Help on mounting triton guides (TGA001) on a router table
Has anyone tried to use triton guides on a router table?
Any help with description on your current setup for the guides on a router table is greatly appreciated.
My plan is to do a custom router table similar to the wonderful and simple Oak-Park table as seen on the router workshop show, if you have seen it. I'm also doing a DIY router plate made of 5mm alu. Measures are 280x280mm.
I went for another router initially (bosch 1400) and was planning to use PC style brass bush rings and counter rings. So I drilled the holes for bosch router and the 32mm bush hole, milled the recess for it, etc, but then I decided to change router for a Triton 2400W.
Re-drilled the router fixing holes, all was good except two things:
1) The central 32mm hole is now too small so the router will not extend fully outwards, preventing the change of bits from the top and preventing the use of bits bigger than 32mm (not so uncommon).
2) the PC bush guides are a bit difficult to access and also stand on the way further limiting the router depth range.
So obviously I need to drill a larger hole and find another way to fit the guides. Thats why I was looking at triton's own guides system.
Now, the way I see it is that I have to drill this larger hole (how big? the same as triton router or black plastic disc inner hole, maybe?), fit the metal disc where the guides (and black plastic ring) will be fixed, and connect to the plate.
Problem is that the black plastic ring spacer is 11mm thick, my plate only 5mm, so I guess I have to put something 6mm thick in between the router plate and the triton metal disc, otherwise the plastic ring will not be flush with the plate, right?
My other questions:
1) will I loose 6mm (or even the entire 11mm?) of bit travel by doing so, or this doesnt count as it is part of the dead travel to extend the router outwards for bit changing?
2) I'm normally keen to work on the router table with as little open hole as possible, so isn't the opening with the plastic ring (and especially without!) a bit too much? Is there a way to place an insert with no flange to reduce it? Thats the reason I like PC style brass rings and counter rings, you can have the flange guides you want and a lot of insert brass rings too to reduce the hole...