Thanks for posting this Malcolm,
I own a King 3.5 HP plunge router that I bought years ago but haven't used much. I like the features of this Triton model and am leaning towards it to put in the router table I must build before I can open my new school.
Do any members have any better options such as Bosch or Porter Cable or any other brand that I can adjust the bit and change the bit from the top.
@Danman1957 I think the Triton is the router to beat, particularly in a school situation where its safety interlocks will help keep students from injuring themselves and bringing lawsuits for the injury. It is a very powerful router and handles large diameter bits quite well. A long bit can easily be used to joint on the router, a small plus. Given the high marks for built-in dust collection, and the fact it costs a fraction of any of the commercial lifts, it was a no brainer for me.
Thanks for the input guys. A Triton will be in my collection soon. I will not however let the students use it. I am offering beginner courses to start, if anyone wants to go more advanced and use power tools, that will be an intermediate course. I will get the students to sign waivers for insurance purposes. For beginners I will show them how the power tools work, but I won't let them use the dangerous ones. In an even more advanced course there could be turning, carving inlaying and other areas of fine furniture making.
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