Triton 3.25HP and under table use. Mounting with a Rousseau plate.

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Forum topic by Douglas Bordner posted 03-07-2012 10:28 PM 2525 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Douglas Bordner

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03-07-2012 10:28 PM

Topic tags/keywords: router question

Greeting LJs. I have a new router, the Triton TRA001 15 amp beast. Before going forward willy-nilly, I thought I would see if any among you have any knowledge about the subject of mounting and using this router under the table, spring removal, mode use, Rousseau plate adaptation etc.
From casting about it seems that the router uses standard 1/4 20 screws and has mounting holes that match up to a PC 7518 Speedmatic – but that’s off the net. Thought to check here before drilling… Thanks for your time and kindliness.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 03-07-2012 11:35 PM

Hi Doug!
Check to see if the threads are metric. I know the threads on my Dewalt are metric, I’m not sure about the threads on my Triton.

-- -** 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 03-08-2012 02:08 AM

1/4-20 threads are correct. You will have to drill the crank hole after you mount the router and center it. THEN trace the crank shaft indentation on the underside of your table. Some thought should go into where you want the crank in relation to your fence. Decide where you will have your fence (very important if you are using a cast iron TS router extension as I did. Anyway, your crank should be in the 5-7 o’clock position in relation to the fence. This allows you to use the crank WITHOUT having to move the fence each time you need to adjust depth or change bits.

Pulling the spring is a no-brainer, just follow the instructions.

The 1 1/4in hose for DC is worthless. Build or use a DC hook-up on your router fence, and if you can finaggle another 4in hose under the table near the router, all the much better.

This part may or may NOT apply to your router. The worm gear was upgraded ~April 2010 to a metal gear from plastic:

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

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#3 posted 03-08-2012 01:58 PM

Thanks Guys!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#4 posted 03-08-2012 10:45 PM

I did the cheaper version Douglas. Same idea as Mike’s but made out of MDF. Works well.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 04-08-2012 12:55 AM

Hung and approximately centered. With an open access table, I’m not even sure I’ll bother installing the winder through the plate. Off we go…

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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