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When using the Triton router with the supplied fence I get a little wonky on the start and on the exit of the material.....cuts like a 19mm wide x 9mm deep dado for t-track. What are the tricks to starting a clean cut and then exiting the material without a deviation.

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Dave I believe you are taking to deep a bit, 1/8" per cut make 3 passes
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Lighter passes would help. Control of the router with the work piece secured or control of the work piece with the router secured. Long fence and bigger sub base (Mine is rectangular approx. 11" x 9"). This arrangement has helped me ever since I was a beginner forty some years ago.

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Adding a bit of scrap to the end of the peeve you're routing helps.
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Plunge router or fixed base?

OP said he was doing a T-Track profile, so... If blind (fixed start and/or finshed, away from an edge), then I drill a hole with a forstner bit (just slight bigger than the diameter of the t-slot bit) at where the t-bolt will drop down into the profile. Start the slot with a straight bit or spiral bit, in steps, about 1/4" depth of cuts. Then the T-Slot bit.

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Adding a bit of scrap to the end of the peeve you're routing helps.
And at the beginning. Especially if you can not get enough of the router plate on the work piece for a stable platform.

Also, always keep in mind which direction you are routing in. Sometimes the finish is the beginning, and vice versa.


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When using the Triton router with the supplied fence I get a little wonky on the start and on the exit of the material.....cuts like a 19mm wide x 9mm deep dado for t-track. What are the tricks to starting a clean cut and then exiting the material without a deviation.

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Would something like this help? I use a flush trim bit and make several passes. You could also use a guide bushing.

A piece of scrap on either end would help prevent tearout.
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Groove is for t-track, not t-slot, right?

Oversized base is another option.

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