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Blog entry by spaids posted 1975 days ago 5077 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a triton 2 1/4 horse plunge router. Its a good router I like it but how do you use the built in dust port? It claims to be 1.5” o.d. I bought a 1.5” o.d. hose and it doesn’t fit. Its was about and 1/8” to big. Who has a hose that fits in their triton router and where did you get it?

Thanks
Spaids

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bayspt

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#1 posted 1974 days ago

I don’t have your router but it seems to me that if the port is 1.5” od you would need a 1.5” id hose to stick on it. Or maybe the ID and ODs ar flipped. Come to think of it I have a bosch sander that is 1.5” od, 1.25” id. My 5 Gallon shop vac fits right in it.

-- Jimmy, Oklahoma "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"

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dchite

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#2 posted 1974 days ago

I have the same router, and I had the same problem. The way I solved it was to connect an ordinary vacuum cleaner hose to it, then adapt the adapter on the end of that hose to a more standard dust collection fitting. Take the router to a vacuum cleaner parts store and see if they have a hose that will fit.

I really don’t understand why tool manufacturers have to do this to us. It seems like everybody’s got a different size port. I must have $50 worth of this-to-that connectors, and I STILL can’t connect things sometimes.

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spaids

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#3 posted 1974 days ago

Jimmy

I didn’t make it very clear sorry. For anyone not familiar with this router, the dust port is a female connection and it was stated on the box that it was intended for a 1.5” o.d. hose. You did mention that you have a little shop vac…. Those have smaller hoses don’t they. I’ll look into that.

Thanks.

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bayspt

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#4 posted 1974 days ago

My Brite by shop vac 5 Gallon 4.5 hp Shop vac is 1.25 od on the business end and 2 inch id 2.25 od on the end that goes to the vac don’t know if that would get you to any sizes you need or not. I never understood why they would give you a female connector and then give you the od deminishon of it. Sorry about the confusion.

-- Jimmy, Oklahoma "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"

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rowan

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#5 posted 1645 days ago

I just bought the Triton 2 1/4 router, and so far: “Oh, brother.” OK, I’ll take the thing to a vacuum store and see if I can get a hose for the dust port. Then the next problem will be figuring out how to hook that up to my Shop Vac (1 1/4” OD business-end hose) or central dc system (4 or 5” connectors). Without dust collection, you can’t really see ANYTHING when you’re routing. It’s also just about impossible to get the pent- up dust out because the clear protective housing around the bit makes access just about impossiible!. More problems? See my post on the template guide kit.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#6 posted 1645 days ago

I have the 3+ hp triton… I found that some black ribbed drain hose from lowes. Found in a plastic bag stacked up around the pumps, plastic pipe area, usually out back at most lowes stores. The triton connection has ribbs in it that screw in reverse. This black plastic hose presses right in with a little pressure and stays.. very tight. It’s about $7.95 and has 15 feet in it I think. Their dust collection shroud connected to a shop vac removes all the chips. It’s enclosed and nothing gets out.

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botanist

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#7 posted 1353 days ago

I’ve noticed it’s possible to buy dust collection hose by the foot from Enco. Has anyone had any luck with hose sources like that? I contacted Triton and they told me to go to a vacuum cleaner store, but I didn’t have any luck there. I also tried to find the hose that Craftsman on the Lake recommended but couldn’t find it. Anyone else have better luck?

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Roswell

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#8 posted 527 days ago

I had the same problems. I had to disassemble my TRA001 because dust finally bound the plunge gearing. In the process, I discovered a simple fix.

There are two small screws that hold half the female dust collection port housing to the frame. If you can remove them, you can easily coax a 1.5” (38mm per their manual) hose into the hole, and gently tighten the housing back down. It deformed the hose I got slightly, but seems to be just fine. My big box has the hose for sale by the foot. It’s sold for pool accessories IIRC. A standard shop-vac 1.5-2.5 adapter works from there.

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