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I have one of the 3 1/4 hp Triton routers for a table that does not use a lift; it comes with a winder that raises the router up and down when it is in a table. I plan on getting the incra table and fence. I'd like to have digital readout for the router. Has anyone tried this with this router?
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I hope to have an answer soon. I emailed customer service at both Triton and Wixey with your question and will share it. I really like my Triton a lot, so i'm also interested in the answer.
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Got this answer from CS at Toolstream (Triton), and still waiting for Wixey's response.

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I got an answer back from the guru. Below I what he said to me:

Hi Debbie

no reason why it shouldn't. Looks like the Trend one which is ok.

Thanks, and have a great day!

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Got this answer from CS at Toolstream (Triton), and still waiting for Wixey's response.

Tom:

I got an answer back from the guru. Below I what he said to me:

Hi Debbie

no reason why it shouldn't. Looks like the Trend one which is ok.

Thanks, and have a great day!

Debbie Long
Which "Trend one"? I don't find any Trend instruments other than digital protractors.
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I think Wixey will have the most detailed answer, but a look at their website doesn't look very hopeful because they only mention lifts and the Triton isn't on their list. So I'd ignore the Toolstream information, which was just a little too casual to suit me.

Trend makes a number of routers, a few of which look a little like the Triton

Alternatives: Many specialty bits have setup jigs available. Line the bit up with the jig and you're off and running. Or make you own jig, many of which will be adequate so long as you work with the finished side down. For any bits in sets, I go to Sommerfeld for their matched shank heights. Set the first bit and the others just drop in, in alignment. Sommerfeld has a quick set jig for many critical bits that also takes into account the thickness of the workpiece. They make one for their bits and another for Freud bits. There are a number of bits where simply knowing where the center is is sufficient for setup.

I can see the advantage of the digital readout for the planer, but not sure it's a great idea for the router where partial turns of the height adjuster produce a predictable rise or fall of the bit.

I'll add any Wixey response as soon as I get it.

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Welcome to the forum Christopher.
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Hi Christopher, I just realized this was your first post. So welcome!. This is a really great group. No sign of a response from Wixey yet.
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Look at this one from MLCS. It might be able to adapt to your Triton I don't know. I also don't know about the quality of this lift I am just passing information along.

https://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shop...rlift_pro.html

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Got the following email this morning from Barry Wixey himself. The picture is the Wixey mounted on an Hitachi router, which is pretty much how it will go on the Triton. That's nice customer support.

Hi Tom;

Thanks for your email and thank you for your support of our products. We really appreciate the forum comments.

There should be no problem using our system with the Triton router in a router table. Please check out the " will it fit my?" Wixey.com - Remote Router Readout - Will It Fit? section of our web site where we show the device mounted to a lot of different lifts.

Our system is very simple and flexible, but keep in mind it is a kit. You will always need to do a little drilling and bend one of our brackets. We have never heard of a lift that this will not work with.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

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Awesome! Let me know if you apply this to your Triton router and how you did it. I have to wait until I get my Incra Router table (6-8 weeks).
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