Which router table to attach a Triton 3 1/4 router to?

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Forum topic by Micah Muzny posted 01-09-2014 04:31 AM 2147 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Micah Muzny

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01-09-2014 04:31 AM

What is a good router table that pairs with a Triton 3 1/4 nicely?

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#1 posted 01-09-2014 04:43 AM

I would think pretty much any table that you feel meets your needs. The mounting bolts are spaced the same as a PC 7518 if that helps. You’ll want something that lets you snake a hose out the back for dust collection as the Triton has a small dust collection port that will be under the table top. You’ll have to drill a hole in the mounting plate for the height adjustment crank but that’s pretty easy.

That’s great router, BTW. I replaced my PC 7518 with one and haven’t looked back.


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#2 posted 01-09-2014 06:04 AM


Kreg makes a mounting plate specificly for the Triton 3 1/4 hp Router (also fits the 2 1/4 hp model).
You will not need to drill any extra holes in theirs.
I bought one for my 3 1/4 hp last fall for $59.99, and I also bought the extra set of clearence rings for different sized bits.

It’s quite gratifying and not that difficult or expensive to build your own table. You can add drawers later if your so desire.

Best Regards. – Grandpa Len.
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#3 posted 01-09-2014 03:39 PM

Grandpa Len is right. Kreg is the US distributor of Triton products, and they have paired their router table insert plates to work with the Triton routers out of the box. However as TorxNut said, any router table will work as long as you properly drill the holes to fit.

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#4 posted 01-09-2014 04:12 PM

Any table will work, you just need the right plate.

I’ve got the Woodpecker plate for the Triton router:

It’s got a hole in it for the height adjustment. Works fine and I’ve got no problems with it. I got it because the local Kreg distributor where I bought the Triton recommended I go with it over the Kreg plate (even though he sold the Kreg plates but not the Woodpecker plate). Honestly I can’t remember what the reason was anymore though. It’s $40 more, but it is solid aluminum instead of phenolic. I wouldn’t hesitate to make the same decision again.

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Micah Muzny

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#5 posted 01-09-2014 07:48 PM

I will probably just get a table top and make my own base. I was looking at the Kreg, not that I know that the plate will fit it without modification, I may look into it more. Not sure If I should get the whole top table or just the plate. How hard is it to fit a plate to a table top and make the slots for t-track or whatever? Do you just cut out a rectangle then rabbet the sides so the plate sits flush, and cut a dado for the track? Or is there more to it than that?

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#6 posted 01-09-2014 07:54 PM

That’s pretty much it. You might find buying one is almost as inexpensive as building one:

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#7 posted 01-09-2014 07:59 PM

Actually, that’s a very good, no frills router table. I bought one a couple of years ago and it’s very solid. The only thing I would caution you about is that the plate come without router mounting holes drilled: you have to drill your own. Its a small thing to do and there are guides on the back of the plate.

-- Mistakes are what pave the road to perfection

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#8 posted 01-09-2014 08:06 PM

I have a shop built table as well as the LV/Veritas steel table.,43053&p=43885

I can imagine I will be building another router table or 2 down the road, but I can tell you I will never buy another one. I was only a little more then the kreg, but IMO after hours and hours of research it is the best small router table on the market. I have read on here that it pairs nicely with the triton 3 1/4 and I do plan on buying one myself soon.

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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#9 posted 01-09-2014 08:34 PM

One of mine lives in the MLCS heavy duty cast iron table. Universal mounting makes it easy.

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#10 posted 01-09-2014 09:06 PM

I mounted mine in a Rockler table. I had to drill a hole in the plate for the above table heaight adjustment but it was that hard. Just measure very carefully!

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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#11 posted 01-13-2014 08:55 PM

I bought this router at a woodworking show and it came with the Kreg router plate. I also bought the additional level-loc inserts. I recently finished installing it in a router table and discovered that the “level-loc” rings aren’t so level. I’ve tried several of them, and they all sit about .010” below the plate surface. I’m using it with an Incra joinery system, and that dip in the middle makes it worthless for half-blind dovetails. So what I’m saying is I’ll sell you a basically brand new Kreg router plate pre-drilled for the Triton with additional inserts real cheap, but if that dip matters to you I would avoid the Kreg router plates.

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