Triton (TRA001) Router Troubles
For the past couple of years I have tried to use a Triton TRA001 in my router table. The main reason I bought the Triton was because of the good table use review on it. Suposidly, it was said to have one of the best through-table adjusting mechinisms on the market. After 2 major break-downs, I have come to the conclussion that the Triton TRA001 (3 1/4 hp) as sold is too heavy for use in a router table. The through-table raising & lowering mechinism works for a couple of months, then because most of the up & down ratching gears are made of plastic they either strip or just shear off. This has happened to me twice and required new parts from Triton both times. I believe this happens because the ratching gears are not stout enough to raise, lower and hold the weight of the machine. I finally modified the gear system & it works now by reaching under the table and turning the ratching handle to raise or lower the bit. It seems to work fine now, but as a result of my fix, I lost the use of the through-table winder. Was wondering if anyone else had experienced this problem. And yes, I had removed the plunge spring.