dust guard on Triton - Router Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-24-2009, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 2
 
Default dust guard on Triton

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?

Thanx
~j
rauch808 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-24-2009, 10:48 AM
Forum Contributor
 
xplorx4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Country: United States
First Name: Jerry
Posts: 10,671
 
Default

Greetings John and welcome to the router forum. Thank you for joining us.

Wisdom: Where experience and knowledge combine and become one.

"We are all one decision away from Stupid!!"

Lamentations 3:22-23

"How often we sacrifice the permanent plans of God on the altar of immediate solutions"

I have a very good memory, just short is all.
xplorx4 is offline  
post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-24-2009, 11:52 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Country: United States
First Name: George
Posts: 396
 
Default

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.

"G"
George II is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-24-2009, 12:07 PM
Registered User
 
curiousgeorge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Country: United States
First Name: George
Posts: 3,000
     
Send a message via Skype™ to curiousgeorge
Default

John,
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.

George
Fort Worth, Texas
City where the west begins.
curiousgeorge is offline  
post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-24-2009, 09:23 PM
Registered User
 
crquack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Country: Canada
Posts: 367
 
Default

I removed the dust guard from mine (table use). It was a major pain.
crquack is offline  
post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-24-2009, 11:44 PM
Registered User
 
Gap_308's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Country: United States
First Name: Scott
Posts: 151
 
Default

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.

Thank You Veterans
Gap_308 is offline  
post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-24-2009, 11:47 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Country: United States
First Name: Michael
Posts: 56
 
Default Dust guard on Triton router

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.
Michael H is offline  
post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-25-2009, 01:44 AM
Forum Contributor
 
Dr.Zook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Country: United States
First Name: Dave or "Doc"
Posts: 10,715
 
Default

Welcome to the RouterForums John.




Dave
the "Doctor"

In woodworking there is no scrap, only firewood.



Dr.Zook is offline  
post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-06-2009, 08:02 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Country: United States
First Name: Randy
Posts: 13
 
Default

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.
Mr. Randy is offline  
post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-06-2009, 08:38 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Country: United States
First Name: George
Posts: 187
 
Default

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.
Capt Splinter is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
dust extraction for craftsman routers headclansman General Routing 2 08-01-2009 11:29 AM
Big time dust problem lnagel Table-mounted Routing 5 05-18-2009 07:58 AM
Dust Collection Question Tigerpaw Table-mounted Routing 17 04-16-2009 05:42 PM
Practacle Dust control for "part timers" bob oswin Tools and Woodworking 34 07-31-2008 08:26 PM
Table saw Dust Collection Guard angus Tools and Woodworking 13 03-20-2006 08:02 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome