I like the Triton in the table, and it will cost you about the same as a lift, and you get to use your 1617 freehand without having remove it from the table. I like the extra power of the Triton. I had a Rockler lift which I found troublesome because it slipped. But the guy who bought the lift from me had no problem with it. As Mike said, it is a matter of individual preference. I use many Sommerfeld matched bit sets and don't need to lift out the router. I also popped for the Woodpecker mounting plate. Expensive but I really like the twist lock inserts for quick bit changes. Look up Mark Sommerfeld videos on YouTube and watch how he works the Triton. Very informative whichever setup you finally choose.
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