Quickfire Questions and Answers

Triton Workcentre  – WC2000 

How do you care for the surface of your Triton equipment?

Given that the surface is enamel which is baked on, rather than a cast-iron top, with use, you will gets cuts/scratches and wear through this layer. Over time, I’d rather see a well-used bench, than one that is aesthetically pleasing, but unused.

To keep mine functioning well, I use wax – try Ubeaut for some great wax products. Stay right away from any product containing silicone – your finishes will thank you.

What is the maximum depth of cut in a Triton WC2000?

If fitted with the height winder (an absolute must-have addon for the Triton Workcentre) and a 9 1/4″ saw then the maximum depth of cut is 63mm.

Is the Dust Bag worth adding, or is the dust collection from the blade guard sufficient?

The dust collection from the blade guard collects about 10% of the total dust produced when cutting, the rest falls below the table. The heavier stuff isn’t much of an issue, (other than making a bloody mess), it is the fine dust which is the real problem. All wood dust is regarded as carcinogenic in Australia, but beware certain materials which are much worse than others – MDF is a prime example.

Unless you are prepared to use a high quality dust mask, then anything that minimises dust in the workplace is highly recommended, and that goes for the Triton dust bag as well – your lungs will thank you. You can (and I’ll document it sometime downtrack) modify the dust bag so it can be coupled to an active collection system, such as a 4″ dust collector.

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