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Forum topic by Michigander posted 05-20-2015 02:27 PM 798 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Michigander

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05-20-2015 02:27 PM

I have the above plunge router that I purchased at Woodcraft about 3 years ago. They no longer sell Triton tools.
The red on off switch has failed and I am trying to buy the TRA054 switch 100v, but the Triton website only leads me to purchasing the switch directly from Triton in Australia. I am trying to find a US source for the switch.
I contacted Toolstream Inc. in Chicago that is supposedly the US parts depot, but their message just points you back to the original Triton website that leads back to Australia.
Any ideas on getting a switch in the States?
Thanks,
John


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#1 posted 05-20-2015 02:35 PM

Are you sure the on/off button is broken? what’s wrong with it?

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#2 posted 05-20-2015 04:43 PM

No not sure it’s the switch but I took the contacts out and they look good. The light on the switch is lit but the router doesn’t start. So there is power to the switch…
I don’t have any other ideas!
Your input is appreciated.
John

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#3 posted 05-20-2015 04:45 PM

I believe that Kreg is the U.S. distributor for Triton products, you may want to give them a call.

-- Putty

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#4 posted 05-20-2015 05:06 PM

Putty, I called Kreg and they no longer represent Triton. They gave me the same number to contact Triton which leads back to Australia.
Thanks for the lead.
John

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#5 posted 05-20-2015 05:12 PM

Can you bypass the switch and see if the motor runs?
Possibility #2= there’s a safety plastic cover on the switch that does not allow the router to run if the height adjustment is set too high.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#6 posted 05-20-2015 05:19 PM

+1 on Kens suggestions.

However, you are going to have to order online and have it shipped to you, so what difference does it make where the supplier is located other than it might take an extra day or two?

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#7 posted 05-20-2015 05:52 PM

Have you tried Home Depot? They still sell triton tools. Maybe they can get parts.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#8 posted 05-24-2015 12:44 PM

Well, I “fixed” it. Don’t know how but I just spun the motor by hand back and forth and raised and lowered the motor in the housing and flipped the switch a bunch of times. Funny thing is I had a portable radio on in my shop and when I hit the switch I could hear interference in the radio, so I knew juice was trying to flow. I kept turning the motor manually and when I hit the switch it ran. It’s been OK since. Do you think it’s the switch or the motor?
Thanks for your input guys.
John

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