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Had a Macallister router in my Kreg table which has just shed a bushing on one of the plunge tubes. Cannot remove the casing (and have lost confidence in this cheap but powerful tool) so need to buy a replacement.

Have identified a 3 HP Triton as a good bet for 200. Is there anything better?
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NO.........(IMHO).

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I am also thinking of upgrading one of my "in table" routers for a little more power to make raised panels. I have been looking at the Tritons as well. All the info I have seen is rather positive.

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if you go to Power Tools | Wholesale Tool Warehouse - Tools at Wholesale Prices Direct to You ,you will find triton routers cheapest in uk.tra001 3 1/4 hp 176
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Thanks but too late. Got one from ebay a few pounds more. Have been very pleased with it. The facility to raise and lower from the top and easily change bits from the protruding chuck is a vast improvement on my previous machine. Only problem so far is an overly tight collet.
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i have tryed all makes of router and triton is the best, i am going to invest in two more, as i think you cant get any better,
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i have tryed all makes of router and triton is the best, i am going to invest in two more, as i think you cant get any better,
I've been reading the reviews and they seem like a top router for sure. I personally like a few others believe some of the control knobs, etc, are over-plasticized compared to other models. Could you provide any first hand experience to what I've read in reviews regarding my concerns? Nobody carries them locally to inspect in person.
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Brett, I have been using a Triton for many years, mainly inverted in my router table.

I have never had an issue with the knobs.

In fact, with the switch not being on the handles, I find them very easy to use.

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The test is whether the material is appropriate for the application. Plastic is not for gears or ratchets (a previous Triton fault) but better than metal for switches. So far all my knobs do their jobs very well.

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