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I just purchased the Triton TRA001 router, but I am starting to second guess my decision. I have been looking for a larger router to augment my PC 690 and plan to use the Triton in the router table.

After reading some reviews and doing more research I am still confused about the router's features. Some people have said that the Triton cannot be adjusted from above the table while others say that it can. The product description lists this as a feature, but I want to be sure. Does the TRA001 3.25 HP router have above the table height adjustment?

Also, I am not finding any base plates that are made for this router. I assume I will have to but a blank and drill all the holes? I would like to have a plate with removable rings. Does one exist for the TRA001?

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I just purchased the Triton TRA001 router, but I am starting to second guess my decision. I have been looking for a larger router to augment my PC 690 and plan to use the Triton in the router table.

After reading some reviews and doing more research I am still confused about the router's features. Some people have said that the Triton cannot be adjusted from above the table while others say that it can. The product description lists this as a feature, but I want to be sure. Does the TRA001 3.25 HP router have above the table height adjustment?

Also, I am not finding any base plates that are made for this router. I assume I will have to but a blank and drill all the holes? I would like to have a plate with removable rings. Does one exist for the TRA001?

Thanks all

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Hi Tony - Welcome to the forum
According to Triton website the answer to above table stuff is yes
SAVE $59.01 - Triton TRA001/TRC001 3-1/4-Horsepower Precision Router $269.99

Here is one source for predrilled plates:
INCRA Solid Aluminum MagnaLOCK RT Plates
Kinda pricey but a good plate. You can always pick a plate you like and drill it yourself. As long as one of the inserts will accept guide bushings, centering is a snap. Even if you buy an expensive plate it is no guarantee that it won't need some "adjustment" to get your router to center properly. I bought one of the Incras' for my Freud and it still required the judicious application of a die grinder to get it to center up.
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Hi Tony

The confusion probably arises over the fact that whilst, so far as I know,the smaller Triton has always had built in above the table height adjustment, the bigger 3.25 HP one didn't.

In the last year an updated 3.25 HP Triton was released which does now have above the table adjustment. Apart from that feature it still looks much the same as its predecessor. My one is the older one and I have solved it with a Routerraizer kit.

There are a lot of heavily discounted Tritons being advertised at the moment and I suspect these may be older stock without the above the table adjustment feature.

I've avoided quoting model numbers as I am aware that there are minor differences depending on the market in which they are being sold.

I cannot help you on the plate, as I use mine in the Triton table, which it was designed for and into which it automatically fits.

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Thanks John and Peter. I will check the model before I purchase it (its reserved at the moment awaiting arrival at my local store) to make sure it has above-the-table adjustment.

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Also, any of the plates for the Porter Cable 7518/7519 should work as it's the same pattern. You do need to drill your own hole for the adjust crank for above the table.
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do a little search & you find out that their is a big sale from Triton
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I have a Triton 3-1/4hp TRC001 in one of my tables. It is the newer model with the above table winder. I believe the TRA001 is the older version without the above table adjustment.

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Rockler has predrilled plates.

Either their own or by Bench Dog.

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I belive they even have rings for inserts.

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Tony-

A couple other people mentioned the sales on Tritons... I just purchased one from highlandwoodworking.com for $199.00. I think shipping was about $13. It is the new TRC001 3.25 hp with the level winder included.

Good luck with your choice. My new Triton should show up on Friday.

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I have a Triton 3-1/4hp TRC001 in one of my tables. It is the newer model with the above table winder. I believe the TRA001 is the older version without the above table adjustment.
Hi James,

I have the older TRA001 (240V) and it does not have the winder.
This model was not available in the US.
I think the US model was the TRC001 (110V)

I believe the current model TRA001 (110V) available in the US has the winder.

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