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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-23-2015, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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Still looking at purchasing a router to use on my track saw set-up, and considering the 2-1/2 HP Triton that Peachtree currently has on sale for $159 eDirect Special

Anybody have one and have a recommendation?

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There are very few bad comments about Triton routers Tom. About 1/2 of them had to do with customer service issues which may have changed since I think there is a new distributor. Most of the rest were that it is a little top heavy for handheld use but that may have been mostly for the big one. I really like my Hitachi M12VC in the same power range but I only have it as a fixed base but I think it would be very good as a plunge too. You can get it as a combo for the same price. Hitachis come with a 5 year warranty. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...f_rd_i=desktop

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Still looking at purchasing a router to use on my track saw set-up, and considering the 2-1/2 HP Triton that Peachtree currently has on sale for $159 eDirect Special

Anybody have one and have a recommendation?

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I have a Triton TRA001 in the router table and really like it, but don't know much about the smaller one. But I am with Stick on the Bosch 1617 for hand held use. I have two of them so I can easily switch between tasks without resetting every time I switch. If the small Triton is as good as the larger one, you can't go too far wrong. But the large one is really uncomfortably top heavy for hand held use. Go and handle them both, see which feels right used freehand. There are a number of junky routers, but there are also a lot of good ones as well. Given that, make sure a good quality hand held router feels right in YOUR hands.
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The only issue I would see about Triton is their history of changing ownership. Since Kreg became the USA distributor things are better. The big Triton is popular with forum members but only a few have bought the smaller version. I feel the Bosch models are a much better choice with excellent customer service.

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The only issue I would see about Triton is their history of changing ownership. Since Kreg became the USA distributor things are better. The big Triton is popular with forum members but only a few have bought the smaller version. I feel the Bosch models are a much better choice with excellent customer service.
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I am sold on the Triton 2 1/4 hp and for the best price and service recommend the new USA distributor for Triton - Carbide Processors out of Washington State. Best prices and services ever can be found with these folks. Small company but customer oriented and they know their stuff. That would be my recommendation.

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Jim? When did Kreg give up the distributorship? Are you sure Carbide Processors isn't just retailing the Triton items?

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Guys,

Thanks for the input. The router isn't going to be used " hand-held", but will be used on a carriage for my track saw, primarily for cutting dadoes in panels. I watched a long review video
and the reviewer was pretty enthusiastic. I like the fact that it comes with dust collection included, as well as the edge guide - extra cost on other routers. I stopped by the big box store and checked out the Bosch package, seemed very smooth - although I'm looking strictly for a plunge router. Negative on the Bosch was having to buy the dust collection separately which makes the $160 cost of the Triton very attractive - to bad nobody locally carries them so I can put hands on, as it looks like the rack & pinion adjustment is a little fiddly.

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Mike hooked me up with a Triton TRA001 fixed to a basic Grizzley table. I should have it up and going the next day or two. Will let you know how it fares in my world.

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