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Triton Dual Mode Precision Plunge Router with Multi-Function Fence.

Triton 3-1/4 HP Dual-Mode Plunge Router

Item #
48271
Rating:
94% of 100
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Triton 3-1/4 HP Dual-Mode Plunge Router

With its awesome power and suite of unique, user-friendly adjustments, the Triton TRA001 Dual-Mode Plunge Router more than deserves the praise it's been getting. Depth adjustments are a breeze with the unique "winder handle" - just squeeze the router's handle and turn to raise or lower, then use the micro-adjustment knob to dial in the final setting. You can also turn a dial to use the standard free-plunge adjustment. A turret system allows you to dial in two preset settings. Soft-start variable speed motor provides smooth, even power regardless of load. Bit changes are easy, one-wrench affairs - the spindle lock automatically engages when the spindle is extended past the faceplate - no more skinned knuckles juggling two wrenches inside the base. Whether in fixed mode or plunge mode, table-mounted or freehand, the Triton Dual-Mode Plunge Router will be a pleasure to use. It even includes a multi-function fence that serves as an edge guide, a circle cutter, and an oversized base.


Features:
  • Fully enclosed plastic shielding provides maximum protection from chips, and aids in dust collection
  • Automatic spindle lock only engages when power switch safety cover is closed
  • Multi-function fence mounts easily with quick-fit pins
  • Side-mounted cooling vents keep sawdust away from motor housing when router is mounted in a router table
  • Removable height-winder handle allows above table depth adjustments
  • Removable plunge tension spring makes bit adjustments easy when the Triton TRA001 is table mounted
  • Worn brushes are easily accessible
  • Single spanner 'above table' router bits changes
  • Soft Start & Variable Speed controls provide the ideal speed for all cutter types and therefor a superior cut
With the Rockler Protection Plan, you'll get accidental damage coverage immediately upon purchase of your tool. Plus, we will extend the manufacturer's warranty for your choice of an additional 1 or 2 years. We'll take care of all parts and labor for any repairs, with no deductibles and no hassles. If your tool can not be repaired, we'll gladly replace it. Available in the US only. Click here to learn more. Standard Manufacturer's Warranty: 30 days, 36 months with registration
(1) Triton Dual-Mode Plunge Router
(1) Multi-function fence
(1) 1/2" collet
(1) Table height winder
(1) 1/4'' collet
(1) Collet wrench
More Information
Brand Triton
Manufacturer Part Number TRA001
Weight 19.6000
Tech Spec
  • 2400 watts, 3-1/4 HP
  • Plunge Range: 0 - 68mm (2 - 2-21/32'')
  • Variable Speed Range: 8,000 - 20,000RPM
  • Safety Power Switch: Yes
  • Spindle Lock: Auto
  • Micro Adjustment: Infinite
  • Dust Extraction: Yes
Technical Documents
Speed Range 8000 - 21000 RPM
HP 3-1/4 HP
4.7 / 5.0
77 Reviews
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Great router.
Mounted up fine to my router table. So nice to finally have a router with some horsepower. The built in lift is a serious plus.
May 15, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Monster and the built in lift is a huge plus
I like the safety features of the router and the included above the table lift mechanism is great. Plenty of horsepower. Just a great router for a table
April 27, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Triton Router
I picked up the Triton as a package deal with a tablet. Besides a good price the router has a built in lift for tabletop fine adjustments. I’ve used this router andtable several times and so far it’s been an excellent purchase.
April 19, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Excellent router
This Triton router performs exceptionally well. I have this mounted on my router table and I'm very happy with the performance and it's features.
March 24, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Smooth and powerful.
I made a router table to put this on. It has a lot of power and starts up smooth. I liked that it had a crank to adjust the height without having to get a lift for it.
Homemade router table with tall fence.
Homemade router table with tall fence.
February 4, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great Router
I own several brands of routers and the Trition router is the easiest & quickest to adjust I have mine in a table it is the best I have ever worked with.
January 28, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Very powerful, also heavy but the weight helps out at times
January 24, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
I recently purchased this router with the intentions of flattening giant wood slabs and so far it has not given me any problems yet
January 20, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Very good and powerful router. Depth adjustment excellent!
First off: Router is mounted to a Bench-Dog table saw wing extension with a custom plate for this router (also Bench-dog). Good strong router, but a few things I noticed that I was surprised at.

