Triton Router Slipping Problem

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Forum topic by unclearthur posted 11-14-2018 04:42 PM 1232 views 0 times favorited 0 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-14-2018 04:42 PM

Hi all. Looking for a little tool repair help.

I have a Triton 2 HP Router (MOF001) which is several years old but very lightly used:

Its always been used in a router table with the plunge spring removed. The problem is that the lifting mechanism is slipping, either during a cut (if the plunge lock lever is not engaged) or after a cut is finished when the plunge lock lever is disengaged. This video shows it slipping after a cut, when I disengage the plunge lock lever.

The slipping used to happen a little bit sometimes, but has recently gotten much worse.

I found some threads on LJ about Triton routers having similar problems due to a deteriorated plastic worm gear, so I contacted Triton and they mailed me out a replacement steel gear (no charge, kudo’s to them). I then partially disassembled the router:

and saw that my worm gear was already metal:

No obvious problem there.

Also, everything I can see seems OK: no obvious wear or dirt, everything looks pretty new.

Does anyone have any suggestion regarding what I should check before re-assembling?

Thanks for any replies.

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