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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 12-09-2009, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks to forum feedback I decided to go with a 3 1/4 HP router rather than a 2 1/2 HP. To my amazement Woodcraft Seattle had Triton 2400 watt routers on sale for $179 so I made the plunge.....so to speak.

After getting it home unpacking and making a couple of freehand passes I realize that softstart is a must have feature on this size of router, it's a brute however the machine is going spend most of it's life in a custom table so softstart was not a deal breaker.

The queston I have, is a 3/8 phenolic plate strong enough to hold up to the weight of a 13 # router?

The only negtive comment I have with the router is that the table top adjusting tool was not included, hopefully WoodCraft can help me out.

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Hi, I think for 179.00 you have the older model 3-1/4hp router. The new 3-1/4 hp Triton has the above table feature now. There is a crank in the box. The new model should be above 200.00. Yes a 3/8" phenolic plate is fine.

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Thanks James, just after I posted this I read a previous post and realize I got a new/old model without the lift and of course no lift adjuster. Now I'm a little disappointed in WoodCraft because we discussed Triton and rumor of Chapater 11 befor I purchased the router, not a word was mentioned about being an old model.

I thought I had a real score......you get what you pay for I guess
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Well it's still a good router. I have a 2-1/4hp Triton that I just replaced with the new 3-1/4hp Triton.

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Thanks James, just after I posted this I read a previous post and realize I got a new/old model without the lift and of course no lift adjuster. Now I'm a little disappointed in WoodCraft because we discussed Triton and rumor of Chapater 11 befor I purchased the router, not a word was mentioned about being an old model.

I thought I had a real score......you get what you pay for I guess

Hi Ed,

I doubt the new Triton will go into Chapter 11..

The old GMC Worlwide Pty Ltd who owned GMC and Triton was an Australian company that did go into receiver/Manager here in Australia in March 2009.

The current Triton stock, trade names etc., I believe, is now owned by a Swiss company (Powerbox AG?). and is issuing new stock here, in the US and Europe.

They even have a re-badged Triton for sale by CMT in Italy.

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Good going on you recent purchase, yes to the soft start on any router. As for the "misunderstanding", that cools me to Woodcraft, never did any business with them and not sure I will.

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I spoke with Woodcraft this morning they seemed unaware that a less expensive 3 1/4 hp model Triton is available. I like the store so I'm not about to give up on them yet, as for the router itself the quality seems to be very good. I emailed Triton head office North America to see what they have to say.

For what it's worth the box is labelled as a 1/2" Triton Precision Router Model TRA 001 although the router tag indicates that it is a model TRC 001

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I spoke with Woodcraft this morning they seemed unaware that a less expensive 3 1/4 hp model Triton is available. I like the store so I'm not about to give up on them yet, as for the router itself the quality seems to be very good. I emailed Triton head office North America to see what they have to say.

For what it's worth the box is labelled as a 1/2" Triton Precision Router Model TRA 001 although the router tag indicates that it is a model TRC 001

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Let me know if you get a response from them. I have an issue with my 3 1/4 HP router and have emiled them twice about it without a response.
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Sommerfeld tools is were I bought my 3-1/4hp Triton. The new stock # that has the above table adjustment shows to be TRA001.

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WoodCraft's web site has the Triton 3-1/4hp #TRC001 on special for $179.99. This is a new router but the older model without the above table adjustment. They even have not note saying so just above the price.
Buy TRITON 3-1/4 HP Router, Model TRC001 at Woodcraft.com

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Sommerfeld tools is were I bought my 3-1/4hp Triton. The new stock # that has the above table adjustment shows to be TRA001.

Routers-Sommerfeld's Tools For Wood

WoodCraft's web site has the Triton 3-1/4hp #TRC001 on special for $179.99. This is a new router but the older model without the above table adjustment. They even have not note saying so just above the price.
Buy TRITON 3-1/4 HP Router, Model TRC001 at Woodcraft.com
The TRA001 used to be the 240v unit available in Australia and the TRC001 was the 110v version for nth america.

As far as I know, the TRA001's sold in Australia do not have the above table height adjuster. (but with the OP table, who needs it?)....


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