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#1 posted 10-23-2018 05:50 PM

Bill no I have not removed spring. What will that do?

I have commmunicated the issue to Triton waiting for response.

In the meantime I will deal with it like WM1 said.

Thing is, it’s never done this until just now.

- rwe2156

My Triton router is fairly old—so maybe this does not apply to yours—the internal gear connected to the raising/lower mechanism is plastic or nylon and will strip or lose teeth over time. If the internal spring is left in place when the router is mounted in a router table it is my understanding that this can increase the potential for damage. The spring supports the body of the router for plunging operations. When it is mounted in a table the spring is not necessary and weight of the body plus the spring are putting force on those fragile gears. The manual provides instructions on how to remove it – very easy to do. I know that they now make a metal gear that I can buy and retrofit.

I wonder if the gears on your router are worn or damaged?

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