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Hello all! I am building a router table (my first project)for a new triton and was wondering if I should remove the dust guard on the router to help the dust to move away from the motor and down into the dust collection port that will be installed in the cabinet? Or should I connect a hose to the existing dust guard instead?

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Welcome John, hope you enjoy us as much as we will enjoy having you aboard. Not sure how the Triton is configured so hard to tell not knowing but rest assured that someone will be along very soon to respond to your question.

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I have the Triton in my table and don't use the dust guard. However! Having said that, I would suggest that you try it both ways and determine for yourself which way extracts the most dust. I have often wondered if I should re-attach the dust guard. So, give it a try and let me know which works best for you.

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I removed the dust guard from mine (table use). It was a major pain.
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I took mine off also, the only hook up is on the fence. Its on a small portable table, so I let the dust fly and not build up around collet.

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I have the 2-1/4 hp Triton router mounted in my table. I built a dust cabinet for my table. I tried it both ways; with the dust shrouds installed, there was a lot of sawdust collecting inside the guard. Removed it and all the dust gets sucked right out. If you are building a dust box, take it all off. If you are making an open table, use it with a hose attached. Their dust guard actually works extremely well, especially for hand held routing.
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I use a Triton in my router table. The router is attached to a plate. The underside thickness of the table top causes the dust port to be difficult to hook up to any type of hose. My first plant is to leave the dust port in place and simply install a bracket to hold my shop-vac hose near the dust port opening. Haven't tried it yet but I'll post my results. I might be a while since it is so cold in my shop right now. Too cold to be out there.
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I built my own table about six months ago, and installed my Triton 2-1/4 with the dust guard attached. I have it mounted with the hose coming off the back side of the router, and attached to my shop vac with a standard 2-1/2 inch hose. I plan on buying a Y splitter soon, so I can attach a hose to the top fence and the bottom at the same time. Right now, I either use two shop vacs, or let the top chips fly and sweep up after.
I made an outlet box and attached it to the front of the table, where I have the router and shop vac plugged in. When I throw the switch, the router has the soft start feature, so the shop vac kicks in first, then the router comes up to speed. Works great!

When I built this setup, I never thought of removing the dust guard. I might try it to see if it works better, but I like trying to keep the mess to a minimum as I go.
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