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Triton 2 HP Plunge Router #MOF001

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.3
out of 5
Brand:
Triton
Model:
MOF001
Price:
$200

Description

• Compact and powerful 2-hp motor, with electronic speed maintenance under load.
• Quick-fit pins located in base for rapid fit to mounting plate compatible with Triton router table.
• Easy-set, direct reading 3-stage turret for precise preset cut depths.
• Single dial switch from plunge to fixed-base router with rack and pinion height adjustment.
• Collets: 1/2" and 1/4"
• Through-base, single spanner action bit change
• Soft Start motor
• Variable speed, 8,000 - 21,000 rpm
• Free plunge, micro winder & winder handle rack & pinion (handle not supplied)
• Input: 230V
• Depth Adjustment:
1. Conventional 'free' plunge
2. Micro winder
3. Winder handle
• Plunge Range: 0 - 2-5/16"
• Bit Changes: Through-base, single spanner action, auto shaft lock
• Micro Adjustment: Infinite
• Spindle Lock: Auto

WOOD magazine review

Plunge router great for table routing

Review Summary

One-wrench and spindle lock bit-change system coupled with above-table bit changes make this router excellent for table mounting. In addition to thru-table depth adjustment, the Triton has an automatic spindle lock that engages when the router is elevated all the way. The thru-table adjustment wrench has a speed handle for the fastest adjustment of all the routers we tested. The wrench also has a microadjust collar. Turret stop has one fixed step flanked by two finger-adjustable steps.
The fixed step has scales on both sides for setting the adjustable steps. There is no scale for the plunge stop rod. The spring-loaded plunge lock defaults to unlocked position. Mounted in a poor position on the router, it requires adjusting your grip and pulling with fingers and then pushing down with a thumb to lock. Although a unique feature, I found the handle-winder rather clumsy to use. In handle-winder mode, you can get fine, continuous adjustment by using a knob on the thru-table adjustment mechanism, but it has a ¾-turn lash. The large opening in the subbase does not accept guide bushings. The high center of gravity means less stability during hand-held edge routing. It does not come with a storage case.

Detailed Ratings

3.5
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

4

Ease of Use

3

Value

3

Reader Reviews

Use it in a router table

Review Summary

Its too top heavy and the mechanism for plunge routing is too clunky for routing free hand. Compared to other plunge routers, this one suck for basic plunge routing. USE IT IN A ROUTER TABLE!! The best features are the depth adjustment handle and the one wrench bit changing. This allows you to make very fast adjustments and bit changes when used in a router table. You get the router and the lift in one unit.
Definitely beats buying them separately. I gave it 5 stars in performance and value because it works best in a router table and is a dang good value for that purpose. I gave it 4 stars for features because of the adjustment handle and the one wrench bit changing. 3 stars for ease of use because it sucks as a free hand plunge router. Just a thought, if you are starting out in woodworking and looking for a good router that can accomplish various tasks, go with a plunge/fixed base router combo kit. If you want a dedicated router for a table, definitely recommend getting this one or the 3 hp one.

Detailed Ratings

4.3
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

4

Ease of Use

3

Value

5

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