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Forum topic by lennyk posted 12-04-2017 10:32 PM 1210 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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lennyk

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12-04-2017 10:32 PM

I recently bought a triton tra001 router
wanted a little more power, it seems to have had good reviews over the years.

Started using it this weekend to do some dados for a couple nelson slat benches I am building.

It uses some plastic nuts on a bolt/screw as the punge stop.
Worked fine for one day and then all of a sudden the nuts appear to no longer be tight and are moving on their own with the vibration.

The router is a pretty good router, powerful, had nice mechanisms for plunging
but the most important part is very faulty, so therefore it is a rather crappy router.

I guess I will have to make up something with a set screw of some sort to prevent it from moving.

I am a very unhappy camper.


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pintodeluxe

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#1 posted 12-04-2017 10:51 PM

I wouldn’t give up on it just yet. Order another pair of nylon nuts from Triton, or find matching hardware. Install two nuts on each threaded rod to function as a jam nut.

I had to do that on a dovetail jig that kept coming loose.

Good luck with it!

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