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    Default going the triton route - advice pls

    I am looking at getting some basics into my tiny workshop and one option is triton system. The tools good and seem reasonable quality.
    I need to get a feel for the best way into this. I see a lot of posts about the triton upgrade $$$$-go-ground and would like to advice as to the cheapest way in with the best options down the track. I am a hobbyist only making guitars and framing swmbo's artwork plus the odd other small project. Guitars are usually made of well seasoned hardwoods.

    WC2000 and 9.25" saw and add attachments as required
    Powered table saw + router attachment +9.25" saw [I need a decent saw] the small one looks good for light hand work and the biggie lives on the table.

    Does the jigsaw attachment go with WC2000? or just the router table?

    Can I cut with real precision using triton equipment?
    thanks
    ray c
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    Hi Old Picker

    For what you want to do I would recommend the WC2000 with a 9 1/4 saw, dust bag and dust bucket. And the wheel kit.

    Build a crosscut sled!. This replaces the mitre guage which like ALL mitre guages is a PITA.

    I would get the Triton Router Table and stand and prob the 1400w router. Get the stand so that you dont have to swap them over.

    Build a crosscut sled!

    Optional biscuit joiner to help build the frames and your away.

    Build a crosscut sled!

    Wouldnt even bother with ever changing to crosscut and would buy a ryobi Compound mitre saw instead.

    Good luck

    Oh and build a crosscut sled!


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    Quote Originally Posted by old_picker
    I am looking at getting some basics into my tiny workshop and one option is triton system. The tools good and seem reasonable quality.
    I need to get a feel for the best way into this. I see a lot of posts about the triton upgrade $$$$-go-ground and would like to advice as to the cheapest way in with the best options down the track. I am a hobbyist only making guitars and framing swmbo's artwork plus the odd other small project. Guitars are usually made of well seasoned hardwoods.

    WC2000 and 9.25" saw and add attachments as required
    Powered table saw + router attachment +9.25" saw [I need a decent saw] the small one looks good for light hand work and the biggie lives on the table.

    Does the jigsaw attachment go with WC2000? or just the router table?

    Can I cut with real precision using triton equipment?
    thanks
    I hate to sound like a stuck record, but visit the Triton Woodworkers Club (Holmesglen) Inc. We meet on the third Sunday of the month commencing at 9:00AM. Guest are most welcome. It's a great way to learn whether Triton products are what you are looking for.

    http://www.tritonwoodworkers.org.au/

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    Appreciate that DPB but I need to make a decision on this before the meeting unfortunately. I have two jobs that need to be finished awaiting the saw.

    I have spent a few hours today following up and searching the archives in the forum. What a fabulous resource. From what I have been reading, triton seems to be a great way to start but is expensive compared to getting dedicated tools. Good accuracy seems to be pretty much a given if setup is right. My workshop is tiny and I like that many different tasks are done in the same area.

    With triton I need to decide on powered saw table or WC2000 I can see cons with PST but that with a router attachment may be all i need. The router base and jig saw top I can see would be next.
    ray c
    dunno what's more fun, buyin' the tools or usin' em'

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