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i'm looking for a router to be strictly in a table, the two most important things i want are above the table height adjustment and bit change. woodcraft has the triton for $199, and the porter cable is $233.....you tube has some nice video's of the triton being used above the table, but i can't find anything on the 890's being used above table.
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I have had a Triton 2-1/4hp mounted in a table & have replaced it with the larger Triton 3-1/4hp router. Both are adjustable from the top. The Triton is an excellent router being mounted in a table. I don't have any experience with the PC890 mounted in a table for comparison. The PC890 is a good router for handheld though. Since this will be a dedicated router for the table & for a little more money, take a look at the Milwaukee 5625-20 3-1/2 Max HP Fixed-Base Production Router. It has some nice features & above table adjustment.

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I had the same requirement - above the table adjustment.

I went with the Triton 2 1/4 hp.

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the above table crank on the triton looks nice, looks like you can crank a bit up and down alot faster with that style of crank, compared to the Pc which has the single knob style .....the triton that im refering to is the 3 1/4 hp version.
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i'm looking for a router to be strictly in a table, the two most important things i want are above the table height adjustment and bit change. woodcraft has the triton for $199, and the porter cable is $233.....you tube has some nice video's of the triton being used above the table, but i can't find anything on the 890's being used above table.
To make bit change easy from above the table. Mount the router in a plate that has easily removable reduction rings (for zero clearance). Remove the ring & with a bent wrench for your router you can change bits without moving router adjustment. Comes in handy when using matching bits as some rail & stile bits are. Putting a rubber grommet in the collet will set your bits at the same height every time without bottoming out the bit.

This style of grommet is firm enough & gives enough movement to allow the collet to grip the bit.
Black 1/2 in. Neoprene Grommet-73578 at The Home Depot

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the above table crank on the triton looks nice, looks like you can crank a bit up and down alot faster with that style of crank, compared to the Pc which has the single knob style .....the triton that im refering to is the 3 1/4 hp version.
Everything is the same on the 3-1/4hp Triton just more powerful .

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To make bit change easy from above the table. Mount the router in a plate that has easily removable reduction rings (for zero clearance).
the plate i was gonna use is the woodpecker Phenolic


i really wanted the porter cable, accessories are alot easier to come by, alot of different base options, etc. but the more i read, the more i'm leaning toward the triton
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the plate i was gonna use is the woodpecker Phenolic


i really wanted the porter cable, accessories are alot easier to come by, alot of different base options, etc. but the more i read, the more i'm leaning toward the triton
That plate should will work fine. If it is to be dedicated to be mounted then all the base options wouldn't matter.

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after more reading , i find alot of people don't like the switch on the triton....the problem with having to tickle it every time you want to do a bit change...i guess if i want 100% i'd have to buy a lift huh?
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Hi Jeff

No need to buy a lift for it, it has one built in and any any time you want to change the bit just push in the lock button in to lock the shaft in place without the need to move the bit up or down..

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