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Offline Dan Clark

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Woodcraft Offering Triton 3-1/4 hp router for $215
« on: October 05, 2007, 11:33 PM »
Hi.  I just saw the Triton 3-1/4 hp Router advertised on the Woodcraft for $215.  I don't know if this is a mistake, but it looks like a very nice deal if you want a router for a router table.   Here's the link: http://www.woodcraft.com/family.aspx?FamilyID=4519.

Dan.


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Offline Dan Clermont

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Re: Woodcraft Offering Triton 3-1/4 hp router for $215
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2007, 11:43 PM »
Hi Dan

I could be wrong but I think Timmy C is also selling that Triton router and his everyday price is just north of $200 If I recall correctly.

Timmy, Sorry if I am wrong and I hope you honor the price I just quoted  ;D

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Re: Woodcraft Offering Triton 3-1/4 hp router for $215
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2007, 09:33 AM »
Dan,

I know that Timmy also sells Grex.  But I searched his website and could not find any mention of Triton.  ???

Hmmmm...  Have you been snortin' the ole woodchips again?!?  ;D

Dan.
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Re: Woodcraft Offering Triton 3-1/4 hp router for $215
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2007, 12:25 PM »
Hi Dan

We had a conversation over the phone and he told me that he was going to be selling Triton at his brick and mortar store. I asked for a price on both Triton's and seem to recall they were just over $200ish.

At this time he doesn't have a website for the Brick and Mortar store so you'd have to call him.

Then yet again, Timmy could be sitting at home reading my posts "fuming" cause I just cut into his bottom line or "that was the old price"

I'd say give him a call at Festool Junkie

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Offline Eric Franklin

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Re: Woodcraft Offering Triton 3-1/4 hp router for $215
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2007, 05:11 PM »
I been planning on buying the 2 1/2 hp Triton router for my router table but seeing that the 3 1/4 hp is only $15 more I might want to get this one.  How does this compare to the 2 1/2 hp for router table use?  I seen mixed reviews on the 3 1/4 hp router. 

Thanks,
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Re: Woodcraft Offering Triton 3-1/4 hp router for $215
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2007, 09:59 PM »
I got the bigger one at Woodcraft today.  $215 minus 10%. 

The reviews that I've seen indicate that it's a decent router, but excels in a router table (my usage).  I played with it for a few minutes when I got home.  The quality is not as good as a Festool router, but it seemed decently put together.  Installing and removing a bit is quite easy.   Much better than my Hitachi (which goes on Craigslist shortly).   And it runs very smoothly.  Controls were a little rough until I moved them around for a few minutes.   

Overall, I'm pretty happy with it.

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Re: Woodcraft Offering Triton 3-1/4 hp router for $215
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2007, 12:54 PM »
Hi Dan,

I will comment from here but the comments are about the whole subject, not anything specific to your good post.  I have used and worn out several Triton routers in router table applications in my studio. The issue is dust.  As it infliltrates every nook and crany of the machine it begins to bind the raise/lower mechanism, the power off slider and the auto collet lock feature.  They run well, the collets self release but the lift and height set become problematic over time.  I really liked them at first but finally had to conclude that the maintenance requirements to keep them clean and working properly just were too time consuming so no longer have or use them.  For occasional use I would likely still enjoy them and would certainly opt for the larger over the smaller unit.  For continuious use, nope, not here.  My "final" solution was to go back to the hopelessly out of date 3.5hp VS PC fixed base router mounted in a JessEm offset lift (the one built into the table top with a bell knob crank hanging off to the side.  Hope this helps.

Jerry

I got the bigger one at Woodcraft today.  $215 minus 10%. 

The reviews that I've seen indicate that it's a decent router, but excels in a router table (my usage).  I played with it for a few minutes when I got home.  The quality is not as good as a Festool router, but it seemed decently put together.  Installing and removing a bit is quite easy.   Much better than my Hitachi (which goes on Craigslist shortly).   And it runs very smoothly.  Controls were a little rough until I moved them around for a few minutes.   

Overall, I'm pretty happy with it.

Dan.

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Re: Woodcraft Offering Triton 3-1/4 hp router for $215
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2007, 05:11 PM »
Jerry,

Thanks for the feedback.   I hope it will work out for me.  We'll see. 

Regards,

Dan.


Hi Dan,

I will comment from here but the comments are about the whole subject, not anything specific to your good post.  I have used and worn out several Triton routers in router table applications in my studio. The issue is dust.  As it infliltrates every nook and crany of the machine it begins to bind the raise/lower mechanism, the power off slider and the auto collet lock feature.  They run well, the collets self release but the lift and height set become problematic over time.  I really liked them at first but finally had to conclude that the maintenance requirements to keep them clean and working properly just were too time consuming so no longer have or use them.  For occasional use I would likely still enjoy them and would certainly opt for the larger over the smaller unit.  For continuious use, nope, not here.  My "final" solution was to go back to the hopelessly out of date 3.5hp VS PC fixed base router mounted in a JessEm offset lift (the one built into the table top with a bell knob crank hanging off to the side.  Hope this helps.

Jerry

I got the bigger one at Woodcraft today.  $215 minus 10%. 

The reviews that I've seen indicate that it's a decent router, but excels in a router table (my usage).  I played with it for a few minutes when I got home.  The quality is not as good as a Festool router, but it seemed decently put together.  Installing and removing a bit is quite easy.   Much better than my Hitachi (which goes on Craigslist shortly).   And it runs very smoothly.  Controls were a little rough until I moved them around for a few minutes.   

Overall, I'm pretty happy with it.

Dan.