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I am in the market for a new table mounted router. I can't decide between a Porter Cable 3 1/4 hp or a Milwaukee 31/4 hp. Am open to all opinions. Thanks.
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Welcome to the forum, Tom.

I have not tried either of those as I am partial to the Triton TRA001.

Is there any reason you are only looking at those two?

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Are those two routers fixed base? Can't see why anyone would go for a fixed base when a plunge router can do all the same things plus more. I keep about 8-plunge routers mounted in shop made router tables at all times. All work fine. I do like the Triton routers, but I also have others. Malcolm / Kentucky USA
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My woodcraft store says that Triton is not available anymore. Maybe just through them?
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Hello Tom,, welcome to the community...

I can give you a shout out for the Milwaukee. I have one in my table and she's been a workhorse. Handling everything I've thrown at her with ease and without issue. Either one of the three mentioned would be a good choice. Of late, I have read of some 'quality' issues with the Porter Cable products..who knows?? If you go with a Triton, I'm certain, finding one wouldn't be to difficult.
The point made regarding having a plunge option is a good one. Unless you're operating at commercial volume, a good 2 1/2hp unit with an optional plunge base would give you considerably more options. My Milwaukee has never been out of my table, except for cleaning. Early on (prior to have purchase other routers) I would have liked to have had a plunge option available on a bigger router.

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Thanks for the input everyone, I will look further for a Triton.
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My woodcraft store says that Triton is not available anymore. Maybe just through them?
I have not heard that. They just may not be carrying stock.

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Welcome Tom. Just go to amazon.com, they are available and with free shipping. The Triton has some huge advantages in my opinion.

Amazon.com: triton router: Tools & Home Improvement

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