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So I have an opportunity to buy an older TRC001 plunge but I'm a bit confused...

It is 8-10 yrs old so I think it will not have above-the-table adjustment...which would mean having to make or buy a lift...or raid the car jack...

The height adjustment is one of the knobs using a button, push, an orange thing to turn...am I over-complicating this...?

Do I want this if I'm planning on dedicating it in my table...?

Your thoughts are appreciated...

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Hi Nick,

My older TRA001 is the model without the through table winder.

I use mine in an Oak Park Table and have never had a problem adjusting the height. I go slightly higher using the the coarse adjusting knob and them lower to final height with the fine adjust knob.

I am so used to doing it that way, that I don't use the winder with the newer TRB001.
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Hi Nick,

My older TRA001 is the model without the trough table winder.

I use mine in an Oak Park Table and have never had a problem adjusting the height. I go slightly higher using the the coarse adjusting knob and them lower to final height with the fine adjust knob.

I am so used to doing it that way, that I don't use the winder with the newer TRB001.
Thank you, James...I went to look at the router and it is in pristine condition. The plunge is very smooth. The gentleman used it to make cabinets and was ready to build a table for it. It appears that I would need to mount the router under-table with the adj knob to the outside...does that seem reasonable...?

I played with it for a while and it seems a bit awkward to raise and lower although I trust your experience and will likely go back and buy it.

The spindle lock, for changing bits, is a push button on the side. It has a vacuum port and dust covers all around.

It appears that it is well suited as a plunge router and may leave my Ridgid in the table and use the Triton as my plunge...

Your thoughts...? Or other Triton owners...?

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Thank you, James...I went to look at the router and it is in pristine condition. The plunge is very smooth. The gentleman used it to make cabinets and was ready to build a table for it. It appears that I would need to mount the router under-table with the adj knob to the outside...does that seem reasonable...? Yes, I have the adjusting knob on the left side when in use. That way the on/off switch is to the front on the right hand side''

I played with it for a while and it seems a bit awkward to raise and lower although I trust your experience and will likely go back and buy it. If just awkward to use at the beginning, OK. If you are not happy with it, do not buy it just because I love them,,,,LOL

The spindle lock, for changing bits, is a push button on the side.
The spindle lock engages automatically when the collet is raised up through the table or you plunge the collet all the way through the base, makes changing cutters very easy.

It has a vacuum port and dust covers all around.

It appears that it is well suited as a plunge router and may leave my Ridgid in the table and use the Triton as my plunge...

I mainly use mine in a table, but I am using the second one as hand held and so far, no problems

Your thoughts...? Or other Triton owners...?

Thank you...Nick

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Thank you, James...very helpful...

I think I just needed some confidence that, as is the case with every tool, it'll take a bit to get used to it.

It feels real comfortable in the hand...the current owner used it off-table to build his raised panel cabinets.

He is also including a very good up/down (combo) spiral 1/2" and a plywood edging set (NICE ! !) and a spacer base to accommodate the long spiral bit. And the huge edge guide (haven't seen anything quite like it...LOL).

...will need to speak with him to understand the application for the combo up/down spiral bit...I think it cost him about $70...It seems to be about 2" of up and 1/2" of down (at the end of the bit).

I am needing a shelf for the bedroom so the edging set will get it's first tryout this week...

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