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Medickep

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268 days ago

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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 268 days ago

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 268 days ago

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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Tedstor

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#3 posted 268 days ago

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

338 posts in 362 days


#4 posted 268 days ago

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

3743 posts in 480 days


#5 posted 268 days ago

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

338 posts in 362 days


#6 posted 267 days ago

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 267 days ago

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

3743 posts in 480 days


#8 posted 266 days ago

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

338 posts in 362 days


#9 posted 266 days ago

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

-- Keith

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