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Iím in the market for a 3.25 HP (or similar) router for my router table. Until now, Iíve been using a Skil 1825ómy first router.

I was interested in the Triton with the above-table adjustment, but from what I can see they are impossible to find now. (I live in Canada.) What do you recommend in its place? Is there a close competitor feature- and price-wise?

I do like the above-table adjustment feature. Not having to purchase a separate router lift seems to be a plus. I plan to use it with panel bits.

Thanks in advance to everyone who replies.
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I have a Freud 3.25 h.p. router and it has an above-the-table adjustment wrench. I've had good luck with it so far.
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I have 3 Tritons 3hp
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I’m in the market for a 3.25 HP (or similar) router for my router table. Until now, I’ve been using a Skil 1825—my first router.

I was interested in the Triton with the above-table adjustment, but from what I can see they are impossible to find now. (I live in Canada.) What do you recommend in its place? Is there a close competitor feature- and price-wise?

I do like the above-table adjustment feature. Not having to purchase a separate router lift seems to be a plus. I plan to use it with panel bits.

Thanks in advance to everyone who replies.
I have a table mounted Triton and swear by it....

Check with Kreg Tools for a store near you. I believe they are now the US distributors for Triton.



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Avail Distribution (A KREGģ Company)
201 Campus Drive
Huxley, IA USA 50124
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Web: www.nordis.ca

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Iím in the market for a 3.25 HP (or similar) router for my router table. Until now, Iíve been using a Skil 1825ómy first router.

I was interested in the Triton with the above-table adjustment, but from what I can see they are impossible to find now. (I live in Canada.) What do you recommend in its place? Is there a close competitor feature- and price-wise?

I do like the above-table adjustment feature. Not having to purchase a separate router lift seems to be a plus. I plan to use it with panel bits.

Thanks in advance to everyone who replies.
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James is correct that Kreg is now the North American distributor for Triton but I haven't noticed them particularly active in promoting them. Could be something of a conflict of interest as they also have their name on a lift. The only 3+ HP comparable in terms of being table friendly, IMO, is the Freud 3000 but it is selling in the neighborhood of $350.

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James is correct that Kreg is now the North American distributor for Triton but I haven't noticed them particularly active in promoting them. Could be something of a conflict of interest as they also have their name on a lift. The only 3+ HP comparable in terms of being table friendly, IMO, is the Freud 3000 but it is selling in the neighborhood of $350.
Thanks--very glad to be here!

Hmmm, $350. That is roughly the price I found on a Triton TRA001 at Elite Tools. It seems steep to me. (However, I do live in Canada.)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the TRA001 doesn't have the winding tool for above-table adjustment.
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I have a Milwaukee 5625-20 and a Freud FT3000VCE. Milwaukee seems to be one of the least favorite routers among members of this forum, and I'm not sure why. But honestly, the only reason I bought it was the ridiculously low price I paid for it. The Freud was a $200 Black Friday blow out from Woodcraft two Thanksgivings back.
I have used them both, but neither have been in a table. Both are powerhouses, have sophisticated electronic circuitry, do offer above the table adjusting, and seem suited for a table.
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Thanks--very glad to be here!

Hmmm, $350. That is roughly the price I found on a Triton TRA001 at Elite Tools. It seems steep to me. (However, I do live in Canada.)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the TRA001 doesn't have the winding tool for above-table adjustment.
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The new Triton TRA 001 DOES have an above table crank handle lift included.
NO connection possible for Veritas lift in Veritas table. The big Triton is best router I ever used, but I love the Veritas system too. I will get another router to fit.
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The new Triton TRA 001 DOES have an above table crank handle lift included.
NO connection possible for Veritas lift in Veritas table. The big Triton is best router I ever used, but I love the Veritas system too. I will get another router to fit.
Good to know! I was reading conflicting reports along the way (not here).

May I ask where you purchased yours?

Thanks again.
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I have a Milwaukee 5625-20 and a Freud FT3000VCE. Milwaukee seems to be one of the least favorite routers among members of this forum, and I'm not sure why. But honestly, the only reason I bought it was the ridiculously low price I paid for it. The Freud was a $200 Black Friday blow out from Woodcraft two Thanksgivings back.
I have used them both, but neither have been in a table. Both are powerhouses, have sophisticated electronic circuitry, do offer above the table adjusting, and seem suited for a table.
I went through three faulty Milwaukee orbital sanders (6021-21, all of them) in the last few months of very light use. The soft start and brake both stop working within the first few uses. The power switch become very hard to press once its dust boot sees a little action. The grip is very awkward to me. I know the brake is a wear part, but it shouldn't break on the first or second use like that, especially since I'm not pushing down on it.

That's why I personally avoid Milwaukee like the plague now. It's probably the least reliable tool I've ever purchased and I'm avoiding the brand like the plague.
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