The router is tuff. I mean really tuff! It doesn’t bog down for nothing and I was using it to create tenons in 3-1/2” Ash. I also used it on hard maple, mahogany and cherry so far. No issues at all (I use Freud bits except for the tenon creation in which case I used a huge Infinity Tools rabbit bit)). However, there are a couple of things I noticed. Sometimes after you tighten the lock lever down once you have the router depth set, loosening it causes the router to drop as much as a 1/16” or more of an inch. If you wanted to make an adjustment by using your existing position as the starting point, this would really mess you up. (Use a dedicated router measuring gauge so you are always on the money). However, the adjustments are fine enough that I can adjust in the thousands of an inch easily. The other issues is the vibration, which though it doesn’t really feel like much, parts have actually fallen off the router! The depth stop screw and spring feel off. The screw for the lock handle fell off. And I have another part I’m saving just because I have no idea where it came from! Did it affect the router in any way? Nope. Still going strong. Just a little surprised is all. Put each piece back and keep on cutting.

I don’t know what would happen if I used a Bosch router instead, but the fact that this router can be adjusted in depth from above the table was the selling point for me. I had no desire to purchase an additional lift kit. In that area, excellent!

Oh yeah, good customer service from Rockler. God bless!
Adjusting from above easily done in 1/1000 of an inch!
No issues mounting to Bench Dog plate
Tenons on bench frame created by this router. Powerful!
October 16, 2018
Purchased
12 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Right rool for the job
Still learning it's controls but love it so far. Use it for milling slabs with a 1 3/4" dado bit and it makes that job almost effortless. The adjustment knob makes depth settings between passes a breeze.
Tried edge routing with poor results due to weight and size.
August 20, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Maximum horsepower for a dedicated router setup that doesnt require an extraneous lift.
claytonista on May 20, 2019
Need a bigger one
Brandon C on May 2, 2019
Maximum horsepower for a dedicated router setup that doesnt require an extraneous lift.
claytonista on May 20, 2019
To use with my Triton router table
Joseph B on May 4, 2019
Need a bigger one
Brandon C on May 2, 2019
the price was right and had good reviews
david h on Mar 20, 2019
Needed a new router, old Triton wore out after 14 years. They make excellent tools.
Edward B on Feb 17, 2019
Needed a good router for new router table.
David W on Jan 31, 2019
Fine Woodworking Article, ratings and the design and features met my requirements.
Elizabeth Word W on Jan 31, 2019
Rack and pinion lift system
Allan D on Jan 30, 2019
for the in-table height adjustment as opposed to buying a router lift
EVAN M on Jan 20, 2019
brought because its at a good price
Paul K on Jan 18, 2019
Highly recommended by a fellow woodworker. He really appreciates the adjustment & bit change capabilities while keeping it mounted.
Joan M on Jan 10, 2019
features and reviews
Daniel M on Jan 9, 2019
Reviews and versatility.
William Z on Jan 7, 2019
Based on all research and after speaking with the distributor, decided this is the best router for mounting on a table, freeing up my Bosch router for handwork.
david m on Jan 7, 2019
I have been looking at purchasing this router for a year now. I haven’t had the opportunity to use it yet but it appears to have all the features and power I’ve been wanting. It also appears to be well made and worth the price. I’m excited waiting to use it!!!
Reverdy A on Jan 5, 2019
I needed a heavy duty plunge cut router for flattening slabs and this seemed to be the best one for the money.
Joseph H on Jan 4, 2019
I'm buying this router because it can be adjusted above a router table.
JIM L on Dec 30, 2018
To go with the Triton Workcentre router table
George W on Dec 26, 2018
I've used before
robert f c on Dec 13, 2018
power
chris g on Aug 12, 2018
Great reviews and on sale!
Michael G on Aug 3, 2018
wanted to check it out
Reuben E on Jul 8, 2018
I'm starting a small custom woodworking Business
Clifford B on Jun 11, 2018
It fit my needs.
Peter G on May 5, 2018
Best tabletop router on the market
Robert S on Apr 15, 2018
It will attach to my router table without having to buy an assembly to raise and lower the bit.
roger d on Mar 10, 2018
I own one already, very good router table router. Wanted the model with the over the table lift feature.
Douglas C on Mar 8, 2018
Because my Son bought one and thought it was a good buy and is easy on the nerves.
Herbert G. C on Feb 14, 2018
Great ratings for a table mounted router
Todd R on Feb 4, 2018
I needed a more powerful router for flaiening large slabs. Reviews indicated that was a good choice.
Kenneth R S on Feb 3, 2018
reviews
Daryl M on Jan 11, 2018
Reviews for use under a table
Vernon J on Jan 9, 2018
Best item for price and reviews read
Michael R on Jan 4, 2018
wanted the power and plunge features plus goo reviews
Robert H on Nov 24, 2017
FOR THE 3-1/4 HP
SCOTT T on Oct 6, 2017
saw on youtube good table router
Brad Palmer on Sep 29, 2017
Looking for a good router, my son does a lot of woodworking and he said that this would be nice router for me.
Julius B on Sep 4, 2017
New router for a table build
John P on Sep 1, 2017
Great reviews
Phil R on Aug 24, 2017
I wanted a dedicated 3+ HP Router for my Router Table
Mike R on Aug 23, 2017
bought as a Christmas gift
Don H. Sloan j on Aug 13, 2017
Great router. Full range micro-adjustment makes it an inexpensive alternative to a router lift. It makes precision routing easy when combined with a benchtop router table (e.g Bosch RA1181 - after drilling appropriate mounting holes).
ROBERT C on May 30, 2017
can be adapted to router table
Larry T on Mar 17, 2017
Affordable
Daniel S on Mar 15, 2017
Add a powerful router motor to my existing router table so I can run larger bits.
CAD-Man on Mar 6, 2017
I originally planned to buy the 2 1/4 hp version but the 3 1/4 hp router was on sale for the same price.
Jon M on Mar 4, 2017
bought work center package and stayed with the brand plus had very good reviews
Aaron W on Mar 3, 2017
Because it offered a router with built in lift.
Danny H on Mar 3, 2017
best one for the router table
james f on Feb 26, 2017
compatibility with my other routers for accessories
Robin S on Feb 25, 2017
To use with my Triton router table
Joseph B on May 4, 2019
the price was right and had good reviews
david h on Mar 20, 2019
I have a triton 3 1/4 hp router. The dust collection is 1 1/2" left hand thread. Where do I find the adapter to fit into this?

