Triton plunge in router table question
Hi to all of you brains,
I have a question. I have a 2 1/4 peak HP Triton plunge router in a router table. I purchased this unit for two main reasons: 1) the articles and forum members praised it 2) I should have absolutely no reason to have to look or reach under the table top to do anything I want with this unit.
Item #1 is great. Item #2 is great EXCEPT for safety reasons the router will not let me place or remove a router bit unless I turn off the switch on the router itself. Guess what? The switch is on the router, which is under the table top.
I am hoping that I am not the first person to have this problem and that one or more of you brains have solved it for me. The switch has a safety cover. When you turn the switch off it activates some sort of cam that allows the collet to come all of the way up and lock. I need to defeat this mechanism. I would prefer to do this without breaking anything in case I want to use the Triton as a plunge router in the future. Don't get me wrong---if I need to break something to make it work so I never have to go under the table---I will break something.
I am eagerly anticipating your brilliant ideas---or any other kind.
Last edited by Jim C Bradley; 01-24-2008 at 04:17 AM.
Reason: I left out a letter
First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.