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Forum topic by Rick Bailey posted 10-12-2014 11:15 PM 1400 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rick Bailey

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10-12-2014 11:15 PM

I am looking into buying a 2 1/4 Hp Triton router and was wondering if any of you all have ever found the bushing kit
here in the US?
I think I wore out Google.
Thanks for the help.

-- I'll bulid your dream,you tear it down.


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gtbuzz

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#1 posted 10-12-2014 11:28 PM

Highland sells them:

http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/tritontemplateguideset.aspx

I got mine free when I bought the 3.25 hp router a few years ago. There’s also another seller that sells them on Amazon, but they’re quite a bit more.

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#2 posted 10-12-2014 11:58 PM

Thanks,
I found that one too, Tritons web site says it’s for the 3 1/4 only.
http://www.tritontools.com/en-US/Model/TGA001

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#3 posted 10-13-2014 02:08 AM

If you look under the specs, it also says compatible with the MOF001. Highlands web page also says it comes with a plate for the 2.25. Having said that though, the reviews on Amazon kind of state they don’t work with the 2.25.

I actually recently bought the 2.25 so I wouldn’t have to take the larger one out of the table. Haven’t used it with the bushings though. If I remember to do it tomorrow, I’ll try it out and report back.

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#4 posted 10-13-2014 11:30 AM

Yeah, mine (2.25) came with them and the adapter. Did they quit including them?

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#5 posted 10-14-2014 12:15 AM

So I just checked out on the MOF001, and it looks like the plate that comes with the guide bushing set matches the hole pattern on the router base. Looks to be the exact same pattern as on the larger router. There was only a single adaptor plate in the box for the router. The reviews on Amazon seem to indicate that there’s separate versions of the template kit, but it doesn’t make sense to me. I wonder if the older versions of these routers didn’t have matching holes?

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#6 posted 10-14-2014 01:31 AM

Thanks gtbuzz for all your help,
I pulled the trigger on the kit on Amazon, one review said it had a part in the kit that would work with the PC bushings
on the 2 1/4 hp.
I report back when I get it, at the end of OCTOBER!
Thanks again.

-- I'll bulid your dream,you tear it down.

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#7 posted 10-14-2014 01:32 AM

The plate for the big PC router ($15 @ Woodcraft) fits the Triton if you sand the ribs down. Took me five minutes or less. That plate accepts standard PC style bushings.

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#8 posted 10-14-2014 01:37 AM

Found some pics of the PC router plate on my Triton.

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#9 posted 10-14-2014 01:43 AM

Thanks gtbuzz for all your help,
I pulled the trigger on the kit on Amazon, one review said it had a part in the kit that would work with the PC bushings
on the 2 1/4 hp.
I report back when I get it, at the end of OCTOBER!
Thanks again.


The plate for the big PC router ($15 @ Woodcraft) fits the Triton if you sand the ribs down. Took me five minutes or less. That plate accepts standard PC style bushings.

- shawnn


Thanks shawnn,

$15.00 WOW!
I think Triton felt I should pay $85.00 with shipping.
We will see how it goes.
Thanks again.

-- I'll bulid your dream,you tear it down.

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#10 posted 10-14-2014 01:49 AM



Found some pics of the PC router plate on my Triton.

- shawnn


Now I think I’m going to be sick.
That looks good, how do you like the router for dovetails and inlay work?

-- I'll bulid your dream,you tear it down.

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#11 posted 10-14-2014 02:45 PM

The Triton is 100% dedicated to my Incra router table system, it does great on dovetails! The above-the-table “lift” & bit change capabilities – and the $200 sale price – were why I bought it. Note, you have to reach under to lock the plunge & turn the power switch off & on, which is not a problem for me but could be if mounting in a closed cabinet. I haven’t attempted any inlays yet. It has great chip removal via a hose (cheap black sump pump hose @ Lowes) & shop vac, and I love the knob-controlled plunge feature; I’d like to replace my Hitachi KV12 ~2hp with the smaller Triton for these two features, especially for mortise routing. IMO the 3 1/4hp is too large & top heavy for comfortable handheld/plunge work, although I’m sure it would be ok if you got used to handling it. AFAIK all Triton routers have the same baseplate mounting hole pattern.

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shawnn

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#12 posted 10-14-2014 02:48 PM

Another note to anyone using a Triton in a router table. When you remove the plunge assist spring, remove the black cap that retains the spring as well, otherwise it fills with shavings/chips & begins to bind the lift mechanism & you will have to blow it out more frequently.

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Rick Bailey

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#13 posted 10-21-2014 01:15 AM

Well I got my new router last Friday,

What a COOL ROUTER!
This thing has so many nice features that I never saw on any of the other routers I looked at.

Haven’t got to use it yet, too much going on right now rebuilding my deck.
Still waiting for the bushing, I think I’ll get them this Thursday.

Thanks everyone for your input.
Rick

-- I'll bulid your dream,you tear it down.

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#14 posted 10-21-2014 01:34 AM

Thanks for that tip shawnn. Mine was binding up the other day.

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