Chuck
Chuck R on Oct 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I had the same problem: Very hard to find a hose that would screw into this left-hand thread. I finally found a workable hose, believe it or not, in the swimming-pool-supply department of a discount store. All you need are a few feet, which you can then attach (one way or another) to your vacuum hose. Maybe the proper adapter is common in Australia...
does this router come in 110 volts?
A shopper on Apr 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I bought the 110V version about 3-weeks ago. So yes it does. I have used Ryobi and Hitachi 3 HP for table mount as well as Porter Cable 2 and 3-1/4 HP. So far, I am finding this unit to be very, very good and the best I have used. The crank / elevator feature is great. I might not use this as a hand held as it is heavy (though some would consider that a benefit to stability). The only challenge with the unit is that once you change a bit (and you engage the spindle lock), the safety cover auto moves over the switch and stays there until you manually move it. That said, if you set-up up in a table, keep both the switch and the crank engagement connection closest to you. If it is mostly for table mount, it's worth every penny. Enjoy.... Pete
Does the Triton TRA001 (3 1/4 hp) fit my Rocklear table insert?
Marv W on Dec 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I use a Rockler insert. However, I bought it after I bought this router and (I think 'D" size/model) this router was pictured on the 'box' it came in. Go to Rockler's website and check out the insert that you bought and it should make you sure that it will or won't fit this router.
Does this router have a soft start feature?
A shopper on Jun 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes it does. I bought mine about 3-months ago and mounted it to a heavy table. Every time I use it I really enjoy the features of this unit and only wish it was available 25-years ago......
Does this router include the newer 1/2" and 1/4" dedicated collets, or the older 1/2" collet with 1/4" reducer?
John H on Oct 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Includes dedicated 1/2" and 1/4" collets.
Can you change router bits without raising the depth of router? This would be helpful when using bits such as the Summerfeld "tongue and groove" bits that are sold as a matching set. I have had problems changing bits without raising the router in the router table and this defeats the purpose of the Summerfeld system!
Peter on Jun 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Peter,
You have to raise it to lock the spindle. Other than impact, I have had this as my table router for about a year. I have used other 2.5 to 3.25 HP routers in this table over the years and hands down, this is the best. I really like the spindle lock / single wrench change, the very gentle height adjustment with the removable crank and the constant torque throughout the speed range. Hope that helps. Pete
Can the router's on off switch be left in the on position so that a router table switch can be use?
A shopper on Aug 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes it certainly can be left "ON".
Otherwise you would have difficulty using it easily when installed into a table, especially one with a closed cabinet below.

I made a table top for mine, but no room in my small shop. I carrry be table top outside and place on two sawhorses. Then insert my Triton and it works splendidly. I use an external switch for convenience and I never have to reach underneath to turn it on or off.
I'm looking for the dust collection hose that attaches to the dust collection port. Do you know where I can get one?
Thanks, Bob
Mowry on May 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: A typical 1-1/2" (38mm) flexible vac hose will thread into the port. There is also an adapter available which threads into the port to allow for any standard 1-1/2" slip on shop vac connector.
Does this router come the height adjustment crank for under table adjustments to be made from above the table? Also does this package include the wrench for removing the bits? Happy Christmas everyone.
Samuel S on Dec 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The router does come with a crank to raise and lower the router. Unfortuneately if you are using a fence that often covers over where the crank would go. If the base of your router table is open then fine adjustment can be made from underneath.

