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Forum topic by MauBow posted 10-20-2009 at 01:41 PM 3344 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MauBow

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10-20-2009 at 01:41 PM

Topic tags/keywords: triton

Does anyone know if this has been phased out? It’s still listed on Triton’s website, but it is out of stock everywhere online??

-- If it wasn't for misplacing things, my shop would never get cleaned up.


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Dan Lyke

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#1 posted 10-20-2009 at 06:29 PM

A few months ago I think my local Woodcraft had one in stock. If not it was the other low-end (ie: less than a thousand bucks) powered respirator. I was generally not impressed.

Instead I wear a standard activated carbon filter respirator, and got a set of powered goggles for $70 from my local Paintball store. The goggles have what looks to me like the same level of filtering as the powered respirator setup I looked at at the store (ie: a fan blowing through some foam), but this way my lungs get a much better level of filtering.

For a lot less money.

Not that I don’t lust after the starting at $1200 3M setup…

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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vic

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#2 posted 10-20-2009 at 06:53 PM

Triton has gone out of business. They haven’t been available in Aust for a while. Still see some on e-bay.

-- Vic

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cabinetmaster

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#3 posted 10-20-2009 at 06:56 PM

Wow, I did not know that. I still see some routers listed in some catalogs.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#4 posted 10-20-2009 at 09:39 PM

Triton is not out of business. The Australian company is still producing their products, as far as I know. HTC Products ( http://www.htcproductsinc.com/ ) is now the North American distributor, as well as technical and tool warranty support.
I just got a replacement worm gear for my 2-1/4 HP router from them.
From what I have heard on various forums, it that they have reorganized and continuing to sell their tools. Hope they survive.

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vic

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#5 posted 10-21-2009 at 03:42 AM

My apologies Gmc ( parent company of triton) went into receivership Dec 2008. After restructuring and reorganising in much of 2009, they seem to have the triton workcenter and acc for sale again. I haven’t seen any power tools for sale in my part of Aust. They have new in the box power tools on E-bay, which are left overs from before the receivership.

-- Vic

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