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Looking for opinions.
I found a dealer that has the Tra001 in stock for 249$.
Found the same router at Home Depot for 309$, but they offer a 2 or3 yr protection plan for an extra 50$.
Would you guys pay the extra 100$?
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Tom - no matter if it is a tool or a washing machine, whenever I opt for the extended warranty, it breaks down one week after the extension expires. Maybe it's just me and my bad luck - I dunno.
 

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Tom - no matter if it is a tool or a washing machine, whenever I opt for the extended warranty, it breaks down one week after the extension expires. Maybe it's just me and my bad luck - I dunno.
Kinda the same luck I usually have.
Sommerfeld has the router for 249$, but says in the catalog that ALL warranty issues are to be handled directly by Triton.
Price is great, but that makes me a little leary. Almost like too good to be true.
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I have that Triton TRA001 and bought it at the best price I could find. I had a warranty issue (aka my dumb A#$%% broke it and Triton's service department who spoke unbroken english, went beyond my expectations of covering the repair. Very buyer friendly. Buying the Triton was one of my best buys in the shop.
 

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Love my TRA001. No problems with it at all. I've had very mixed results with extended guarantees. If you have something wrong with a Triton, they will bend over backwards to take care of it. Get it, enjoy it.
 

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I have had a TRA001 for many years with no real problems
 

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Well, thanks for the help guys! Didn’t get a chance to call Sommerfeld today, got busy at work. I did call Home Depot last nite tho. Guess thats out. Guy in the tool department is a woodworker, he said he had never heard of a Triton router, but even with that extra warranty, the exchange is only 30 days.
 

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"Guy in the tool department is a woodworker, he said he had never heard of a Triton router..."

hahaha, Probably uses a Sears Craftsman 1/4" 1/2hp fixed base router.....LOL
 
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Be sure to watch the Sommerfeld videos on YouTube. His router technique comes from being a cabinet maker before he got into the router bit business. His videos are really great, although like most videos, he removes some of the safety devices so you see what he's doing. I have a lot of his matched set bits with his EasySet star shaped gadgets that account for the thickness of your workpiece. Read theinstruction book, You remove a spring for the table, put it somewhere safe in case you ever need it. Here are the EasySet jigs, Yellow for his bits, red for Freud. They're good for doors and faceframes among other things.
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Thanks Cityguy
Let me restate that. I'm reading this thinking a computer router not a woodworking router. So most technology hardware goes bad at the beginning of life. I don't know if that holds true for tools. But I've had a pretty good experience with tools excepting the Freud Router I bought at Lowe's for $99 some years back. It's not that it's a bad router it's that they don't have any of the accessories that you need to use with a router for the Freud. It was a going out-of-the-router-business sale by Freud and it was a great price. Lowe's marketed right at Xmas for one-day only. Now I'm having to face replacing it for almost $300 with a Bosch and it's hard to get myself to spend another $300 while the one in my basement has had very little use.
 
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