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If my other thread dont help I guess I need a new router. What's the best table only router I need. Going off what I read I need 2 hp or so dont need much over that I think for part time use. I want it to have lift and top side ajustment and bit change a must what yall think I need.

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Hello Andi! Have you looked at the Craftsman? They are priced rite. I have one as do some others, and they are good. I have been happy. There are many routers, however. Most are good. Sears (soft Start) is clearly good, the router starts with out putting a negative reaction when turned on.

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Greetings Andy and welcome to the router forum. Another one from north western Ga, as you can see, I live in Dallas, Ga and another fella lives in Hiram, Ga. There are several others that live in Douglasville, Ga and in the general area. Bob, the member from Hiram, I am sure, will be along shortly.

I have a Ridgid, but I am not pushing that particular one. The Sears has all that you want at a very attractive price as do several others. One way to evaluate the routers is read reviews by folks that have bought them. I think I would really look at the Sears, reason I didn't in the first place was I was not a member of the forum and didn't have the benefit of several good reviews posted here.


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If my other thread dont help I guess I need a new router. What's the best table only router I need. Going off what I read I need 2 hp or so dont need much over that I think for part time use. I want it to have lift and top side ajustment and bit change a must what yall think I need.

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The Triton 2 1/4 is made for the router table and meet all your requirements.

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If it's going to be in a table all the time, you don't need soft start, but, it's nice if you take it out for hand use.
You want variable speed for the bigger bits. I slow my PC890 down with the small ones most of the time.
2 1/4hp minimum. 3 is great for a table.

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well I like my

Milwaukee 5616-24 2-¼ -Max-Horsepower EVS Multi-Base Router Kit Includes Plunge Base and BodyGrip Fixed Base

Amazon.com: Milwaukee 5616-24 2-¼ -Max-Horsepower EVS Multi-Base Router Kit Includes Plunge Base and BodyGrip Fixed Base: Home Improvement

if I was looking for something to have in a table and off the table. but really I decided I needed a router to live in the table and bought

3.25HP Triton Plunge Router
3.25HP Triton Plunge Router-Sommerfeld's Tools for Wood

it is amazing and the sommerfeld people are great to purchase things from but Triton themselves are having financial troubles but that did not scare me off from the product.

I have not regretted buying either router but for table use only the TRITON would win hands down you could go with the 2 1/4 triton if you wanted table and off table use cause the 3 1/4 is big to handle off the table. Also the dust collection on the Triton is great hooked up to my DC
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which craftsman model are you guys talking about?
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Hi Mike

Craftsman 2 hp Soft Start Fixed and Plunge Base Router w/Electronic Feedback, 11 amp - Model 17543 at Sears.com

Craftsman Professional 12.5 amp Fixed/Plunge D-Handle Combination Router - Model 28084 at Sears.com

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I was over at Sears this weekend and thought to myself, if I were to purchase a new router, the 2HP soft start seems a good buy for the money. Unless you are doing a lot of heavy cabinet work (large bits and such), 2 HP is probably as much as any of us really need anyway.
I have also noticed the Hitachi M12V seems to be very popular under tables, but I don't have experience with that one.

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Hi Frank

It's good one and you don't need the big bits to do cabinet work,this router will do it all..on the standard router table
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I was over at Sears this weekend and thought to myself, if I were to purchase a new router, the 2HP soft start seems a good buy for the money. Unless you are doing a lot of heavy cabinet work (large bits and such), 2 HP is probably as much as any of us really need anyway.
I have also noticed the Hitachi M12V seems to be very popular under tables, but I don't have experience with that one.



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