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i have my new triton router mounted in a table, set up with an auxiliary switch mounted in the table, so the switch on the actual router itself is always on. when i turn it off, and crank the router bit up to make a bit change, the router bit will not come all the way to the top. when i use the router without the auxiliary switch and just use the on/off on the actual router itself, the bit comes all the way to the top and works as intended. is there anyway around this when using a table mounted switch?

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HI Jeff

They have a push in pin that will lock the shaft in any place you want..

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i have my new triton router mounted in a table, set up with an auxiliary switch mounted in the table, so the switch on the actual router itself is always on. when i turn it off, and crank the router bit up to make a bit change, the router bit will not come all the way to the top. when i use the router without the auxiliary switch and just use the on/off on the actual router itself, the bit comes all the way to the top and works as intended. is ther anyway around this when using a table mounted switch?



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you can lock the shaft at any length? how?
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i have my new triton router mounted in a table, set up with an auxiliary switch mounted in the table, so the switch on the actual router itself is always on. when i turn it off, and crank the router bit up to make a bit change, the router bit will not come all the way to the top. when i use the router without the auxiliary switch and just use the on/off on the actual router itself, the bit comes all the way to the top and works as intended. is there anyway around this when using a table mounted switch?
It's the safety that prevents the router from coming all the way up & automatically locking the collet when the power switch is on. I have one of these routers in a table & use a bent wrench & the locking button Bob pointed out. When using matching height rail & style bits you don't want to mess with the height of the bit anyway. Just get a bent wrench to fit your router. They usually run about $15.00.

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What happens if You put a tester on it? If the router is turning, is the motor moving? I am not an expert by any means, I have seen different wiring problems where the power did not stop. I would suspect a ground problem or a short some ware. It could be just the nature of the beast, but, I would think that it would be worth checking!

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What happens if You put a tester on it? If the router is turning, is the motor moving? I am not an expert by any means, I have seen different wiring problems where the power did not stop. I would suspect a ground problem or a short some ware. It could be just the nature of the beast, but, I would think that it would be worth checking!
the router works fine, it's brand new. it has to do with the switch on this specific router and the lift.
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What happens if You put a tester on it? If the router is turning, is the motor moving? I am not an expert by any means, I have seen different wiring problems where the power did not stop. I would suspect a ground problem or a short some ware. It could be just the nature of the beast, but, I would think that it would be worth checking!
Hi Howard - It's a mechanical interlock, when the switch is in the on position they have a device in there to block the router from being placed in the bit changing position. Not sure just exactly how it works as I haven't torn mine apart.... yet
It's kind of a PIA but keeps dummies like me from breaking stuff. My Frued 1700, the early built one, had the feature that automatically locked the shaft a a certain bit height and more than once with small bits I almost hurt the thing. The later 1700's they changed it to a manual lock.

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You can push the shaft lock in you just have to hold it there. Mines like someone just said, it want lock as its supposed to no matter how high the bit is. Offset wrench wouldnt work.
A third hand would help as long as you can get to the shaft end to push.
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Anyone remember who the previous dist. was. He suggested "tearing" into it (not worded that way) to see what i could find. sent a link that gave some instructions on dismantling but I cant find email without dist name.
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