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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-22-2007, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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I mounted the Triton on an Oak Park phenolic base plate but now I see a problem. The clear plastic chip covers are in the way of installing the guide bushings. Do I remove the covers or do I need to remove the base plate to change bushings?
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OK, I received NO replies to my question so I did remove the chip deflectors and found another problem. The Tritons collet has a larger outside diameter than my other routers and I cannot raise the bit height enough when a guide bushing is used. I don't like to move the bit shank up from the bottom of the router shaft more than a few thousanths (for heat expansion) so that is only a last resort. I will try some of my other, smaller collets to see if the threads match and I can use them on the Triton.
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Hi Bruce

I did see your 1st post and because I don't have a Triton I didn't come back on your post BUT the norm is when you use the router in the router table you would remove all the parts, like the plastic deflectors,etc. and you would button the router up to the base plate and that's all..without the plastic base plate that comes with most routers.

Now for the other error you are running into,,, you maybe using the 1 3/16 hole size base and it would be best to use the base plate with the 1 1/2" hole in it,,,you can get the brass guides that will fit that hole size from Oak-Park or Lee Valley for just two of them..

But you can always just pop the router out and put it on it's side on top of the router table and then change the bits, just like Bob and Rick do on the RWS...

But DON't start playing with collet nuts, the threads maybe the same but they are all Not made the same way , you don't want the bit to come out and chase you down.


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Bruce, when the Triton router was designed, it wasn't intended to use template guides, this was a later addition and not a particularly good one. Whilst in my humble opinion it is the best router available for table use my advice would be to learn plunge routing with template guides and use you're other router for this purpose. you should be able to learn a great deal by reading Template Tom's sticky also his and my threads. you may also look up bobj3's posts over the last several weeks showing how he has taken to plunge routing in a big way and is VERY successful at it and between the three of us plus all those others who tend to be shy when it comes to posting, I'm sure that you could soon become proficient at making templates and using template guides when plunge routing. Have lots of fun as most of us here do.

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