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Sorry for the long post, cliffs at the end. I recently joined your forum, and I'm very happy to have found it! You have a great community with so much information! I have never owned a router, but I recently moved into a home built in the 70's and my wife and I have been remodeling. We bought doors and drawer fronts when we redid our kitchen. But I would like replace all of the old-style cabinet doors throughout the house, about 30 in all, and i would like to build them myself.

I recently placed an order at Woodworker's Supply for a Triton 3 1/4 HP router, as well as an order at Grizzly for a router table. I would love to have the time to build my own table, but right now I need to work on the project itself. Woodworker's gave me an ECD for delivery, and when that date approached, I emailed them for a tracking number. They were nice enough to call and leave a message that they would no longer be selling that router, as it was no longer in production, and that they had cancelled my order. My credit card was never charged.

So now I am in the market for a table-mounted router to make raised panel doors. I was excited to find the Triton, as well as the 20% off coupon at Woodworker's. It seemed like a great value to someone like me that would not be using the router daily for production use, but only occasionally for personal use. I see praise for the Porter Cable, and I have a PC miter saw that is great, but the price gives me sticker shock. The Hatachi M12V2 seems like a good price, but I have no experience with that brand and I would like to be able to buy accessories that aren't brand custom. Other than those, what else should I be looking at? I'm feeling information overload, and could really use some help!

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Ordered Triton 3 1/4 from Woodwork's.
Woodworker's cancelled my order, no longer selling the big Triton.
What to buy for raised panels?

Thank you in advance.
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My guess is that the Triton is still on the shelves of numerous other distributors. You might check highlandhardware.com - they are the best people I know of to deal with. Not that there aren't plenty of other good ones, but they have never disappointed me, and considering the oddities I occasion to need, they are super-good! OPG3
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Paulie,

I kind of went through the same thing with Woodcraft. Except, I'm the one that cancelled the order after three delivery date changes; 5/1 then 7/1 and finally 9/1.

I contacted Sommerfeld Tools to see if it was in stock and promptly ordered it.
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Paulie, there are many routers which will do the job you want. Lots of changes in new models so as you compare them look for the depth of plunge, opening in the base and be sure the router is at least 2-1/4 hp. Many of the new models offer LED work lights which help you view the work area. If you are looking for a good deal on lots of power the Makita 3612C model has been discontinued but will have support for many years from Makita. This is a 3-1/4 hp rated plunge router and very popular. The best thing is you can get one for about $186 while supplies last. (This price was quoted to me by Renu Electric in Detroit last week) I am a big fan of Bosch routers; I own two 1617's and just purchased the new MRC23EVSK. These are industrial quality routers which stand up to hard use and have parts and service readily available. Any of these routers will handle your jobs. There are others which will perform well too, you need to make your decision based on how the controls work and the things I mentioned earlier. By the way, the new Bosch "23" has a full 3" plunge depth!

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I own a Hitachi 12" sliding compound miter saw and sold my Dewalt the ugly green thing works great...The few people I know who own the Hitachi router say it is great, I own 2 Porter cables and a Ridgid palm router for small jobs and these work really well. that is my 2 cents Good Luck

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Thank you for the replies.

I did see the Triton at Sommerfield, but it's about $70 more than I was going to pay at Woodworker's. Burns me to pay that much more for the same tool. I also checked Highlandhardware, they don't carry the 3 1/4 Triton anymore either. I haven't called Renu Electric, but I'm not finding any kind of online ordering information for them. Online prices for that Makita are over $300 new.

I guess I'll do some homework on the Hitachi. It's in my price range, seems like a good value. Thank you again for the help!
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Paulie, this situation is why I have been campaigning to bring back the voluntary listing of states/provences on member profiles. Knowing the location of a member allows us all to provide the best information on shopping or service with out compromising a members privacy. I have purchased many items from Renu, very rarely does someone offer a new product for less. As far as the Hitachi goes it is designed to compete against the 1617. Appearance and the control functions are slightly different, the plunge action is softer.

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Hi Mike,

I should have mentioned I'm in Wichita, KS. I haven't called Renu to check their prices or see if they ship here. I only looked at their web page.

Amazon has a great price on the Hitachi M12V2. I just haven't researched it enough to know if I will be frustrated using it.

This will be my first router. I'm planning on leaving it in the table mount, and getting a second, smaller router for hand use. That will be another decision in itself! I research stuff to death, but I find it as much fun as using the actual product after I've made up my mind. Even better if I can find good 'value'. Not necessarily looking for the cheapest price, but a good deal on quality equipment.

Not knowing anything besides what I've read on these forums, I think I'm looking for 3+ HP, a large opening for panel bits, and above the table adjustment if possible? I know I have a lot to learn, I'm still doing searches on older threads looking at all the information.

Thank you all again for your input.
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Woodcraft still has the Tritons listed.
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