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I just got a new TRA001. When I am in the rack and pinion mode, I notice that when I release the ring behind the handle that engages the coarse adjustment, there is still some movement in the handle, that gets translated to about 1/16 - 1/8" of play in the height of the router. I can get the same movement pressing down on the top. Of course this doesn't happen when the lever to lock the setting is engaged.

One of the things that attracted me to this router was the claims, made by many, that when used in a table you do not have to unlock and lock the router each time you adjust its height from above.. This play in the vertical movement of the router makes me wonder if that is true, or if maybe I got a bad example and should take it back for a different one.
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Hi Alex and welcome to the Forum. This play is normal If you read your Triton manual you will see that you have to lock your router when used in a table situation. If you don't the height of the bit above the table will get smaller. This discussion has been brought up before so I looked it up and the manual explains it all. Enjoy your Triton, I love mine. Al
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Hi Alex, it is called 'the coarse adjustment' for a reason. ........quick movement to a point.

Then you use the fine adjustment to set the final depth. Better to go slightly higher, then lower to final height....

I always lock the router once depth is set...

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All routers should be locked after setting the depth of cut.

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Not sure who told you a good reason to buy Triton is not having to lock it in. I never use mine without locking it in. I wouldn't do that with any tool, though I sometimes forget on my TS...

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Not sure who told you a good reason to buy Triton is not having to lock it in. I never use mine without locking it in. I wouldn't do that with any tool, though I sometimes forget on my TS...
Probably one of those infamous "internet experts". Thanks, and also to Oldrusty, James, and Harry. What you are saying (without dissent) makes more sense. Other sounded too good to be true, and I'm old enough to draw the right conclusion from that -- shame on me

Anyway, setting above the table is still very convenient, and reaching under to lock it is no big deal.
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I just got a new TRA001. When I am in the rack and pinion mode, I notice that when I release the ring behind the handle that engages the coarse adjustment, there is still some movement in the handle, that gets translated to about 1/16 - 1/8" of play in the height of the router. I can get the same movement pressing down on the top. Of course this doesn't happen when the lever to lock the setting is engaged.

One of the things that attracted me to this router was the claims, made by many, that when used in a table you do not have to unlock and lock the router each time you adjust its height from above.. This play in the vertical movement of the router makes me wonder if that is true, or if maybe I got a bad example and should take it back for a different one.
Hi Alexy,

The guidance you received re not locking the router is, as they say, incorrect. I've had my tra001 in a table for about 2 years, and as a matter of control alone always lock it in place once i've set the cutter height. This makes for one less thing to go wrong for the cut.

That said, I've been thrilled with mine, as the control features built in just work well. Enjoy your new tool. Hope this is of help.

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