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Review by csifishguy posted 12-29-2013 10:48 PM 3076 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just got my router today and installed it on my grizzly 1023 router table extension. I really like it. I had to drill a hole as you can see so I can use the above table height adjustment tool, that was kinda scary if you look close I screwed up and drilled 2 holes hahah but its gonna work out I can use the extra hole that lines up with the gauge on the crank what I am planning on doing is filling the hole with something that will stand out and look good. , any suggestions would be greatly appreciated on the hole filler. Any how it raises and lowers with ease and from the top you can change bits with only one wrench and a quarter turn, thats why I bought this router.




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mantwi

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#1 posted 12-30-2013 04:58 PM

Thread it for a starting pin for free hand work. It’s much safer to pivot the work piece in from a solid point than to simply push it in unsupported for the initial cut. Control is the name of the game.

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#2 posted 12-30-2013 07:16 PM

I wouldn’t work about the hole. My router plate looks like Swiss cheese.
Nice router, you got a good one.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#3 posted 12-30-2013 09:26 PM

Thanks guys I thonk I will pin it thats a great idea, thanks

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#4 posted 12-30-2013 10:32 PM

I’ve been using this monster in my table for years. Other nice features is that the switch locks off and then when you raise the bit up it locks the shaft for you. Also, this thing has lots of power. I have a tiny trailer that my tahoe doesn’t even know is behind it. This router takes a big bit and doesn’t even know it’s there. No slowing down at all.

Customer service has also been good.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#5 posted 01-05-2014 08:09 PM

You could fill the hole with JB Weld epoxy.

Question for the OP – do you have any dust collection attached to the router? I have the same saw with a Bosch 1617 mounted under the table. It has an adapter for a DC hose. I have been considering the Triton as my next router purchase.
Thanks.
Mike

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#6 posted 01-05-2014 08:14 PM

Thanks mt stringer. Yes I found a guy on this site that made a great fence that has a built in dust collector and it works great.

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#7 posted 01-05-2014 09:09 PM

Thanks.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#8 posted 02-09-2014 06:55 PM

Hi everyone, very new to woodworking. A few questions on the Trition. After the bit height is adjusted to where you want it to be, is there a locking mechanism such that the bit doesn’t wander up or down when in use? If using Ridgid’s R4512 TS, should the added router table go on the left or right extension? Is this up to us to decide when we are mounting it? Is there a better side it should be mounted on? Is a phenolic plate better than an aluminum plate or the other way around? Thank you in advance for your answers.

-- antarctic_traveler@gwy.org

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#9 posted 04-17-2014 09:44 PM

has anyone trouble with 1/4 collet sticking in the triton 3 1/4 hp router. I have not tried the 1/2 collet.

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#10 posted 04-17-2014 10:27 PM

I have not had trouble with mine because I am to afraid to use a 1/4 bit , I work at the morgue and saw one break off and kill a guy so I stick with 1/2

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