I was having a bit of a look at the US version of the Triton website, and found something unusual, and unexpected
Triton 3 Bladed Electric Planer
A 3 bladed Triton electric planer. The reason it was unusual was that this is the one available in Australia, and the only one listed on the Triton website:
Triton 2 Bladed Electric Planer
There was one other thing that stuck out for me. The US version of the electric planer looks a little like this one, down to the magnesium drive-belt cover:
GMC 3 Bladed Electric Planer
I am not sure if the new 3 bladed planer will be available in Australia or not. I can say that I have used both the Australian version of the Triton, and the GMC version, and have found that: overall, I prefer the 3 bladed one – it has a 3mm depth of cut vs 2mm for the Triton, and it feels like a superior build. The Australian Triton despite being 2 bladed seemed to result in a better finish, but the primary use of these tools is bulk material removal, so the difference in finish is not such an issue.
The 2 bladed Triton is no easier or harder than any other planer when fitting to the Triton Planer Attachment, but I found the 3 bladed design very difficult, and decided it was not worth the effort.
I have no idea about the price differences – and there isn’t any indication on the Triton website if the 3 bladed Triton is coming to Australia, and how it compares in design/manufacture/price to the GMC version which is already here, and is priced very competitively.
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