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I am in the process of purchasing a new router for my workshop. The one I am interested in is the Triton TRA001.

Any views, thoughts?

Before I outlay the $$$$$


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Many of us like it. I have two

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If it's for table mounting then you couldn't do better but for hand held plunge routing, which can and probably should be the main method of use then I would not recommend it. Whilst more expensive, the Makita RP2301FC is FAR Superior for hand held use.
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Hi Harry

Thanks for your response. I intend to use the Triton with a table.

I have a Makita RP0900 which I mainly use with my dovetail jig.
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Lou, in spite of the many years that you have been involved with woodworking I suspect that you haven't done a great deal of serious routing. I base this on the fact that you have a Makita RPO900 which is quite a small router, only about 1hp with a rather shallow depth of cut and of course it is fixed speed. Hopefully as time goes by and you see the kind of things that can be achieved with a powerful router like the RP2301FC which is about 3.25hp and has variable speed with soft start and uses linear bearings for the smoothest, lightest plunge that I've come across during my 40 years of routing. It also has built in lights but they leave a lot to be desired.

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Lou, in spite of the many years that you have been involved with woodworking I suspect that you haven't done a great deal of serious routing. I base this on the fact that you have a Makita RPO900 which is quite a small router, only about 1hp with a rather shallow depth of cut and of course it is fixed speed. Hopefully as time goes by and you see the kind of things that can be achieved with a powerful router like the RP2301FC which is about 3.25hp and has variable speed with soft start and uses linear bearings for the smoothest, lightest plunge that I've come across during my 40 years of routing. It also has built in lights but they leave a lot to be desired.

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Just read your post in which you mentioned the big router and it made me remember to ask you something that I've meant to ask for a long time but keep forgetting to do. My neighbor is or has been a woodworking when he was less busy, he told me one time about a TV show in which a guy and his son had a woodworking shop in which the only tool in the entire shop was a router. Do you recall anything about such a story?

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he told me one time about a TV show in which a guy and his son had a woodworking shop in which the only tool in the entire shop was a router

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That's a sore subject lol
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I recently purchased the Triton TRA001 for router table use and I am quite pleased. I use two Ryobi RE600 routers for most of my hand held work. Some people do not like a heavy machine for hand held work but I find it is very stable and actually works to my advantage most of the time.

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That's a sore subject lol
Rick, why is that?

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