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I'm laying out the plan for my Kreg Router Table purchase.

I plan to buy the Kreg Table with the Kreg Stand, Kreg Fence, Kreg Power Switch, Kreg Mico Adjuster, Kreg Casters.

I'm leaning towards the Triton 3.25 HP Router, mounted with the Incra Magnetic Router mounting Plate, Incra CleanSweep, and the required adapters and hoses from Rockler.

What do you guys think of this package. I really wanted to prioritize dust collection. Kreg hasn't come-up with any of their own dust management options for under the table.

I'm hoping the Incra mounting plate & the Incra CleanSweep will deal with the dust issues the Kreg is not designed to deal with.

What do you think of this set-up? Should I be considering other options?
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Steven this combination should work fine. Only you can decide if it is the right set for you. Everyone works with the method they are most comfortable with for the best results.
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Hi Steven, I have my tabletop Kreg table set up permanently with the Triton. I like both except that the weight of the Triton is too great for Kreg's mounting plate. Until I can justify a metal plate, I put a block of wood under the Triton to support it when I'm not using it. That keeps the weight and resulting plate-sag to a minimum. The Triton has a dust collection port built in so that's what I use for under the table. Not perfect but it's a good enough set up for my needs.
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Hi Steven, I have my tabletop Kreg table set up permanently with the Triton. I like both except that the weight of the Triton is too great for Kreg's mounting plate. Until I can justify a metal plate, I put a block of wood under the Triton to support it when I'm not using it. That keeps the weight and resulting plate-sag to a minimum. The Triton has a dust collection port built in so that's what I use for under the table. Not perfect but it's a good enough set up for my needs.
I was also looking that the Incra Master Lift 2 and the Porter Cable 3.25 HP Motor. It's costlier route but I think it will outlast a Triton Router.

The MasterLift would also have an advantage in fine adjustments over the Triton. You can micro adjust the MasterLift for 1/2000 an inch.
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The Triton comes with a dust collection hookup for a smaller hose. It works pretty well. Add a dc hose to the fence and you will collect a lot of dust.

This hose fits the Triton dust port perfectly.
https://www.amazon.com/Bosch-VAC005-.../dp/B0000AV78B

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The Triton comes with a dust collection hookup for a smaller hose. It works pretty well. Add a dc hose to the fence and you will collect a lot of dust.

This hose fits the Triton dust port perfectly.
I've made a decision on the Triton router. That's finalized.

The decision between the Kreg and the Incra is the next choice I have to make. The router table will be used in the garage but stored in the storage shed. The garage is at it's vertical limit for holding more stuff without building more garage or parking one of the vehicles outside all the time.

It probably will be the Kreg. As much as I love the features of the Incra, it's Router Table made for someone with a lot of shop space and storage space for a large fence.

The Kreg is a more portable table designed for tight spaces and easy storage.
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You didn't say if your decision was to buy the Triton or not. Something you might want to know is that PC was bought out a few years ago and many think that the quality has slipped since. I used to buy only PC but I personally wouldn't anymore. I had to replace some bearings on some of my older PC tools a couple of years ago and when I took the old ones off I found out that they were some of the cheapest bearings you can buy.

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You didn't say if your decision was to buy the Triton or not. Something you might want to know is that PC was bought out a few years ago and many think that the quality has slipped since. I used to buy only PC but I personally wouldn't anymore. I had to replace some bearings on some of my older PC tools a couple of years ago and when I took the old ones off I found out that they were some of the cheapest bearings you can buy.
PC was bought out by Stanley Black and Decker. Stanley has been farming out parts to the cheapest bidder over the past few years.

Stanley has been slowly screwing up the Dewalt line as well.

Emerson Tool has messed up a couple of favorite brands too.

My router will be a Triton. I'll probably buy it from Busy Bee Tools.
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You didn't say if your decision was to buy the Triton or not. Something you might want to know is that PC was bought out a few years ago and many think that the quality has slipped since. I used to buy only PC but I personally wouldn't anymore. I had to replace some bearings on some of my older PC tools a couple of years ago and when I took the old ones off I found out that they were some of the cheapest bearings you can buy.

I didn't know that Charles, just this year I bought a couple of PC pieces, a belt/ disk sander and a pancake compressor. I really like them but they don't get a lot of use. Before I purchase a new router I'll check out my options, and that is probably going to be a while.
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Steven,

It looks like you've picked out some nice stuff and will have a lot of fun.
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