Thumbs up for Triton (not yet a review) -- and an FYI for router owners

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Forum topic by ben posted 03-28-2008 02:55 PM 989 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-28-2008 02:55 PM

I’ve had a Triton 2-1/4 plunge router for a bit over a year, and used it almost exclusively under a router table (which is why I haven’t submitted a review yet—I dunno how well it works by hand).

In any case, the plunge “micro adjust” / table crank adjuster stopped working properly (would only go one way). I called them up, he immediately knew what was wrong and with no further questions arranged to ship me a replacement / exchange. I LOVE customer service like that.

The useful note—when using the normal plunge adjustment, there is a stop in the system. When using the micro/table adjuster, they apparently did not put a stop in, and sometimes (myself included) people using it under a table crank it all the way up when changing bits, and damage the gearing. He said they’ve had a few of these come in, and it should be fixed in the next design. In any case, his suggestion was simple: when changing bits, reach under the table and use the normal plunger handle to get it into collet locking position.

and yes, I will put in a review once I’ve used it by hand.


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#1 posted 03-28-2008 02:59 PM

Thanks Ben,
I’ll be looking forward for your review.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#2 posted 03-28-2008 03:20 PM

Thanks Ben,

I have been looking at this router. Your review will be helpful.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 03-28-2008 03:28 PM

Owning this router (and having reviewed it here myself) I find this interesting. I always crank mine up to change the bit. To the best of my knowledge, the router is designed to operate this way. Knowing about this little design flaw, I will consider using the workaround you mention.

I’m sorry to hear of this minor problem, because I really love this router.

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

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#4 posted 03-28-2008 03:47 PM

Alwats nice to have good customer service.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 03-28-2008 04:08 PM


He made it sound like overcranking is the problem, and that “normal” use wouldn’t break things, so I think he was erring on the side of caution afa suggesting using the normal plunger. Frankly, I do remember at some point torquing down on it when I wanted to lock the collet, so I’m sure that I’m to blame. Cautious use will probably be sufficient, but YMMV.


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#6 posted 03-28-2008 04:27 PM

Yeah, that is kind of what I was thinking. I’ll play with it when I get home.

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

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#7 posted 03-29-2008 12:16 PM

I too have this router mounted in a table. Although I have not used it much to date.

I will keep this info in mind, however to adjust to bit change mode, I almost always use the handle adjust as you have to turn the switch off anyway.. I use the crank just to do bit adjust. Sounds like the customer service is OK, and that is sure nice to hear.

Thanks for the heads up. I will look forward to your review. I really like my Triton, but I am not very experienced with router work.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#8 posted 03-29-2008 01:56 PM

Good to hear about good customer service. I think it is a good idea that we all share our “great service/bad service” stories.

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