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Just before Christmas my good friend John bought a new Triton TRA001. Soon after he was in my shed and watched me do some routing with one of my two Makita routers fitted with MUSCLECHUCKS and he was very impressed. Well, a couple of weeks later he asked me for details as to how to order one and of course I obliged. He received it several weeks ago and a few days ago I received an email from him an extract of which follows.


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Thank you so much for organising the muscle chuck, I find it a fantastic addition and it makes thing’s so easy to change bits now, especially when using the Gifkins dovetail bits that your always changing from the straight cutter to the dovetail cutter.

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Another happy musclechucks user, Harry.

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Harry,

What number MUSCLECHUCKS did your mate get for the Triton TRA001 and are there any extras that you would recommend to get at the same time. Where did he source it from. Lucky enough to have a gift card from Carbatec and seriously thinking of this router. Thanks in advance.

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Hi Ross, the MUSCLECHUCKfor the current model Triton is type 8 and can be ordered via this forum in order to get a 5% discount

Quick Change Router Chuck - Camless Router Chuck - Dewalt - Porter Cable - Festool - Hitachi - Bosch - Makita - Trend - Freud - Fein - Metabo - Carvewright

A 1/4" reducer sleeve is the only addition that I considered, it is more precision than any of the several that I already have. I know that you will be very happy with the Triton/Muslechuckcombination.

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Thanks very much Harry for taking the time to answer a novice. We returned the AEG (50mm plunge) back to the big green shed today.

Will be going to Brisbane in a month or so and will go to Carbatec and pick up a Triton. I think they have a Bosch® 1600W CE 1/2" Router(76mm plunge) but its $499.00 and getting out of my reach.

Just to check the MUSCLECHUCKS are already 1/2" and the reducer sleeve you mention above is a 1/4" collett.

I'll get the router first and go from there.

Again thanks for the advice Harry it is much appreciated.

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No probs. Ross. In my humble opinion the Triton with a plunge of about 66mm, increased by about 12mm with a MUSCLECHUCK and offering 3.125 HP will perform any task that you can possibly ask of it now or in the future.

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Thanks very much Harry will order the musclechucks and 1/4" collett after I pick up the Triton. I realise it is a bit on the heavy side but won't be getting a table for a little while. Again thanks for your help.

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It is almost (it is) half the price of my router. For C#1

Do you think the price point is good?
experienced router users, what would you say about this?

I am a nooby. I am so good that I cut my finger first time holding a router bit.
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It is almost (it is) half the price of my router. For C#1

Do you think the price point is good?
experienced router users, what would you say about this?

I am a nooby. I am so good that I cut my finger first time holding a router bit.
I really don't wish to be rude Allen but if a MUSCLECHUCK is half the cost of your present router then my advice is to keep with what you have until you reach the position where you have reached a skill level when it will become obvious that it's time to purchase a BIG 1/2" router and THEN a MUSCLECHUCKwill become your number one priority.
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