Are you talking about the spindle lock or the on/off switch interlock? The spindle lock kicks in automatically when you raise the router to full height to change bits. You can also depress it for freehend use. It is not reachable when you raise the router in the table, so the automatic lock is a must.
The power switch lock is a different critter. You must manually unlock it after cranking it up to full height, which means reaching under the table to override the lock. You can search for how to defeat the power interlock, but it is a worthy safety feature and reaching under is a minor effort for the sake of keeping fingers intact. The switch lock slides away from the switch so you can press the rocker switch to on. The lock cover slides in place and physically blocks the rocker from going to the on position. It is a superb machine for the table, but awkward for hand held use, at least for this old guy.
One other thing I like about it is that it has a manual height locing lever. When you cinch that baby down, it won't creep. You can watch it in serious use by watching one of Marc Sommerfeld's videos on YouTube.
Use your DeWalt for freehand use and you'll never have to take your Triton out of the table. One other minor point. The Triton is heavy, so I urge you to get an aluminum router plate, not phenolic. I went with the Woodpecker plate for the twist lock insert and the extra 1/8 th in thickness. But any aluminum plate will be fine.
The more I do, the less I accomplish.
Last edited by DesertRatTom; 06-27-2018 at 11:10 AM.