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I am looking to see if anyone owns the cast iron router table from MCLS, either the sliding version or straight cast iron top. I have a couple of questions that I hope an owner could answer. So here goes.

I would like to know if the tilt mechanism could be reversed so the table lifts from front to back, instead of back to front. Seems like it would be much easier to make adjustments. I am sure some holes would need to be drilled, but from the pictures I have seen, it looks doable.

Next I want to install and use the Triton 3.1/4 router. Do you think it would be possible to drill a hole in the top, so that the crank for the router height adjustment could be used from the top of the table, and be able to change bits from above the table.

The last question is, if you slide the fence all the way to the back, can you remove the bit without removing the fence. This is a pain if you have to change bits often.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Welcome to the forum , Dave.

I am not familiar with that table....

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Hello,
I am looking to see if anyone owns the cast iron router table from MCLS, either the sliding version or straight cast iron top. I have a couple of questions that I hope an owner could answer. So here goes.

I would like to know if the tilt mechanism could be reversed so the table lifts from front to back, instead of back to front. Seems like it would be much easier to make adjustments. I am sure some holes would need to be drilled, but from the pictures I have seen, it looks doable.

Next I want to install and use the Triton 3.1/4 router. Do you think it would be possible to drill a hole in the top, so that the crank for the router height adjustment could be used from the top of the table, and be able to change bits from above the table.

The last question is, if you slide the fence all the way to the back, can you remove the bit without removing the fence. This is a pain if you have to change bits often.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
I'm not familiar with the particular table but wonder if it's similar to mine, which is made in China and sold under many different brand names. Here are some shots taken when I mounted the Triton TR001 under the table where it's giving excellent results, however, If I wasn't always so busy, I'd sell this table and make myself a nice simple one, bells and whistles do not improve one's work, as you can see, the hi-tech looking fence assembly proved to be next to useless and was quickly replaced with the simple tall pink one. The bit can be changed without removing the fence. My Triton is the early version without above table winder, however I see no reason why a suitable hole couldn't be drilled. I've drilled and threaded a couple to mount a box joint jig. I've just been out to take a look at mine and I reckon that I could make it lift from the front. The top is VERY heavy so I bought an after market kit and fitted a gas strut at each side which solved the problem, this was done when I had a Makita router fitted but with the Triton of course there is no need to raise the table.
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Harry,
Thanks so much I believe this is the same table. I really appreciate the pictures.
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