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I purchased a 3hp Triton TRA001 years ago and finally got it out of the box. Was installing in my router table, put bit it, fence on and was tucking cord in place. I inadvertently hit power button under table and bit slammed into my custom(wood) fence. Machine instantly shut off but wont restart. Switch has power, but nothing. There an internal reset on these things somewhere? I took thing apart and bypassed switch but still no go. Anyone give me a pointer on where to start?
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I'd check your instruction book or better, contact Triton customer service on the website. I know they have released a number of improved versions of that router. Sounds like there ought to be a reset, either on the machine or in the circuit feeding it. For example, some multi outlet extension boxes have a reset, or it may be on a circuit with GFCI outlet. Most resets are tiny and pretty hard to find, particularly if your vision is aged.

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Most resets are tiny and pretty hard to find, particularly if your vision is aged.
My vision is now 20/20 since my eye cataract surgery. But it is amazing how helpful a magnifying glass carried in a pocket can be. Bonuses, you can start a fire with one, and fry ants.

I also carry a small flashlight. Very useful also.
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Greetings All,
I purchased a 3hp Triton TRA001 years ago and finally got it out of the box. Was installing in my router table, put bit it, fence on and was tucking cord in place. I inadvertently hit power button under table and bit slammed into my custom(wood) fence. Machine instantly shut off but won’t restart. Switch has power, but nothing. There an internal reset on these things somewhere? I took thing apart and bypassed switch but still no go. Anyone give me a pointer on where to start?
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Mine has a plastic cover over the switch that has to be pushed out of the way in order to allow access to the Start button. Did you check that?

EDIT: Never mind, I didn't read close enough. You already have the switch apart. Sorry about that.

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I also keep a tiny flashlight on my car key chain. Reading menus in dark restaurants is impossible without it. Hadn't thought of adding a magnifier. I contacted Triton via email this a.m. about your question and will post when and if they reply. If you can locate the serial number, I think that will help them respond.

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Greetings All,
I purchased a 3hp Triton TRA001 years ago and finally got it out of the box. Was installing in my router table, put bit it, fence on and was tucking cord in place. I inadvertently hit power button under table and bit slammed into my custom(wood) fence. Machine instantly shut off but wont restart. Switch has power, but nothing. There an internal reset on these things somewhere? I took thing apart and bypassed switch but still no go. Anyone give me a pointer on where to start?

I know hindsight is 20-20 but I guess the number one safety rule is unplug any power tool when working on it.

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Welcome squid. The only other simple thing I can think of is maybe it knocked one or both brushes out of place. Along the lines of what Don said, you also want to get in the habit of unplugging the router when you change bits. Accidentally starting the router while you are holding the bit or have a wrench on the collet can be a serious safety issue. You've already found out how easy it is to start it by accident.
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[QUOTE=JOAT;1808057]My vision is now 20/20 since my eye cataract surgery. But it is amazing how helpful a magnifying glass carried in a pocket can be. Bonuses, you can start a fire with one, and fry ants.

I also carry a small flashlight. Very useful also.

Saw this and bought a mag glass with LED immediately...How long does it take to use a good idea?
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I know hindsight is 20-20 but I guess the number one safety rule is unplug any power tool when working on it.
I don't unplug my router. And I didn't like fumbling around under the table to find a switch. So I added an external switch that's easy to reach, yet difficult to flip accidentally. The plastic dome was intended for use as a weather cover to protect a receptacle while a cord is plugged into it. I repurposed it by making an oval hole in the dome so I can insert a finger to flip the switch.
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Is it possible the shaft is raised all the way up, interlock on and shaft is locked...?

Put it all back to normal...switch interlock is there for safety reason...

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