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Posted on Incra Router Lift or Triton Router, can't decide?

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#1 posted 08-18-2017 06:10 PM

I have both the 3-1/4 and the 2-1/4hp models. The larger one is mounted on my TS router extension wing. I used to use the “above the table” adjustment crank, but found that it really was not as accurate as I wanted. Plus, the crank would often get/be in the way when adjusting the fence. The play in the crank when reversing direction also led to errors in adjustment.

I get better adjustment using the UNDER the table features. And as others have noted, you still need to reach under to lock/unlock, turn on/off switch, and when wanting to raise the bit up completely it is much easier/quicker to just do it with the knob on one of the router handles. The biggest issue that I have is with those pesky table inserts that you swap out when changing bits. These table inserts flex/bend and can throw off your cutting depth, if you are not paying attention.

IMO, all of the hoopla about “needing” above the table router adjustment, is just
that… “hoopla” and overstated.

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