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09-16-2019 06:51 PM
Old_Tom
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Originally Posted by Stick486 View Post
Thanks Stick but I would rather retain the extra safety. It isn't a big pain once you get used to it.
09-15-2019 09:45 AM
BCR Just about any switch can work, you can build your own paddle, if needed. Just make sure it has the correct amperage that your router will put out, or rather suck in. This usually is not much of a concern with most routers, until you get in the over 3Hp range. But any switch rated for a table saw, or bandsaw will work. I have one of the foot paddle switches, but that is used only on tools that I move the material around a lot. Like a fret saw, saber saw, or mainly my scroll saw. Not sure I would ever need to use on a router (unless you do a lot of inlay work) But even then, I use a Dremel and just leave it on for that work.
09-14-2019 06:02 AM
Stick486
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Originally Posted by Old_Tom View Post
Triton works with an external switch okay, as you can see from my setup. If it is the TRA001 you must first lock the Triton on/off switch to on and then use you external switch. You will need to turn the switch off at the Triton when you want to change bits or the self locking mechanism will not work.
Removing the Triton switch interlock
09-13-2019 10:46 PM
David Bradford I have had my table for years and still haven't put a switch on it. I guess I procrastinate a little.
09-11-2019 10:57 PM
DesertRatTom The safety interlocks on the Triton take some getting used to, but it does avoid having your Triton eat your fingers.
09-11-2019 10:11 PM
Old_Tom
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Originally Posted by Cabbie41 View Post
I've read that the Triton routers have a "Euro-style" start switch that is not compatible with an external "On/Off' switch--any truth to that--or is it just another Internet myth?? Is it possible to lock the Triton in the "On" position so that it is totally controlled by the external paddle switch??
Cabbie
Triton works with an external switch okay, as you can see from my setup. If it is the TRA001 you must first lock the Triton on/off switch to on and then use you external switch. You will need to turn the switch off at the Triton when you want to change bits or the self locking mechanism will not work.
09-10-2019 02:36 PM
JOAT My choice is none of the above. My switch is a foot switch from Harbor Freight. Step on it, you have power. Step off, power shuts off. No getting startled, jumping back, machine still running, then have to move to shut it off. Get startled, when you move back, your foot comes off the switch, power shuts down. Priced at $13.99 now. They also have a model you step on to turn power on, then step on again to turn power off - personally I would not use one of this model.
09-10-2019 01:52 PM
MT Stringer Mine came from Rockler...several years ago.
09-10-2019 01:40 PM
kp91 Couple of other options at Grizzly or Sears.com

https://www.grizzly.com/search?q=(sw...itch+OR+paddle)


I am a big fan of switches you can bump with your knee, hip, etc. Too many years of working at places that require them. If you use the 'light switch', you could also put a E-stop button inline. A long time back I posted how we had modified some of our older stationary machines with them.


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09-10-2019 01:20 PM
Cherryville Chuck
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Originally Posted by Cabbie41 View Post
I've read that the Triton routers have a "Euro-style" start switch that is not compatible with an external "On/Off' switch--any truth to that--or is it just another Internet myth?? Is it possible to lock the Triton in the "On" position so that it is totally controlled by the external paddle switch??
Cabbie
I wired my setup so that the fence mounted switch energizes the plug receptacle I mounted on the side of my router cabinet. The switch on my router stays ON in that situation which is probably what you would need to do too. I basically ran an extension cord wire out of the receptacle box that is about 15' long as my cabinet is on wheels so that I can move it out of the way when I don't need it. The hot wire goes through the box to the switch and back hot to the load side of the plug receptacle.
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