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Forum topic by interpim posted 05-05-2017 02:10 PM 760 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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interpim

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05-05-2017 02:10 PM

I’m posting here to see if anyone might have a solution for my problem. The winder handle drive pin keeps falling out of the knuckle on my router…

Does anyone know of a way to keep this in place? I use it exclusively in a table and losing that pin means I lose the ability to raise and lower it above the table.

Thanks!

-- San Diego, CA


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#1 posted 05-05-2017 02:56 PM

I haven’t looked at mine in a while (it’s under the table) but I think they use slotted spring pins.

If the pins keep slipping out, you may need to get a bigger spring pin, or expand the one you are using with a screwdriver or awl or something.

-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs

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#2 posted 05-05-2017 03:03 PM

You are correct that it used a slotted pin. like the one here http://www.toolsparesonline.com/products/7894-winder-handle-drive-pin.aspx
I have tried expanding the pin, but I think the hole is just to big for the one I have. I actually have lost the original pin, and Triton is sending me a new one… I may end up having to buy a larger one as you suggested.

-- San Diego, CA

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#3 posted 05-05-2017 03:49 PM

Mine fell out a few times. CA glue was the cure.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#4 posted 05-05-2017 04:12 PM

that’s a real good idea Bill! I’ll try that

-- San Diego, CA

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#5 posted 05-05-2017 04:16 PM

Love this site. Problems resolved. It’s a good thing.

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#6 posted 05-09-2017 11:29 AM

I’d be contacting Triton

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#7 posted 05-09-2017 11:34 AM

He stated Triton is sending him a new pin so he probably already has contacted them.


I d be contacting Triton

- Roger


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#8 posted 05-09-2017 12:44 PM

CA or Lok Tite should be more than enough.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#9 posted 05-09-2017 12:55 PM

I have had problems with my Triton router from the beginning with things like this. Especially the motor brush covers. They break if you even look at them sideways. And you have to take them off and on if you need to clean out the little teeth on the posts that get clogged with sawdust from raising and lowering. Or at least I had to to clean something in the past. They shattered to pieces and I have had one replaced with a piece of oak dowel held in place with a small strip of ipe and some zip ties! Yes, it looks weird and I don’t like it, but it has been like that for two years.

-- Matt Rogers, http://www.cleanairwoodworks.com and http://www.cleanairyurts.com

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