Problems with my Triton 3 1/4HP Plunge Router

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Forum topic by yellowtruck75 posted 01-13-2011 04:59 PM 3014 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-13-2011 04:59 PM

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I am having issues with my Triton 3 1/4HP Plunge Router. It doesn’t want to crank up when I have it in the table. I have followed the directions in the manual and still can;t get it. I can get it to crack if i take it out and lay it on its side. Also does anyone know where I can get a plate for the Triton 3 1/4HP Plunge Router? I am currently using a Rockler large blank plate but its hard to get the holes drilled right due to the plunge capability. it works for now but is real sloppy.

I like this router it has ALOT of power but I just can’t get it figured out.

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#1 posted 01-13-2011 05:12 PM

Just guessing here but have you checked:

  • The Plunge Lock may be engaged when it should NOT be?
  • That the Depth Stop and Turret are NOT locked or set at a depth that stops you from cranking?
  • As you said, maybe your holes are drilled off-centered and are binding when installed on the table?

Have you thought about a router extension for your TS?

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#2 posted 01-13-2011 06:24 PM

I have the smaller Triton, and you have to remove the plunge spring to table mount it. I don’t know if that is an issue with your model.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 01-13-2011 06:50 PM

For the router plate, you can get any router plate made for the PC 7518 (mounting hole locations are same). However, you will likely need to drill a hole yourself to access the lifting mechanism from above the table. I know of only one company that predrills that hole for you – Woodpeckers.

By the way, I’m currently selling a Woodpeckers TLR phenolic plate for PC7518/Triton. It does not have the hole for the winding crank drilled. (Don’t mean to sound like a salesman – been meaning to get rid of this plate and thought it might work for you if you decide to go that route.)

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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#4 posted 01-13-2011 07:31 PM

Hi this is my first post here but I saw the same issue on Router Fourms with another Triton router user. His problem was the same that the crank didn’t work in the table but did above the table. Turned out he had to replace the worm gear that had developed some slop and then it was fine. I think the new phone # for thier parts replacements is 800 624 2027.

Hope this helps.

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