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Default Don't known what to choose betwwen a 2 1/4 or 3 1/4 hp Triton router

I have made my choice for a Triton router for my new table router. But not sure about which one to choose. I will build my table, I do cabinet work and build marble racer. Any help will be welcome.
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Hi thenewlion

If it's for the router table go for the 3 1/4 HP one you can get it for the same price as the 2 1/4 HP one...

From:
http://www.sommerfeldtools.com/item....c001&d=161&b=2
http://www.sommerfeldtools.com/item....01kc&d=161&b=2
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bit higher from:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw...router&x=0&y=0


But the 2 1/4 HP one from sommerfeldtools comes with many extra items like a lift kit..


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I have made my choice for a Triton router for my new table router. But not sure about which one to choose. I will build my table, I do cabinet work and build marble racer. Any help will be welcome.



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Welcome to the forums thenewlion. Questions will be gladly answered if asked. Help is just a question away.




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Whilst I have the larger one permanently in my table, I must mention that the smaller one has the ability to adjust the height from above, this is an important factor for some people.

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I am now the proud owner of a Triton 3 1/4 hp router, the Triton router his my 3rd router along the Makita (20 years old and still in very good condition)and the craftsman (15 years old). When I visited the store this morning the had refurbished unit for $159. I have put the router thru the test and works like a new one.
I will now build the a router table to house the new arrival. I have ask one of my friend a machinist to build me a lift kit to adapt to the Triton, it will be a side monted one connecting to the micro adjuster knob. He seem to be very confident it will work. Will post picture when it is done.
Got to go got a table to build.
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Good choice with the 3 1/4 Triton. It's maybe a bit heavy for free hand but that's just a good excuse for another router. It will cope with just about anything you want it to do in the table.

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Hi thenewlion

Just my 2 cents

You don't need the lift kit ,, with a offset wrench you can change the bits from the top side of the table top,,,and the router only needs to move up or down by a inch the norm...
Most routers will not move the collet nut up over the top of the table..most come up flush or to say almost flush...and if you use a 3/8" thick mounting plate it will below the top..

But if you can get one made for zero go for it free is for me also..

http://www.sommerfeldtools.com/searc...=&c=wrench&t=s

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I am now the proud owner of a Triton 3 1/4 hp router, the Triton router his my 3rd router along the Makita (20 years old and still in very good condition)and the craftsman (15 years old). When I visited the store this morning the had refurbished unit for $159. I have put the router thru the test and works like a new one.
I will now build the a router table to house the new arrival. I have ask one of my friend a machinist to build me a lift kit to adapt to the Triton, it will be a side monted one connecting to the micro adjuster knob. He seem to be very confident it will work. Will post picture when it is done.
Got to go got a table to build.



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Do you mind saying what this attachment is? A marble roll.

Harrysin, you from OZ arent' you? With the big Triton you don't get the above table device? Not that has anything about you being for the OZ.

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Do you mind saying what this attachment is? A marble roll.

Harrysin, you from OZ arent' you? With the big Triton you don't get the above table device? Not that has anything about you being for the OZ.

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Hi Steve, that's right, the big Triton, which was invented here in Australia, does not have above table height adjustment but is still in MY opinion just about the best router for table use.

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