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I read with interest Bob156235's quiry about mating up a Triton router with a Router raizer. All of my research regarding Triton Routers, and I have even gone so far as to talk to HTC Products ( the new owners of the Triton line), boasts of above table height adjustment and bit changes. I have not yet used a table mounted router, but I am about to. Soooo, with tongue in cheek, I just really have to ask the QUESTION; Why use a router lift with a Triton Router.
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Hi Ken

There are two sizes of Triton router. The smaller one has built in above the table adjustment, so doesn't need the Router Raizer. The bigger one doesn't have above the table adjustment so can benefit from being combined with one.

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Hi Ken

There are two sizes of Triton router. The smaller one has built in above the table adjustment, so doesn't need the Router Raizer. The bigger one doesn't have above the table adjustment so can benefit from being combined with one.

HTH

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Have you used the 3 1/4 HP Triton? I was thinking og getting one for my router table when I build one? Idea is to leave it in place in the table and use the 2 1/4 HO Triton for hand held work.


Can you adjust the speed on the triton 3 1/4 HO router?
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Hi Ho: The short answer is yes. I also planned to use the 3 1/4 hp Triton on the table, but don't yet know if the company will be viable and have parts etc. in the future. The Sommerfeld approach is to use a pattern bit to route out the support aluminum beneath the bit to a circle large enough to allow a bent wrench access to change bits above the table. This approach appears to work.

I just installed a router raizer on my Freud and am happy with the way it works. The Triton has the ability to change position quickly and then precision adjust the height. Sommerfeld claims that with his matched height bit sets the router raizer is not necessary.

So, as usual it depends. You may have to remount the router on the table plate with the router raizer, so if you may want to add it later I recommend going to the web site and see how the router is oriented. They even have a good template online that you can download.

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I read with interest Bob156235's quiry about mating up a Triton router with a Router raizer. All of my research regarding Triton Routers, and I have even gone so far as to talk to HTC Products ( the new owners of the Triton line), boasts of above table height adjustment and bit changes. I have not yet used a table mounted router, but I am about to. Soooo, with tongue in cheek, I just really have to ask the QUESTION; Why use a router lift with a Triton Router.
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Hi Ken,

I spoke with the receivers for GMC/Triton early this month. The spare parts stock and all patents, intellectual property has been bought by a Swiss company, Powerbox AG.

HTC products only claim in their web site to be the new US and Canada distributors.

So Triton may be back into the market. They were made in Taiwan, like so many manufacturers these days.

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Hi Scott,

Just wondering if you have any figures to back up that 25% return rate?
(cause of failure?)

This figure seems to be at odds with the rest of the Triton market (Aust., US, Canada, UK, Europe)

I have a 3.25hp router and have had no problems.

There have been the odd problems, as with any product, but nothing like 25%.

I have no association with Triton, just a happy user for may years.

James

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Hi Scott

Thanks for the post .. I though it was just me but I have one of the Triton routers ( 2 1/4 HP ) duds ,boat anchor,door stop,etc. 200.oo dollar error on my part




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I have the 3 1/4hp triton router and enjoy it a lot. It has plenty of power and is super easy to adjust underneath of the router table.
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I own the 3-1/4 HP Triton and installed the Router Raizer through a Rockler plate and it works fine - smooth running and nearly effortless bit height adjustments. It has power to spare while plowing 3/4" datos or raising panels, and bit changes are a breeze. Don't know about the 25% return rate though - I must be in the 75% category!

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Incidently, I live in Poulsbo, Washington and my wife bought the router as a Xmas gift from... you guessed it, Woodcraft in Seattle!
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I have mounted my Triton 2-1/4 HP router in my Incra router table. After drilling a 1/2" hole in the plate, to accept the height adjustment knob for above table adjusting, I dropped it in and was off an routing. I like this router a lot; soft-start, good power and ease of height adjustment without the need for a router raizer. I have not used it all that much, so I can't chime in on it's reliability. But so far so good. And all my routs have been dead-on with the height adjustment and Incra fence system.
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