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Ok my new triton runs great, but one thing.
Have any of you experienced kind of a clunking noise and “catching” feel when raising? (In table) yes, I took the spring out.
I removed it from the table, and the mounting plate, and worked it real slow, and its almost like the plunge rod that doesn’t have the ratchet is catching something inside at a certain point.
 

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There is a slight bit of slack because of the way the raising/lowering rod attaches to the router. But it's very slight. Is the lock lever all the way loose or partially tightened? The raising and lowering parts are pretty simple, not much to catch on.
 

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There is a slight bit of slack because of the way the raising/lowering rod attaches to the router. But it's very slight. Is the lock lever all the way loose or partially tightened? The raising and lowering parts are pretty simple, not much to catch on.
Lock is all the way off. Its about 1/2 or 2/3 of the way through the travel. Same spot every time.
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Mine is quite smooth, so I'm not sure what to tell you from here. Clean off the plunge columns. Check down the one the spring is in to see if something is caught in there. Is it interfering with using it, or is it just a small annoyance? If you move the base up and down many times, does the catch remain the same or reduce slightly. If it reduces, then it's some substance on the columns or the guides the columns pass through.

Beyond that, I have no idea, mine is very smooth, although there is a little friction so the thing doesn't just flop down. I'm not that mechanical that I know the answer.
 

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Mine is quite smooth, so I'm not sure what to tell you from here. Clean off the plunge columns. Check down the one the spring is in to see if something is caught in there. Is it interfering with using it, or is it just a small annoyance? If you move the base up and down many times, does the catch remain the same or reduce slightly. If it reduces, then it's some substance on the columns or the guides the columns pass through.

Beyond that, I have no idea, mine is very smooth, although there is a little friction so the thing doesn't just flop down. I'm not that mechanical that I know the answer.
It’s almost more than a little annoying. When I get home from work tonight, I’ll check it out better.
Got thinking, I don’t remember it doing it with the spring in it in hand held mode, so I can put the spring back in and try that too.
I have sent Triton an email trying to explain what its doing. They are supposed to reply today,but we’ll see.
Thanks for all your help
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Forgot, in the meantime , I’m going to get a few things put together to sell so I can order one from Home Depot.
This one was the display at the store so who knows.
 

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Forgot, in the meantime , I’m going to get a few things put together to sell so I can order one from Home Depot.
This one was the display at the store so who knows.
That's where I got mine. The package arrived with no tears or dents or crushed corners, is always brand new, and returns are easy. Display models always show some signs of abuse after awhile. Bargains often turn out not to be.
 

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Do you have a dust collection hose connected to the port of the router base? Until I finally got mine right it created a problem raising close to the bottom of the table.
 

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Are you raising using the handles, or using the above table handle?
I use the handles and there is a slight 'clunck' as the router drops down to its reasting spot.
 
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Marco-no , just the router.
James- using the large knob, or micro winder, either one, doesn’t matter, still does it.
Sent Triton an email and they said dust guard needs adjustment. ???
 

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Lets us know if that 'adjustment' make any difference.
I don't use the dust guard on my Tritons, as I work outdoors...
Table Gas Folding table Outdoor table Machine
 

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Finally got back to the shop yesterday. Totally removed the dust shields.
Just like I thought, it didn’t really make a difference.
I kinda suspect the handle/winder assembly. It doesn’t do it in free plunge mode, only when using the mode where you turn the handle, or micro adjustment knob.
At least if that is it, the parts are cheap to fix it.
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OK, if you can, get an exchange or refund.
I have seen that this is an uncommon problem with the Triton.
There are videos on YouTube to repair this issue.
In fact, ny second Triton, a TRB001, has that issue but I have not gotten around to pulling it apart to fix.
 
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