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Thread: What to do with my Triton 3 hp router?

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    Question What to do with my Triton 3 hp router?

    I just upgraded my router table from a Triton 3 hp w/ Woodpecker plate to a Woodpecker PLR V2 w/ a Milwaukee 3 hp. I already have 2 PC690's with all the different bases (regular, d handle and plunge). I also have both the corded and battery version of the Ridgid Palm size router. Not sure how much use the Triton would get for non table use. It's kinda big and bulky. Do I just try to sell it? Shipping would be a pretty penny, probably in the $25-30 range.

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    If you have a tablesaw with an extension table you could throw it in as a secondary router table. I have run into situations where having a second table can come in handy.
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    What Andrew said...it can be very useful for both heavier hand-held work as well as a great, low cost solution for a secondary router table setup since it natively has features that are helpful for table use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Gibson View Post
    If you have a tablesaw with an extension table you could throw it in as a secondary router table. I have run into situations where having a second table can come in handy.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Becker View Post
    What Andrew said...it can be very useful for both heavier hand-held work as well as a great, low cost solution for a secondary router table setup since it natively has features that are helpful for table use.
    Originally that's what I had with my Freud. Then I got the router table with the Triton and never used the Freud. I finally got tired of always having to adjust the extension wing. No matter how tight I got the bolts it always sank. The issue now would be I just built a new cabinet under that wing, after I took out the Freud. Guess I could modify the cabinet some how. Take out the first few drawers. It is on wheels and not attached to the saw at all.
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    How about giving it away to a less affluent woodworker or a woodworking program. -Howard

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    Keep it. Routers are like clamps, there are never enough.

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    There's nothing wrong with having 2 router tables.
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    Ship it to me!

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    I have a Hitachi M12v that I used to use in a router table before I upgraded the table. I kept it around for a few years before I found a good used for it. I built a a planer jig for flattening slabs and cookies, that router handles that bit very well.

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