|Forum topic by Ken90712||posted 01-02-2011 06:32 PM||2796 views||0 times favorited||31 replies|
01-02-2011 06:32 PM
Let me start off by saying this was not a big fire but could have been. Don’t want any of my Buddies too worry.
I have always had big red hanging in the corner of both my Garage and woodshop. When I bought them I was thinking man these are kind of pricey but if I need it one day it will be worth it.
12-31-10, Blondie is working finishing Payroll, I’m in the shop finishing the doors for a practice cabinet I’m making before making the two that will be going on a blank wall in the Kitchen. The stick and cope for the rails and stiles are complete, and I have sanded down the door panels that I’m making out of Blue Oak. ( I purchased the wood from Rob, Socalwood who has left this site due to a cpl immature Jocks, another story. ) http://www.tulepeaktimber.com/site/main?page=Home
He warned me that this wood was very hard. It is truly amazing I can’t wait to post it to show everyone, sorry got distracted.
While routing the raised panel portion of the door with my Summerfelds Router Bit Kit and my Triton Router that is 7 months old, is when it started to go wrong. I was going slow, watching for problem or chip out. On the last door, I had approx 6 inches to go and started seeing smoke. My first thought was these bits are already dull? Then as I slowed down to safely pull back the piece the motor started slowing down and the smoke getting worse.
When I bent down, I saw my Triton Router Housing glowing red and flames! I said OH, S T !!!! & ran over to the Fire Extinguisher. The mind works fast in trying times; I am thinking Man I don’t want to spray this, who’s going to clean it up? Stupid, right? Gave a short Blast popped it out of table and went outside with it.
Now I’m mad, thinking this is brand new router this shouldn’t have happened but thankful all is well.
While I like my Triton I have found that buying there product I was miss informed which I should have caught, so it is my fault. While it a Australian Co there made in China. The only Service Center in the US is in Mich., so I have to wait until Monday to see if the Yr warranty will be honored. Mean while either I buy another router for the table or the project is on hold!
Thx for reading and sharing,
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"