Triton lift mechanism jambing
Picured below (pic ...001) is a Triton TRC001 with the body disassembled. The RT insert plate (black) is in the background in the photos. The internal lift mechanism had become impacted with fine wood dust and could not operate. The impacted debris accumalated towards the collet,ABOVE> the gear mechanism . The motor field housing pictured in background had very minimal dust collected.
After cleaning and assembling lower motor housing, the housing was run up and down the base mast and the gear had accumalated fine debris. (pic ...003)
taking a small fine wire brush to the teething on the mast produced the fine wood dust pictured in 005
The router was mounted in an open router box cabinet that was swept out occasionally. Not a great housekeeper. Dust collection was provided to the fence and the factory router base collector. The router had approximately 120 hours use in the past two years
The router box area was not blown out only brushed In the future cleaning of the mast is planned but the tool will still need to be periodically cleaned out
The tool is well designed the masts are polished and brass guides provide a great seal in a dusty enviroment. After removing 4 screws and micro adjusting knobs the body seperated easily Reassembly was easy and nearly foolprooof This fool managed to assemble it with the thumb lock on on the wrong side of a nub preventing 360 rotation
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