|Forum topic by skone||posted 1120 days ago||2208 views||0 times favorited||23 replies|
1120 days ago
hi guys. first i want to say how thankful i am for this community we have here. some may use it more than i do, but it has indeed become my first place to turn for help, advice, inspiration, entertainment, etc. re: wood.
that said, i’m looking for 2¢. you can paypal me 2¢ at email@example.com, memo: new router.
just kidding. with the exception of lumberjocks, i continue to learn in a bubble, here. the router purchase i put off earlier in the winter looks as if it may happen now. it’ll be my first router. i have a borrowed deathtrap of a table and old router in the basement now and it’s actually holding me back because i am reluctant to turn it on. i’ve been surfing here, surfing retail, and reading a book called “The Complete New Router Book for Woodworkers” (2006) by Chris Marshall. The book has been very helpful. Among other things, I’d almost bought a palm router several times, based on price. I’m finally committed to a mid-size fixed base. I believe as my only router that’s more reasonable.
Now I’ve read that you can table mount a 3+ HP jobber to a table and use it almost as a shaper, etc. —I have to say that’s likely overkill for me. I want something I can grow into, skill-wise, but that is a big price tag and maybe more than I need. I am thinking 2.25 HP fixed base. (And no, I don’t really understand the HP/RPM game.) Likely I’ll buy via CPO or someone else who can offer a special price. I’m open to Bosch, Porter Cable, Milwaukee, DeWalt and… Triton. You guys have all kinds of reviews and whatnot about all kinds of brands, so I don’t want to ask anyone to be redundant. My question I guess is on the Triton. Highland seems to have the 2.25 HP Triton fixed base for $169. It seems like a huge markdown. Anyone beg to differ on that? That seems to be a deal, right? At the same time it’s 20 bucks more than a refurb Bosch 2.25 fixed base. Hmmm.
The question you all would ask: What are you gonna do with it?
Any help is appreciated, folks.
-- "Take extra care not to lose what you feel" (Winwood/Capaldi/Wood)