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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-02-2008, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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On a previous posting I asked for opinions on the Bosch 1617EVSP router vs. the Triton MOF001. I want to buy my second router. The one I own is a Porter Cable that must be a couple of hundred years old and due for retirement.

I will mostly be using it in a router table, but there will be times when I will use it without the table. I like the Bosch because it comes with the micro-adjusting edge guide, but most reports I've read rate the Triton as their top pick. Now I've read in this forum that I would probably need to buy a dedicated base to mount the Bosch in a table, and I'm picking up - possibly erroneously - that the Triton was pretty much made to hang under a table, and someone mentioned a "problem" with it's templet kit. Of course, since I'm a router moron, I could have misinterpreted that remark.

Money is not an issue, but because I don't know how seriously I will be getting into routing, I don't want to buy two.

I'm more confused than ever. Please either help me make a decision or point me to a good psychoanalyst.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-03-2008, 02:03 PM
 
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Default Bosch/Triton Base Plates

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On a previous posting I asked for opinions on the Bosch 1617EVSP router vs. the Triton MOF001. I want to buy my second router. The one I own is a Porter Cable that must be a couple of hundred years old and due for retirement.

I will mostly be using it in a router table, but there will be times when I will use it without the table. I like the Bosch because it comes with the micro-adjusting edge guide, but most reports I've read rate the Triton as their top pick. Now I've read in this forum that I would probably need to buy a dedicated base to mount the Bosch in a table, and I'm picking up - possibly erroneously - that the Triton was pretty much made to hang under a table, and someone mentioned a "problem" with it's templet kit. Of course, since I'm a router moron, I could have misinterpreted that remark.

Money is not an issue, but because I don't know how seriously I will be getting into routing, I don't want to buy two.

I'm more confused than ever. Please either help me make a decision or point me to a good psychoanalyst.

It might be worth while to check out the "base plates" that Oak Park Offers. You might find a Universal Plate that will fit your needs, there are several to select from. I have the Bosch look alike from Craftsman and find the router, accessories, base plates etc all fit neatly into the Oak Park Table. All the bits, Jigs and Fixtures, Collars etc also work fine. Sorry, I don't own the Triton - so can't compare.

I see no need for a "special" base. The Bosch is a combination Plunge and fixed base router. (Comes with two bases). What may be confusing is the Router Plate (which fits into the router table and has the router attached to it), with the Router Base (which is attached to the Router Base and not used in the router table) ? Totally confused yet? I Hope this helps.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-12-2008, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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I appreciate the help. I went with the Triton for two reasons: 1. Read so many good reports about it, and 2. The heavy discount on the Bosch expired.

So many people on this forum have bragged about Oak Park, I'm probably going to go with one of their router table tops.

Thanks for the help.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-12-2008, 10:38 PM
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Oak- Park, The Router Workshop and this site are of the same family. This may be the ONLY place where you will get 100% router help. I have purchased items from Oak- Park and they are exactly what they say. Their service is as good as anyone and they truly specialize in the router. Good Luck. -Derek
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