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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-13-2010, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 2 1/4 hp Triton Router. The clear plastic locking cover over the power switch has jammed in the closed position. I can't get it to go back in so I can start the router. I've taken out the screws for the cover over the switch area, but I can't get that cover off to clear the problem. Any help appreciated.
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Hi Glen

If it was me I would snap it out and be done with that dumb thing..that's what I did on my Triton..


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I have a 2 1/4 hp Triton Router. The clear plastic locking cover over the power switch has jammed in the closed position. I can't get it to go back in so I can start the router. I've taken out the screws for the cover over the switch area, but I can't get that cover off to clear the problem. Any help appreciated.
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This sound too simple but make sure it is not fully extended (plunged)... which locks the switch...

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Welcome to the forum Neil, I too quite recently had a no go situation with my Triton TRA001 and got as far as removing the five screws but whilst puzzling over how to actually remove the switch assy. decided that the speed control pot. could be my problem and so it was, a few fast turns in both directions fixed the problem without ever finding out how to remove the switch assy.
Now with new Australian distributors (CARBA-TEC) you should be able to phone them for advice.

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Thanks gents. I don't know what it was, but I turned it around to various angles, and tapped it with the rubber handle of a screwdriver and somewhere along the way something fell back into place and now it all works again.

Thanks for your advice.
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Glen,

Any advise or direction on removing it,
thats basically what the triton guy said.
Again, different choice of words
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Here a link that covers how to access the switch cover on a Triton TRC001. Hope this helps.

Accessing the Triton TRC001 Safety Cover


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Hi

You don't need to remove the cover,just slip in a plastic part,about 1/8" x 1" and jam it in the switch to hold it open all the time,that way you can still use the router for hand jobs..

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You don't need to remove the cover,just slip in a plastic part,about 1/8" x 1" and jam it in the switch to hold it open all the time,that way you can still use the router for hand jobs..

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That sounds like a far more sensible solution Bob. personally I have no problems operating the switch when bit changes are required. My table is open on all sides making access very easy.
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