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Forum topic by Micah Muzny posted 12-18-2013 12:04 AM 1440 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Micah Muzny

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12-18-2013 12:04 AM

Highland woodworking has a Triton 3-1/4 HP Plunge Router with free Belt Sander on sale right now for $249, is this a good deal? http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/triton3-14hpplungerouter-2.aspx

or they have the 2hp router with the free belt sander for $219.


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#1 posted 12-18-2013 12:09 AM

I think it’s a good deal. Don’t know how good the belt sander is but the routers awesome.

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#2 posted 12-18-2013 12:11 AM

Yeah I hear good things about the router, I am actually looking to buy one and came across this. I wasn’t in search for a belt sander but I could always use a one if it is free lol.

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#3 posted 12-18-2013 02:28 AM

Good deal. Get it. I just picked up the same router for 199 shipped. Had I known this deal was coming I may have waited as I could use the sander.

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#4 posted 12-18-2013 05:03 AM

Since Freud is not making routers, Triton really has a lock on the router with built in lift market.
Others try, but none are as good as the Freud and Triton solutions.

You could spend that much on just a router lift, so I think you are on the right track with the purchase.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#5 posted 12-18-2013 05:08 AM

+1 willie. Triton has been one of the top routers for prob like 4 or 5 years now. A few years back (I’m horrible with time could be 2 could be 6years lol) fine woodworking rated it at #1. I’m sure u can find the review somewhere

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#6 posted 12-18-2013 02:00 PM

I’ve got the 3hp Triton that I picked up a few months ago for $260, but instead of the belt sander, I got a template set. Was a pretty decent deal at the time, seems a lot better now. I’m rather happy with the router. Was looking into getting a 7518 + some sort of lift at the time, but this came in at less than half the price. Haven’t found any reason to regret the decision.

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#7 posted 12-18-2013 03:24 PM

I have 4 routers but my go to router is a 2 1/4 HP Triton ,most reliable,easy to use and powerful enough .the worm gear on the older models were plastic but the newer models now are metal.l

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#8 posted 12-18-2013 04:18 PM

Get it!!!

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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#9 posted 12-18-2013 07:28 PM

Here’s that review
http://www.finewoodworking.com/media/RouterTables.pdf

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#10 posted 12-18-2013 08:47 PM

I have the big Triton under my router table and love it!

Bill

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#11 posted 12-19-2013 10:41 AM

I looked at the Triton’s a couple of years back and wanted one, but apparently at that time Triton had some issue and couldn’t build enough of them, so almost nobody had them in the states. I waited a few weeks and when there was no sign of the backlog changing, I ended up canceling my order and getting the Milwaukee. My only regret is that the Triton looks so much easier to deal with when it comes to making adjustments.

I saw that same deal at highland and thought it looked like a great deal, by the way.

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