Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 12
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sakfarm1 Well made, powerful, convenient features. Excellent for use in router table
I bought this router after burning out a 2.5 HP Dewalt trying to roughy miter lock joints in QSWO. This router fit very nicely under my router table. The above table height adjuster and automatic spindle lock make bit changes a breeze (no more craning my neck from under the table while I try to make fine adjustments to bit height. Smooth start feature avoids torquing on startup. 3.25 HP is excellent for running large complex bits at slow speed without faltering.
November 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Milt Excellent for router table use
Mounted the router to a 3/4" thick phenolic router table - and still able to change bits from above. Easy to change heights - comes with an above table handle, and removing the plunge spring for table use is a great enhancement.
I have not used it free-hand, so cannot comment on that use or the accessories that came in the package to assist circles, edges, etc.
Be careful in removing the plunge spring - the spring cap is not screw on, a 1/8 turn twist releases it and the spring.
Having separate collets for 1/2" and 1/4" is a good feature, allows better gripping of the bits and removes the challenge of keeping track of an insert.
The variable speed adjustment wheel is not positioned well for viewing when mounted on a router table. Not a big deal, but when I want a specific speed range have to get on the floor to view the numbers.
Very happy with the router.
September 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MS Outstanding Router!
This router is amazing! As others have posted its weight (coming in at 19 lbs) is a little much for hand held operations...namely because over the course of many years I developed a habit of using 1 hand on the router; the other to hold the wood stock. If one uses both hands this router will present no problems. In fact I built a router table, mounted the router and have no intention of ever un-mounting it. Next purchase will be a smaller router one can safely use one-handed...I'll be looking for a Triton.
Long story short...you can't go wrong by purchasing this router.
June 30, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bob555 Great tool for the purpose it was purchased
I needed a powerful router that will be permanently mounted to a router table. I need to be able to change bits easily from the top of the table, connect to the table's built in power switch, adjust the bit height accurately from above the table, and avoid clogging the motor when removing a lot of material as in raising panels or milling moldings. This one fits the bill on all counts. The only negatives were that the opening on the router base is a little smaller than my large panel raising bits, and the Triton logo medallion was loose. Cost was surprisingly better than all comparable routers I considered.
February 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sodbuster Took advantage of a good deal
Based on reputation, I think this was an excellent deal. Haven't actually used it yet, but based on what I have read, this is the ideal router to use in a homemade router table in that I don't have to buy a separate router lift to insure accurate height/depth adjustments. Also, supposed to be an excellent tool all around.
March 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mojorat Amazing power & smoothness
I purchased this router to mount into my router table to replace my 2 1/4 hp "other brand" router. Since mounting I have used profile, straight and round over bits in it. I just cannot believe the smooth power the Tritan cuts with. Honestly it should with nearly 50% more hp! but the smoothness combined with the extra power is amazing.
Add to that the cost - nearly half that of other similarly powered routers and this is a tremendous value.
I do not use it in the hand-held fashion so the weight (which is the only con I have ever read on it) isn't a factor to me.
March 4, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by wisconsinwoody Great features, good quality, dust could be better
Everything advertised is right on.
The only thing that has bothered me after about 3 hours of use is that the dust shroud is not as good as advertised. Even when hooked up to my shop vac it blasts a fair amount the other side. As a dedicated router for a table, this is a great and the dust isn't as much as an issue with dedicated dust collection.
Still, great power, the soft start is nice for control, and the adjustments are spot on.
I will be buying the smaller version for more fine working.
October 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by woodworkinghobby Love it
Put this in a router table and I love the above table adjustment. Drilling the hole in the router plate for the above table adjustment handle was a cinch and it works great. Plenty of horsepower and relatively quiet as well (but may be due to router table). Bit changes are quick and the automatic spindle lock when mounted in a router table is an excellent feature. Can't comment on plunge function because I have a separate router for that.
February 13, 2014