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Medickep

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11-24-2013 07:33 PM

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So I had my sites on this triton router advertised for as new never used for 150 but it’s 3 hours away.

Here it is:
http://bend.craigslist.org/tls/4155005249.html

I went to my neighbors house to borrow a router bit and left with this:

He hasn’t said a price but it looks brand new and he had three of them as he is an electrical engineer. Model number 890. It says heavy duty router!! :-)

He also gave me this for free. Not sure how nice it is, but I figured it’s better than my stock rigid one that came with my TS3650. It was new in the package!

Thanks for any advice!

-- Keith


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bondogaposis

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#1 posted 11-24-2013 08:34 PM

I would say it depends whether you need a plunge router or not. They are both good machines, Hell, get both. You can’t have too many routers. BTW, that is a great miter gauge, I love mine.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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HerbC

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#2 posted 11-24-2013 09:06 PM

My advice: Thank this friend and hope he continues to like you…

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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#3 posted 11-24-2013 10:41 PM

In the event the PC doesn’t work out for you and you decide to move forward with the Triton, keep in mind that it sells on Amazon for ~$250.
Driving 6 hours (round trip) to save $100…...............

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Medickep

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#4 posted 11-24-2013 10:45 PM

Thanks guys. At this point I don’t know what type of router I want, but it’s going on a router table connected to my TS. I’m glad to hear this miter gauge is good too!

-- Keith

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firefighterontheside

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#5 posted 11-25-2013 12:29 AM

I just bought the triton on amazon last month. Haven’t used it a lot. It’s mounted in my table. I am easily able to change bits above the table. It’s a beast. Don’t think I would ever use it handheld. I now have my hitachi to use for strictly handheld work.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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Medickep

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#6 posted 11-25-2013 08:33 PM

Well the PC is working good and has more features than the old craftsman I was using, but I was surprised I have to make two passes when making a rabbit for my router plate! Is that normal?

-- Keith

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Todd

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#7 posted 11-25-2013 08:45 PM

I have the 3 1/4 hp Triton. It is permanently mounted in my table, and like Bill said, it is a beast and I wouldn’t use it handheld. I have a lower power router for handheld use.

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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firefighterontheside

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#8 posted 11-26-2013 05:19 PM

Is that PC single speed or speed selectable. Sounds like you need more speed.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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Medickep

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#9 posted 11-26-2013 05:56 PM

Ya it goes up to 20,000, but it could be my learning curve!

-- Keith

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