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02-17-2017 02:51 PM
Cricket
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Originally Posted by Chris Hachet View Post
What happened to Triton routers? I see a website and they seem to still be in business but they seem to ahve fallen off of everyone's radar...
I hope you took a moment to enter their giveaway!
http://www.routerforums.com/featured...er-tra001.html
02-10-2017 10:29 AM
paduke Ditto what harry said. My biggest critique of my Tritons was the shaft lock/ switch lockout safety feature. It was a PITA until I bought muscle chucks for them. They make bit changes a breeze Unplug router raise router the muscle chuck protrudes enough to change bits before the shaft lock
02-10-2017 08:23 AM
harrysin My TRA001 under the table can't be faulted especially since I replaced the original chuck with a MUSCLECHUCK.
02-10-2017 04:31 AM
jw2170 My TRA001 and TRB001 have been faultless. No need to change. All my table work is done with the Triton...
02-10-2017 03:57 AM
jj777746
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Originally Posted by honesttjohn View Post
Got the 001 in my table. It's a beast. Love the crank handle to chnge and adjust bits.
I've got the 001 in my table too John,
& cannot fault it. Jamesjj
02-10-2017 03:21 AM
UglySign
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Originally Posted by Chris Hachet View Post
... that way i can do Cope and stick work without having to change bits and setups...
Ahh that explains it all as to how @Stick486 is near 17k posts. You're doin his work!

02-09-2017 03:44 PM
CharlesWebster
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Originally Posted by CAD-Man View Post
Several WEB sites have them on sale, I just purchased one from Rockler last month. I do have a question for people that have a Triton router in an enclosed router table with dust collection. Do you remove the plastic shields or do you leave them on? Removing them makes sense to me because with them on the some dust will remain inside the plastic shields.

CAD-Man
I left the plastic shields intact on my MF001 Triton Router when I installed in in my shop-built table. I have had no problems with dust being trapped by the plastic shields.

I mounted my router so that the spindle lock lever and power switch are facing the front of the cabinet for easy access. This however puts the lift crank too close to the fence for easy operation, so I had to extend the crank shaft.

Other than that I made no changes to the router and have used it extensively since completing the table last spring.
02-09-2017 10:56 AM
CAD-Man Several WEB sites have them on sale, I just purchased one from Rockler last month. I do have a question for people that have a Triton router in an enclosed router table with dust collection. Do you remove the plastic shields or do you leave them on? Removing them makes sense to me because with them on the some dust will remain inside the plastic shields.

CAD-Man
02-08-2017 06:22 PM
Nickp I can't add much more than what has already been said...

Mine is mounted in a Bosch 1181 table (Craftsman) at an angle so that the coarse and fine adjustment are real handy for my left hand. Have not missed the above table adjustment but it's in the future.

It's amazing to see it cut a raised panel without a murmur...

One owner I know free hands raised panels with it...

Dust collection is excellent with fence installed shop vac and dust deputy. The base dust port works great with the Bosch vac hose for those pesky dado/groove cuts.
02-08-2017 03:33 PM
MT Stringer
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Originally Posted by Chris Hachet View Post
My radar is tuned mostly to hand tools, trying to re orient myself towards power tools a bit. Seemed like a good router...
It is, Chris. It just loafs along slinging a 3 1/2 inch raised panel cuttiing bit. I slow it down to it's slowest rpm and make several cuts. No problems ever encountered.

As with most routers, you have to reach under the table to lock/unlock the spindle. Very important if you don't want the possibility of spindle creep messing up your cut.

I have used it many times, and with it shut off, I don't have to look under the table. I can feel the lock handle and operate it with no problem. The crank makes it nice to raise the spindle above the table, and it locks in place so only one wrench is needed to change bits. I like that.

Here is some reading material I have collected if your are interested.
Mike
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