Been working on setting up my shop, darned near bought a second delta
36-444 contractor saw today for $225 and 16" Delta bandsaw for $100,
but couldn't convince SWMBO that I needed two TS and two Band Saws,
but I sure would be nice to keep one TS loaded up with a dado stack
I'll be using in a project and the other saw with my combo blade so I
can cut here, groove there, cut here...
After searching the group on the Delta RouterShaper (benchtop), I
decided against buying it (price $100.00) and instead to get another
router and router lift combo to put into the router table.
Any recommendations so I can start searching with a little second hand
experience behind me?
My only experience is with the Benchdog. It works very well and is
extremely accurate and holds the setting. Best price I found was at
www.routerbits.com Two models available depending on what size router you
will be using.
It comes with a speed wrench for adjusting and moving it up for bit
changing. I use it for fine adjustments but use my cordless drill to run it
up and down fast for bit changing and rough adjustment.
Leon, I have had one since they first arrived - over a year ago. Has been
in a table ever since, so can not comment on hand held use (it is a BIG
sucker). I have done panels, etc and a LOT of dovetails/box joints/incra
work. Whether swinging big bits or doing fine shavings it has performed
I am going to buy at least one more.
I am in the market to replace my 14 pound Bosch 1611 router that has been
hanging up side down for the last 15 years. It is a plunge router with
single speed and no decent way of accurately making minute adjustments. I
can adjust the router to where I want it to be but letting go and engaging
of the lock lever causes the router to always move out of adjustment. I
have read that there have been similar problems on the early Tritons. I was
wondering if there were any other problems. Thanks.
Mine stays put. The only quirk mine has is an "auto shut down" if I feed a
board too quickly causing vibration to close the safety window on the switch.
After reading the following post about replacing your 15 year old router ( with
a lot of use probably) it causes me pause to recommend anything as that's a
pretty tough standard to meet. But the Triton is only about half the price of
the big PC and router lift and can serve as a plunge router when needed. The
price and features overcame the lack of an established history when it came time
for me to buy. Only time will tell if my decision was the correct one. Cheers,
I have had my Triton for about 2 years now and I still love it. When
the first model was introduced it had 2 problems.
First, because of the way the rack and pinion plunge mechenism was
designed, when hung in a table, it could bind, making that system
useless. This is what happened to mine.
Second, the power switch is designed with a sliding window for safety,
but would short out after dust collected in there. That also happened
They redesigned the posts to prevent binding and they added a dust
hood around the switch. The bigger issue is that they're customer
service is second to none. See my previous post:
To adjust the height in table use, reach one hand down, and turn the
winder knob. That gives you rough adjustment. You can then use the
fine adjustment knob to fine tune. The obvious downside is that you
can't adjust from above the table.
If you have any questions about this router, email me. I'd be happy
to give you my $.02.
I have had mine about a year. Although it is used mostly in the table it has
done well in the hand held plunge mode. Hopefully, I'll feel the same way about
it a year from now. Cheers, JG
After debating for a number of months on the same scenario, I bought a
router razier and am quite happy with it. Took me just a bit longer
than the instructions indicate to install it into my TR12 Hitachi, but
it works great and the difference between a lift and the TR12 would
buy you the second router.
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