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When the woodworker show comes to town I think I will get a 3hp+ router for my new table (in work). The Triton looks good however, there are some on this forum that think it would be a good boat anchor others swear by it...What ever..

My question would be how do you mount a big plunge router in a table and make adjustments above table with the plunge springs installed? Can the Tritons springs be removed?

My next step possibility would be get a 3 + hp router that is not a plunge router..Who makes them?..

As you can see I'm planning my warm weather projects now..

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Here's just 3 great ones ..

Amazon.com: Porter-Cable 7519 Speedmatic 3-1/4-Horsepower Router: Home Improvement

Amazon.com: Porter-Cable 7518 Speedmatic 15 Amp 3-1/4 HP Fixed Base 5-Speed Router: Home Improvement


"with above-the-table access and adjustment "
Amazon.com: Milwaukee 5625-20 15 Amp 3-1/2-Horsepower Fixed Base Variable Speed Router with T-Handle Height Adjustment Wrench: Home Improvement

http://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-5625...owViewpoints=1

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When the woodworker show comes to town I think I will get a 3hp+ router for my new table (in work). The Triton looks good however, there are some on this forum that think it would be a good boat anchor others swear by it...What ever..

My question would be how do you mount a big plunge router in a table and make adjustments above table with the plunge springs installed? Can the Tritons springs be removed?

My next step possibility would be get a 3 + hp router that is not a plunge router..Who makes them?..

As you can see I'm planning my warm weather projects now..

Thanks and very Happy New Year to all.

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+1 on BJ's post. All three are great routers; I've got the PC 7518 mounted in an Incra/Jessem Mast-R-Lift lift and love it! To some lifts are an unnecessary expense but if you decide you want one, many if not most of the lifts are designed first and foremost for the 7518, offering adapters for smaller sizes. If its going to be table-only, PC offers the 75182 (motor & collet only) that'll save you a few bucks. The OD of the 7518 (motor only) is about 4"

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Don't give up on the Triton

Buy Triton 3 1/4HP Plunge Router at Woodcraft.com

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Thanks for the suggestions. The Triton....again mounting in the table what do you do about the plunge springs?...The PC...those damn "D" handles..you cut em off to make it small enough to be functional?...The more I read about the lifts makes me think it would make the system more accurate in the adjustment area..I have a couple of months to get my plan of attack together and I will continue to lean on you guys to guidance. You have been great and very patient with me...Thank you for your kindness..

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"The Triton....again mounting in the table what do you do about the plunge springs?"

Take it out -- be careful because it may jump out at you!!!

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With the 7518, the motor and collet are removed from the base and installed in a lift. The lift clamps on the motor body.

I've uploaded a picture of mine. It's Incra's customization of a Jessem Mast-R-Lift. It is the Jessem mechanism with Incra's (rare earth) magnetic ring plates. It's an example.
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Thanks Jim,Paul and BJ, The Woodworking show will be here Jan. 29 and I believe I will see if any deals are available on routers..Ive got awhile till it warms up..

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With the newer Triton, there's no need to remove the springs per say. It has a built-in lift, just like the smaller version does. You will only need a hole for the adjusting crank to slip through.

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