It does come with a wrench which did not come with the original shipment. I had to call up and ask for it.

Performance has been good, but I've only used it with the table.
Does this come with router table plate insert?
MichaelW on Jul 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, it does not. There are several sizes of insert plates and depending on what brand table you have then you will have to get the appropriate insert. Of course, if you build your own table then you can use what ever size you like.
Does it have built-in LED work light(s)?
revjvegas on Dec 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No it doesn't i have this in a router table I do not use it as a hand held router. Works awesome in a router table plenty power to use raise panel bits and do anything I need done.
If the automatic spindle lock only engages when the safety switch cover is on, if I'm using the router in a table, raise it up to change bits, do I have to reach under the table and reset the safety switch?
william c on May 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I would say so. I tried to change bits without doing that and it did not lock. I have an open table so it is really no problem. If you have a enclosed one, it'd be more of a challenge. Also, you need access if you want to vary the speed with the included 'switch' (roller, I guess) for that.

All said, I love this router. I own an older 3hp Makita plunge, with square base (that I love), but I bought this one to do things the Makita wouldn't do since I didn't buy the 'attachments' for it when I bought the router--now they were unavailable. Hindsight is always better!
will this router work with a festool cms-ge router table?
Dave L on Feb 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I do not use mine with a router table, although I do use another router on my table. And, I am unfamiliar with the router table you are referring too. But this is what I can tell you. Yes, this router will/can attach to standard router tables, but you will not be able to you the plunger feature of the router while attached. Good luck, this IS an awesome router!
my router starts at full power and after it runs a bit it looses power?
Dennis M on Jan 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I have the same router and it does not lose power. Mine is mounted in a table and I have run it for 10 minutes continuously with no change in power.
what is the maximum bit diameter this router will accept?
bob h on Nov 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The metal base plate opening is 3 1/2 inches
What is opening of the base; in other words can it take a 3 1/2" diameter panel bit?
Charles C on Sep 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I use Sommerfeld's 3 1/2 panel bits with my Triton 3-1/2 HP router and woodpecker router table to make raised panels for my cabinets. It works great and I have had no issues.
Will this router work well with the MLCS Precision router table ?
Houston on Jan 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I Put one into a Kergg router table and was very pleased, plenty of power, good price, and one of the best hieght adj built into the router. Those aussies make a good router.
Will the TRA001 fit my Bosch RA1181 with modifications?
Mike D on May 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would give Bosch a call on the compatibility of the table and this router
will this work in the bench dog cast iron router table?
David M on Jan 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: My Triton is installed in a Kreg table so and cannot answer specific to the bench dog table. I did look at various tables including Bench dog and do know there is a plate available to fit the Triton in the Bench Dog. There are various plate makers that fit several different routers and tables. It should not be an issue to find a plate that will fit just about any table. The 3 1/4 horse Triton is a freaking beast by the way! I have mine set up specific to run in my router table.
Does anyone have a problem turning this router on with a switch on router table?
David P on Nov 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I installed a switched outlet in my enclosed router table with the switch on the outside, works great but remember you have to close the little lid that covers the router switch in order to operate.
What the minimum and maximum size circles that can be cut with the included base?
jason d on Feb 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have been using a 2” molding bit at low rpm to route bowl-like circles that are sanded and gold leafed. Plunge cut with this bit has worked great.
Is the clear plastic shielding removable?
Matthew D on Feb 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes the plastic shielding is removable
How many amps is this tool?
AMMO DOG on Jan 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 15 amps.
Bought a triton router but it's missing the multi function fence. Wondering where I can buy one?
Phil W on May 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would suggest the Triton website. I got mine a year ago and it had one. You could return it for another one possibly too. Good luck.
when i lower or raise my router there is always back lash before it goes in the other direction. Iv'e sent it infore repair and it still is the same . What can be done?
Dennis M on Jan 19, 2019
Is theGuide Bushing Router Base #35062. Compatible with Triton TRA001 Router?
Butch on Mar 6, 2017
Can someone tell me the size of the throat opening? Will this support 3-3.5in raised panel bits if mounted in a table?
jerryg on Feb 24, 2017
What is the difference between the precision and duel mode precision. I noticed in the pics. They are slightly different...?
Kelly G on Oct 20, 2016
Where may I get a bushing set for this router?
Jim S on Aug 19, 2016