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I am aware ther is some questions of the Triton router still being made.

Woodcraft has the 3 1/4 TRC router for $179.00. It seems like a good price to take a chance on what is supposed to be a terrific router. Any opinions?

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Ive used mine alot without any problems. Its table mounted. Since Im new to woodworking I tried feeding red oak too fast once and speed control compensated fast.




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I am aware ther is some questions of the Triton router still being made.

Woodcraft has the 3 1/4 TRC router for $179.00. It seems like a good price to take a chance on what is supposed to be a terrific router. Any opinions?

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Go snap it up before they are all gone, this is a great router for table use but I don't recommend it for hand held plunge routing.
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Woodcraft actually has two different 3 1/4 Tritons listed. The $179 one does NOT include the handle to adjust from above the table. The one for $269 DOES include the handle. I wonder what else is missing in the $179 version or what updates the $269 one has. Quite the price difference if it is just a speed wrench of sorts. I'm new, so I can't post links yet, but search for "triton router and router raizer" and the links are in there.
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Woodcraft actually has two different 3 1/4 Tritons listed. The $179 one does NOT include the handle to adjust from above the table. The one for $269 DOES include the handle. I wonder what else is missing in the $179 version or what updates the $269 one has. Quite the price difference if it is just a speed wrench of sorts. I'm new, so I can't post links yet, but search for "triton router and router raizer" and the links are in there.

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No difference other than handle to adjust above table. The $179 price is probably just to get rid of the older model. If you do not care about the crank option this is a good router for a table. I have a 2-1/4 Triton in one of my tables & just bought the new 3-1/4 with crank handle to replace it with.

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I'm only aware of two Triton routers, the MOF001 which is 2.25 HP and can be adjusted from above. My catalogue shows that it comes complete with winder handle and 7 template guides in addition to the multi-function fence and a straight cutter in the USA and Canada but the handle and guides are supplied as a kit, TGA150, here in Australia and New Zealand!
The TRA001 is 3.25 HP and cannot be height adjusted from above and is shown as coming with the multi-function fence and a straight bit, I don't remember If mine had the bit. Both models have soft start and variable speed.

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I do not know about where you are at, but here in US the 2-1/4 Triton has a built in router raiser with winder handle included. I have one in a table now. There is a new Triton 3-1/4 that now has the same function with crank. Just bought one last month. The older 3-1/4 did not have the above table adjustment. The bolt pattern is the same but the access hole in top of table for crank handle is in different place.

I bought both routers from sommerfeld tools at the woodworking shows. They list the old 3-1/4 as TRC001 & the new 3-1/4 as TRA001. I didn't look at my box to see which one it was labeled. Its the same crank handle that I have for the 2-1/4 Triton.


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