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Triton Router Update!

1279 days ago by thiel | 3 comments »

Gang, A while ago I posted this blog entry (http://lumberjocks.com/thiel/blog/14521) about how I needed to replace the worm drive in my Triton table router since it had stripped. Triton (having been purchased by HTC tools) sent me out the new part with no questions asked, and I’d found an excellent description of the replacement process online. At the time, a couple of us noted that a nylon part for a worm gear seemed like a bad idea… and no surprise when six months later...

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Triton Router -- Replaced the Worm Drive to Fix Lift Mechanism

1596 days ago by thiel | 2 comments »

Gang, Like a few of you, I bought the FWW “Editors Pick” Triton MOFOO1 2.25 HP Router for use in my router table. That was about 18 months ago. Despite light use, the lift mechanism quickly broke. Triton (now owned by HTC) was apologetic and helpful with replacement parts. The culprit is a NYLON (wow, what a dumb design choice) worm drive. The worm drive strips when you lift the router a few times—-because there is too much downward pressure on the router from ...

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Router Table #9: Drawers, Bits, and a little Playtime

1652 days ago by PurpLev | 19 comments »

Had some shop time today with 42 degrees outside, it was quite a lovely day. my compressor came back to life also – I guess when it goes below 40 the air is too thin for the compressor to be able to raise the pressure in the tank. I also got the radiant heater from Lee Valley. Last time around, by the time I decided to order it- they were out of stock, and just received new stock this week. it works well, not as well as I was hoping for, but decent. To turn it on/off you have to yank...

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Router Table #8: Insert an Insert an Insert an Insert an....

1659 days ago by PurpLev | 15 comments »

OK. I caved in and bought an Incra Insert for the router table after they posted it back in stock. It’s the 3/8” phenolic plate that is their ‘old’ design. the opening for the router is 3 3/8” as opposed to the new Aluminum plate which are 3 5/8”. also it’s not as mechanical capable as the aluminum plates, but for $35 it’s within my budget. and still a very good plate. what I really like about the Incras is their MagnaLock plate inserts which sn...

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Router Table #7: Drawers Under the Weather

1666 days ago by PurpLev | 13 comments »

and I mean literally – we’ve had a snow storm here, and the garage is covered with more than a foot of snow. It was blazing outside and the high winds were blowing snow all over the place. my garage is unheated, but neither of those stopped me from making the most I could with an open window of time I got this weekend. I caved in, and ordered an Incra router plate for the top when they just posted the phenolic version on sale for $35 (they had a 10% off last week). I really ...

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Router Table #6: Cast(ers) Away

1674 days ago by PurpLev | 23 comments »

Not much done today, had time to install the casters. had to go the lowes for some lag bolts (5/16) as the casters did not come with it. I found the casters on eBay for a fantastic price. it’s sold by SES Casters which are here in Massachusetts. total price was ~26 including shipping. they may not be red and shiny – but they are soft, heavy duty, and work fantastic! I highly recommend this seller by any means. I installed 2 swivel casters on the front of the table, and 2 non...

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Router Table #5: Half Throttle - Cabinet is Framed!

1675 days ago by PurpLev | 16 comments »

I picked up today where I left yesterday. today however, I had a bit more time to work on this. I printed the face frame design/layout from Sketchup, and out to the freezer we go: I added the 2nd piece that makes up the back (had to use 2 pieces of plywood as I don’t have 1 large enough part for the back), and then I noticed that my plywood carcass is a bit out of wack- the back aligns with the left side, but the right side is a bit lower, ah crap, I guess I’ll have to shim...

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Router Table #4: cabinet frame started

1676 days ago by PurpLev | 15 comments »

Started last night, I remembered that I forgot (go figure) the glue in the garage last time I used it (in the summer) so I went to bring it into the house so that it can defrost overnight as I planned on using it today. I got out of the house today and it felt so nice… kinda warm… 32 degrees (F, 0 degree C) didn’t even need gloves. amazing what a couple of weeks in 12F can do to you. I was planning to have most of the long weekend dedicated for this project, but as thi...

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Router Table #2: The Motor's In - Triton 3.25hp TRC001 1/2" Precision Router

1685 days ago by PurpLev | 14 comments »

It really started a while back, I got hooked on the idea of a router lift for the table after seeing the Incra Router lift with the magnetic inserts. after that the obsession was fed by finding Woodpeckers’ router lifts with the quick release mechanism which allows for quick lift of the router to rough positioning, and for pulling it all the way up for over the table bit change. then came the Woodpeckers PRL-V2 (also rebranded by Incra with their magnetic inserts, and recently also r...

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Useful jigs for your shop #1: A cradle for changing router bits on a Triton router

2040 days ago by Bob #2 | 18 comments »

I got tired of chasing my big router around the bench when changing bits or setting depth of cut so today I grabbed a piece of 1×4” and a chunk of 1/4” mdf and made a cradle.I traced around the router and cut the MDF out in a rough pattern on the bandsaw then tuned it a bit with the spindle sander.From wood stuff 2009Next I put a brace inside to support the router top and covered it with a bit of foam to prevent scratching. Heres the finished cradle held on the bench with ...

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