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So it seems like I am just an odd duck of trying to change bits without moving router height. I guess I will just abandon my thinking and go with the Triton. Now the next decision is to order a new WP router plate or drill out my current Dewalt version to work.


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Neither! Just get the Triton router table and you will have the shaper/ moulder machine.
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So it seems like I am just an odd duck of trying to change bits without moving router height. I guess I will just abandon my thinking and go with the Triton. Now the next decision is to order a new WP router plate or drill out my current Dewalt version to work.


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Many routers share the same attachment layout. Check your DeWalt plate against your new Triton before you order the new plate. The Woodpecker plate required tht I drill a hole for the crank. I placed the router on the plate and fitted the drill where the lift crank goes through. After drilling, I used a rat tail file to smooth out the edges.

The WP plate has the twist lock inserts, several included. You can order a set from very small to very large openings as well.
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I already have the wp inserts fir my plate. I did purchase the muscle chuck but have not been able to try it yet. Iím still trying to decide on a lift or triton but will work with the muscle chick for now.


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As has been said, a Triton router under a table with a Musclechuck is the ultimate, as has also been said, a Triton hand held is for the birds!
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I installed my muscle chuck but am very disappointed as the Dewalt mount doesn't go high enough above the table to make the Allen bolt on the muscle chuck accessible enough. I am looking at making a shop notes lift and if that fails I will be ordering a triton and muscle chuck for the triton.

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I am now more confused. I thought the router would lock the spindle from rotating when it was turned off and not having to adjust the height. I have some operations that I don't want to adjust the height for when changing the bits so that is what im trying accomplish.
I just re-read all of the posts and realized what you are asking. Like I said earlier I am a slow learner. Yes there is a spindle lock that you can activate without changing height settlings. If you look at the picture the black button to the right of blue vacuum hose is the spindle lock. Pushing that in will lock the spindle so you can change bits without changing the height setting (you have to keep it depressed to maintain the lock). You can do this without pushing the switch safety thing, but I always shut down the switch prior to changing bits because I hate surprises, especially ones that will cut off my body parts. Hope this clears up the confusion.
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Default Triton TRA001 Spindle Lock Problem

I have recently purchased a Triton TRA001 plunge Router to use on my router table. It has worked fine for a couple of months until I tried to raise the router to full position to lock the spindle and change bits - the spindle will not lock! I've unscrewed the little screw that holds the spring and the lock mechanism, thinking it was full of sawdust but it was clean. Now I can't even push the spindle locking mechanism in by hand!! Very disappointed that this top of the line router has this issue. Does anyone have any suggestions or help.
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