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I see this on Craigs List for $170.00. Would this be a good router and at that price to purchase and add to my router table? I now have a table but I don't have a router for it.
I have been watching for a triton router so I can adjust it and change bits from the top. I'm just not ready to spend a ton of money on one yet.

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I think you would be happier with a Bosch 1617EVSPK; I recently saw a post about a very good price on the forums. Bosch parts and service are second to none and this is an area where Triton is lacking.

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I think you would be happier with a Bosch 1617EVSPK; I recently saw a post about a very good price on the forums. Bosch parts and service are second to none and this is an area where Triton is lacking.
Thanks Mike. I searched Amazon and see it's a good price there but after reading many of the reviews I'm not sure I want to go with that.

The bottom line is I'm just trying to find a good router that I can dedicate to the table that's easy to adjust the height as well as change bits. I can't see myself spending over $300.00 on a lift.

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Most combo kit routers can be adjusted from above the table; add a Musclechuck and your bit changes will be quick and easy.
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Good to know Mike, I'd never heard of them.
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There should still be a link for a Musclechuck discount on the forums?

I am in no way connected to DeRosa Engineering and do not profit from any purchase members make from Musclechuck. This is just a discount I set up for forum members.

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There should still be a link for a Musclechuck discount on the forums?

I am in no way connected to DeRosa Engineering and do not profit from any purchase members make from Musclechuck. This is just a discount I set up for forum members.
Mike, that's good to know for when ever I need one.

About our earlier conversation about that Triton and then the Bosch you recommended.
I did pick up an old Bosch 1615E??, I don't remember the exact last two digits now but I think it will get my by for now mounting it on my table. Then at least, I'll have something to use until I can take the plunge and buy better.

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Nice little routers, they will work well for you Bryan. Most parts are still available.
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Bryan, I'm assuming that your price on the Triton is in U.S. $.

Our local tool store in Canada has the same machine for $170 Cdn. That's quite a bit less.

I don't have the Triton, but I do have the Bosch.

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Bryan, I'm assuming that your price on the Triton is in U.S. $.

Our local tool store in Canada has the same machine for $170 Cdn. That's quite a bit less.

I don't have the Triton, but I do have the Bosch.
Keith,

I did not buy the Triton, I bought the Bosch. Before I responded to the Craigslist ad I did a few internet search's to read up on the Bosch and it looked like it'd be worth making an offer. He was asking $80 but since is was such an old model he accepted my offer of $50.00. I hope it's a good one, it does look pretty clean and it turns on ok. I really didn't have time today to mess with it so we'll see how well it works when I get it under a load.

I do have a Ridgid router kit (in a bag) that I've use quite a bit but never had a table until now. I look forward to putting it all together and giving it a try. Next up, buy a good fence.
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