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I have a Triton MOF001C (2-1/4 hp) router on a Bench Dog ProTop Contractor Table.

I would like to rewire the router so that I can have a more conveniently placed switch on the outside of the router table to turn the router on/off. Has anyone here done this with a Triton router? Is so, how? Pics? Thanks.

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I would switch the outlet box you plug it into or use a foot switch before I would rewire the router. You can use a standard light switch to turn the power on and off or you could get a paddle switch from someone like Grizzley to do that with.

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Hey Cliff, glad to see you join our community.
I agree with Charles number of manufacturers make external switches, kreg rockler,woodcraft and numerous others.

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I have a Triton MOF001C (2-1/4 hp) router on a Bench Dog ProTop Contractor Table.

I would like to rewire the router so that I can have a more conveniently placed switch on the outside of the router table to turn the router on/off. Has anyone here done this with a Triton router? Is so, how? Pics? Thanks.

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I have the same router... I put an outlet inside the table base and wired it to a switch on the outside...
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I agree with the above. I've done it on both of my router tables. The additional comment I will make is to use a paddle switch that is located in a location where you can easily hit it with a knee. Don't depend on having to use your hands to shut it down.
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I have a Triton MOF001C (2-1/4 hp) router on a Bench Dog ProTop Contractor Table.

I would like to rewire the router so that I can have a more conveniently placed switch on the outside of the router table to turn the router on/off. Has anyone here done this with a Triton router? Is so, how? Pics? Thanks.

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I misunderstood his post on the first read. From what Cliff said I think by "rewire the router" he did not want to actually do wiring in or on the router itself. It sounds to me as if he is looking for ideas on an external switch as well as location and mounting same on his brand/type router table.

I am sure there must be some members that have the same combination or similar who already have done so. To me pictures are the easiest way to explain something like this. I could post a picture of a paddle switch mounted on an old Delta table saw base under my shop built router table with a HF router but I think it is probably not even close to his situation.
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Hi Cliff and welcome to the forum,
I have attached some photos of how I attached my Router which is a 3 hp triton and my shop vac. The power point attached to the table is plugged into any power outlet in the garage/workshop, the router is plugged into the shop vac and the shop vac is plugged into the power point on the side of the table. I leave the router on (except when changing bits), when I flick the power point on the side of the table both the shop vac and the router start.
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I use a switch from Rockler.
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