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I have a router wing that is mounted to my saw table,

Router Table Extension Wing & Fence : CARBA-TEC

And I am about to mount a Triton MOF001 under it and am wondering if there is any doís or doníts.

Are the clamps just seen in the rear of the photo safe or is there a better way of attaching the router?





As the Triton has a retracting switch shutter which prevents accidental starting of the router. It must be retracted before the router can be switched on.
The cover will remain open until the router is switched off.
Can this be left switched on and just use the power point as an on/off switch?

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I have a LeeValley veritas steel top that a router clamps to. Doesn't look the same as that but I've never had it loosen off. I use an on/off remote foot switch with it. I put it where I have to reach for it so I don't step on it accidentally. Some have opted to install a household type light switch close by. The perfectionists have opted for the proper magnetic switch which only requires a bump to shut off power. It's still a good idea to unplug it when making bit changes.

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Thanks for your reply Charles, I have now a remote foot switch on order.

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Hi mark,

I saw a video the other day ( from Stu's Shed?) explaining how the safety switch worked on the Tritons.

Just check to see if you can fully extend the plunge above the table to change bits without allowing the safety cover to activate.......

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James, any chance of the link, I looks but couldn't find it.

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I have a router wing that is mounted to my saw table,

Router Table Extension Wing & Fence : CARBA-TEC

And I am about to mount a Triton MOF001 under it and am wondering if there is any doís or doníts.

Are the clamps just seen in the rear of the photo safe or is there a better way of attaching the router?
Mark,

I have a very similar setup on my saw table. The clamps are quite safe to use, but they are a pain to get tight and secure around the router, but once you do the router itself does not move. I have found it better to adjust the height screw to get the bracket at approximately the right height before putting in the router. You need to get 2 of the clamps tightened up enough to hold the router before you can stop holding the router. I use the back 2 clamps first for this. Once I get three clamps in finger tight, I then adjust them all one at a time to be exactly where they need to be to hold the router securely, and then tighten them properly with a spanner being careful not to overtighten.

I have done all my table routing using this setup and have found it quite workable. There are some difficulties in changing bits and setting height etc., but once you can make saw dust it works well. I have also fashioned a fence out of some 75 x 50 that sits over the top of the bit and there is plenty of room to clamp it on the table saw. I never use the fence on the table saw, but occasionally I do use the mitre tracks.

Hope this helps,
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