Triton TRA001 micro adjust problems

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Forum topic by Nick posted 04-05-2019 08:08 PM 797 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-05-2019 08:08 PM

Hi, I have a new Triton TRA001 mounted in a table, I removed the plunge spring like the instructions say, but I cannot get it to move up or down with either the micro winder or the winder handle, it will only free plunge. I have double checked the lock lever and the depth stop, both are not engaged. Anyone have any advice for me? I did try to search around on the forums and most people seem to have troubles with dust build up, but so far this hasn’t seen any wood run through it. I did turn it on to make sure that part of it worked before I mounted it up.
Thanks for any advice in advance!

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#1 posted 04-08-2019 01:40 PM

I have the same router mounted in a table, as well.

One of the handles has a button that you either push in, or pop out (I can’t remember which) which engages the lead screw. If you can move it up and down freely, you’re in the wrong setting. It should only move if you rotate the handle.

-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs

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#2 posted 05-15-2020 01:16 AM

I know this thread is a year old, but I had the same issue. The fix is to completely disassemble the router and clean the rack and pinion with an awl. I went through a year of frustration with this router and was ready to hold an “Office Space” baseball bat ritual. It was full of sawdust and a complete cleaning really fixed everything. Next time I’ll definitely buy a router lift to avoid the four-hour disassembly, cleaning, and re-assembly.

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#3 posted 05-15-2020 01:42 AM

Thanks so much for the info, I have just been dealing with this and I know I should have sent it in but now I have a project for a rainy day. Thanks again!

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#4 posted 05-15-2020 02:32 PM

The only thing I can think is to check that the “mode” (not sure what the actual name is) button embedded in the handle is flush with the outside of the handle. Then test that you can wind the bit up or down by pulling in the locking ring on the inside area of the handle while turning the handle. If you can do this then the above table winder should work.

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