offering the features of the Triton in their usually pro level package.
For instance; above the table bit change. Above the table height adjustment.
These features have come in handy countless times for me. Why isn’t everyone doing it? Must be a reason.
I know people will start talking lifts. I can’t tell you how many laughs I’ve gotten out of people paying more for a lift then their router. Especially when my Triton is very easy to make minute adjustments as is. Why would I spend $400 on a lift when it’s possible to just put it on the router?
I figure there must be some reason. I’m a pro level user and you won’t catch me buying a “lift” package. It’s like the old example of the US spending millions to make a pen that writes in space and the Russians using a pencil.