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Hi I am a new subscriber to this forum and i hope someone can assist me with the problem is am having. I just replaced my 2.5 hp craftsman router on my router table which was single speed with a triton tra001 because it had variable speed and i can raise it from top of table. I have used it several times now and it works great, however, today when i tried to raise the router all the way to the top i couldn't get it all way to seat the locking pin for spindle. I shut off the switch and made sure the little safety window was closed over, the depth stop was locked down so that wasn't a problem and i made sure the plunge lock was off so it would go up - i don't know where to go from here. I did contact Triton but they asked if the switch was off. Hopefully someone has had this experience and can tell me how to remedy the issue.

I really like the router but i am getting frustrated trying to make friends with it....

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Hi Larry, welcome to Router Forums, glad to see you have joined the forum, I'm positive the members of the community would be more than willing to answer any questions you have
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Make sure the turret stop is not hitting keeping you from raising it all the way up. Try to loosen the depth stop lock also.

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Welcome to the forum, Larry.

I understand why the switch being off would make a difference. The router will not go up all the way unless the switch is off ( a safety feature).

If the safety window was closed that should fix that.

The only thing I can suggest, as someone else pointed out, is to make sure your depth stop plunge has not come loose.
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Welcome, Larry. I also had this problem and the 'manual' was of no help. First, I assume you removed the plunge spring when you installed it on your table. If not, do so. Second, I found my depth stop was preventing it from coming up all the way. Hope this solves it!
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I had same problem only once. It turned out that my router had turned from it's proper position under the table after a long period of use. I check it regularly now for being mounted tight in position under the table. Please let us know when you find your solution.

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Larry, you might try unplugging your router and rotating the collet so it aligns with the locking pin? If it will not raise all the way to the top then Depth stop rod and the plunge locking lever are the things I would check. And checking to be sure your router is securely mounted would be next. Not meaning to sound insulting by this: Is there any wood shavings blocking the router under the table?

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Hey guys thanks for all the input, all good suggestions especially since this is a new router for me. However all that has been suggested i have done prior to writing my question. It was suggested that maybe there was some wood that might be blocking the ability to raise it up all the way. I thought that might be a possibility so i pulled the entire table top out and looked and it was clear. There are 2 more suggestions that i will look at. One is making sure my router is locked down tight on the table top, at this point i think it is but i will have to check it out. The other suggestion is my depth stop which is one of the first things i checked and it was locked out, but if one of the stop sets came loose that is a possibility. I will have to check it out and let everyone know what i find. It is somewhat frustrating since it is a new router that i have had less than a month and only used it 3 times now. Like I said in my first missive, i really like the features on it, especially being able to raise it up to change bits. Thanks again for all the input....

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