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Forum topic by RetiredCoastie posted 03-17-2011 11:14 AM 1596 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-17-2011 11:14 AM

I just got a good deal on the Triton 3.25 hp TRC001 plunge router from Woodcraft and I’m looking to buy a router plate so I can mount it in a table. I’m looking at the aluminum plate from Woodpeckers The plate is 3/8” thick and it’s the only one I can find that has the thickness I will need to support the 13+ lbs that this beast weighs. Do any of you folks know of any issue with this plate or have recommendations for other plates that can support this router. I mainly went with this router due to it’s own built in above table adjustment lift. Any constructive help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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#1 posted 03-17-2011 05:57 PM

I used a Pinnacle plate for that router, works fine. Just be aware that you’ll have to drill a hole for the above-table adjustment tool and the holes mount the router at an oddball angle. Not sure if you’ll have those issues with the Woodpeckers plate. Incra makes a place specifically for the Triton, again I’m not sure how exactly specific it is but with hindsight I’d seriously consider the Incra instead. At the time I was in a hurry and didn’t want to wait for it to be shipped.

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#2 posted 03-17-2011 06:17 PM

Be advised that Pinnacle is just the private label name that Woodpeckers puts on the products they sell through Woodcraft. Pinnacle and Woodpeckers is the same company and their products are functionally identical.

As an FYI, I once bought a router (PC 890)with the built in ability for above the table height adjustments. I was very disappointed with how crudely it worked. I eventually switched to a woodpecker router lift and I have been very happy with it.

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#3 posted 03-17-2011 06:17 PM

I got the Incra and like it. Seems rugged and the magnetic inserts fit well and are easy to change. I had previously used a heavy plastic one, can’t remember the name but it was not a very good choice. Incra has an option for the set of inserts that I also got even though it was probably not a necessity.

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#4 posted 03-17-2011 06:32 PM

Rockler has one that is predrilled for the Triton and I think has the hole for the table adjustment predrilled as well. Check it out at the link below. It is the Group C plate for the Triton but they are only 1/4” aluminum not the 3/8” of the other one.

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#5 posted 03-17-2011 09:09 PM

I would go with the Incra. I much prefer the magnetic rings over Woodpeckers plastic twist-lock.

Note that the mounting holes for the Triton are the same as the PC7518. If you purchase the plate from Incra, you may need to drill a hole for above-table adjustment yourself. You can call them and maybe they will do it for you.

Woodpeck, on the other hand, predrills that hole if you specify it’s for a Triton.

Despite that little hole-drilling issue, I still say go with the Incra.

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#6 posted 03-18-2011 02:30 AM

Thanks all for your experienced advice. I’ve done a lot of research in regards to the router and with few exceptions the Triton has lived up to it’s claims. Time will tell if mine is as good as the claims say. I couldn’t beat the price. It looks like I may be going with the INCRA, but I’ll know more after I have a chance to check it out, hopefully this coming week due to a kind offer from one of our LumberJocks. Thanks all!

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#7 posted 03-18-2011 08:22 AM

Love my Triton and have it dedicated to a table I made using the Pinnacle (Woodpecker) plate and have had no problems with it aside from having to drill the hole that WoodNerd mentioned.

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#8 posted 03-21-2011 04:54 AM

So, the phenolic one is NOT recommendable? I got the Woodpecker one before the router itself, although I might be getting the 2.25 one. Still would need to route that hole.

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